Roommates, we have to give a round of applause to Candace Parker for making history as the first female basketball player to appear on the cover of the popular video game NBA 2K.
According to ESPN, she will be on the cover of NBA 2K22 in celebration of the WNBA’s 25th anniversary. The game is scheduled to drop on September 10th.
Extremely proud and humbled to be the first female cover athlete in the history of @NBA2K
I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed. I’m hopeful there will be many more badass females to follow 💪🏽💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/WJan4YE7Qt
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) July 14, 2021
The Chicago Sky forward spoke about the historical moment and said, “I grew up a video game fanatic, that’s what I did, to the point where my brothers would give me the fake controller when I was younger where I think I was playing and I wasn’t. I grew up a video game fanatic, that’s what I did, to the point where my brothers would give me the fake controller when I was younger where I think I was playing and I wasn’t.”
She continued, “I think when you’re young and experience these type of things, you’re onto the next thing. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really savored the moment.”
Shaq's reaction to finding out that Candace is on the cover of @NBA2K 🤣
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 14, 2021
Prior to the news about her landing the cover of NBA 2K, Candace also celebrated landing the cover of Slam Magazine. She said, “Growing up a hooper, Slam cover cutouts were always on my wall. This is a dream come true!! I respect the game and never take for granted these moments.”
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Candace, who is the first overall pick during the 2008 WNBA Draft, will join the likes of Luka Doncic, who was named as the cover athlete for the game’s regular edition, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant, who were named as cover athletes for the NBA’s 75th anniversary edition.
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