Williamson who will turn 20 years old on July 6 is the youngest NBA player to grace the cover. Williamson will feature on the cover of the next-generation consoles, Playstation 5 (and Xbox Series X). "It's one of those emotions that I'm still processing" Williamson told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, via ESPN. "It's the realization of a dream. In those AAU tournaments, you're gazing at the covers and thinking "That's probably me.' For it to occur that quickly, it's a huge honor."
Sports Illustrated reported that he was told the news by his mother. It was one those subtle aspects like "Hey Mom is it okay?" And she was telling him, "Yeah 2K is going put you on the covers." It was one of such things that catch your attention and makes you wonder, "What's the deal? The agent I spoke to confirmed you played. This game is a global one. Everyone plays the game. It's an honor be chosen as their cover player.
Damian Lillard was the first Cover athlete to be announced. He will be on the current generation systems. The third player will be announced on Thursday. The first commercial for the game featured the former Duke sensation. The initial reaction was speculation that he would be the game's cover athlete. Williamson is joined by Chris Paul, Anthony Davis as well as Chris Paul, who were the first Pelicans players to appear on the cover of 2008's NBA2K8 version. Paul was the first to grace the cover at 21 years old.
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