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We're seeing a deluge of 2K News hit today, and it appears that we now know our cover athletes for NBA 2K16. Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, and James Harden are all going to get their own NBA 2K16 cover.

This is contrary to an earlier report which had Kevin Durant and not Anthony Davis on the cover.

We'll update this story with any official cover art if it happens to be released today.

UPDATE: Official NBA 2K16 cover art is here. All signs pointing to three individual covers. More details coming soon.

UPDATE #2: (via @Ronnie2K) The covers are singular, there is no triple cover on sale. However, we will have news on how you can interchange covers in coming days.

UPDATE #3: Official press release below.

NBA® 2K16 Lines Up Star-Studded Cast with Three Covers Featuring NBA All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis, and Storyline From Famed Director Spike Lee

Legendary filmmaker and basketball aficionado to deliver the on- and off-court drama for the first time ever in a video game

2K today announced that NBA 2K16, the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series over the last 15 years*, will define the ultimate intersection of sports and pop-culture with three unique game covers from NBA All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis, as well as highlighting an all-new MyCAREER mode that was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.

Demonstrating the NBA 2K series’ commitment to authenticity and innovation, 2K and Visual Concepts joined forces with legendary filmmaker and master storyteller Spike Lee to direct, write and co-produce the NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER experience enabling fans to be the story of an NBA player with drama never before experienced in a sports game. Lee’s resume, not only as the most famous fan of the New York Knicks, but as director for the classic feature film He Got Game and Nike’s Mars Blackmon commercial series, demonstrates his passion for basketball culture and storytelling ability which culminate as an interactive experience in NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER.

“Partnering with legendary 2K and Visual Concepts is one of the most unique challenges I’ve had in filmmaking, and allows me to push the boundaries of innovative storytelling,” said Spike Lee. “My hope is fans will feel even more connected to the world of basketball in NBA 2K16.”

Paralleling Curry, Harden and Davis’ path to stardom, NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER gameplay will combine NBA 2K’s most-played mode with a rich, original story written and directed by Lee and produced by Lee’s production company, 40 Acres and a Mule.

“Working with Spike Lee on NBA2K16’s MyCAREER has elevated our most popular game experience from both a visual and narrative perspective,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “By writing and directing the MyCAREER storyline, Spike brings the real world experience of the NBA to life like never before making NBA 2K16 the ultimate simulation.”

2K also announced that three of the NBA’s top superstars will be making their cover debuts on NBA 2K16: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets’ James Harden, and New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. All three athletes will grace their own individual NBA 2K16 cover, celebrating their remarkable on-court achievements this season and throughout their careers.

Each athlete, from Curry, the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player to Harden, a three time NBA All-Star and Davis, two-time NBA All-Star and NBA block leader who helped lead the New Orleans Pelicans franchise to its first ever playoffs appearance, has thoroughly earned the coveted cover role.
  • “This season has been an incredible journey for me and my teammates, and being selected as a cover athlete for NBA 2K16 is an amazing way to celebrate this year. It’s a blessing to be named a member of this special group and I am honored." – Stephen Curry
  • "Fans had a chance to get a glimpse of what I’m capable of this season, so I’m honored to be recognized as a cover athlete of NBA 2K16. I’ve dreamed of making it since I was a kid, and seeing myself on the cover is an incredible feeling.” – James Harden
  • “I’ve enjoyed working with 2K the past few years and it’s an honor to be selected for a cover of NBA 2K16. Just thinking about the players who have been on NBA 2K covers before me makes me feel humbled to be in such amazing company.” – Anthony Davis

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# 1 Phreezy P @ 06/04/15 11:42 AM
Glad it wasn't Durant.
 
# 2 Clappington @ 06/04/15 12:10 PM
Pretty dope tbh! I could understand them selling 3 covers to sell more hard copies.
 
# 3 PhiPsi1 @ 06/04/15 12:14 PM
So does this mean the Pelicans offense will actually run their offense through AD23 this year?

Stoked to see AD23 on the cover! #BBN4Life
 
# 4 Mintsa @ 06/04/15 12:15 PM
Like I said in the other thread. One of the guys has to be the main cover guy and the other 2 will be alternates.....just like 2k12 with mike, magic & bird.
 
# 5 itsrekt @ 06/04/15 12:27 PM
I hate players that the media overrates. Curry, Melo etc... "He's so great that Lebron can't even guard him". It's insane and it's getting out of hand. Curry is good but let's stop making him out to be the greatest


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# 6 23 @ 06/04/15 12:27 PM
Please dont litter this thread with senseless off topic nonsense
 
# 7 J_Posse @ 06/04/15 12:33 PM
Pretty damn good choices by 2K especially with how well these three played this last (current) season.

I wonder if we'll see a commercial during game 1 of the Finals? Or how long we'll need to wait to hear about the feature set?

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# 8 23 @ 06/04/15 12:33 PM
OK real quick no more. As a moderator I'm asking you to drop it.
 
# 9 23 @ 06/04/15 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by J_Posse
Pretty damn good choices by 2K especially with how well these three played this last (current) season.

I wonder if we'll see a commercial during game 1 of the Finals? Or how long we'll need to wait to hear about the feature set?

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After e3 at least which is coming up soon.
 
# 10 J_Posse @ 06/04/15 12:35 PM
It is also pretty cool that the two best teams in the NBA sport a former (LeBron James) and future (Stephen Curry) NBA 2K cover athlete.

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# 11 Crea8vity @ 06/04/15 12:39 PM
I had a feeling it would be these three. Well deserved.
 
# 12 J_Posse @ 06/04/15 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CLEgend
Dopeness....

Reminds me of the Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant cover for NBA 2K13.

Hopefully they will be an option to buy the cover with all 3 or as individuals.

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# 13 Eman5805 @ 06/04/15 12:55 PM
Then they had to have brought AD in to get his jumper in. Need that high release point, mayne!
 
# 14 23 @ 06/04/15 12:56 PM
He didn't make it sound like he did mo cap
 
# 15 RyanLaFalce @ 06/04/15 01:34 PM
I wonder if we can pick the cover if we buy digitally.
 
# 16 econoodle @ 06/04/15 01:35 PM
how did this turn into a 'who's better' discussion?
anyways, If they do three separate covers, i'd have to be all over the Brow.

Good choices all around.
 
# 17 wizfan2 @ 06/04/15 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Hustle Westbrook
Curry is the best shooter of all time. Not even close.

Anyway does the official cover include all 3 of them on it or do they each have separate covers?
Whose better in your opinion?
 
# 18 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 06/04/15 01:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by itsrekt
I hate players that the media overrates. Curry, Melo etc... "He's so great that Lebron can't even guard him". It's insane and it's getting out of hand. Curry is good but let's stop making him out to be the greatest


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I agree with this.
 
# 19 KingTocco @ 06/04/15 01:43 PM
This thread should be closed now with all these comparison posts coming...smh


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# 20 Peter_OS @ 06/04/15 02:09 PM
Love the cover art! Good job 2K!!
 

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