For all his accomplishments as a basketball player, Miami Heat star and 4-time NBA MVP LeBron James had never graced the cover of a video game, but that changed on Thursday. 2K Games unveiled the cover for the latest version of its NBA franchise, which features James doing his signature pregame chalk toss.
"Widely regarded as the best player today, LeBron James is the perfect choice for NBA 2K14, the biggest and best game in our NBA 2K franchise history," said Jason Argent, SVP of Sports Operations at 2K Sports.
NBA 2K14 will be released on October 1. 2K Sports will also release a King James Bonus Pack, which will include exclusive LeBron James content.
"My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K," James said in a statement. "I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it's amazing to be a part of this great tradition."
"I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it."
Anyone who preorders NBA 2K14 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack for free.
2K Sports released a teaser video featuring James discussing the game as well as the King James Bonus Pack. Watch it below: