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The official announcement isn't until tomorrow, but Kotaku has received a video from GameCinemaHD, showcasing the French phenomenon as the cover athlete for the next version of NBA Live. The video showcases some of Parker's moves and his various accolades -- oddly enough being married to Eva Longoria is left out, but I consider that an accolade as well.

Are you guys surprised that Parker was picked as the cover athlete?

And The NBA Live 09 Cover Athlete Is... [Kotaku]

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# 1 ProStylez @ 06/24/08 01:14 PM
Parker?
Why?
 
# 2 jballa838 @ 06/24/08 01:38 PM
Due to my immense hatred of Tony Parker and the fact that KG has more of a mid-range game, I am going to print out my own cover if I end up buying this.
 
# 3 Altimus @ 06/24/08 03:02 PM
I was surprised when I saw this in the morning. Parker is a great player but I don't know if he fits cover athlete role.

Second Spur in nine years to be cover athlete.
 
# 4 23 @ 06/24/08 03:14 PM
 
# 5 eDotd @ 06/24/08 03:29 PM
Out of all the people to choose from...
 
# 6 orrkl2002 @ 06/24/08 03:43 PM
ROTFLMAO!! Didnt they already have Parker as the coverboy for the French version of 08 or 07? I think him and Gasol are doing the international versions of the covers again this year, because if not 2k really needs to look out for the buyout soon because Live will not be beat in the cover athlete category also aside from everything else being inferior to 2k. For Live's sake I am still holding out for a Lebron Or Pierce cover tomorrow.
 
# 7 Klocker @ 06/24/08 03:54 PM
I'm buying Live 09 because I see a huge upside coming from last year to this (I own 08 and 2k8)

but DAMN.... KG trumps TP on the cover by about 120 points.
 
# 8 Footballforever @ 06/24/08 03:56 PM
terrible choice IMO, I know Ton is a freat player, but they could have did better. Weak choice.
 
# 9 Parasight @ 06/24/08 04:08 PM
I guess this means EA signed ABC/ESPN to a deal so that after every Tony Parker bucket or sweet dish they will cut to Eva Longoria in the crowd, in full high-res form.
 
# 10 Behindshadows @ 06/24/08 05:11 PM
I guess EA didn't get the memo, no one likes San Antonio anymore and damn sure not Tony Freak'n Parker.

Damn! First 2k with that lame choice of KG. And now EA's beyond poor choice of Tony Parker. Definitely Custom Covers for me this year! Just keep the Start Menu Blank I don't want to see Tony Parker on it.
 
# 11 Stumbleweed @ 06/24/08 05:13 PM
Haha, what a terrible choice, especially considering that 2K got KG. By my count, Tony is hated by many American NBA fans for the following reasons:

1) He is French
2) He is screwing Eva Longoria
3) He flops
4) He's a member of the Spurs
5) He has a crappy rap career
6) His eyebrows bring back terrible childhood trauma relating to Gargamel's unrelenting attacks on Smurf Village

 
# 12 eDotd @ 06/24/08 05:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stumbleweed
Haha, what a terrible choice, especially considering that 2K got KG. By my count, Tony is hated by many American NBA fans for the following reasons:

1) He is French
2) He is screwing Eva Longoria
3) He flops
4) He's a member of the Spurs
5) He has a crappy rap career
6) His eyebrows bring back terrible childhood trauma relating to Gargamel's unrelenting attacks on Smurf Village





 
# 13 videobastard @ 06/24/08 05:48 PM
Tony parker...wtf i would of never guessed. At least its not manu floppin ginobili.
 
# 14 eDotd @ 06/24/08 05:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcain
I so don't care who is on the cover of the game....dumbest discussion ever.
So why reply?
 
# 15 Da Birthday Boy @ 06/24/08 05:59 PM
That site has no credibility, wait until tomorrow to believe it
 
# 16 Scott @ 06/24/08 05:59 PM
Big shocker to me...this came out of nowhere.
 
# 17 eDotd @ 06/24/08 06:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Da Birthday Boy
That site has no credibility, wait until tomorrow to believe it
So the video is fake?
 
# 18 ChaseB @ 06/24/08 06:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MomentousCeltic
So the video is fake?
No it's real. That video is being shown today on a huge screen in NY according to Kotaku.
 
# 19 23 @ 06/24/08 06:41 PM
Wow, that's just a terrible and boring pick

I hope to goodness the game gives us more than this

Who's idea was this anyhow?
 
# 20 Da Birthday Boy @ 06/24/08 06:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slizeezyc
No it's real. That video is being shown today on a huge screen in NY according to Kotaku.
Exactly according to Kotaku a site with no credibility.
 

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