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Paul George unveiled as NBA 2K17 cover star

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2K Games has announced Indiana Pacers shooting guard Paul George as the cover athlete for the upcoming NBA 2K17.

The Pacers may have been knocked out of the playoffs thanks to a strong showing from the Toronto Raptors, but George still remains one of the NBA's finest, and his selection as cover star for the latest in the 2K series proves it.

This is the first time he will be featured on the cover of an NBA 2K game, having previously appeared on the cover of 2K's MyNBA2K16 companion app.

"I have been playing NBA 2K as long as I can remember, and to be honoured as cover athlete of NBA 2K17 is a blessing and vote of confidence that my hard work on and off the court has paid off,” said George.

“I’m excited to partner with 2K and hope to help take the franchise to the next level".

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The Pacers star also featured as a guest commentator at the 2K16 Road to the Finals championship on June 1, and will appear as the cover athlete for NBA 2K Online in China.

As well as announcing its new cover star, 2K Games also confirmed the return of Early Tip-Off Weekend.

That means, as of today, any players who pre-order will get their hands on the game four days before its official September 20 release date.

Those who pre-order will also get extra in-game content, including 5,000 virtual currency, a MyTEAM bundle, and more, yet to be revealed, extras.

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NBA 2K17 will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

There will also be a special Kobe Bryant edition available in celebration of the Laker legend's final year in the NBA.

The Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will go on sale for £74.99, along with a more feature-packed Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold for £79.99.

Pre-order Now: NBA 2K17 at Amazon.co.uk from £44

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