Damian Lillard Officially Announced as NBA 2k21 Cover Athlete in First Reveal

Damian Lillard
Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard | Alika Jenner/Getty Images

An unforgettable year just got a little bit better for Damian Lillard.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the the Portland Trail Blazers star will grace the cover of NBA 2K21 when it's released in a few months.

Lillard was enjoying his most productive NBA season to date before the coronavirus outbreak forced commissioner Adam Silver to suspend the campaign. For the year, he was posting a career-high 28.9 points and 7.8 assists while shooting 45.7% from the floor and 39.4% on threes.

The five-time All-Star also delivered the play of the 2018-19 season last April when he drained an epic game-winning 3-pointer to send the Oklahoma City Thunder packing in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

It's really impossible to deny that this honor was thoroughly deserved by Lillard.

The video game giant announced last week that there will be three cover athletes for 2021 edition with the next reveals coming on Wednesday and Thursday, so basketball fans should keep those notifications locked and loaded.