Every single cover of NBA 2K has featured at 2K22 MT least one NBA player. This began with Allen Iverson's first NBA 2K. In contrast with the NBA Live series, the NBA 2K games have repeated covers with players, most notably Iverson on the cover for the first five games in the series. Also, the covers feature Shaquille O'Neal appearing in back-to back appearances for NBA 2K6 and NBA 2K7. Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant are also on multiple covers.
In the year 2010 NBA 2K11 became the first game in the series with retired players on the cover, in this case Michael Jordan. Jordan was back as the front-page player of NBA 2K12 with limited edition Magic Johnson covers and Larry Bird covers. NBA 2K13 marks the first occasion that multiple players appear on the same cover with Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose appearing together.
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NBA 2K14 had LeBron James as Buy NBA 2K22 MT the cover singer. NBA 2K15 featured Kevin Durant. NBA 2K16 featured three covers featuring the superstars James Harden and Stephen Curry.