Dirk Nowitzki jocularly takes shots at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Durant as the 3 legends are introduced as the face of the NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Cover.
Over the course of the years, gaming has really become a huge part of the NBA. All players want the honour to be on the cover of NBA’s 2K game, however, very few legends get that glory. Over the years, we have seen some all-time greats like Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, among many others, on the cover of 2K on several instances.
This year too, NBA 2K released three editions of the game, announcing five basketball legends as the covers. 22-year-old Dallas Mavericks prodigy Luka Doncic was named the cover athlete for the Standard Edition” and “Cross-Gen Digital Bundle”. WNBA icon Candace Parker is the cover athlete for the “WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition”. While 3 legends of their eras – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant, were introduced as the cover for the “NBA 75th Anniversary Edition”.
Dirk Nowitzki jokingly takes shots at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Durant after being named as NBA 2K22 cover athlete
Soon after all the cover athletes were officially announced, the Dallas legend decided to thank 2K by jokingly taking shots at KD and Jabbar. In a tweet, the German superstar wrote:
“Not sure who these other guys are but huge honour to be on cover of #NBA2K22.”
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 14, 2021
NBA and 2K fans wait restlessly all year to see who the next cover of the game is. Now that the cover athletes are introduced, the fans are surely going crazy.
How is some1 on the legends edition but still active in the league? 😂🤷♂️🤦♂️
— ⚡️ (@AcxCrossover) July 14, 2021
The greatest C ever🐐, the greatest SF ever🐐, and the 2nd greatest PF ever🐐 this cover is kinda nice tbh🔥
— Official🐐(0-0)And(0-0) (@Officialj0nn) July 14, 2021
The 75th Anny one goes hard. Too bad the game will not.
— Ryan (@rhughes_24) July 14, 2021
You literally should’ve had Kareem MJ and Bron idk why it would be Dirk and KD
— Jack Callahan (@JCallahanESPN) July 14, 2021
Surely, NBA 2K fans will be thrilled with the choices of cover athletes. All editions of the games are set to release on the 10th of September, 2021.