Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is the cover athlete for the video game NBA 2K22.
“I’m proud to represent my country in a special cover that honors the colors of the Slovenian flag,” the two-time NBA All-Star said.
“Basketball has given me so much, and I’m excited to give back and work together with 2K Foundations this year to help the lives of young kids around the globe,” he added.
Luka Doncic will be the cover for the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle.
Meanwhile, NBA superstars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant are featured in the special NBA 75th Anniversary Edition of the video game.
NBA2K22 would be released worldwide on September 10.
Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Slovenian national team.
Luka Doncic is NBA 2K22 cover
Born in Ljubljana, Dončić shone as a youth player for Union Olimpija before joining the youth academy of Real Madrid. He debuted for their senior team in 2015, at age 16, becoming the youngest in club history. Two years later, he led Madrid to the 2018 EuroLeague title, winning the EuroLeague MVP and the Final Four MVP. Dončić was also named the ACB Most Valuable Player and won back-to-back EuroLeague Rising Star and ACB Best Young Player awards. In addition, he was selected to the EuroLeague 2010–20 All-Decade Team.
In 2018, Dončić declared for the NBA draft, joining the Dallas Mavericks.[note 1] He was selected unanimously to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and won Rookie of the Year for the 2018–19 season. In his sophomore season, he was selected to his first NBA All-Star game and named to the All-NBA First Team.
A Slovenian international, Dončić made his senior debut for Slovenia in 2016 at only 17 years of age; he would later be named to the All-Tournament Team after helping his country win its first EuroBasket title in 2017.
The NBA 2K is a series of basketball sports simulation video games developed and released annually since 1999. The premise of each game in the series is to emulate basketball, more specifically, the National Basketball Association.