Damian Lillard named cover athlete for NBA 2K21

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:50 PM July 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Damian Lillard, one of the best guards today, has been named the cover athlete for basketball video game NBA2K21.

The Portland Trail Blazers main man joined a long list of superstars who have graced the cover of the popular game released annually since 1999.


Lillard is once again having an impressive year for the Blazers, averaging 28.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game this season before the coronavirus pandemic halted play back in mid-March.

“It means a lot. I think it’s one of those things like the signature shoe, you know, everybody just don’t get it. So to be able to join the line of players, is an honor,” Lillard told The Athletic’s Shams Carania.


Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was the cover athlete last year while former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade graced the cover for the game’s Legend Edition.

Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have also been cover athletes in the past.

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