WNBA's Candace Parker becomes first female cover athlete in NBA2K history

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Who is the cover athlete for NBA 2k22?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant join Candace Parker and Luka Doncic as this year's cover athletes. Luka Doncic is among the players who will be a cover athlete on NBA 2K22. NBA.comLuka Doncic, Candace Parker, Kevin Durant among cover athletes for NBA 2K22

How much is NBA 2k22?

The NBA 2K22 standard edition costs $60 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, while PS5 and Xbox Series X copies cost $70. The standard edition cover stars two-time NBA All-Star Luka Dončić. For those who plan to preorder digitally, only PlayStation and Xbox digital preorders are currently open. gamespot.comNBA 2K22 Preorders Live Now: Pricing, Cross-Gen Bundle, Anniversary Edition

When does 2k22 release?

The NBA 2K22 release date is set, and you'll be headed back to the court by this time in September. The official NBA 2K release date is the same across all supported platforms - that's Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X - and it's coming on September 22. GamesRadar+NBA 2K22 release date and special editions revealed

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Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker has made history.

On Wednesday, 2K Sports announced the basketball players who will grace the cover of the legendary NBA 2K22 video game that will be released on Sept. 10. In a third edition of the game – which is the WNBA 25th Anniversary Special Edition – the two-time WNBA MVP will be featured as the cover athlete.

Parker took her thoughts to Twitter following the announcement.

"Extremely proud and humbled to be the first female cover athlete in the history of @NBA2K," Parked wrote. "I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed. I’m hopeful there will be many more bada-- females to follow."

Parker, who is also a WNBA champion, is a six-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Preorders for NBA 2K22 open on Wednesday. All three versions of the video game are expected to be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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NBA 2K22 | Doncic the cover star for Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle: release date and prices

AS English 14 July, 2021 - 11:55am

2K Sports has revealed the cover stars of NBA 2K22, the latest version of its basketball simulation video game. Two-time All-Star Luka Doncic has been chosen for the cover of the Standard Edition and the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, while the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will feature three legends of the league in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant.

"Making the global cover of NBA 2K22 is special for me," Doncic said. "I’m proud to represent my country in a special cover that honors the colors of the Slovenian flag. Basketball has given me so much, and I’m excited to give back and work together with 2K Foundations this year to help the lives of young kids around the globe."

NBA 2K22The covers for the Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Digital Bundle and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition of NBA2K22.

NBA 2K22 is to be released on 10 September 2021 and can be reserved here. According to 2K Sports, the game will feature improved graphics and artificial intelligence, as well as historic teams and "a wide variety of hoops experiences".

Huge honor to be on the cover of #NBA2K22. Thanks @NBA2K! pic.twitter.com/ptIhpVNUdN

The covers of the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition were designed by the artist Charly Palmer, who has sought to pay tribute to the league's legacy three quarters of a century on from its inception. Exclusively in North America, an alternative version of the Standard Edition will be available with WNBA star Candace Parker on the cover, as 2K Sports marks the 25th anniversary of the US’ professional women’s basketball league. Parker is the first woman to be chosen as an NBA 2K22 cover star.

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