Candace Parker has just made history by becoming the first female to appear on the cover of the popular NBA 2K video game. The Chicago Sky superstar made the announcement on her Instagram that she will grace the cover of this year’s NBA 2K22 game, which is set to hit the shelves of stores later this summer.
Parker is a two-time WNBA MVP and a six-time all-star. She also has one WNBA championship and two Olympic gold medals under her belt.
Here’s a look at the cover:
And here’s the message that Candace Parker posted to her Instagram post in response to receiving this honor:
“Extremely proud and humbled to be the first female cover athlete in the history of 2K. I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed. Being a player in 2K was a dream of mine; having the privilege to be a broadcaster in 2K was a goal of mine; and now being on the cover brings it all full circle. I don’t take any of this for granted and I appreciate all of those who came before me and laid the groundwork for this moment. I’m hopeful there will be many more badass females to follow.”
Parker’s cover is only one edition. The other editions will feature Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.