Paul George To Be Named NBA 2K17 Cover Athlete


Paul George is reportedly the face of NBA 2K17. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

According to reports, Paul George will be announced as the cover athlete for NBA 2K17 during Game of 1 of the NBA Finals.

This past season, Indiana‘s superstar swingman fully rebounded (23.1 ppg, 7 rpg; 3rd Team All-NBA) from his gruesome leg injury (two summers ago), regained his Top DOG status and propelled the Pacers back to the playoffs.

PG-13 is a great choice for a couple of reasons: he is an active 2K user and is one of the more exciting players to control on the game. George is usually in the 88-92 range in terms of overall ranking, with the speed, 3-point shooting and dunking ability to go insane in a simulation format.

He joins the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant & Stephen Curry as recent cover athletes. And while George will be featured on the main cover, fans can purchase a special, “legend edition” featuring recently retired star, Kobe Bryant.

The game does not yet have a release date but using the past as an example, expect it to drop the first week of October.


-Jabari J.

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s