Kyrie Irving Would be at the Cover of NBA Live 14

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

Video game publisher EA hasn’t put out an NBA Live game since 2009. NBA Live 13 was to were released last year, but was abruptly cancelled in September. Despite EA Sports‘ loss of NBA titles during the last few years, the publisher remains insisting that NBA Live 14 will hit next-generation consoles q4.

In an indication that implies the sport actually is at the way, EA announced today that Kyrie Irving could be the cover athlete for NBA Live 14.

Kyrie Irving on NBA Live 14

“I’m so proud to be the face of this franchise because it makes its much-anticipated return,” Irving said. “I’ve been at the court with the improvement team and I’ve seen first-hand a number of the amazing things EA Sports is doing with NBA Live 14. The fans are going to like it.”

Irving was the general first pick within the 2011 NBA Draft. During his short career for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving was named the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year and a 2013 NBA All-Star.

In addition to the announcement, EA has released a quick teaser trailer featuring Irving. The trailer claims to point out “actual in-game footage” from NBA Live 14. Though the graphics at the digital Irving look nice, the synchronized audience clapping within the background suggests there should be work to be done at the next-gen title.

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