NBA 2K18 is one of the most anticipated video games of current times. And now, as more and more days passes by, we are getting informed of more information of this highly coveted game and the latest one concern the cover star of the game.

For the cover star spot for NBA 2K18, Kyrie Irving or Caveliers has been chosen. He will now join the elite list of NBA 2k18 players. This news was confirmed by 2K Sports. The 25-year-old America n professional basketball player is one of the best basketball players in the world right now. Among his many honours are the facts that he was named NBA Rookie Of The Year for 2011-12, NBA ALL-Star Game MVP 2014 and an NBA Championship in the year 2016. Besides, he has also played for the national team of the USA, for whom he has won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and at the Summer Olympics of 2016.

Irving will be the cover star for the standard edition of the game which has been priced at $59.99. For the legend edition, the cover star is Hall Of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

Irving has stated that he is an avid player of the series and that he feels honored to be the cover star of the game. He has further described the feeling to be surreal and has commented that he can’t wait to dominate the virtual court with all of his fans this fall. He along with Cavaliers is ready to start their third consecutive NBA finals matchup with the Golden State Warriors. His incredible clutch shooting abilities clubbed with off-the-dribble moves have given him a respectable position in NBA.

The Vice-President of NBA 2K18, Alfie Brody has said that they are thrilled to have Irving as their cover athlete, alongside Shaquille.

NBA 2K18 will finally see the light of the day this fall on September 19. There will be an Early Tip-Off release this year too. The Legends version will have its own list of pre-order details. They will be more grand than the ones available in the Standard version.

The details of the standard version include Kyrie outfit pack, 5,000 virtual currency and 10 weekly MyTeam packs, among others.

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NBA, which is basically a series of basketball stimulation video games, was developed and launched in 1999 and have been releasing sequel edition every year since them, all of which have been met with varied levels of successes. How will NBA 2K18 fare with critics and fans remains to be seen. Visual Concepts is its developer, while its publishers are Sega, who served from the year 1999 to the year 2004, and now 2K Sports, since the year 2005. The first version was launched on November 10, 1999, while the latest version, which was called NBA 2K17, was released on September 16, 2016. So, it has been a 18 year journey and still counting. And it is not ready to stop anytime soon.

Now that the cat is out of the bag regarding the cover star of NBA 2K18, the next information that we are eagerly waiting for are the features of the game.