Kevin Garnett is the NBA 2K9 cover athlete

Posted June 5th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

As revealed prior to the start of game one of the NBA Finals, Kevin Garnett is the cover athlete for NBA 2K9. He follows a year in which Chris Paul had the cover and turned out an MVP caliber season. Garnett has helped lead the Celtics to the best record in the NBA and the appearance in the Finals.

Considering that the announcement was made in conjunction with the Finals many people assumed that to mean it would be be one of the likely participants. Garnett was the most likely choice given Kobe Bryant’s ties to Sony and omission from the list of players to choose from on the 2K9 website. Garnett previously was on the cover of NBA Live 2001.