Giannis Antetokounmpo named cover athlete for NBA 2K19

Fans of the popular NBA 2K series in Wisconsin will be happy to see Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on the cover of this year's version of the game. Antetokounmpo is the first international player to ever be featured on the cover of the game.

Antetokounmpo was announced on Monday as the cover athlete of the game, which features a number of words and phrases in the background of the cover, such as Greek Freak, Fear The Deer, and the names of members of his family.

The Milwaukee Bucks bowed out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in seven games against the Boston Celtics. Giannis finished 6th in MVP voting and received a handful of Most Improved Player votes a season after he won that award.

NBA 2K19 will be available on September 11.

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