We’ve finally reached the end of what has been one of the craziest offseasons in NBA history that saw stars like Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, and Isaiah Thomas, among others, change teams. The players weren’t the only ones affected by all the player movement this summer, as NBA 2K18 had their cover athlete, Kyrie Irving, traded to the Boston Celtics just weeks before the game was released.
NBA 2K18 was too far along in their distribution stage to pivot, meaning millions of NBA 2K18 owners were stuck with an outdated cover featuring Kyrie Irving on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There are two ways to look at this. On one hand, if you own NBA 2K18 with the original Kyrie Irving cover, you’ve got a bit of a collector’s item on your hands. NBA 2K18 is going to swap out the old cover on their end after this current round of already-produced game cases is sold. On the other hand, a big reason why fans buy NBA 2K basketball every year is to own a virtual experience that is up to date, and Kyrie Irving on the Cleveland Cavaliers isn’t very up to date.
Fortunately for NBA 2K18 fans who bought the game already, 2K Sports released high-resolution images of the new Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving cover that you can download and print out right here.
So head on over to your local Staples and have them print you out the new NBA 2K18 cover on their fancy glossy paper so you can get back to grinding for VC in MyCareer.