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2K Games have revealed the first of three cover athletes for NBA 2K21 and it is none other than five-time NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard.

Lillard is set to lead the cover for the game on all current generation platforms.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

“This is a special moment for me in my NBA career,” said Lillard. “I’ve been a fan of NBA 2K for years and love how they represent all aspects of basketball culture. I’ve been playing 2K my whole life and I’m honored to join the other NBA greats who have been on the cover. I’m grateful to all my fans and can’t wait for everyone to experience this game later this year.”

“There are a lot of great players in the NBA today, but Damian Lillard has done a particularly standout job of representing the current generation of NBA superstar,” stated Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “From his cultural influence, musical success, off the court leadership, and on court domination, he’s the perfect fit for our cover of NBA 2K21 on current-generation platforms; we’re honored to have him.”

NBA 2K and Lillard will also partner through 2K Foundations, 2K’s program to support underserved communities by revitalizing basketball courts and community centers across the nation, to renovate a site in his hometown of Oakland, CA for the local community.

NBA 2K21 is scheduled to launch on for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia. Pre-orders go live on July 2.