Following yesterday’s reveal of Michael Jordan being on the cover for two editions of NBA 2K23, publisher 2K has revealed the cover of NBA 2K23 WBNA edition. The stars of this edition’s cover are three-time WNBA Champion, Diana Taurasi along with WNBA all-time assists leader, Sue Bird.
To celebrate this announcement, 2K has partnered with Taurasi and Bird to donate $100,000 to Every Kid Sports. The partnership will give young girls the opportunity to join youth basketball programs across the country. This donation will cover the registration cost of over 550 girls from income-restricted families!
Here’s what Sue Bird had to say about her cover athlete announcement.
It’s an incredible feeling to see myself on the cover of a video game that has such a cultural impact. And by partnering with NBA 2K and Every Kid Sports, Diana and I have the opportunity to open doors to hundreds of young girls in this country who want to express themselves on the court. I’m honored to be on the cover, and even more honored to use my legacy to provide these opportunities for the next generation.
Diana Taurasi also shared her thoughts.
It really is an incredible feeling to see your hard work memorialized on the cover of a game like NBA 2K23. There are so many kids that dream of pursuing a professional basketball career, and they can now also dream of being on the NBA 2K cover, whether they want to play in the NBA or WNBA.
Bird and Taurasi join Candace Parker in being the first few females to grace the cover of NBA 2K. The NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition is launching exclusively at GameStop only in the US and Canada. The WNBA Edition will also include Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi’s WNBA jerseys as in-game bonus content.
2K mentions one more major cover announcement for tomorrow, along with the pricing of each edition. NBA 2K23 launches on September 9, 2022.