Candace Parker becomes first woman to feature on NBA 2K cover

Candace Parker has turn out to be the first WNBA participant to seem on the cover of an NBA 2K recreation. The Chicago Sky ahead, a six-time WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA MVP, and 2016 WNBA Finals MVP, is featured on the cover of the WNBA twenty fifth Anniversary Particular Version of NBA 2K22, which will probably be launched on September tenth.

“I grew up a online game fanatic, that’s what I did, to the purpose the place my brothers would give me the faux controller once I was youthful the place I believe I used to be taking part in and I wasn’t,” Parker tells ESPN. “All I wished to do was simply be like them. As a child rising up, you dream of getting your individual shoe and dream of being in a online game. These are an athlete as a child’s goals. To find a way to expertise that, I don’t take it frivolously.”

The WNBA was added to 2K three years in the past with NBA 2K20, so it’s a little bit shocking it’s taken this lengthy for a feminine participant to be featured on the cover — notably since 2K Sports activities typically releases a number of variations of the sport starring totally different athletes. Final yr’s 2K21, for instance, had Damian Lillard on the last-generation console variations, Zion Williamson on the PS5 and Collection X variations, and a particular “Mamba Eternally” version honoring the late Kobe Bryant.

This time round, the Dallas Mavericks’ star guard Luka Doncic will probably be featured on the usual cover, whereas an NBA seventy fifth Anniversary Version cover depicts NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. There’s yet one more particular version starring the Washington Wizards’ Rui Hachimura, which can solely be obtainable in Japan.

NBA 2K22 will probably be launched on the PS5, PS4, Nintendo Change, PC, and Xbox consoles.

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