2K Sports, has announced that the cover athlete for the upcoming [i]NBA 2K9[/i] will be revealed June 5th on ABC through a 30 second commercial to air during the NBA Countdown pre-game show for Game One of the 2008 NBA Finals. Also, fans of the [i]2K[/i] basketball series can visit www.2ksports.com/nba2k9/, where registered participants can try to predict the cover athlete for [i]NBA 2K9[/i] from a selection of 16 current NBA players. Those who predict the correct cover athlete will be entered into a special drawing for the opportunity to win exclusive prizes.
To enter in the [i]NBA 2K9[/i] cover athlete reveal sweepstakes, participants must register from May 22 – June 4. All entrants that are correct will be entered into a random drawing to win the sweepstakes prizes on June 5. One grand prize winner will receive the [i]NBA 2K9[/i] cover athlete’s authentic, autographed NBA jersey, along with a copy of [i]NBA 2K9[/i] on the platform of their choice. Ten other first prize winners will also receive a copy of [i]NBA 2K9[/i]. All winners will receive their copy of [i]NBA 2K9[/i] upon release of the game."
We’re extremely excited to offer this online promotion to our loyal community of 2K Sports fans, as we think it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to interact more closely with them through a refreshingly fun and rewarding experience," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "The [i]NBA 2K[/i] franchise is king among basketball players and passionate fans who know and understand basketball. Revealing our cover athlete prior to Game One affords us a unique opportunity to capitalize on the anticipation surrounding the NBA Finals while simultaneously generating excitement for the release of [i]NBA 2K9[/i]."
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