2K Sports today revealed the cover athletes for their upcoming basketball title, NBA 2K13.  The superstars that will grace this year’s cover are Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clipper’s Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bull’s Derrick Rose.  This basketball elite trio is inheriting the crown from last year’s cover athletes of Jordan, Bird, and Magic and was also quite vocal and appreciative of the experience; here is what they had to say.

“Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about,”

“It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and

Larry Bird.” – Kevin Durant


“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,”

“The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.” – Blake Griffin


“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,”

“I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.” – Derrick Rose


NBA 2K fans will be in store for what I can only predict will be another amazing installment this fall.  NBA 2K13 is set to release on October 2nd in North America and October 5th Internationally.  Also a Wii U version is in the works and is set for release this holiday season.