NBA 2K13 Cover Art Revealed

2K Sports has revealed their cover art for NBA 2K13. They started building their momentum by showing off art that gave clues as to who would be on the cover.

I could tell immediately that Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant would be on the cover. The roses speak for themselves and that spider is known as a tarantula. Durant’s nickname is Durantula. But, for the love of me, it never clicked for that winged creature. The bridge in the background looks like it could be something.

Those were my initial thoughts. Here’s the cover:

So I was right about Durant and Rose. But…Blake Griffin? So that winged creature must have been the mythical Griffin? Let’s go with that. Also, what was the bridge for and why is it now not represented in the cover after being in the teaser? I like the choices except for Griffin. I mean, I’ve always seen him as overrated. He can dunk. That’s about it. Oh yeah and he can flop.D-Rose had a great 2010-2011 season but 2011-2012 was injury filled and eventually he had that serious injury. He’ll barely be a factor for next season. Overall, I’m not that impressed. But, the game itself is what ultimately matters. Problem is, people judge a book by its cover so if they don’t like it, I guess they won’t buy it. Of course, the only reason why I started playing 2K was because the cover athlete at the time was Allen Iverson (I’m an obsessive Sixers fan if you don’t know). I was a kid back then so yeah the cover does make an impact.

I personally am a big fan of NBA 2K. I mean, now-a-days there’s no real competition so you kinda have to go with them. Even so, I have NBA 2K2, NBA 2K3 (oh the Iverson days, he was on both covers), NBA 2K9, NBA 2K10, NBA 2K11, and NBA 2K12. It’s come a long way. The big gap of games is because I wanted to try NBA Live. My uncle (who I look up to very much) told me that Live was better so I abandoned 2K. I had no game for 2004. Live 2005 was ok. 2006 was pretty good, I thought. I went with a third franchise for 2007 (it was terrible). I then came back to Live for 08. It was so bad. I couldn’t believe it. I almost felt like I was still playing NBA Live 2005! I finally snapped and went back to 2K. Live eventually changed to “Elite” but very shortly after that, they had to call it a day. I guess I wasn’t the only one that thought Live/Elite wasn’t that good.

Anyway, what do you think about the cover? Should a Heat player been on there? I heard from a few people that LeBron James apparently doen’t want to be on any covers anyway. If that’s true, then there’s nothing that can really be done to put the Finals MVP on the cover.

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