Shaq to Appear on Cover of NBA 2K18 Legend Edition, and the Announcement Was Hilarious (Video)

Shaq 2K18 Legend Edition

On Monday, 2K Sports announced that Shaquille O’Neal, NBA Hall of Famer and Icy Hot pitchman, will appear on the cover of their NBA 2K18 Legend Edition.

“I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career,” The Big Aristotle says in the official press release. “I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and re-creating my most legendary in-game moments!”

To mark the announcement 2K Sports released the first commercial for the game on YouTube, and it is fan-freaking-tastic:

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There will be two different versions of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition, both available in digital and physical formats. The regular Legend Edition will feature Shaq from his Miami Heat days and set you back a cool $100:

shaq nba 2k18 cover

The Legend Edition Gold will feature The Big Aristotle from his Lakers days and set you back an obscene $150:

shaq nba 2k18 cover

Here’s a rundown of all the features you get with the various versions of NBA 2K18:

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition – $99.99

100,000 VC
20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K cards)
Shaq Attaq Shoes
Shaq Jerseys & Apparel
Championship Ring
Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
5 Shaq Trading Cards
Shaq Poster

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold – $149.99

All Legend Edition Content
Additional 150,0000 VC (250,000 total)
20 Additional Weekly MyTEAM packs (40 total with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K card)
Shaq’s Jersey Collection
5 Additional Shaq Trading Cards
Lenticular Cover

NBA 2K18 Standard Edition: – $59.99

5000 VC
10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (With Team 2K card)
MyPlayer Apparel

NBA 2K18 hits stores on September 19. However, if you pre-order now you’ll get the game four days early.

Hat Tip – [Operation Sports]

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