Paul George to grace the cover of ‘NBA2K17’

NBA2K has selected Paul George to be on the cover for its 2017 edition.

NBA2K selected Paul George to be on the cover for its 2017 edition.

Paul George will be on the cover of the most prominent NBA video game. The Pacers star and three-time NBA All-Star is highlighted on the cover of NBA2K17.

Here's Paul George on the cover.

Here’s Paul George on the cover.

“I’m excited,” George said during the announcement. “Growing up, this comes with wanting to be in the NBA. You want to be on the cover, you want to be the best.

“I’ve been with 2K and this is locking me in for life right here.”

There is also a legends edition available and Kobe Bryant is the face of that cover. Both versions are expected out in September.

[Kobe gives Paul George his shoes after their final meeting]

George, an avid gamer, has returned from a vacation overseas and was back home in Los Angeles for a big NBA2K event, plus the announcement that he indeed the cover man.

This past year, George was the cover athlete for the MyNBA2K16 mobile app.

George just completed his first full NBA season back from his compound leg fracture suffered on Aug. 1, 2014. He finished the 2015-16 season 10th in scoring, Second-Team All-Defense and Third-Team All NBA.

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