With the arrival of 2K Sports’ NBA 2K21, gamers got their first basketball simulation title for the next-generation consoles. It brought its fair share of positives and negatives, as one might expect with the first edition on next-gen platforms. Now 2K has had some time to reflect and regroup ahead of their NBA 2K22 release. With that, fans will be hoping for some upgrades and improved features. Ahead of the new game, we give our predictions for potential NBA 2K22 cover star and when the game’s release date might be.
Who will be the NBA 2K22 cover star?
With NBA 2K21, fans got three different editions of the game, each with a different star athlete on the cover. Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard was a surprising but very worthy cover star for the Standard Edition. The Next-Gen Edition cover featured rising young star Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans. Last but certainly not least, the late great Kobe Bryant appeared on the Mamba Forever Edition.
That leads to the NBA 2K22 cover star possibilities. One has to wonder if the new game will once again feature three cover stars including an All-Star on the Standard Edition, younger star on the Next Gen, and a legend on the other edition.
Based on the past season, a few stars that could make sense as cover athletes are the Lakers’ LeBron James, Sixers’ Joel Embiid, and Suns’ Devin Booker. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry isn’t a bad idea either based on his return to form in 2021. As of this report, he leads the league with 31.4 points per game. Steph also has the Warriors looking at a possible return to the playoffs.