NBA MVP Kevin Durant Debuts as NBA 2K15 Cover Athlete

NBA MVP Kevin Durant
NBA MVP Kevin Durant

Video games development company 2K announced that Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, four-time NBA scoring champion, and recently crowned 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), Kevin Durant, will make his solo debut as video game cover athlete on NBA 2K15, the next installment of the NBA video game simulation franchise.

With the selection, Durant completes a banner year in which he garnered the NBA’s top award for the first time in his career and fulfilled his lifelong dream of being the feature athlete on an NBA 2K cover.

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“I’m honored to be selected for the cover of NBA 2K,” said Durant, who is currently leading the Oklahoma City Thunder against Los Angeles Clippers during this year’s NBA Playoffs.

“I’ve been an avid fan and player of NBA 2K since I was a kid, and being selected as the sole cover athlete of NBA 2K15 is an amazing accomplishment at this point of my life. I feel like my time has come.”

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2K also announced that customers can pre-order NBA 2K15 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC by visiting the site.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. It is scheduled for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on Oct. 7, 2014 in North America and Oct. 10, 2014 internationally.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

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