NBA 2K18 Has A Different Cover Athlete In Canada For The First Time Ever

DeMar DeRozan gets the honor of being the first Canada-specific cover athlete.

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Although Kyrie Irving was previously announced as the cover athlete for NBA 2K18, 2K revealed today that, for the first time ever, Canada will have a different cover. DeMar DeRozan, a shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors, will be on the cover of the Canadian release of the game.

This is the first time that there's ever been a Canada-specific cover, and DeRozan's an appropriate choice. He was dubbed "Heir Canada" when he was drafted back in 2009, and he has led the Raptors to several straight playoff appearances.

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"It's a huge honor to be recognized on the first-ever Canadian cover for NBA 2K and represent the Raptors after eight years with the team," DeRozan said in a press release. "The fans up here are super passionate about basketball, so it's cool to help introduce a cover that's just for them."

NBA 2K18 launches on September 19 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. A special edition of the game is available that features Shaquille O'Neal as the cover athlete; you can read more about it here.

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