EA announced on the NBA LIVE website this past week that the cover athlete for this years iteration of the franchise will be none other than Portland Trailblazer point guard, Damian Lillard.
Photos from the recent shoot were posted on EA Sports official website from his visit to EA Canada studios for the cover shoot and mo-cap sessions to capture his signature style for the game. Gracing the cover of EA’s basketball series marks a meteoric rise for Lillard from his roots at mid-major Weber State University to becoming the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and an NBA All-Star last season. Lillard will be in good company as last year’s MVP Kevin Durant will be gracing the cover of competitor NBA 2k15.
In a video Lillard posted to Instagram about the announcement he said,
I’m so honored and I’m so blessed to be in this position, I’m thankful to EA Sports to make me the cover guy. It’s been a long time coming, took a lot of hard work and it is a dream come true.
NBA LIVE 15 launches later this year on October 7th exclusively on the PS4 and Xbox One.