Steph Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis Star in NBA 2K16, A Spike Lee Joint

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With Game 1 of the NBA Finals tipping off tonight between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, 2K has revealed its cover athletes for NBA 2K16, which is scheduled to release September 29th on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Or you can pre-order to get the game four days earlier on September 25th and enjoy an early tip-off weekend.

This season’s cover athlete trio includes Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis. Great choices all, but I actually like this cover better (from Facebook user Jonawill Fernandez):

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If those three basketball superstars aren’t enough to boom your shakalaka, 2K has another name to drop on you. As seen on the cover (the real cover), NBA 2K16 features the tag “A Spike Lee Joint.” That’s right! The iconic filmmaker and New York Knicks superfan has been brought on to direct, write, and co-produce the game’s MyCareer story mode. Oh. My. God. Seriously!?

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I don’t know whether to think this is absolutely absurd or a stroke of genius. One part of me thinks it’s silly of 2K to make a story mode crafted by a famous movie director the focal point of a simulation basketball game. And then another part thinks of the possibility of playing some sort of “He Got Game” hoops drama. I’d be down for playing through a career as Jesus Shuttlesworth. Although Ray Allen hasn’t retired from the NBA, he did take this season off and probably has the free time to do some mo-capping.

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