NBA 2K21 has today unveiled its cover athlete for current-gen consoles. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers will star on the cover of the game, making him the first Trailblazer to grace the cover of 2K's sports series.
The announcement was made earlier today in a press release by 2K (as first reported on by BleacherReport). You can also catch the reveal trailer for Damian Lillard on the cover of NBA 2K21 just below.
However, Lillard is the cover athlete for current-gen versions of NBA 2K21 specifically. Tomorrow on Wednesday, July 1, 2K is going to unveil the athlete that will star on the cover of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of NBA 2K21. This is the first announced sports game to have a different cover athlete for different console generation versions of the game, as EA's Madden NFL 21 will feature only Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens on all versions of the game later this year.
Finally, there'll be additional information about the game itself on Thursday, July 2. NBA 2K21 was actually announced back during the PS5 games showcase event earlier this month in June, which starred Zion Williamson dribbling a ball in extremely high definition.
This of course all comes after the NBA 2019/20 season was suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the 2020/21 NBA season is slated to begin at the slightly later date of October 30, and there's no indication yet as to whether NBA 2K21's usual release date of September will be pushed back to accommodate for the season's later start.