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NBA 2K17 Legend Edition Cover to be Graced by Kobe Bryant Himself

The Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant plays his final game today to retire from his two decade long career. In light of that and in order to pay homage to the superstar, 2K Sports has announced a special NBA 2K17 Legend Edition cover with Kobe Bryant himself on it.

2K has announced today that they will be celebrating the 18-time NBA All-Star at the occasion of his retirement with the special edition’s cover.

NBA 2K17 Legend Edition has Kobe Bryant on the Cover

The publishers say that the Legend Edition “will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.”

The star has also expressed humble remarks about being chosen as the face of the Legend Edition and added that hee is excited to live on through NBA 2K17.

It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.

Here are the contents of the Legend Edition, with special items dedicated to Kobe:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.
  • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
  • MyTEAM Bundle + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use card);
  • Nike Kobe 11 retirement shoes;
  • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
  • Kobe hoodie;

NBA 2K17 Legend Edition and the base game itself are being developed for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Android, iOS and PC. There is no release date yet but the game will probably get released in the second half of 2016.