Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will headline the exclusive NBA 2K23 WNDBA Edition cover.
Phoenix Mercury’s two-time Kia WNBA Finals MVP, three-time WNBA Champion, WNBA all-time leading scorer, and five-time Olympic gold medalist Diana Taurasi, along with Seattle Storm’s four-time WNBA Champion, thirteen-time WNBA All-Star, WNBA all-time assists leader, and five-time Olympic gold medalist, Sue Bird, will grace the cover of the NBA® 2K23 WNBA Edition. This will be the second time the franchise showcases WNBA legends in the exclusive GameStop edition available for pre-order starting July 7, 2022. In addition, NBA 2K is partnering with the WNBA to donate $100K to Every Kid Sports and increase access to youth basketball.
“This partnership with 2K and the phenomenal athletes involved is an exciting opportunity for our organization. We are truly humbled by their support and commitment to our mission to close the gap in access to recreational youth sports. I look forward to working together towards our goal of increased equity in sports by providing a pathway for underserved girls to reap the benefits of play.”Natalie Hummel, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Every Kid Sports
NBA 2K23: WNBA Edition with Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird
“It really is an incredible feeling to see your hard work memorialized on the cover of a game like NBA 2K23. There are so many kids that dream of pursuing a professional basketball career, and they can now also dream of being on the NBA 2K cover, whether they want to play in the NBA or WNBA.”Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury’s two-time Kia WNBA Finals MVP, three-time WNBA Champion, WNBA all-time leading scorer, and five-time Olympic gold medalist
“It’s amazing to see myself on the cover of a video game that has such a cultural impact. And by partnering with NBA 2K and Every Kid Sports, Diana and I have the opportunity to open doors to hundreds of young girls in this country who want to express themselves on the court. I’m honored to be on the cover, and even more honored to use my legacy to provide these opportunities for the next generation.”Sue Bird, Seattle Storm’s four-time WNBA Champion, thirteen-time WNBA All-Star, WNBA all-time assists leader, and five-time Olympic gold medalist
“The response to NBA 2K’s first WNBA Edition last year was overwhelmingly positive and a testament to the W’s growing audience and prominence,.Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have achieved greatness both individually and together, cementing their status as two of the best players in the WNBA’s history.”Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy at 2K
Taurasi and Bird join Michael Jordan as the current NBA 2K23 cover athletes. Jordan was announced to be on the cover for the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Editions. The Championship Edition is the premium edition of the game and will offer players the opportunity to catch on-court action throughout the season with a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass* included. Along with announcing Jordan for the covers, 2K also announced the game will reintroduce The Jordan Challenge, which encourages players to recreate 15 iconic moments from Jordan’s illustrious career.
The NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition will include Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi’s WNBA jerseys as in-game bonus content**. Pre-orders for all editions go live on July 7, 2022. Come back tomorrow for the reveal of the final cover athlete(s).
*Offer only available with purchases of the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition. Championship Edition (Digital) only available for pre-order. The Championship Edition (Physical) will be available in select regions and select retailers while stocks last. Pre-order to guarantee a copy. Not available on Nintendo Switch. NBA League Pass code will be delivered to the email address associated with the NBA 2K Account with which the Championship Edition Bonus Content was redeemed within 5 days of redemption (but no earlier than September 27, 2022) and must be redeemed by December 31, 2022.
NBA League Pass valid for 12 months from redemption and auto-renews monthly unless cancelled prior to renewal date at the then-current published MSRP for NBA League Pass in your territory Availability restrictions apply. See nba.2k.com/2K23/league-pass for full terms, availability, redemption and cancellation instructions.
**For digital orders, bonus content will be automatically entitled in game. For physical orders, bonus content will be redeemed in-game via code in box.
About NBA 2K23
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Developers: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Sports
Series: NBA 2K
NBA 2K is a series of basketball sports simulation video games developed by Visual Concepts and released annually since 1999. The premise of the series is to emulate the sport of basketball, and more specifically, the National Basketball Association.
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Source: 2K Games