LeBron James to appear on NBA 2K19 cover

Cavs star featured in front of inspirational words

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LeBron James will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition.

LeBron James will appear on the cover of the 20th anniversary edition of NBA 2K, but you won't see him in a Cavs jersey.

Instead, the cover of the popular video game will feature a headshot of the three-time NBA champ and likely pending free agent in front of a backdrop of inspirational words chosen by James.

It will be James' second appearance on the cover of the game, with his previous time coming on the NBA 2K14 cover.

The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on Sept. 7, with a standard edition coming out four days later.

In a news release unveiling the cover, the four-time NBA MVP said he's humbled to appear "of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid."

"We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me -- from my family to where I come from and words I live by," he added.

James is chasing a fourth NBA title with the Cavs in his eighth straight NBA Finals. He won two titles with the Miami Heat in 2012-13 and led the Cavs to the championship in 2016.

The Cavs trail the defending champion Golden State Warriors 2-0 in this year's Finals, with Game 3 set for Wednesday night in Cleveland.

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