PDA

View Full Version : Kobe Bryant to be on cover of NBA 2K10



ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:06 AM
In a bit of news, 2K Sports is going to begin advertising its new basketball video game, NBA 2K10, Thursday and the cover athlete is Kobe Bryant.

During the ad campaign rollout, four potential covers will be shown and viewers will vote on which image they'd prefer to see when the game is available Oct. 6.

Link (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-media-nba4-2009jun04,0,7141021.story?page=2)

Nice. I will definitely be buying this game. I have NBA 2K8, but not 2K9 so it's time for a upgrade this upcoming year. :smoking:

RocketsRule
06-04-2009, 03:07 AM
Rather it have been Dwight. I'll still be buying the game though since it's amazing.

DerekRE_3
06-04-2009, 03:10 AM
Gerald Wallace should be on the cover :smoking:

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:11 AM
Rather it have been Dwight. I'll still be buying the game though since it's amazing.

Dwight is 23. He will most definitely find himself on the cover in the future. Kobe is 30 so it was definitely his time IMO.

RocketsRule
06-04-2009, 03:11 AM
Gerald Wallace should be on the cover :smoking:

Or Jerel McSteal :cool:

kblo247
06-04-2009, 03:13 AM
Sales will sky rocket around the world seeing as how it will have the best player on the planet gracing its cover.

DerekRE_3
06-04-2009, 03:16 AM
Or Jerel McSteal :cool:

Exactly. Jerel McNeal is the ****ing man.

dos132
06-04-2009, 03:41 AM
nice one, but i want to see all lakers roster on its cover.... lol

HammerHead1
06-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Does the Cover star really still have an influence on customers? Id still buy 2K10 even if DJ Mbenga was on the front.

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:50 AM
Does the Cover star really still have an influence on customers? Id still buy 2K10 even if DJ Mbenga was on the front.

I didn't get 2K9 because I wouldn't be able to stand having a Celtic on the cover.

samus
06-04-2009, 04:00 AM
i promised myself i wud never buy any product with kobe or lebrons face on it

though i guess its good for nba 2k as it all the asians will buy it and will boost sales

the game better be really good!!!

HammerHead1
06-04-2009, 04:07 AM
I didn't get 2K9 because I wouldn't be able to stand having a Celtic on the cover.

Fair point. I suppose you could just taken the KG cover off and stuck a random pic of Kobe instead.


i promised myself i wud never buy any product with kobe or lebrons face on it

though i guess its good for nba 2k as it all the asians will buy it and will boost sales

the game better be really good!!!

For sure, him and Lebron are probably even in terms of worldwide popularity, those who had played NBA Live all their lives will be curious to try a game with Kobe on the front. Its a great marketing move from them.

azkarraga
06-04-2009, 04:08 AM
is it better than nba live?

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 04:10 AM
Fair point. I suppose you could just taken the KG cover off and stuck a random pic of Kobe instead.

Possibly. Still, the CD cover would have Garnett on it and just the mere fact that I purchased that game with a Celtic on it would make me feel sick. I would definitely understand Celtic fans if they wouldn't want NBA 2K10 now.

pauliiip0p
06-04-2009, 04:14 AM
i hated the celtics but i still got 2k9. im pretty damn pro. :]

ElMarroAfamado
06-04-2009, 04:54 AM
wow the best basketball franchise EVER
with the best player in the world on the cover...
NIIICE!

Becks2307
06-04-2009, 04:58 AM
this game is amazing i stil play 2k9..cant wait for 2k10

NotVeryOriginal
06-04-2009, 05:39 AM
Sales will sky rocket around the world seeing as how it will have the best player on the planet gracing its cover.

This but in interprative dance.


Does the Cover star really still have an influence on customers? Id still buy 2K10 even if DJ Mbenga was on the front.

Maybe not in the US, but someone in Germany or China is walking through Game and sees a shelf with 200 Kobe Bryant images on, they are more likely to pay attention and thus buy it than if they see a shelf with 200 Carmello Anthony images.


is it better than nba live?

Miles better. Graphics arent as good tho, but graphics dont make games.

Becks2307
06-04-2009, 06:17 AM
This but in interprative dance.



Maybe not in the US, but someone in Germany or China is walking through Game and sees a shelf with 200 Kobe Bryant images on, they are more likely to pay attention and thus buy it than if they see a shelf with 200 Carmello Anthony images.



Miles better. Graphics arent as good tho, but graphics dont make games.

i think the graphics are alot better...i cringe every time i watch ESPN's pre game and they use NBA live. The player models look silly, they all look like Cartoon characters. NBA 2k on the other hand...WOW.

Honestly the players in NBA live 09 dont look as good as the players did on the Dreamcast on NBA 2k1

edit upon checkin youtube clips of nba 2k..i apologise to live fans i was wrong lol...still pales in comparison to 2k9

Kakaroach
06-04-2009, 08:05 AM
I'm a little surprised Kobe has never been on the cover before this year lol.

JordansBulls
06-04-2009, 08:43 AM
Has anyone been on the cover for certain year and won the title for NBA 2k or NBA Live that year?

Trouble87
06-04-2009, 08:54 AM
when I was 12 I passed up buying NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant on N64 cause Kobe was on the cover... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/Nbacourtside2.jpg

I think im going to have to buy Live this year... :(

Kyben36
06-04-2009, 08:58 AM
I would have like to see Melo. Kobe I hate him.

BTownTeamsRKing
06-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Well deserved for Kobe. Personally, I would have liked if they had Dwight if the Magic win or Kobe if the Lakers win.

reguardless, its just the game cover. Ill bring the Celtics Pride in my game.

Im still hooked on 2009. effen comp is impossible on superstar lol

prodigy
06-04-2009, 09:10 AM
ill just go online and get a new cover. roman sessions.

DrDEADalready
06-04-2009, 09:12 AM
Guess I won't be getting this game. It's a shame really cause I like nba 2k.

THE MTL
06-04-2009, 09:45 AM
He might be in a Knicks uniform on the cover curosity of Spike Lee :)

http://www.pastapadre.com/8816/kobe-bryant-nba-2k10-cover-athlete

jerseykidd88
06-04-2009, 09:52 AM
damn what about devin harris

jim51990
06-04-2009, 10:58 AM
well this sucks...

Unruly Fan
06-04-2009, 11:21 AM
Sales will sky rocket around the world seeing as how it will have the best player on the planet gracing its cover.

Please...

greg_ory_2005
06-04-2009, 11:32 AM
I don't really give a crap who's on the cover. Once the game is good.

madiaz3
06-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Please...

???????????

EX-TREME
06-04-2009, 11:47 AM
let just hope the game is good.

jimbobjarree
06-04-2009, 12:06 PM
ewwwww

MAC10TIZZY
06-04-2009, 12:06 PM
I didn't get 2K9 because I wouldn't be able to stand having a Celtic on the cover.



good thing you didn't by 2k9 , cause nobody can beat me at that game!!!!!!!!!

MAC10TIZZY
06-04-2009, 12:10 PM
ewwwww

lol!!!!!!!

MAC10TIZZY
06-04-2009, 12:13 PM
I would have like to see Melo. Kobe I hate him.

melo was already on it right?

EX-TREME
06-04-2009, 12:13 PM
ewwwww

now i going to print a dwight pic :cool:

Unruly Fan
06-04-2009, 12:19 PM
Sales will sky rocket around the world seeing as how it will have the best player on the planet gracing its cover.


Please...


???????????

Do I really have to get into this?

madiaz3
06-04-2009, 12:21 PM
Do I really have to get into this?

Go for it.

MiamiHeat
06-04-2009, 12:22 PM
wow I'm suprised they aren't going to do a Lebron and Kobe cover

Unruly Fan
06-04-2009, 12:27 PM
Go for it.Honestly people can have their opinions, but that statement is too bold to have any validity. Not to mention being arguable to boot. I was simply disputing it because I dont think Kobe Bryant and "best player on the planet" should be in the same sentence. Just IMO.

GHOSTSNIPER
06-04-2009, 12:33 PM
Does the Cover star really still have an influence on customers? Id still buy 2K10 even if DJ Mbenga was on the front.

In two weeks,D.J. Mbenga is going to have more rings than Lebron James...

Fayzon10
06-04-2009, 01:02 PM
i think the graphics are alot better...i cringe every time i watch ESPN's pre game and they use NBA live. The player models look silly, they all look like Cartoon characters. NBA 2k on the other hand...WOW.

Honestly the players in NBA live 09 dont look as good as the players did on the Dreamcast on NBA 2k1

edit upon checkin youtube clips of nba 2k..i apologise to live fans i was wrong lol...still pales in comparison to 2k9
I'm so with you on that everytime I see the nba pre-game show with Jon Barry in the virtual gym the players on live just look laughable.

HammerHead1
06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
I havent checked but is there a Photoshop section here?

Because it seems that custom covers would be needed for people to enjoy the best basketball game franchise. I certainly would like one, imagine having Chuck on my cover...

showtym24
06-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Way better than live, ive got it for the last 4 years and will again this year. And the black mamba being on it is a plus.

bleedprple&gold
06-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Guess I won't be getting this game. It's a shame really cause I like nba 2k.

not getting a great game because you don't like the cover athlete is pretty asinine...oh well you're loss

J_M_B
06-04-2009, 01:22 PM
Yes im definitely getting 2K10!

City Rocko 31
06-04-2009, 01:22 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Kobe-Bryant-lands-NBA-2K10-cover-in-a-Knicks?urn=nba,168053

Chateamsfan
06-04-2009, 01:25 PM
I have strangest feeling Dwight Howard will be on NBA Live 10.

Unruly Fan
06-04-2009, 01:41 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Kobe-Bryant-lands-NBA-2K10-cover-in-a-Knicks?urn=nba,168053


I have strangest feeling Dwight Howard will be on NBA Live 10.

lolllllll

lakers4sho
06-04-2009, 02:11 PM
:jumpy:

Can't wait for 2K10...a big mistake getting Live 09.

AirJesus26
06-04-2009, 02:40 PM
is it better than nba live?

NBA 2k9>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NBA Live

macc
06-04-2009, 03:00 PM
I just hope Jordan will be on this one (prob won't be) i'm sick of having to create him every year. They have every great who ever played the game, but Jordan. Makes no sense to me.


But yes 2k > Live

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Has anyone been on the cover for certain year and won the title for NBA 2k or NBA Live that year?

Wallace, Shaq, and KG for NBA 2K. They all got on the cover the year they won titles (IIRC).

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:02 PM
I just hope Jordan will be on this one (prob won't be) i'm sick of having to create him every year. They have every great who ever played the game, but Jordan. Makes no sense to me.


But yes 2k > Live

Jordan will never be in any so don't keep your hopes up. He doesn't allow video games to portray his "likeness."

masalex1205
06-04-2009, 03:09 PM
yawn

Kings Faithful
06-04-2009, 03:28 PM
I'm sick of having super-mega stars on the covers... instead of glorifying these already pompous players like Kobe, Garnett, Ai, Shaq, ect., we should be putting class acts like Shane Battier on the covers. Mainly I'm angry because I have to go through another year of buying a game with someone I hate on the cover! GRR!

ARMIN12NBA
06-04-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm sick of having super-mega stars on the covers... instead of glorifying these already pompous players like Kobe, Garnett, Ai, Shaq, ect., we should be putting class acts like Shane Battier on the covers. Mainly I'm angry because I have to go through another year of buying a game with someone I hate on the cover! GRR!

Shane Battier doesn't deserve to be on the cover of an NBA game. He's a fine human being and if there was a game called "Great Human Beings in the Sports World 2K10" then he should surely grace the cover. The fact of the matter is that this game is basketball and Kobe is arguably the best player in the NBA so he most definitely deserves to be on the cover.

Vinny642
06-04-2009, 03:33 PM
Ewwww, Kobe on a game cover, thats not Courtside:puke:
I'll still get it

kbrill21
06-04-2009, 03:34 PM
The best player in the game on the cover. Long over due.

cmellofan15
06-04-2009, 03:35 PM
psshh...he better get a title after this.

