NBA 2K10
NBA 2K10 Cover Athlete Revealed
Written Thursday, June 04, 2009 By James Parkin

You know how the NBA 2K10 cover athlete was supposed to be announced tonight during an exclusive 30-second TV spot during the pre-game show for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on ABC?

Well, guess what? We have permission from 2K Sports to bring you that information now. The cover athlete for NBA 2K10 will be:

*drum roll*

Kobe Bryant!

2K Sports will allow fans to vote for their favorite Kobe Bryant box art on a dedicated voting site, through June 15, at The Knicks cover will be included on the fan vote website, but as a joke – only the 3 Lakers covers will be options.


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Comment #1 by silva
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:02:08 PM
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bleh Good athlete i just wish it was King James :-

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Comment #2 by STEVO91
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:02:14 PM
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these have never been as good as ea

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Comment #3 by xgonscm2
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:02:23 PM
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Comment #4 by DJSambob
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:02:26 PM
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Cool, I love basketball games, can't wait till this comes out!

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Comment #5 by LDAC
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:03:52 PM
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Im not a fan of him but he is the best player in basketball now but im sure that James will have a cover soon.(I know i will have flame on this but...) GO MAGICS!!!

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Comment #6 by KSizzle
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:05:38 PM
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I figured it would be him or lebron

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Comment #7 by xHHx CURT
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:09:41 PM
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Comment #8 by blackout529
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:15:29 PM
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I hope he doesn't win the championship this year. I'll pray to Buddha if I have to!

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Comment #9 by Shrew
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:17:28 PM
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kobe is so over hyped.

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Comment #10 by PimpingChloe
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:26:04 PM
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#2 Are you fucking crazy??????? The 2K series blows EA away and is proven by all the critic scores for years now, Fanboy!!!

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Comment #11 by Denny Crane
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:27:30 PM
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fuck you the knicks arent a joke.... lol.... well, still fuck you

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Comment #12 by Wreckon Dracgon
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:39:51 PM
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Wow... just wow

Amazing how time affects all. Raping someone gets you the cover of a videogaming a few years later.

Guess we'll see Michael Vick on the cover of Madden 2014.

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Comment #13 by blackout529
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:42:56 PM
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Vick was already on the cover of Madden, silly goose

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Comment #14 by ZeebDweeb
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:52:28 PM
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kobe sucks, lebron is better

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Comment #15 by Himself0890
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:53:13 PM
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@12: hahah. I wouldn't put it past EA.

Also, I was REALLY hoping for LeBron (being a Cavs fan and an Ohioan myself.
On a side note, I hope Lakers do win this year. I say Lakers in 6... I just don't want to see Dwight have success before LeBron. Oh, and it took MJ 7 years to do it, guess it'll take LBJ that many too. ;)

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Comment #16 by domn8rdom
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:55:35 PM
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should be dwight howard. man is a beast

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Comment #17 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:56:43 PM
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WHO THE HELL CARES!!!!! BASKETBALL SUCKS. "Ouch, don't slap my hand, that's a foul." Pussy sport. And what's with all these homos wearing socks up to their knees? Not much of a fashion statement. They look pretty friggin' stupid. Sad part is, one did it; and the rest follows. Talk about pathetic. FOOTBALL, HOCKEY AND LACROSSE!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #18 by laprodigy16
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 12:57:40 PM
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Yes!!! Succ it lebron succ tha los angeles lakers reppin, #24 havin, purple an gold jerseys wearin, dicc that is kobe bryant lol

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Comment #19 by ii iLLMaTiC
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:03:22 PM
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id rather paul pierce/rajon rondo or tracy mcgrady/vince carter

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Comment #20 by UnerringBiscuit
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:05:13 PM
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kobe is alright, not my favourite, but a good player

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Comment #21 by Lord of Orion
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:11:42 PM
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Meh ... not buying it anyway.

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Comment #22 by its delicious
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:14:14 PM
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Kobe will rape the Magic. They're a young team.

No, really.

