NBA 2K13 Image Suggests Three Current Stars Involved with Cover

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 8:45 am

Based on the completed image that 2K Sports is only still gradually revealing but has been sent my way the NBA 2K13 cover will feature Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, and Derrick Rose. It’s unclear whether the three will share a single cover or if there will be a variety of covers as was the case with 2K12 (Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird). There is also the strong possibility that Michael Jordan will again be featured in some capacity.

Though not the actual cover the image is said to provide clues and they’re fairly obvious. Check out the complete¬†full size image here. The roses represent Derrick Rose, the griffins are for Blake Griffin, and the tarantula a nod to “The¬†Durantula” Kevin Durant. The Brooklyn Bridge could indicate Jordan will again have a cover presence given that is his birthplace.

  • Well I was 1/3 right.

    • 49ersfan1

      1/4* dont forget about the bridge

  • ben

    cool to get those three guys involved but this whole thing theyre doing right now is lame

    • Amen_Ra

      my thoughts exactly

  • jusmegamer

    Obvious play on the big 3 being such a big part of the NBA these days.

  • mbrink12

    Apparently there may be a 4th. Lots of people on the facebook page for NBA2k indicate the thing in the middle of the griffins is a bridge that is in NYC, so Melo? I don’t believe it though.

    • TheLibrarian-

      If there is a 4th and he’s from NY, it’s likely Jeremy Lin considering the three we already know of are very young superstars.

      • 49ersfan1

        hmm but jeremy lin only did good for a month. kobe bryant has been doing good since the late 90’s

        • mbrink12

          Kobe is from Philly not NY

          • 49ersfan1

            im saying that he said lin is a superstar. no jeremy is a fan favorite… now kobe on the other hand is a superstar.

          • mbrink12

            gotcha. Missed the context of your comment. My fault, bro.

          • 49ersfan1

            no prob.

      • Dampakafool

        R u outta your mind jeremy lin on the cover of 2k. Y

        • 49ersfan1

          of course!

          • 49ersfan1

            of course he shouldnt be on it*

    • papelbon5821

      Read the article, the bridge represents Jordan. He’s probably going to be on cover for next few years or so..

      • mbrink12

        That wasn’t up there when I read it. Thanks though.

      • it might be d-will or melo

  • TheLibrarian-

    I like that they chose the three youngest superstars in the league to counter the “Legends” theme they had going. Greatest mode was executed very accurately, but I hope this means it’s no longer a focus for the game.

  • Adam S

    When you look at the full image ( you can see that it is indeed the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. I can’t imagine that any Nets would be on the cover due to D-Will’s current status, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Lin or Melo.

    • I doubt it, considering Jeremy Lin would look incredibly out of place with Rose, Blake, and KD. Plus, it’s not known for sure if Jeremy Lin is resigning with NYK. As for Melo, there’s no reason for him to be over the cover. Again, he’d look sort of out of place. All three of these guys are the future of the league.

      • 49ersfan1

        wow u made this make so much sense when u said “all three guys are the future of the league. i agree with KD and DR,, but not sure about BG. griffin is an odd bball player…….. :O

  • Shadyhere

    Nah Fuck that, Where’s LeBron?

    • 49ersfan1

      most likely Lebron James will be on the NBA Live cover.

  • What if the two lights represent eyes? The brow is like the bridge of the face, and if someone has a unibrow, it would be all connected…

    • Chuck

      Anthony Davis? lol

  • RVDsplashAWW

    Who cares about the cover, their servers will still kick you out every 10 minutes.

    • 49ersfan1

      i care

  • Could be three seperate covers, with the star on one side and Jordan on the other. A D.Rose/Jordan cover would be really cool.

    • 49ersfan1

      prob is i hate durant and my bro is a okc fan… and i prefer kobe or bynum on the cover… give chamberlain some love. maybe kareem abdul jabaar… but derrick rose on the cover is sick. or maybe BG dunking…

  • 49ersfan1

    looks like im gonna have to get another bulls player on my cover……

  • fearthebeard

    drose was on the “waiting list” since he was with 2k since 09 or 10. im looking to get the KD one, if not ill go with drose.

  • Skihawks

    Who is on the cover? Who cares?

  • smooth ..

    the turantula spider suggest that durants on the cover ..

    • 49ersfan1

      no shit sherlock

  • bknets fan

    i think the brooklyn bridge might indicted the Nets coming to brooklyn, im just saying. Besides, Jordan spent most of his childhood in North Carolina, and not in brooklyn

    • 49ersfan1

      hmmm… thats what i was thinking

  • the Heat big 3 should be on the cover with their championship

  • ABCD123

    Put Rondo on the cover

  • ej

    the finals mvp should b on the cover each year

    • Joe

      what if its the same person 2 or 3 years in a row???

  • GKage

    So none of the champions are on the cover? That’s wack in my opinion.

  • Ron

    Kyrie Irving

  • This is gay all thoes guys should be on there but why jordan again i mean three in a row, no it should represent someone who played in NY so it should either be Lin or Melo.

    • 49ersfan1

      deron williams is better than lin

  • Zheyuan9861

    See the brooklyn bridge in the background? shouldnt that mean maybe carmelo will also be on the cover since he’s the most famous player with connection to it. Or maybe thats a throne, so Lebron?

  • mr man

    Brooklyn could mean D-Will, or Brook Lopez? Nets moving to Brooklyn right?

    • 49ersfan1

      michael jordan. his home

  • mr man

    Brooklyn = D-Will?

  • BobJones

    nobody cares

  • rrr

    titsy witsy, panty wanty

  • Like it or not… it would be the one and only underrated superstar… BRIAN SCALABRINE!

  • tarantula = KD
    rose = D.Rose
    blue bird = Blake Griffin
    BROOK-LIN bridge = so the feature cover will either be “westBROOK” or “jeremy LIN”.

  • Hotboxing247

    Maybe tthe bridge is welcoming Brooklyn to the NBA..since this is the first year they have the nets

  • ItsYourBoy

    My Thoughts:
    Roses-Derrick Rose
    Turantula-Kevin Durant
    Birds-Blake Griffin or maybe Kobe since he uses wings when he poses for his Nike shoes
    Brooklyn Bridge/Throne (if you look closes it looks like a throne in the background)- Lin, Jordan, or LeBron James

  • so how many championships do durant, griffin and rose got?

  • lebron gonzalez

    lebron james should be on it… he is the mvp, finals mvp and he won his ring… so lebron should be on it hands down

  • Sonny Ray

    LeBron has yet to cover an NBA 2K game…its his time in my opinion. Iverson covered 2k-2k4 but he was the first athlete they used so thats ok but after AI was a champion…Ben Wallace 2k5, Shaq 6 and 7, 2k9 was KG, 2k10 was kobe and 11 and 12 Jordan (Magic and Bird) all champions. so explain why CP3 was on 2k8? (Great player dnt get me wrong) Lebron 3x MVP and Finally won a ring…if he isnt on the cover in some way…conspiracy

  • JAX


  • When the hell is Lebron gonna be on the cover of a game

  • asianboi59

    Jeremy lin isnt gonna be on the cover alright? dumb idea. he wouldn’t fit in. he’s not that good.

  • Ian Dickson

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  • tito

    Legends on current NBA rosters!