DimeMag

Kobe Bryant Will Be On A Special Commemorative Cover For ‘NBA 2K17 Legend Edition’

Did you hear? Kobe Bryant is hanging his Nikes up, and Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Utah Jazz will be the last of his career. To commemorate the five-time champion, the fine people behind the NBA 2K franchise are putting him on a special commemorative cover of next year’s game, NBA 2K17 Legend Edition.

Here’s the press release:

This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 15 years* will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.

“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.”

If you pre-order NBA 2K17 Legend Edition, you’ll also receive rare Kobe bric-a-brac including a poster, two Kobe Panini trading cards, a Black Mamba game controller skin, which is probably really scaly and cold-blooded, 30,000 virtual currency (VC), and a MyTEAM Bundle which includes three packs with a guaranteed Kobe limited-use card.

But — and these are the fresh goodies even for non-gamers if you pre-order — you’ll also get Nike Kobe XI kicks, a Kobe No. 8 jersey from Mitchell and Ness, a Kobe hoodie and more.

That’s a lot of Kobe.

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on PLayStation®4 and Xbox One. Fans can pre-order online or at various retailers.

×