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Comment #23 by ClutchPapi34
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:28:18 PM
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LeBron > Kobe

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Comment #24 by Emfulz
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:46:16 PM
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I am getting this rather then NBA Live and Kobe is by far better then King Cry-Baby. Would like to see Howard instead but not my decision. :P

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Comment #25 by nukefarmer
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 01:49:41 PM
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Kobe>lebron how many rings does lebron have ?

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Comment #26 by niconline
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:00:09 PM
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mehhh, how many rings have kobe without shack ??!!! 0!!

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Comment #27 by Skeletor
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:00:36 PM
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@#9-Yeah, a guy who had 3 NBA titles by the age of 23 and 6 FINALS appearances by age 30 is so over hyped, F'n moron. You wanna see over hyped? Just look @ LBJ.

@#17-LOL, I love how you say basketball sucks and is a pussy sport, and then you tout LACROSSE?!?! LMFAO! And seriously, probably like 5 guys out of the 800+ players in the league wear their socks to their knees. In the 60s,70s and 80s, yeah, they wore them high, but not now.

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Comment #28 by niconline
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:02:23 PM
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kobe better shooter but lebron better overal player, if kobe has a rings thanks to gasol since last year because without shack or gasol, no win 4 kobe

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Comment #29 by alvarado52
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:02:27 PM
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@#2 - are you kidding? Theyve never been as good as EA? Any basketball fan prefers the 2k series over EA, its much more simulation than Live ever will be. Unless you like pick and roll basketball over and over, yay.

On a side note, thank you! Not just as a Laker fan, but i was so sure LeBron was gonna be on the cover, which i wouldnt have minded (that KG on the other hand though, ew). Kobe rinally lands a cover of a bball game that people will actually BUY. LETS GO LAKERS!

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Comment #30 by alvarado52
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:05:19 PM
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also, @ Derrty NT - Its Shaq, not SHACK. And no player in the NBA ever won a championship all alone. LeBron wont either, hence him getting swept in the Finals when he got there, and getting ousted every year since. Jordan had Pippen and Rodman, Kobe had Shaq, KG had Pierce and Allen, Magic had Worthy and get what im sayin'? Yeah, so stop sounding ignorant.

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Comment #31 by niconline
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:08:31 PM
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you are true, kobe never win alone he lead this team in first round playoffs that all, shot shot shot don't get assist, lebron alone win the conf two years ago and best team this year, but your right i need player around him because he trust more this teamates than kobe, go magic for tonight.

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Comment #32 by xPrototypeGod
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:08:39 PM
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i agree with Alvarado, nobody wins it alone. Shaq has a ring without Kobe but he had D Wade. you cant do it alone dont listen to the media.

And EA does make better basketball games but overall EA is better than 2K. The MVP baseball series was better then any baseball game 2K has produced. But in basketball 2K takes it.

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Comment #33 by xBLAKx SAVAGE
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:32:09 PM
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@ #2 . ARE YOU FUKN RETARDED . EA has never been anywhere near 2k in LIFE and never will be

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Comment #34 by Greg0fTheDead
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:38:38 PM
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i hope the lakers drop it to the magic

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Comment #35 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:39:33 PM
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@27 Skeletor. That's right Lacrosse, I man's sport. Minor padding and lots of bruising. How many steps before it's travelling now-a-days; 4, 5, 6? Stupid sport.

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Comment #36 by Midnight Malice
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:41:22 PM
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All of EA's sports games have been better than 2k with the exception of basketball. Personally, I would have rather seen a split cover with Kobe and Lebron, but both ego's are way to big to fit on the cover.

They should have had Artest punching someone.

