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NBA 2K21 Reveals Damian Lillard As First Cover Star

Portland Trail Blazer Guard One of Three Stars for Next NBA 2K

Clement Goh  X  Jun 30, 2020 

NBA 2K21 players will be greeted by Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard, who confirmed he would be on the current gen versions of NBA 2K21 across its online and physical releases.

A teaser trailer showed Lillard on a minimalist cover this time around, with a vignette blended in a blank backdrop. He also dons the Blazers' current association jersey - one of a few players can switch to as a cosmetic before starting a match.

Lillard called the opportunity "a dream come true," while calling back to playing the first three NBA 2K games released on the Sega Dreamcast from 1999-2002. It was also one of the last major releases for the system before the series transitioned to the PlayStation 2, Nintendo Gamecube and the original Xbox.

Born on July 15, 1990, it's suggested that Lillard was nine to ten years old when he played the original NBA 2K games on the Dreamcast.

Lillard is also one of two players to grace the covers of this year's NBA 2K21. The other two are expected to reach separate versions for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when they release on Holiday 2020.

You can see the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch version's cover featuring Damian Lillard below:

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