The 2K Sports team was building up 6.6.13 as a day where they would reveal something big about NBA 2K14 and that ended up being the cover.
For the first time in the history of the franchise, LeBron James of the Miami Heat will grace the cover.
This is obviously something that is long overdue and now is a pretty good time to get the King on the cover.
Last year, it was Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin sharing the cover. The year before it was Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird and the year before that (NBA 2K11) it was Jordan alone.
Each year since bringing MJ back to the game, 2K has done something big. They included over 30 classic NBA teams and last year included both the 1992 Dream Team and 2012 US Olympic team.
It is likely that they will keep some classic teams in the game this year but the number of those teams and legends on them did decline last year.
With LeBron gracing the cover, expect the franchise to start focusing more on the current NBA and the future there. They still have some work to do with modes like MyPlayer and online play. I doubt we will see as many legends as we have been in the past few years.
That’s okay because you can’t expect 2K Sports to dish out the kind of money necessary to keep getting those legends into the game. Plus, NBA 2K11-13 should still be very playable over the next few years.