NBA 2K is a series of basketball simulation video games developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. The games are based on the NBA and feature realistic graphics and gameplay that aim to simulate the experience of playing in or watching a professional basketball game.
NBA 2K is known for its attention to detail, including player statistics, team rosters, and the unique abilities and styles of individual players. The series has been very popular and has won numerous awards for its realism and quality. NBA 2K is available on multiple platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.
NBA 2K24 Release Date
The NBA 2K24 release date is September 8, 2023. Nothing official about the exact day has been confirmed at the moment, but the release dates of past years give us a very clear idea of what to expect.
Over the past few years, in fact, starting with NBA 2K16 the release window has always been September, with the most frequent dates between 4 and 11 September.
Based on this trend in recent years, our best prediction for NBA 2K24’s release date is that the game will arrive on Friday 8 September 2023.
NBA 2K24 Pre-Order Date
The opening date of the pre-order phase will be 18 July 2023. The date is not yet official, but we believe it to be correct, as we rely on the dates chosen by 2K in recent years to release previews of the upcoming release and open pre-orders, which have always been in mid-July.
NBA 2K24 Cover
On July 6, 2023, the official Twitter profile of NBA2K announced that Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K24.
The NBA 2K cover is an important part of the game’s marketing and is usually a highly anticipated reveal before the game’s release. Each year, the cover athlete is selected to represent the game and is usually a popular and successful player from the NBA.
In recent years, the cover athletes for NBA 2K have included some of the league’s biggest stars such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry.
The cover athlete is often revealed through social media or other marketing channels, and fans eagerly await the announcement and discussion about who the next cover athlete will be.
NBA 2K Release Dates Over the Years
|Title||Release Date||Cover Athlete|
|NBA 2K24||Sep. 2023||Kobe Bryant (Kobe Bryant Edition and Black Mamba Edition)|
|NBA 2K23||Sep. 9, 2022||Devin Booker (Main), Michael Jordan, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, J. Cole|
|NBA 2K22||Sep. 10, 2021||Luka Doncic (Main), Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rui Hachimura, Candace Parker|
|NBA 2K21||Sep. 4, 2020||Zion Williamson (Main), Damian Lillard, Kobe Bryant|
|NBA 2K20||Sep. 6, 2019||Anthony Davis (Main), Dwyane Wade|
|NBA 2K19||Sep. 11, 2018||G. Antetokounmpo (Main), LeBron James, Ben Simmons|
|NBA 2K18||Sep. 19, 2017||Kyrie Irving (Main), Shaquille O’Neal, DeMar DeRozan|
|NBA 2K17||Sep. 20, 2016||Paul George (Main), Kobe Bryant|
|NBA 2K16||Sep. 29, 2015||Stephen Curry (Main), James Harden (Main), Anthony Davis (Main), Michael Jordan|
|NBA 2K15||Oct. 7, 2014||Kevin Durant|
|NBA 2K14||Oct. 1, 2013||LeBron James|
|NBA 2K13||Oct. 2, 2012||Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose|
|NBA 2K12||Oct. 4, 2011||Michael Jordan (Main), Larry Bird, Magic Johnson|
|NBA 2K11||Oct. 5, 2010||Michael Jordan|
|NBA 2K10||Oct. 6, 2009||Kobe Bryant|
|NBA 2K9||Oct. 7, 2008||Kevin Garnett|
|NBA 2K8||Oct. 2, 2007||Chris Paul|
|NBA 2K7||Sep. 25, 2006||Shaquille O’Neal|
|NBA 2K6||Sep. 26, 2005||Shaquille O’Neal|
|NBA 2K5||Sep. 28, 2004||Ben Wallace|
|NBA 2K4||Oct. 21, 2003||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K3||Oct. 7, 2002||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K2||Oct. 24, 2001||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K1||Oct. 31, 2000||Allen Iverson|
|NBA 2K||Nov. 10, 1999||Allen Iverson|