‘NBA 2K17’ Features: Cover Art Adds Kyrie Irving, Paul George Jersey Hints Olympics Addition?

by Jester Valdez

“NBA 2K17” gets Cleveland Cavalier’s very own Kyrie Irving as one of seven stars to be on the cover of this year’s iteration of the series. Also, the addition of 2016 Summer Olympics is hinted by one of Paul George’s worn jerseys seen in the Standard Edition promo art.

Via its official NBA 2K Twitter account, game publisher 2K confirmed on Thursday, June 9, the addition of Cleveland Cavalier’s point guard Kyrie Irving. The tweet reads, “Following a huge Game 3 Finals performance, @KyrieIrving is the latest reveal for #Team2K! Who’s the last member?”

Irving is the sixth NBA star officially confirmed for Team 2K who will appear on the cover of “NBA 2K17”. The other players revealed earlier are: Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond, Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant.

The seventh member is expected to be revealed within this week. There are speculations suggesting that it will either be Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russel Westbrook or Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green. Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon and Minnesota Timberwolves‘ Zach LaVine are also rumored to join the lineup.

In more news, Design N Trend reports that the 2016 Olympics will be featured in the latest Basketball sim video game. Its likely appearance is hinted by one of the jerseys worn by Paul George as the cover star for Standard Edition. Similar to its predecessor, George has three poses in three jersey variants -one of which is that for Team USA.

This is based on the fact that last year’s artwork showed both Stephen Curry and James Harden wearing their college uniforms. It construed with the licensed universities being seen in career mode.

“NBA 2K17” officially hits Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 20. Those who pre-order the game will be granted with a four-day early access on top of other bonus items packed in each edition.

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