Black Mamba’s Legacy Lives On in NBA 2K17 Legend Edition


Say what you want about Kobe Bryant but you can’t deny the mark he’s made on the NBA.  Love him or hate him, he make the Los Angeles Lakers a superpower in the league for many years.  Many generations of athletes looked to him for inspiration, night after night, and he never disappointed.  Tonight, he plays his final game in the place that he’s called home his entire career.  When the final buzzer tones, the Black Mamba will walk away from playing the game, forever.

In honor of his legendary career, 2K is making Kobe Bryant the face of NBA 2K17: Legend Edition!

Gamers that pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will receive special Kobe memorabilia and in-game digital content, including:
Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.

Digital Content:

  • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
  • MyTEAM Bundle + (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card);
  • Nike Kobe XI shoes;
  • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
  • Kobe hoodie;
  • And, more!

As for who will be joining the two-time NBA 2K Cover Man and 18-time All-Pro for the standard edition, we’ll find that out this June when NBA 2K kicks off their NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship event.

It’s a great way to honor a celebrated career and one that we’ll not soon forget.  Happy Black Mamba Day!

NBA 2K17 will be available digitally and physically later this year.  You can pre-order now, though.

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