Every NBA 2K Cover Athlete from the First NBA 2K to NBA 2K22

The first NBA 2K started in the 1999-00 season, on the Sega Dreamcast. Over time, it became a staple of basketball gaming and pop culture. For every iteration of the game, there was a cover athlete or cover athletes. Allen Iverson has appeared on the cover the most, being on the first five editions of the game.

Check out the photo gallery of every NBA 2K cover in 2K’s history:

NBA 2K22 Luka Doncic
NBA 2K22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant
NBA 2K22 Candace Parker
NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard
NBA 2K21 ‘Mamba Forever Edition’ Kobe Bryant
NBA 2K21 ‘Next Gen Edition’ Zion Williamson
NBA 2K20 Anthony Davis
NBA 2K20 ‘Legend Edition’ Dwyane Wade
NBA 2K19 Giannis Antentokounmpo
NBA 2K19 ’20th Anniversary Edition’ LeBron James
NBA 2K19 ‘Australia and New Zealand Edition’ Ben Simmons
2K18 Kyrie Irving
2K18 ‘Legend Edition Gold’ Shaquille O’Neal
2K17 Paul George
2K17 ‘Legend Edition’ Kobe Bryant
2K17 ‘Spain Edition’ Pau Gasol
2K17 ‘Italy Edition’ Danilo Gallinari
2K16 James Harden, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis
2K16 ‘Special Edition’ Michael Jordan
2K16 ‘France Edition’ Tony Parker
2K16 ‘Germany Edition’ Dennis Schroeder
2K16 ‘Spain Edition’ Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol
2K15 Kevin Durant
2K14 LeBron James
2K13 Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose
2K12 Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird
2K11 Michael Jordan
2K10 Kobe Bryant
2K9 Kevin Garnett
2K8 Chris Paul
2K7 Shaquille O’Neal
2K6 Shaquille O’Neal
2K5 Ben Wallace
ESPN NBA Basketball (2K4) Allen Iverson
2K3 Allen Iverson
2K2 Allen Iverson
2K1 Allen Iverson
2K Allen Iverson


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