First Ever NBA 2K19 Australian Cover Star Revealed

July 5, 2018

2K Games and Visual Concepts are proud to today reveal that Ben Simmons will be the NBA 2K19 Australian cover star, marking the first time that an Australian has been on the cover of a NBA 2K title.

Ben Simmons was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year after a wildly successful 2017 playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. The cover will feature key words that all have significant meaning for Ben Simmons and his NBA career, including “Loyalty,” “Family,” and his signature “Triple Double.”

It’s a huge honour to be recognised on the first-ever Australian cover for NBA 2K and represent the 76ers,” said Ben Simmons. “The Aussie fans are super passionate about basketball and specifically NBA 2K, so it’s very cool to be an ambassador for both

Ben is the future of the NBA and his drive and versatility have made him an undeniable force in the league,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “He’s the perfect cover athlete and we’re excited to feature him as our very first Australian cover star.

Check out the NBA 2K19 Australian Cover below:

NBA 2K19 Australian Cover Star

During his debut season in the NBA Simmons set a host of records. He joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as only the third rookie in NBA history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists and he was second only to Robertson for most triple-doubles in a rookie season. He beat Allen Iverson’s record of 567 assists to set the team rookie record and helped the Philadelphia 76ers qualify for the Eastern Conference playoffs with a record of 52–30, the best team performance since 2001. During the playoffs he became the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have a triple-double, and only the fifth rookie in history to achieve this feat.

If you play NBA 2K games on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 then you’re in luck this year, as we can also reveal that NBA 2K19: The Prelude will be available on August 31, 2018 giving players a head start on the MyCAREER mode. Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for more details on NBA 2K19 in the coming weeks.

Watch the official NBA 2K19 “How Could They Have Known?” trailer below:


NBA 2K19 will launch on September 11, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms. For more information, head to the official NBA 2K19 website.