The NBA 2K19 announcement dropped with a hype trailer featuring 2 Chainz, Rapsody, and Jerreau—in the middle of the 2018 NBA Finals, where the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player and three-time champion's Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 to the reigning titleholders Golden State Warriors.
LeBron, who also headlined NBA 2K14, sees the chance of being on the banner "of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid" as a humbling experience. "We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me—from my family to where I come from and words I live by," he was quoted in the news release.
But more than the digital bonuses included in anniversary edition, fans of basketball and the video game franchise noticed a glaring hint on the King's future plans. Remember last season when LeBron's former teammate Kyrie Irving intially appeared on the cover of NBA 2K18 in a Cavs jersey? Plus, copies now have Irving clad in a Celtics uniform, following his trade to Boston.
Check out James' version:
While some netizens let out a collective "Hmm," others had simpler reactions:
Cue in Darth Vader's theme
No one cares
Mind = blown
*insert three fire emojis*
GSW weren't even in the Finals
The other question nn people's minds
But why only his head, though?
NBA 2K19 is set to be released on September 7