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NBA 2K18’s standard cover will require a change following trade of cover athlete Kyrie Irving

Posted on August 22, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

2K Sports has a bit of a dilemma on its hands. Kyrie Irving was named the cover athlete for the standard version of NBA 2K18 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. But as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Irving has been traded to the Boston Celtics (and I’m now dying a bit on the inside as a Knicks fan).

It’s not entirely clear how 2K will approach the situation, but logic dictates that the cover will be updated with Irving in a Celtics uniform. Kotaku reached out to the company, and we’ll report back if they provide a statement.

Just to reiterate, the news only affects NBA 2K18’s standard cover. Other versions feature Shaquille O’Neal

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  • jimmy

    If they change the cover then doesn’t that mean they have to chance the roster in the game? How have they delt with this in the past?

    • Games like this update the roster regularly nowadays through patches, downloadable updates, and the like..

    • Paddy Alfan

      There’s daily, weekly updates to reflect the regular season. Forms, injuries to name a few.

  • _17chan

    CELTICS YEESSSS

  • Roto Prime

    Flat earth!!!!!

  • Pepperkeet

    This means the switch version will be delayed even longer, gotta print out those covers xD

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