As we reported previously the NBA 2K cover star for the anniversary edition of NBA 2K19 is LeBron James, but after a leak from a main menu ad was posted on Twitter we may now know the cover athlete for the standard edition.

It appears as though Bucs Star Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the cover athlete for the Standard Edition of NBA 2K19.

Antetokounmpo just finished his fifth season in the NBA at 23 years of age, averaging 26.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. NBA 2K19’s tagline of “They Will Know Your Name” seems to fit as many NBA fans have a tough time pronouncing the “Greek Freaks” full name.

NBA 2K19’s release date is set for September 11. Purchasing the anniversary edition for $99.99 will allow you to play the game on September 7, as well as various additional bonuses listed below:

  • 100,000 virtual currency points.
  • 50,000 MyTeam points
  • 20 MyTeam League Packs (delivered once per week)
  • A Sapphire LeBron James MyTeam card
  • 10 MyTeam Heat Check packs (delivered once per week)
  • Five LeBron-themed murals for MyCourt
  • A LeBron MyCourt design

Currently 2K has not released any gameplay for NBA 2K19 as of yet but we can expect to see a trailer as we move closer to the games release.


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