WNBA player will appear on cover of popular NBA 2K game for first time ever

For the first time ever, a WNBA star will grace the cover of the popular NBA 2K game.

On Wednesday, 2K announced that two-time WNBA MVP and six-time WNBA All-Star Las Vegas Aces forward Aja Wilson will be featured as one of two athletes on the NBA 2K25 All-Star Edition. She will also star on the cover of the GameStop exclusive WNBA Edition.

This comes at a time when womens basketball is seeing record numbers in viewership and attendance.

Being featured on the NBA 2K25 cover is a big moment for me and a testament to the ever-growing fandom of the WNBA, Wilson said in a press release. Seeing more and more WNBA athletes scanned into NBA 2K25 to best capture the style and confidence of the league has been empowering, and I can’t wait for fans to experience it in-game.

Wilson will appear on the games All-Star Edition alongside five-time NBA All-Star Boston Celtics Forward Jayson Tatum. Tatum is also the cover star for the NBA 2K25 Standard Edition.

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Both Wilson and Tatum are reigning champions in their respective leagues.

Its an honor to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25, Tatum said in a press release. Ive been playing NBA 2K since I was a kid and its been a dream to one day be on the cover. Even after coming off an NBA Championship, its humbling to see this come to life.

A total of four editions of the game will be released in September.

A Hall-of-Fame Edition of the game featuring cover star Vince Carter will also be available for a limited time. Carter is a 2024 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, eight-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA Team.

NBA 2K25 will be available Sept. 6 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

The Hall of Fame Edition is only available through Sept. 8.

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