NBA MVP Kevin Durant Named NBA 2K15 Cover Athlete

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A day after being crowned NBA league MVP for the 2014 season and giving one of the most emotional speeches you’ll ever see from an athlete, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward, Kevin Durant, has been announced as the cover athlete for NBA 2K15.

Durant is no stranger to the cover athlete gig. Once upon a time, the four-time NBA scoring champ graced the cover of NBA 2K13 as part of a “Big Three” team also including Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. NBA 2K15, however, will be Durant’s debut as a solo cover athlete.

“I’m honored to be selected for the cover of NBA 2K,” said Durant, who is currently leading the Oklahoma City Thunder against Los Angeles Clippers during this year’s NBA Playoffs. “I’ve been an avid fan and player of NBA 2K since I was a kid, and being selected as the sole cover athlete of NBA 2K15 is an amazing accomplishment at this point of my life. I feel like my time has come.”

“We’re continually challenging ourselves to align the NBA 2K franchise with the best of this generation, and Kevin Durant brings one of the NBA’s greatest into our stable of kings,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “Our goal is to consistently bring an unmatched experience for the millions of fans that play the NBA 2K series, while paralleling the NBA’s evolution and growth year-over-year.”

NBA 2K15 will be released October 7th for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Pre-orders are now available via the NBA 2K Facebook App.

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