Kobe Bryant holds a special place in the sport of basketball and its fans. The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition celebrates Kobe’s career and legacy with two unique custom covers.

NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition

Fans asked for it and NBA 2K delivered. 2K announced Kobe Bryant will serve as the third and final cover athlete for NBA 2K21. The dual covers honor the late Los Angeles Lakers legend with the “Mamba Forever” edition of NBA 2K21.

Current generation versions of the game feature Bryant wearing the number eight. This cover pays tribute to his days as an upcoming rookie. Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 covers display Kobe with his number 24 jersey in remembrance of his final game where he scored an iconic 60 points.

As mentioned, Bryant is one of three cover athletes for 2K21, joining Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson, who appear on their respective standard editions. The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition includes :

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards
  • Shoe Collection for MyPLAYER
  • 72 HR 2X REP Boost in MyPLAYER
  • MyPLAYER backpack and ball
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Incl. 1 Diamond)

NBA 2K21 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia September 4. It will also be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X during each consoles launch window.


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Kevin Finley
Kevin Finley currently lives in North Hollywood, California where he juggles becoming a pro wrestler and game writer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Game Art and specializes in narrative design. Although an avid player of Role-playing games Kevin regularly mixes it up in first person shooters and sports titles. Kevin is no stranger to sports, cooking, debating and when all else is unavailable a good book.