Antetokounmpo’s rise to stardom seems perfect for the “They Will Know Your Name” slogan for 2K this year.
“I am honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of NBA 2K19,” said Antetokounmpo. “I love playing NBA 2K so this means a lot to me. I have worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA and being on the cover of NBA 2K19 is a dream come true.”
“Giannis is the future of the NBA and his drive and athleticism have made him an undeniable force in the league,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “He’s the perfect cover athlete and we’re excited to feature him as our very first international cover star, as NBA 2K has a strong following with fans all over the world.”
As you can see, the cover continues the theme established with the LeBron James 20th Anniversary Edition. The quotes that are all around James’ head have been duplicated and personalized for Antetokounmpo. Here is a high-resolution image: