NEW YORK -

2K Sports announced Thursday that 2013 NBA MVP, LeBron James, will make his video game cover debut on NBA 2K14, the next installment of the NBA video game simulation franchise.

According to 2K Sports, James will lead the NBA 2K franchise into the future of sports video games with two dynamic and distinctly unique experiences for current and next-generation consoles.

"My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K. I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it's amazing to be a part of this great tradition," said James. "I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it."

2K Sports also announced the King James Bonus Pack, which offers exclusive content featuring James. Customers who pre-order NBA 2K14 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will receive:

  • 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition;
  • Extra content for the new "Path to Greatness" mode;
  • LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode;
  • The all-new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.

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