NBA 2K25 cover: Jayson Tatum, A´ja Wilson, and Vince Carter revealed

First double cover for NBA 2K
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2K Games has unveiled the NBA 2K25 cover, which will be graced not by just one, but two stars of the sport for the first time in the series’ history: Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics will be featured on the NBA 2K25 All-Star Edition alongside A´ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces.

Separately, Wilson will be the face of the GameStop-exclusive physical NBA 2K25 WNBA Edition available in the US and Canada only, while Tatum will be on the NBA 2K25 Standard Edition.

In addition to the three above versions, there will also be a NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition with Vince Carter on the cover.

“It’s an honor to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25,” commented Jayson Tatum. “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.”

A’ja Wilson said: “Being featured on the NBA 2K25 cover is a big moment for me and a testament to the ever-growing fandom of the WNBA. Seeing more and more WNBA athletes scanned into NBA 2K25 to best capture the style and confidence of the league has been empowering, and I can't wait for fans to experience it in-game.”

“Between the honors NBA 2K and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame have bestowed upon me, this year is an unforgettable one, making me pause with gratitude at my career,” stated Vince Carter. “Being named a cover athlete would have always been a special moment for me, but it is a particular honor to be on the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition.”

“In a year that showcases competition at the highest level – and in a play style that is uniquely one’s own – we’re thrilled to share Jayson, A’ja and Vince as the NBA 2K25 cover athletes” said Greg Thomas, president at developer Visual Concepts. “The development team has delivered another innovative experience for basketball lovers, setting up NBA 2K25 to be the next icon in this long-standing dynasty.”

The Standard, All-Star, and WNBA Editions of NBA 2K25 will be released on September 6, 2024, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. However, only the versions available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will benefit from the enhanced features provided by 2K’s ProPlay technology. 

The Hall of Fame Edition will be out two days after the others, launching on September 8, 2024.

Make sure to check the NBA 2K25 editions and pre-order bonuses before making a purchasing decision.

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Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: