Giannis Antetokounmpo Becomes First International Star to Net the Cover of NBA 2K

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is the cover athlete for the NBA 2K19 standard edition video game.

The two-time NBA All-Star known as the “Greek Freek” is the first international player to be featured on the cover.

Antetokounmpo says he has “worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA and being on the cover of NBA 2K10 is a dream come true.”

NBA 2K19 will be available Sept. 11.

LeBron James was previously announced as the cover star for the NBA 2K19 20th anniversary edition available on Sept. 7.

FILE – In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. Antetokounmpo is the cover athlete for the NBA 2K19 standard edition video game. The two-time NBA All-Star known as the “Greek Freek” is the first international player to be featured on the cover. Antetokounmpo says he has “worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA and being on the cover of NBA 2K10 is a dream come true.”(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo poses for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo is the cover athlete for the NBA 2K19 standard edition video game. The two-time NBA All-Star known as the “Greek Freek” is the first international player to be featured on the cover. Antetokounmpo says he has “worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA and being on the cover of NBA 2K10 is a dream come true.”(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)