Bryant covers NBA 2K10

E3 2009: 2K Sports announces Lakers MVP shooting guard Kobe Bryant "doing work" just ahead of the NBA Finals, as NBA 2K10's cover star.

LOS ANGELES--The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo will soon be a fading memory at the Los Angeles Convention Center once the event's third and final day wraps up this afternoon. Tonight, though, it will be a mob scene just a few hundred feet away at the Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic will face off in game one of the NBA Finals. (Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. PDT.) And just ahead of the series opener, Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant has rung up another accolade in his impressive basketball career: cover star of 2K Sports' upcoming NBA 2K10.

Bryant, a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers, will be officially unveiled as the featured athlete on the cover of NBA 2K10 during a special pregame commercial produced by Spike Lee, who recently produced a documentary on Kobe's career, titled Kobe Doing Work. By the looks of it, the commercial will feature Lee making a case for Kobe to come to New York City to play for the Knicks, even going so far as to show Bryant in a Photoshopped Knicks jersey. 2K Sports will also allow fans to vote on their favorite version of NBA 2K10 on the official Web site. (Unfortunately, the Big Apple Kobe won't be an option.)

This isn't the first game cover appearance for Bryant: The 11-time NBA All Star was featured on the cover of the NBA Courtside series, which briefly appeared on the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. Bryant has also appeared on the cover of Sony's hoops series, most recently alongside the likes of Paul Pierce, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James on the cover of NBA 09: The Inside.

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alexii2
alexii2

kobe rocks i think he's the best but that's just my opinion

308919166
308919166

kobe doesn't even look like kobe bryant he looks like a white guy, u need to really look close at the pic to see him in his real color

JimmyJimJim
JimmyJimJim

@cparow LEARN TO F'ING SPELL IT'S SPELLED WON not ONE YOU F'ING MORON!. HOW STUPID ARE YOU!

FusionRain
FusionRain

any one think that the cover pic of Kobe looks like Marquis Houston

Gatchaman23
Gatchaman23

@ bboysleepy32 Yup Spike kissing Kobe's ass is annoying. BTW, this is the worse 2K cover yet.

Cparow
Cparow

i respect kobe. i disagree with RajBauer thought. the celtics one last year cuz of there defense deffinitly not lucky. lakers r a good team. nd they won this year. would the celtics have one with kg. Mayb but u cant just assume they would or wouldnt because it never happened. be a true sports fan not a sports fanboy.

bboysleepy32
bboysleepy32

is anybody else annoyed that Spike Lee is all over Kobe. I mean, what happened to his Knicks?

RajBauer
RajBauer

I hate it when people complain about their team losing. Even if Garnett was fine Boston would not have won they got lucky last year, they only won because Ray Allen could shoot last year and KG was good but if they didn't have one of those the Lakers would have destroyed them and that is what happened this year. Allen sucked and KG got injured so there you go. And no even if Boston made it to the finals the Lakers would have kicked their asses.

gedbyz
gedbyz

God I love it how everybody just attacked me after I said that. I actually don't live in Boston. I live in Washington. Not DC but the state. I have always loved Ray Allen and that is why I love the Celtics. Also I am Irish. What the hell does "your a tool" even mean? I am not gonna argue with because you will never change my feelings about any player(meaning Kobe).

sirdingaling
sirdingaling

no competition anymore between live and 2k. ea are so desperate to beat 2k this year they hired an ex 2k designer. wankers. yes i am a 2k fan.

peace69
peace69

as big as an idiot that GEDBYZ seems to be, i agree with him about the boston part. I'm not a boston fan, i support denver. But KG has so much passion and he brings that team together. With him in the lineup, their defense is unreal. They would have made the finals and it could've gone either way most likely in 7 games. But that didn't happen, so congrats to Kobe for most likely getting a ring without shaq.

xXreaperXx101
xXreaperXx101

@jjwalker9600: If you want to see "Superman" Dwight Howard on the cover then I suggest that you pick up NBA Live 10. Howard is on the cover of that.

xXreaperXx101
xXreaperXx101

@ GEDBYZ: You can't base a teams success off of one player. Even with KG the Celtics still would have lost because they just didn't have it this year. Get over your teams loss and pray that they are better next year. Your such a child for hating a nba player because of some **** that obviously didn't happen, but people believe that it did just to be a hater against Kobe Bryant. Do you have any evidence to back up your reason of this supposed rape. NO you don't!!!!! Neither did the prosecutor in court. So stick to what you know. 1. Kobe is a great player no matter what anyone says. 2. Boston sucks. 3. You're a tool

kwest213
kwest213

this is for .. " GEDBYZ " you obviously live in boston ... TOOL

id_crazyhacker
id_crazyhacker

Have people forgotten how is Kobe Bryant? The youngest player to start an NBA game at 18 years, 158 days old. The youngest player to start an NBA All-Star game at 19 years, 175 days old. The youngest NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Champion at 18 years, 175 days old. At that time Kobe was just like LeBron James , a shadow of a living legend - Michael Jordan. And now LeBron is that shadow of Kobe. At some point LeBron will surpass Kobe and there will be another young player just like him how will follow his steps. P.S. What happens in a star's private live is not my (our) concern.

gedbyz
gedbyz

Boston would have won again this year if KG was not injured.

