title iconMichael Jordan named cover athlete of NBA 2K23

The NBA 2K franchise is celebrating its 23rd year, and who better to grace the cover of the game than the greatest number 23 of all time? Michael Jordan will be the cover athlete for the Michael Jordan Edition and the Championship Edition of NBA 2K23, 2K Sports announced on Tuesday. Both editions of the book will be available for pre-order starting on July 7th. More 2K23 news - possibly about fellow cover athletes - will be released on Wednesday, according to a statement sent out by 2K Sports.

According to Alfie Brody, vice president of global marketing strategy for NBA 2K, "after making 23 the most recognizable number in sports, it is only fitting that we introduce the Michael Jordan Edition with the 23rd edition of NBA 2K23." Furthermore, we're thrilled to release a brand new premium edition of the game with the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition, as no other player embodies the word 'champion' quite as well."Allen Iverson is the only other player who has appeared on the NBA 2K cover as many times as Michael Jordan. During the time when NBA 2K was a Sega Sports product, Allen Iverson appeared on the cover of the original NBA 2K. The Answer appeared on the cover of the first five editions of the game.