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Giannis Antetokounmpo was officially unveiled on Monday morning as the NBA 2K19 cover-page athlete.
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Last week, a leak indicated that Giannis Antetokounmpo would become the cover star of the NBA 2K19. On Monday, the video game franchise officially made a public announcement with Antetokounmpo in Athens.

The Milwaukee-Bucks star and native Greek is the first international player on the cover of the standard version of the game, which has since been reviewed annually since 1999.

"I am honored to be the first international player on the cover of the NBA 2K19, "Antetokounmpo said in a statement. "I love to play NBA 2K, that means a lot to me, I worked hard to get recognition in the NBA, and on the cover of NBA 2K19 is a dream come true."

The cover contains keywords and Phrases that are relevant to antetokounmpo, including "father's legacy," "fear the deer," Athens, "" family, "and of course" Greek Freak. "

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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the Co ver the NBA 2K19. [Photo:CourtesyofNBA2K19]

"Giannis is the future of the NBA, and his energy and athleticism have made him an indisputable force in the league," said Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing at NBA 2K.

The NBA 2K19 Standard Edition will be available from September 11 for $ 59.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

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