Kobe Bryant, D’Angelo Russell Make Appearances In New NBA 2K17 ‘Friction’ Trailer
Game Recap: Kobe Bryant Drops 60 Points In Final Game, Lakers Win
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The Kobe Bryant era of the Los Angeles Lakers is over. The five-time NBA champion walked away from the game back in April and has no plans to return. Although Bryant’s playing days are behind him, fans of the Lakers legend will still get a chance to play as the iconic superstar in NBA 2K17 along with up-and-coming players on the team like D’Angelo Russell and rookie Brandon Ingram.

On Monday, a new trailer debuted for NBA 2K17 with Bryant and Russell making appearances. Ingram also gets about a split-second of screen time as well.

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition has Bryant as the cover athlete with plenty of perks to buying this version of the game. Here are some of the physical items and digital content you’ll receive with the Legend Edition:

Physical Items:
– Limited-edition Kobe poster
– Two Kobe Panini playing cards
– Black Mamba game controller skin

Digital Content:
– 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
– And, more!

Before playing his last game with the Lakers on April 13 and erupting for 60 points in his finale, Bryant said the following about being the cover athlete for the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition, via 2K press release:

“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “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.”

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition is set to be released on Sept. 16 (early tip-off). NBA 2K17 will be available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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