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: