On Monday, EA Sports announced via their Twitter that Philadelphia 76ers center, Joel Embiid, will be the face of NBA Live 19.

NBA Live 19 Cover Athlete

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Joel Embiid is the first Philadelphia 76er to grace an NBA Live cover

“It’s great, it’s amazing. I’m thankful for this opportunity, especially as a basketball player,” he said passionately. “You work so hard because you have goals in life, you want to be in the Hall of Fame but also, being on the cover of a video game is something I’ve always dreamed of and I’m happy to be in this position.” – Joel Embiid.

EA Sports is making NBA Live 19 all about you in what has been dubbed “The One” edition.

Since the debut of NBA Live 95, only three other centers have been featured on the North American versions of the EA Sports cover. Embiid joins Shaquille O’Neal (NBA Live 96), Tim Duncan (NBA Live 2000) and Dwight Howard (NBA Live 10). NBA Live 19 launches September 7 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


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Greg Ezell
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Greg has been playing sports video games since Ice Hockey on the NES. Greg is currently working as a Program Director in the non-profit world, but his true passion is hockey. While Madden, various wrestling games and MLB The Show are some of his favorites, NHL remains the go-to sports series. Outside of sports games Greg enjoys J/RPGs, Monster Hunter and Stardew Valley.