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Jayson Tatum Graces Cover of NBA 2K25: A Dream Come True for the Celtics Star



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BOSTON — Boston Celtics‘ rising star Jayson Tatum has achieved yet another milestone in his basketball career as he is set to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K25. This announcement comes shortly after Tatum secured his first NBA championship and signed a record-breaking contract with the league. The NBA 2K25 cover unveiling took place on Wednesday, showcasing Tatum on the standard edition.

This year, NBA 2K25 introduces a unique twist by featuring dual cover athletes on the “All-Star Edition.” Tatum shares this special edition cover with A'ja Wilson, a prominent player from the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA. Wilson also has her own individual cover for the “WNBA Edition.” Additionally, NBA legend Vince Carter graces the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition, adding a touch of nostalgia with a throwback image from the 2000 NBA Dunk Contest.

In a statement following the cover reveal, Jayson Tatum expressed his gratitude, stating, “It’s an honor to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25. I’ve been playing NBA 2K since I was a kid, and it’s been a dream to one day be on the cover. Even after coming off an NBA Championship, it’s humbling to see this come to life.”

Reflecting on the moment he discovered the cover news, Tatum shared a heartwarming anecdote. He revealed that he first learned about being chosen for the cover back in March on his birthday. Tatum’s young son, Deuce, presented him with a bag from the 2K company containing the game and a congratulatory letter, which brought the Celtics star to tears.

Jayson Tatum’s exceptional summer continues as he prepares to represent the US National Team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. With five All-Star selections and three All-NBA first team honors to his name, Tatum joins a select group of Celtics players featured on NBA 2K covers. Previously, Kevin Garnett graced the cover of NBA 2K9, while Larry Bird shared the cover of NBA 2K12 with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. Antione Walker also made an appearance on the cover of NBA Live in 1999.

The pre-sales for NBA 2K25 are set to begin immediately following the cover announcement. Fans can look forward to the game’s official release on December 26, marking the next chapter in the iconic NBA 2K gaming franchise.

Rachel Adams

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