Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose Form NBA 2K13’s Big Three Cover Star Dream Team


LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat just won the NBA Championship, validating their much-maligned Big Three alliance in South Beach, but in the video game world 2K Sports has formed its own Big Three dream team.

NBA superstars and former Rookie of the Year award winners Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose have been named joint cover athletes for NBA 2K13, taking the torch passed on by all-timers Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to establish a “New Dynasty” of NBA legends.

Here’s what the new cover star teammates are saying about the deal:

”Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about,” said Durant, who won his third straight scoring title and led the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996. “It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.”

“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” added Griffin, who helped lead the Clippers to their first postseason since 2006. “The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.”

“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” commented Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16 record this season. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.”

NBA 2K13 launches October 2nd for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and PSP. A Wii U version is also in development for release later in the holiday season.

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