Can You Guess NBA 2K9’s Cover Athlete?


The folks at 2K Sports have already picked their cover athlete for NBA 2K9, but they aren’t ready to reveal which hardwood superstar they’ve chosen to the public just yet. Oh no, that wouldn’t be much fun at all. With the NBA playoffs in full swing, 2K Sports wants to spice up the cover athlete unveiling, and they’re doing so with a contest!

2K Sports will be revealing the NBA 2K9 cover athlete in a 30-second TV spot set to air during the pre-game show leading up to the first game of the 2008 NBA Finals, which tips off June 5th at 8:30 PM EST on ABC. But until then, 2K wants you to try to guess who the cover athlete will be. Simply dribble on over to the new NBA 2K9 community website, fill out a quick personal info form and make your prediction from the provided selection of 16 possible cover stars, a roster that includes Chris Bosh, Baron Davis, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Brandon Roy, Josh Smith, Dwayne Wade and Deron Williams.

Everyone who guesses correctly will be entered into a random prize drawing, with one winner taking home an NBA jersey autographed by the cover athlete and a copy of the game on the platform of choice (PS3, PS2 or Xbox 360). 10 runners-up will also win a free copy of the game on their preferred platform.

Sounds easy enough, right? So go enter already!

NBA 2K9 Cover Athlete Contest [2K Sports NBA 2K9 Community Site]

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