In what will be Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game later tonight, 2K today announced it will pay tribute by honoring the 18-time NBA All-Star on the cover of the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition
“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.” – Kobe Bryant
Gamers that pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will receive special Kobe memorabilia and in-game digital content, including:
- Limited-edition Kobe poster;
- Two Kobe Panini trading cards
- Black Mamba game controller skin
- 30,000 Virtual Currency;
- MyTEAM Bundle + (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card);
- Nike Kobe XI shoes;
- Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
- Kobe hoodie;
- And, more!
Bryant’s Legend Edition cover marks the second NBA 2K appearance for the 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. In addition, he has led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.
2K will debut the cover star for the standard edition of NBA 2K17 during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship event this June.