gedbyz
gedbyz

I seem to rememember a time when Kobe raped a girl. And that is only about 20% of why I hate him so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

gedbyz
gedbyz

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Soilworker1234
Soilworker1234

its all about who's in the finals are u kidding me, Magic and Lakers clearly both deserve to be in the finals, Lakers for the obvious reason and the Magic because they've overcome two of the biggest teams in the NBA(Boston, Cleveland), maybe if Cleveland had an all around better lineup, besides just Lebron and Williams they would have made it. so what if their down 2-0, their going back to Orlando to tie this series guaranteed.

themvp15
themvp15

another thing lebron got 40 a night against the magic n no1 cared every1 i talk 2 says o kobe got 40 that is wat he is supposed 2 be doin

jjwalker9600
jjwalker9600

I want to see "Superman" D-Howard on the cover

themvp15
themvp15

lebron is not a cry baby he is just pissed off i dont blam him he did everything for dat team he had like 40 8 8 a game for the series against magic but the rest of the cavs suck [other then mo williams who just struggled] they didnt match up good either they hav no good big man big z and big ben are 2 old 2 be playin howard and varjo or watever his name is just suks and lebron is 2 small the lakers got bynum and gasol and the got odom 2 get hedo or lewis if the cavs played boston they would hav won n beat lakers in 7

triheadshots69
triheadshots69

@NovakainePuNK The cavs woudn't have won thouhg lakers won the season series with the cavs and gave them there only true home loss, so the cavs would have been done even if they made it to the finals

Rakuho
Rakuho

i guess i can be a fanboy for once, lol kobe ftw! side note: Kobe was on the cover of that s***y SCEA Bball game... i think it was NBA 07... nice to see him on the 2k cover though... this is so irrelevant, but nice nonetheless :lol:

NovakainePuNK
NovakainePuNK

LeBron is a crybaby? How? You're stupid. Besides... LeBron did have a much better year than Kobe... That much is undeniable, regardless of who's in the finals. Besides, IF the Cavs had made it, they would have been a much better matchup for Lakers... It just so happens that Magic had a good lineup against the Cavs in particular. Hell, my Rockets were better against the Lakers than the Magic.

ZedX-14Pilot
ZedX-14Pilot

It is absolutely ridiculous it took so long for this guy to appear on the cover of 2K or Live. It's about time. Who cares about league mvp Kobe. Finals MVP is what counts! Lakers in a sweep! LOL (OK, maybe 5 or 6)

necronaux
necronaux

What? Not Lebron? Oh, that's right... he lost. Then stormed off the court. Crybaby. Good choice.

TMac17
TMac17

I must say that im surprised that this Kobe's 1st cover of a game. Also couldnt believe that last year he won his 1st MVP. In his 12th and 13th season he's finally getting recognition for the two? COME ON GUYS THAT SHOULDVE BEEN SOONER!!

JUSTBLAZE_928
JUSTBLAZE_928

Way overdue for a cover of some sort. This fool just dropped 40 the other night.

KCKING23
KCKING23

pretty sure my picture says alot kobe if kobe wins tuesday it's over for the magic 2k picked a good basket ball player the best we seen this day like i tell lebron fans kobe now lebron later but it would of been good to see a kobe a.k.a the black momba vs lebron it really made me made that did'nt happen been waiting for it for 5 years.lebron you disapointed me

kgrill
kgrill

Yes Kobe is on the cover, finally , best player on the planet

anobleloss
anobleloss

please dont dumb this game down anymore 2ksports. 2k8 was the best one by far, and then u release this nba jam bs 2k9...I played it cause its better than live offline, but the online is equal to live gameplay..soo much bs occurs on this game..and all the ball dancing and 10 spin moves in succession..fake ass blocks by the cpu, arms going to the back board rim, heads, arms etc..riding my back down the court trying to steal the ball..the list goes on with the flaws exploited online

cjasko94
cjasko94

I thought LeBron should have been on the cover this year. Yes on Nba09 the inside's cover many players were on it. 2k series is my favorite, and wished they still made the 2k football games.

simonsworld
simonsworld

sexual kobe,sexual erm, sexual pleassures

garinthor
garinthor

kobe sucks wade is so much better

RRiLLA
RRiLLA

msudude spike is at a lot of knicks games. He is the face of the franchise because our whole team sucks lol. The reason he is doing the knicks jokes is because we wanted kobe to come to new york when he was doing all that trade buzz last year. "atleast put him in orange and blue" is just a joke that we all understand would never actually happen. :( it sucks being a knick some times we're the butt of every joke

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I really liked 2k8, but my only gripe was while trying to get the achievement for playing against certain teams in All-Star mode, the cpu will have you miss certain shots right under the basket?! I'm all for difficult AI when you turn the difficulty up, but when I go 4 for 30 from 3 point range, and miss 3-4 shots under the basket with Kobe, then I have a slight issue with that. I hope the resolve that issue, but other than that, I love the series.

gimlifn
gimlifn

Lakers have always been my team they just sometimes don't play with enough heart. Kobe is one of the best players of all time so they chose a good cover athlete.

chesucks
chesucks

F**k that bigot Shelton Lee.

Cesb02
Cesb02

great spike lee commercial.... unlike his documentary on kobe

zaiwen
zaiwen

i dont really like the lakers, but if its against the magic.. im all kobe.. i dont give a shhh if the'yre cocky & all but they sure can back they're shhh up..

Cloud_Reaper
Cloud_Reaper

i have no problem with the lakers but they are a pretty damn cocky team.

mylakers
mylakers

lakers are the best all u haters u say u wont buy the game but u will i bet u have a kobe jersy

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

ugh looks like im buying NBA live this year f@$% Kobe

Salali
Salali

kobe is cool .... hope he'll get his forth ring this year :) put wade on the nba 2k11 cover .......