NBA 2K21 Cover Stars Revealed: Kobe Bryant Special Edition Confirmed

Lillard, Williamson, and Bryant will grace the covers for the standard and Mamba Forever editions.

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Kobe Bryant, Damian Lillard, and Zion Williamson will be your cover stars for NBA 2K21 this September.

NBA have been releasing the information over the past few days, revealing that Lillard will be the cover star for current-gen consoles, while Williamson will don the cover for next-gen. Meanwhile, Bryant will be featured on the Mamba Forever edition.


NBA 2K21 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia on 4 September, with a release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X coming at a date to be confirmed. $59.99 will get you the standard edition, while $99.99 gives you the Mama Forever edition, with a variety of special bonuses, including a standard edition of the game for either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (depending on which next-gen console you choose).

Williamson was the first pick overall in the 2019 draft, being selected by the New Orleans Pelicans. Meanwhile, Lillard was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that has remained his home ever since.


Bryant, who brought an end to one of the greatest basketball careers in history in 2006 as part of the Los Angeles Lakers, was named the Most Valuable Player in 2008. Nicknamed 'Black Mamba', sadly passed away this past January, along with his daughter, in a helicopter crash.

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