Kobe’s been announced the face of the latest NBA 2K release. So here’s every cover since 1999


NBA 2K covers

NBA 2K covers are reserved for the best of the best — and they don’t get much better than Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who has been announced the latest to grace the cover of the iconic game.

The fans called for it, and NBA 2K listened, with the basketball gaming series announcing that Bryant would be the cover athlete on two editions of the video game; an extremely rare feat, but well deserved for one of the greatest players of all time.

In recent years, NBA 2K covers have followed a theme, with editions such as the ‘legends edition’ being based off all-time stars Michael Jordan for 2K23 and now Bryant for 2K24.

Being on the face of NBA 2K covers is something that no athlete strives for from the beginning of their respective careers, but is a welcomed bonus and a serious badge of honour.

Kobe Bryant, NBA 2K covers
One of the greatest, Kobe Bryant

Now with over 25 years of NBA 2K covers, the immensely popular video game has had some of the great of modern basketball on the front such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Once September rolls around every year, fans of the video game flock to stores to purchase the latest edition and it’ll be no different come September 8 this year.

But with the announcement of Kobe Bryant on the cover on NBA 2K24, let’s look back at the all the great basketball players that have graced NBA 2K covers.

List of all of the NBA 2K covers since 1999

2K – Allen Iverson

NBA 2K covers - 2K AI

2K1 – Allen Iverson

NBA 2K covers - 2K1 Iverson

2K2 – Allen Iverson

NBA 2K covers - 2k2 Iverson

2K3 – Allen Iverson

NBA 2K covers - 2k3 Iverson

2K4 – Allen Iverson

NBA 2K covers - 2k4 Iverson

2K5 – Ben Wallace

NBA 2K covers - 2k5 Wallace

2K6 – Shaquille O’Neal

NBA 2K covers - 2k6 O'Neal

2K7 – Shaquille O’Neal

NBA 2K covers - 2k7 O'Neal

2K8 – Chris Paul

NBA 2K cover - 2k8 Paul

2K9 – Kevin Garnett

NBA 2K cover - 2k9 Garnett

2K10 – Kobe Bryant

NBA 2K covers - 2k10 Bryant

2K11 – Michael Jordan

NBA 2K covers - 2k11 Jordan

2K12 – Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

NBA 2K covers - 2k12 Jordan, Bird, Johnson

2K13 – Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose

NBA 2K covers - 2k13 Durant, Griffin, Rose

2K14 – LeBron James

NBA 2K covers - 2k14 James

2K15 – Kevin Durant

NBA 2K covers - 2k15 Durant

2K16 – Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis

NBA 2K covers - 2k16 Curry, Harden, Davis

2K17 – Paul George

NBA 2K covers - 2k17 George

2K18 – Kyrie Irving

NBA 2K covers - 2k18 Irving

2K19 – Giannis Antetokounmpo

NBA 2K covers - 2k19 Antetokounmpo

2K20 – Anthony Davis

NBA 2k covers - 2k20 Davis

2K21 – Damian Lillard

NBA 2k covers - 2k21 Lillard

2K22 – Luka Doncic

NBA 2K covers - 2k22 Doncic

2K23 – Devin Booker

NBA 2K covers - 2k23 Booker

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