The “Greek Freak” Continues his Journey to Global Stardom with NBA®
2K19 Standard Edition Cover
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2018--
2K today announced that the NBA® 2K19
Standard Edition will feature Milwaukee Bucks standout and
two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo on the cover. The first
player in NBA history to finish a regular season ranked in the top 20 in
total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, Antetokounmpo has
earned the nickname “Greek Freak” for his incredible athletic abilities.
Keeping with the NBA 2K19 creative theme, the cover
features key words and phrases which hold significance for Giannis,
including “Father’s Legacy,” “Fear the Deer,” “Phenom” and of course
“Athens,” paying homage to his hometown in Greece.
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2K today announced that the NBA(R) 2K19 Standard Edition will feature Milwaukee Bucks standout and two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo on the cover. The first player in NBA history to finish a regular season ranked in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, Antetokounmpo has earned the nickname "Greek Freak" for his incredible athletic abilities. (Photo: Business Wire)
“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.”
Coming from humble beginnings selling watches on the streets of Athens,
Antetokounmpo has quickly won over NBA fans with his tremendous skill
and genuine personality. He has also gained the respect of his fellow
players, earning multiple honors, including All-Rookie Second Team, NBA
All-Defensive Second Team, All-NBA Second Team (twice) and Most Improved
“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
Pre-orders for the NBA 2K19 Standard Edition include the
following digital items:
5,000 Virtual Currency;
10 MyTEAM packs (delivered one a week);
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo Sapphire MyTEAM card.
NBA 2K19 is the next iteration of the top-rated and
top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 17 years*.
Developed by Visual Concepts, the NBA 2K19 Standard Edition
will be available on September 11, 2018 for $59.99 on Xbox One,
PlayStation®4 system, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC
The NBA 2K19 20th
Anniversary Edition will be available on September 7, 2018 for
$99.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, Nintendo Switch,
and Windows PC platforms.
Players looking to get a head start on NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER can
download the all-new NBA 2K19: The Prelude beginning on
August 31, 2018 available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K19 is not yet rated by
2K on Instagram,
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