Vinny642
06-04-2009, 03:35 PM
not getting a great game because you don't like the cover athlete is pretty asinine...oh well you're loss

They shoulda had CP stay on for a number of years:D but at least it isnt KG

theuuord
06-04-2009, 03:37 PM
lol i really hope the knicks cover ends up winning.

kbrill21
06-04-2009, 03:41 PM
They shoulda had CP stay on for a number of years:D but at least it isnt KG

CP doesn't deserve to be on anything over KG or Kobe at this point. If CP3's career ended tomorrow, no one would remember him 20 years from now. He's a great player, but not in the same level (yet) as KG, Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, Duncan mostly due to longevity.

Vinny642
06-04-2009, 03:46 PM
CP doesn't deserve to be on anything over KG or Kobe at this point. If CP3's career ended tomorrow, no one would remember him 20 years from now. He's a great player, but not in the same level (yet) as KG, Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, Duncan mostly due to longevity.

It was a joke.... someone is mad that KG isnt on it anymore.

ElMarroAfamado
06-04-2009, 05:10 PM
i think the graphics are alot better...i cringe every time i watch ESPN's pre game and they use NBA live. The player models look silly, they all look like Cartoon characters. NBA 2k on the other hand...WOW.

Honestly the players in NBA live 09 dont look as good as the players did on the Dreamcast on NBA 2k1

edit upon checkin youtube clips of nba 2k..i apologise to live fans i was wrong lol...still pales in comparison to 2k9

right?
thats exactly what i would think when they would use those inferior graphics ...its crazy i feel sorry for people who still play live just because of "loyalty" they really dont understand what they are missing....

Deezy Dee 24
06-04-2009, 05:24 PM
buying it no doubt. 2k is waaaay better than Ea Sports when it comes to 2k vs. Live

Mane
06-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Mutumbo should DEFINITELY be on the cover..

TheCooLKid2020
06-04-2009, 05:40 PM
That would be weird if kobe in the knicks jersey wins... I wonder what other jerseys he has on for the other 2.

madiaz3
06-04-2009, 06:19 PM
It was a joke.... someone is mad that KG isnt on it anymore.

why would he have expected kg or anyone to be on 2 years in a row

OG "Dee" LOCc
06-04-2009, 06:23 PM
Wasn't Shaq on the cover twice in a row? W.e I play Live cuz all my buds have it so its funner than playing 2k by myself but anyway good thing kobe finally got on the cover and i hope the knicks one wins :p

chad311k9
06-04-2009, 06:23 PM
well, that ruins that. looks like i gotta go with NBA Live this year. I hate Bryant. I expect Live to bring it this year. Their franchise mode is better than 2K anyways, and thats what I enjoy more.

dos132
06-04-2009, 06:26 PM
and kobe wears knicks jersey, on the sample cover... its weird, but its beautiful... he looks good on a # 17 knicks jersey....

KmB728
06-04-2009, 06:30 PM
I like NBA Live more anyway

kblo247
06-04-2009, 07:32 PM
I bet the other 2 jerseys are the Bulls and Celtics

I hope that Kobe isn't in Celtics gear.

dodie53
06-04-2009, 08:09 PM
why is nash not in a cover of any nba game?

TheCooLKid2020
06-05-2009, 01:34 AM
why is nash not in a cover of any nba game?

Wasn't Nash on Nba Life or something... I think it only comes out on Playstation systems... Forgot the name

Giaps
06-05-2009, 12:09 PM
Kobe in Knicks uni is in 2nd LOL: http://2ksports.com/vote/

Vinny642
06-05-2009, 02:08 PM
lol i just voted for that

theuuord
06-05-2009, 03:08 PM
i'm voting for the knicks uniform.

mikantsass
06-05-2009, 04:09 PM
Its just another excuse for Kobe to look at himself....

Ive never seen someone who is in love with himself more than Kobe

theuuord
06-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Its just another excuse for Kobe to look at himself....

Ive never seen someone who is in love with himself more than Kobe

are you delusional?

Giaps
06-05-2009, 05:29 PM
are you delusional?
x2. Someone drank teh Hatorade.

Vinny642
06-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Can that NY Kobe actually be on the cover when the game comes out?