After Shaquille O’Neal was announced as the cover athlete for the NBA 2K18 legend and legend gold edition, players were left wondering who will be chosen for the standard edition. A few weeks later, Kyrie Irving was revealed to be the basketball player featured on the cover of the standard game version. Irving is already part of NBA 2K17 as a MyTeam player. His in game card is a Sapphire one with 86 OVR. His position is point guard, just like in real life. He has two badges: deep range deadeye and mid-range deadeye.
Irving’s professional basketball career started in 2011 when he participated in the NBA draft. He was chosen as rookie of the year by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The start of the 2012-2013 NBA season was not a good one for Kyrie. He was injured and the injury kept him off the court for three weeks. He had a spectacular comeback in the game against the New York Knicks when he scored 41 points. The current NBA season was a good one for Irving. The Cavaliers made it to the Finals thanks to 24 points scored by Irving in game five.
NBA 2K18 standard edition is available for pre-order. This digital version is priced at $50. The price will vary depending on players location. NBA 2K18 standard edition pre-order bonus includes virtual NBA 2K18 coins, MyTeam packs and apparel. Players will be given 5,000 virtual coins to spend in any way they please. Ten packs for MyTeam are also part of the pre-order bonus. One pack is received per week. Included in these packs, there will be a random free agent Team 2K card. Players will also receive all sorts of apparel for MyPlayer. The pre-order bonus is only available for those who acquire NBA 2K18 for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The best places to buy the standard version are the official online stores. For the PC version, most players prefer to use Steam.