Kobe Bryant to be cover athlete for NBA 2K17 Legend Edition

The Black Mamba plays the last game of his great career tonight.


He's played in the NBA for 20 years, but tonight Laker legend Kobe Bryant will place his last game. So it seems only fitting that he will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K17 Legend Edition coming in September.

“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,” Bryant said in a statement.

The special edition will only be available for PS4 and Xbox One, and will cost $79.99, although Amazon Prime members can get it for 20 percent off. Among the physical goodies will be a limited-edition Kobe poster, two Kobe Panini trading cards and a Black Mamba game controller skin. Digtal extras include 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, and a Kobe hoodie. Remember that, sadly, the hoodie is digital.

Bryant, 37, announced in November that this would be his last season. He will retire as a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He has led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks third on both the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $59.99 on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC platforms in September.

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    April 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Kobe Bryant to be cover athlete for NBA 2K17 Legend Edition

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      April 13, 2016 9:47 AM

      Kobe is nowhere near a perfect person, and he has not had a perfect career. He does have 5 championship rings, and scored 81 points in a single game (one of the coolest individual achievements I have ever seen in sports). The league will miss a player of his caliber. It is a shame how he is going out with such a terrible team. I respect him as a player and love that he stayed on one team for his whole career.

      See you at Pavillions, Kobe.

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        April 13, 2016 10:55 AM

        It's a real bummer that the NBA doesn't have flexibility with its schedule / broadcast availability.

        a couple nights ago the only way to catch the Warriors / Spurs game was on NBAtv. A game with record setting implications on either outcome (home wins record vs 73 win season) and it's not on a national broadcast or easily streamable with ads.

        tonight you have Kobes last game vs the Warriors breaking the 96 Bulls record. This one is tougher to work around as the games start at the same time but maybe stagger it by 30 mins to an hour so fans watching at home can catch them both?

        Get yo shit together NBA!

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      April 13, 2016 11:33 AM

      He normally only covers up sexual assault

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      April 13, 2016 11:43 AM

      Good, put his overall rating at 67 then.

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