NBA 2K18 Will Release New Cover After The Big Kyrie Irving Trade
Celtics and Cavs revealed yesterday, a megahit trade sending Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas Cleveland. This indulged NBA 2K18 in a kind of odd situation, since Irving will be displayed on the game’s cover still in a Cavs jersey. At present 2K has spoke about the topic and verified that a version of NBA 2K18 will be introduced with Irving in a Celtics jersey “at a later date”.
2K's SVP of basketball operations, Jason Argent, stated, "We are excited to be part of one of the most memorable NBA off seasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places,"
"This isn't an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded--but it's certainly interesting timing with 2K18 being released in less than a month. The good news is that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market, we're used to being nimble and responding to changes in the NBA. Fans should be thrilled to know that we will issue a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date."
2Ks respond to the trade yesterday was whoop to the official account of NBA about the 2k18’s cover.
Irving has asked for a trade for a while and so the marketing team of 2k has more time to prepare. Though the move to the Celtics for Thomas and Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a draft pick came as a surprise to many.
NBA 2K18 officially launches on September 19 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox 360.