Lakers Video: LeBron James Stars In NBA 2K19 ‘Come For The Crown’ Trailer

While fans still must wait a few weeks for media day and training camp to begin, this weekend will offer a chance to quench some of the thirst. NBA 2K19 releases Friday in the 20th anniversary edition, which Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is the cover athlete for.

SHOP NOW: CHECK OUT THE LATEST MERCH 🔥🔥🔥

The standard version of 2K19, which has Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo on the cover, hits shelves on Tuesday. James was a natural selection to grace the special release considering his sustained prominence and standing in the NBA.

That the game’s creators only used a headshot of the three-time champion didn’t lend to any sort of headache or late scrambling when James signed with the Lakers in free agency. Last summer’s stunning trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics required a new cover to be designed.

Furthermore, James was given the autonomy to design the cover himself. LakersNation.com learned the phrases and descriptors that accompany his photograph were all included at James’ direction.

As the cover athlete, he has been prominently featured on several NBA 2K19 marketing fronts and ventures. Among them was sitting down for an interview with artist Travis Scott, who curated the game’s entire soundtrack.

Now, James is the star in the latest NBA 2K19 trailer title, “Come for the Crown.” The video shows James in a Lakers uniform, which explains the teaser looks he provided on social media.

In terms of gameplay, James has the highest overall rating in NBA 2K19 at 98. He was satifised with it, but Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma weren’t quite as sold on their respective ratings.

Are you following us on Instagram? We’ve changed our handle to @LakersNationOfficial! Find us on Facebook at @LakersNation, and on Twitter @LakersNation.

You May Also Like

Lakers Training Camp 2016: Day 2

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton and his coaching staff put in their first couple of offensive sets during Wednesday’s training camp, but it wasn’t until after plenty of defensive drills and fundamentals…

Kobe Bryant, Paul George Takeover At NBA2K16 Event

With Kobe Bryant set to grace the Legend Editions cover of NBA2K17, he helped officially introduce Paul George as the NBA2K17 cover athlete at the NBA2K16 Road To The Finals Championship on Wednesday…

Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Postgame (VIDEOS)

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton changed up the starting lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night, inserting both Ivica Zubac and David Nwaba in for Nick Young and Tarik Black, making the average age of the Lakers first unit 21 years old…

Photo Gallery: Dwight Howard Press Conference

Lakers Nation kept their camera handy at the Dwight Howard press conference.…