Tue, Jun 26th 2012, 09:47
2K Sports today announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for NBA® 2K13, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*.
“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” commented Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16 record this season. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.”
”Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about,” said Durant, who won his third straight scoring title and led the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996. “It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.”
“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” added Griffin, who helped lead the Clippers to their first postseason since 2006. “The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.”
In their young but impressive careers, Rose, Durant and Griffin have each taken the NBA by storm. All three are past winners of the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and have also amassed eight All-Star berths, three scoring titles, and one Most Valuable Player award between them.
“There are many young superstars in today’s NBA, but we’ve selected three incredible athletes for the cover of NBA 2K13 that represent the NBA well,” concluded Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s clear to us that Blake, Derrick and Kevin are the most deserving guys to inherit the NBA 2K cover from Jordan, Magic and Bird.”
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive the downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite on day one at no extra cost.
douglas | on 6/7/12
i love the nba /d-rose
Nichelle long | on 5/7/12
Derrick rose is my all time favorite player he shows leadership. Even though he will be out next season no rookie can take his place when 2014 season comes around he will be back on top. I’ll be rooting for Drose even thoe your not playing. From 1 of your biggest fan.. Love U<3
Matheis Lockett | on 4/7/12
From the time I have seen you play…you are beyond talented. You went to high school with my niece Aminah Hogan at Simeon and it is good that another brother from the Southside has made it. Hope your ACL is healing properly, and congrats on your draft pick Marquis Teague. I flew back home last February and watch you play live against Milwaukee, and I had to see the whole team live. I was in Lower Level Section 116. Never would forget that expereince for the rest of my life. Stay strong, I look forward to seeing you after the ALL STAR break next year. Don’t rush it…take care of yourself, and I“m looking forward to your next pair of shoes.
Peace and Blessings to you and your family.
Choreographer and Dancer
Matheis Lockett Dance Company, Chicago and Sacramento
Mahdi Theater Company, Chicago
julian | on 29/6/12
im a big fan of you rose my dream is to goto the nba i wanna win i wanna be better i wanna work harder i wanna be the best i wanna work harder than everybody else what feeling do you get when you lose?
antione russell | on 28/6/12
yes i want updates
Andrea | on 27/6/12
Congrats Derrick, no question that you should be on that cover. You are a nice guy and you won numerous awards and your work ethic is great. Continue to recover, I miss you so very much! The little one will be here soon he or she will definitley keep you busy! It will be nice to give us face time, to assure us that you are fine. See you soon :)
Tiffany DiMarco | on 27/6/12
I hate watching sports, however, my husband (also from Chicago) was watching the bulls one day early last year and I decided to suck it up and join him. The first player who caught my eye was Derrick Rose, and I knew nothing about him at that time. Ever since that first game, I have been completely infatuated with his ability to manipulate the ball and make plays. He reminds me of a chess player who thinks 15 plays ahead, and he has to be watched in slow motion to appreciate his technique. I pray he makes a full recovery and takes the Bulls all the way in 2013! I am a 29 year old married doctor who acts worse than teenage boys! He is a talent like no other, and is easy on the eyes! I am also thankful because watching Derrick play has helped me through some difficult times in my life, and for that, I’m very thankful!! I wish him the best of health and quick recovery from the bottom of my heart!!