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NBA 2K23 reveals Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi as WNBA edition cover athletes

Not one but two legends of women’s basketball will continue making history this fall.

On Wednesday, 2K Sports revealed that none other than Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird are the cover athletes for NBA 2K23‘s WNBA Edition. As part of the announcement, NBA 2K is partnering with both stars to donate $100,000 to Every Kid Sports, giving children across the US an opportunity to join youth basketball programs. Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury icon and five-time Olympic gold medalist, couldn’t be happier about it.

“It really is an incredible feeling to see your hard work memorialized on the cover of a game like NBA 2K23,” Taurasi said in a press release. “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.”

Sue Bird, another five-time Olympic gold champion and Seattle Storm superstar, echoed a similar sentiment.

“It’s amazing to see myself on the cover of a video game that has such a cultural impact,” Bird said in a press release. “And by partnering withNBA 2Kand 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.”

Check out the cover art for yourself below.

2K also put together a brief highlight reel of both athletes’ accomplishments.

Last year, 2K Sports released the first-ever WNBA Edition of NBA 2K with the Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker on the cover. So Taurasi and Bird are in good company. 

Earlier this week, 2K announced Michael Jordan will also be on NBA 2K23‘s cover for the Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition. It’s a stacked list of names, no doubt.

NBA 2K23 will launchSept. 9, 2022, for several yet-to-be-revealed platforms. Pre-orders begin July 7, 2022.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.

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