NBA 2K18 will get a second cover following Kyrie Irving’s trade

Kyrie Irving, who will appear around the cover of NBA 2K18(NBA 2K18 MT) within a uniform he no longer wears, will get a second edition in his new threads sometime later.

Irving, announced for the NBA 2K18 cover on June 1, was traded towards the Boston Celtics yesterday. In July, it was learned that Irving, a four-time NBA all-star along with the 2012 rookie on the year, had asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, apparently to obtain out from the shadow of LeBron James.

Irving goes for the Celtics for their star, Isaiah Thomas, two other players along with a draft pick next year that may very well be really useful.

The NBA 2K Twitter account noticed the trade when it was announced final night, but couldn’t say a lot in the time.

This isn’t a distinctive circumstance in sports gaming. NFL quarterback Brett Favre had retired in March 2008 immediately after 16 seasons in Green Bay, making his selection for Madden’s cover one thing of a lifetime achievement award. But Favre later reconsidered and, in August 2008 – four days before Madden NFL 09 launched – the Packers traded him to the New York Jets. EA Sports later produced a brand new copy of the cover showing Favre in a Jets uniform for fans to download and print.

For NBA 2K18, a new cover image must be uncomplicated to swap in. In what is either a content coincidence or even a remarkable piece of far-sightedness, the artist in the NBA 2K18 packshot obscures the Cavaliers’ uniform lettering with Irving’s right arm.

You will discover two other NBA stars on NBA 2K18 boxes. Three-time NBA all-star DeMar DeRozan with the Toronto Raptors is on the box which is shipping to Canada. And NBA 2K18’s deluxe Legend Edition functions Shaquille O’Neal, the star of 1996’s Kazaam.

Update: In a revised statement, Jason Argent, 2K’s senior vice president for basketball operations, specified that Irving would star on “a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie inside a Boston Celtics uniform” – meaning a product that goes on shelves and not only a replacement cover to Buy MT Coins slip within a case. Argent didn’t say when that version would come out specifically. This post had speculated that it will be a new printed cover only, and has given that been revised.