Pacers’ Paul George Named Cover Athlete for NBA 2K17

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2K has announced today that Paul George, the Indiana Pacers All-Star shooting guard, will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K17. George, who came back from a horrific leg injury sustained while practicing with Team USA in the summer of 2014 to have a fantastic season in 2015-16, is certainly one of the top players in the NBA. The game will release September 20th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. This adds to the already announced NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition, which will only be available for PS4 and Xbox One. See below for details culled directly from the 2K press release. As always, visit us for any new details that we get.

Long known as one of NBA 2K’s most passionate gamers, (Paul) George has an extensive history with 2K, having served as the cover star of MyNBA2K16’s Companion app, and as guest commentator at the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship which occurred on June 1. As part of his global partnership with 2K, George will also serve as the cover athlete for NBA 2K Online in China.

“Each year the NBA 2K franchise continues to grow, but our focus has always been about creating an experience that resonates with our most passionate fans,” said Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing for NBA 2K. “Paul is a natural fit for the cover and a true embodiment of what we represent and bring to the table for gamers and basketball fans alike.”

To celebrate, 2K today also revealed the return of NBA 2K Early Tip-Off Weekend, putting the full game into hands of fans four days ahead of the scheduled street date on September 20. Beginning today, fans can pre-order NBA 2K17 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy beginning on Friday, September 16, four days ahead of the game’s September 20 street date, along with in-game digital content, including:

5,000 Virtual Currency;
MyTEAM Bundle (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Paul George Free Agent card);
And, more to be revealed at a future date.

The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms. 2K previously announced that the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition, celebrating the storied career of the recently retired Lakers icon, will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One. Also now available for pre-order is the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold offering fans the ultimate value at $99.99 with all of the regular NBA 2K17 Legend Edition contents plus bonus items, including:

70,000 additional Virtual Currency (100,000 total);
2 Additional MyTEAM packs (with guaranteed MJ Free Agent card);
Nike Kobe shoe collection;
Special Kobe lenticular cover insert.


Written by John Payant

John Payant

PlayStation Nation editor and writer. Been playing games for over forty years. Maybe someday I’ll actually be good.

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