Kevin Durant, 2K Sports Reach Partnership; Will Collaborate on Game Development

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2020

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant smiles as he greets teammates returning to the bench during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in New York. Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future, the Union announced Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and 2K Sports reached a "long-term partnership agreement" on Monday.

As part of the deal, Durant will replace New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson as the cover athlete for the NBA 2K Mobile game. He'll also work with 2K Sports on the "game development and creative" side of the NBA 2K series.

This isn't the first time Durant has joined forces with 2K. He was one of three players along with Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose to feature on the cover of NBA 2K13 and was back on the cover by himself for NBA 2K15.

The 10-time All-Star also competed in the NBA 2K Players Tournament this past spring while the league paused action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Derrick Jones Jr. took Durant out in the first round. 

NBA 2K21 first hit stores on Sept. 4 for standard-gen gaming consoles. The game was released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S earlier this month.

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