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Paul George is the cover athlete for NBA 2K17 (standard edition), leaked yesterday, but officially announced during the NBA 2K Road to the Finals Championship game a few minutes ago.

Announced in April, Kobe Bryant is the cover athlete for the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, check out those details here.

Also noted yesterday, Paul George is wearing the Team USA jersey in the background, possibly hinting at the Olympics being involved in the game this year.

Let us know your thoughts!

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# 1 RyanLaFalce @ 06/01/16 09:12 PM
2K17*

Are they announcing anything else this stream?


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# 2 michaelhawj @ 06/01/16 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Officially announced on the 2K Stream

Paul George is the NBA 2K17 cover athlete (Standard Edition) Kobe Bryant (Legend Edition)
why does 2ksports choose Paul George for cover athlete ? he is nonsense for cover athlete
 
# 3 RyanLaFalce @ 06/01/16 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelhawj
why does 2ksports choose Paul George for cover athlete ? he is nonsense for cover athlete


I hope you're just joking.


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# 4 michaelhawj @ 06/01/16 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanLaFalce
I hope you're just joking.


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no, i am not joking, they should put Kawhi Leonard on cover athlete
 
# 5 deetoman @ 06/01/16 09:26 PM
So let all the USA Basketball speculation begin. Does anyone know if EA still own the FIBA license?
 
# 6 michaelhawj @ 06/01/16 09:28 PM
i wanna get Kobe Bryant Legend Edition but i don't want physical version anymore
 
# 7 RyanLaFalce @ 06/01/16 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelhawj
i wanna get Kobe Bryant Legend Edition but i don't want physical version anymore


It'll be digital too.


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# 8 youvalss @ 06/01/16 09:30 PM
I respect Paul George's game. It's just that we were spoiled with the top 5 players (and top 5 legends) that it seems like a downgrade at this point. If the last 6 covers never happened, PG would be a natural selection for a cover boy. Still good to have him, he deserves a cover.

Anyway, Legend Edition looks nice, but standard edition isn't the best looking cover. Thought they would try some new design by now, but they stick to the same template. Custom Covers thread will be needed this year.
 
# 9 michaelhawj @ 06/01/16 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanLaFalce
It'll be digital too.


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so will it show Kobe Bryant on ps4 home screen when i click it to play ?
 
# 10 RyanLaFalce @ 06/01/16 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelhawj
so will it show Kobe Bryant on ps4 home screen when i click it to play ?


I would think so, yes.


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# 11 michaelhawj @ 06/01/16 09:42 PM
hope Team USA will be added to MY GM and play as Team USA in summer. i am wondering what are new features does 2ksports add to 2k17
 
# 12 XxSpiritHunterX @ 06/01/16 09:57 PM
I love the sight of Paul George on the cover. It seems like a downgrade compared to the (current) superstar power we've seen since 2K13. It reminds of the days when we had players who made great impacts the season before become cover stars like CP3 & KG rather than just being the obvious popular option. Granted, I think Kawhi would've been a better option, but PG13 fits the role of a cover star from on-court play to him being a fan/player of NBA 2K. Just wish they had a different background concept rather than the standard red we've gotten for years. Idk, maybe a background based off of the cover star's team colors like in the Kobe edition could work well.


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# 13 jattnanga @ 06/01/16 10:00 PM
That Team USA picture on the cover is a great sight to see.

Could very well mean some inclusion of national teams. Last year the college aspect was in MyCareer only. It'll be interesting to see if and how national teams are implemented in 2K17.
 
# 14 BMDinTDOT @ 06/01/16 10:26 PM
Sounds like some people don't know how good PG is they know he's good
but they don't know how GOOD he has become. Dude was a monster in
the playoffs on both ends of the court.

Also I hope we can use the National Teams online
 
# 15 Gilley @ 06/01/16 10:33 PM
Granted it's just a cover and doesn't mean much, I'm definitely cool with PG being on the cover. Plus Curry being on it again would've been kinda bland.
 
# 16 twebb5896 @ 06/01/16 10:35 PM
Fresno State baby! 559 Stand up!
 
# 17 Mintsa @ 06/01/16 10:44 PM
Yesterday's picture showed 2 Kobe editions (legendary and legendary gold) is that still the case ?

If so, what's the difference ?


Ps: PG is nice......get off his back. It's nice to spread it around to different players/teams once and awhile.
 
# 18 Damjan10 @ 06/01/16 10:49 PM
I can already see another restricting myCareer experience coming where you only have the option to play for the US team...
 
# 19 HealyMonster @ 06/01/16 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Damjan10
I can already see another restricting myCareer experience coming where you only have the option to play for the US team...
Oh the humanity!
 
# 20 tmoney2345 @ 06/02/16 12:14 AM
I think Paul George is more than deserving of the cover. The man is a superstar and is elite at both end of the floor. He had one of the most horrific injuries a player could endure and comes back prolly better than he was before. He doesn't have a great team or teammates any longer like he did a few years ago when Lance Stephens was still there so they're not as relevant as a team overall but to say he doesn't deserve the cover....when Blake Griffin, James Harden, and Anthony Davis have been on the cover. PG is just as good if not better overall then all these players. I love Blake and he's improving still but defensively he's very avg. James Harden plays no defense whatsoever and is a volume shooter and scorer, nothing more/nothing less. Anthony Davis is a stud though and complete player and will most likely be a top 5 player for years to come barring any injuries.

With all that said....I'm a Lebron fan first and foremost so I'd be happy if LBJ would be coverboy every year lol.
 

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