Giannis Antetokounmpo Graces NBA 2K19 Standard Cover

The day after Giannis Antetokounmpo assumed the position as the best player in the eastern conference with LeBron's departure, the folks over at 2K Sports announced that the two will share cover athlete duties for the 19th edition of the popular basketball simulation franchise.

2K has already announced their "Legendary Edition" of 2K19 weeks ago, featuring a clearly calculated head-shot of LeBron James, omitting his (at the time, current,) Cleveland Cavalier jersey.

We'll get more in depth about features and modes as details are unveiled, but this is a huge step in the direction of super stardom for Giannis. This is his first video game cover and serves as a precursor for a potential meteoric rise with an Eastern conference that's as wide open as it's been in the past decade or longer.