LeBron James named NBA 2K19 cover athlete for special 20th Anniversary Edition

The King can be seen without a jersey on the cover

Ben Fontana
June 05, 2018 - 9:25 am

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For the second time in his career, LeBron James has been named the cover athlete for the popular NBA 2K video game series.

2K says you can currently pre-order the game now.

The franchise also dropped a trailer for the game, available in September, on its Instagram. The video features the rapper 2 Chainz.

-- Our trailer is here for the 20th Anniversary Edition of #NBA2K19 feat. cover athlete @KingJames. Pre-order now to play 4 days early starting September 7th [link in bio>. They Will Know Your Name, just like they know the King’s

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It should be noted that LeBron is not wearing a jersey of any kind on the cover of the game. James was wearing a Heat jersey when he was the cover athlete in 2014.

2K just had the unfortunate experience of releasing their 2K18 version of the game with Kyrie Irving on the cover in a Cavaliers jersey, only to get traded to the Celtics and having to re-release the cover.

James is a free agent at the end of the season.