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Comment #37 by niconline
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:46:49 PM
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2k is better than EA, it's a fact!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #38 by Buzz Killer81
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:47:46 PM
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@ #10, #29, and #33 Who cares what is better between NBA Live and the NBA 2K series. It's a matter of opinion, which is what critic scores are based off of. Their OWN opinions. If I listened to critics and bought games that they gave good scores to I'd be playing a lot of shitty games. NBA Live is my favorite and I've been playing it since NBA Live 95 for SNES, I could care less what the critics say. Critics can suck my donkey balls, they get paid to sell a developers game after all. NBA 2K I don't like because the camera is too close to the players and you have to hit 3 buttons to shoot the ball, plus the glitches are awful. Play both to form your own opinion. And @ #35 Lacrosse is a man's sport??? Haha now I have heard everything. I'd rather piss glass than watch either Hockey or Lacross

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Comment #39 by Vegan Wartooth
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:48:46 PM
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i have had it with these motherucking BANDWAGONERS in this motherfucking world. seriously. stick with 1 team, stop changing teams every 2 months. fuck

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Comment #40 by Skeletor
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 02:55:01 PM
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@Stone devil- Okay, homie. You've brought up that NBA players wear their socks high and travel a lot, therefore it's a stupid sport. Wow, you've got such great insight and analysis as to why it's such a horrid sport. Good stuff. Also, did you realize the NBA and Lacrosse have about the same tempo of speed and NBA players = no padding and lots of contact and have bigger and stronger bodies?

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Comment #41 by CriscoDisco878
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 05:38:11 PM
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he didnt rape her, deal with it. kobe is the best player in the nba and he will do work against the magic. and #2 your an idiot. if you think ea is better than this. you should die.

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Comment #42 by CriscoDisco878
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 05:43:30 PM
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those of you saying he sucks are just mad because he beat the shit out of your team. im a suns fan and i like kobe, i think he has a lot of talent and is a great player, but you cannot say he sucks because lets be real he doesnt.

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Comment #43 by Himself0890
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 07:30:38 PM
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@17: It's not a foul because it's a pussy sport. The person gets in the way of the shooter or effects the approach to the shot. More hard fouls are flagrant.

@19: I wouldn't mind seeing Rondo on the cover sometime in the next few years, I think he's a good player!

@22: hahaha.

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Comment #44 by Steve-o85
Thursday, June 04, 2009 @ 11:59:22 PM
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yes i am so glad its kobe but it would of been nice to see dwade on there but i am very pleased with my second fav player on the cover

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Comment #45 by 357 magnum
Friday, June 05, 2009 @ 04:35:34 AM
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f**k right GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #46 by ll2Scoopsll
Friday, June 05, 2009 @ 04:00:23 PM
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Its a good choice, as much as I hate kobe but who can stop him, Lebron can't, hardly anyone can. NBA Live hasn't been good since 05 and I don't like 2K basketball so right now I don't even play any as sad as it is. Just to add he didn't rape her because if he was she just settled for the first offer they made to her hence she only said it for cash. Also for those who say Basketball is a p*ssy sport and that players cry foul lets see you play at Rucker Park or Bball in a real urban court, see if you can handle built players who fall on you, slam you, hit you all the time. Also find me a Lacrosse league as successful as the NBA please, does ESPN even cover the Major League Lacrosse...Didn't think so, what a meaningless comment.

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Comment #47 by ll2Scoopsll
Friday, June 05, 2009 @ 04:26:32 PM
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Also to add for the King Cry Baby Comment made by #24 he makes more money than your entire family for a reason keep playing your games and free-load off your mom, and also kobe doesn't suck or he wouldn't be scoring 30 plus a night on your team earning over 100 million from the lakers so with those valid points f*ck you and enjoy your night.

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Comment #48 by waterhead71
Friday, June 05, 2009 @ 09:38:44 PM
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Does anyone like NBA Live I think it's time for EA to do every sport but basketball 2K just does it way better dude far more realistic I remember one time I was playing a 3 point contest with Yao Ming on superstar difficulty against Jason kapono and won it with 30 points that's so unreAl

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Comment #49 by oneandonlytommo
Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 02:57:08 AM
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i was hoping for lebron

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Comment #50 by SID3WAYZ FIN3ST
Sunday, June 07, 2009 @ 08:49:41 PM
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Kobe deserves it more than Lebron he didn't even make the finals. Personally i'd rather Dwight, but Kobe will do

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Comment #51 by XxEPDxX93
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 09:14:48 PM
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how bought a pistons player on the cover soon. i have a feeling ben gordon will be an all-star during his time in detroit

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