Kevin Garnett Named NBA 2K9 Cover Athlete

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Last night during the pre-game show before the 2008 NBA Finals tipped off, 2K Sports officially unveiled Kevin Garnett as the cover athlete for NBA 2K9, which is due out this October for PS3, PS2 and Xbox 360 (I would’ve told you last night as well, but I was too busy, you know, actually watching the game). Clearly being named cover athlete fueled KG on as he led his Boston Celtics to a tough win over the LA Lakers in game one. OK, so it didn’t really have any impact on his performance, but that doesn’t mean “The Big Ticket” isn’t psyched about the honor. On the contrary, he’s actually as psyched as you’re ever going to see a cover athlete:

“NBA 2K is where it’s AT! End of story,” said Garnett, who is currently playing in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. “It’s the game I play, the game my friends play, and the game anyone in the league serious about videogames plays. NBA 2K is the real deal, and until 2K Sports find a way to plant an elbow in your chest, it’s the closest thing to actually being there on the court. I can’t tell you how pumped I am to be on the cover of NBA 2K9 – it’s a real honor. Now watch out! Because this fall 2K Sports and I are going to deliver the best basketball video game out there, period.“

Hit the jump for the unveil trailer.

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