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The Coolest Part of 2K21, Was My Involvement In The Playlist, Says Damian Lillard

PORTLAND, OREGON – MAY 20: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Moda Center on May 20, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Damian Lillard is one of the cover athletes that will be featured on NBA 2K21. The other cover athletes are rookie sensation Zion Williamson, James Harden, and the late Kobe Bryant.

“To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well,” said Damian Lillard, NBA superstar and cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on current-gen platforms. “Personally, I’ve been introduced to new artists, songs and genres that I might hear on the radio, but I heard it first on NBA 2K.”  

Other artists that will be joining Lillard on the soundtrack are artists such as Roddy Ricch, The Strokes, Stormzy, Ro$$ Mac, deceased artists Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke to name a few. The soundtrack contains 52 track, and will be updated, according to Forbes.com’s Brian Mazique.

Lillard was recently on What’s in Your Glass with his Blazer teammate Carmelo Anthony and the two discussed a variety of different topics, including Lillard being a cover athlete and his involvement in the upcoming NBA video game.

“When I first got with 2K maybe three or four years ago, and they started to include me. I did China cover of the game and then the game in the US, I was on the back of the back cover will have some action on the back of the game or whatever,” said Lillard.

“That’s actually a process of you being involved with the whole situation. Then they invite you to the event where, they launch thew game. They will ask you do stuff like that.

So, I been into it with for three or four years, and this year they were like I’m going to be the cover athlete. It was cool because they were like what type of picture would you want to use because we don’t want it be a still shoot, we would like it to be some type of action. The one that they actually ended up choosing was from my second year in the dunk contest. I wanted one where I was celebrating. it ended up being cool the one they chose.”

Lillard is coming off a 61 point performance against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night as the Blazers took a half game lead over the Grizzlies and the Suns for the final playoff spot in the West. The Blazers have one more game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday before having to play a play in game.

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Written by Landon Buford

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