2K Sports announced the news in a video featuring Lillard in a number of quick sketches posted Tuesday morning.
Lillard, a five-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA player, will be on the cover of the game for all current-generation platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Blazers star Damian Lillard named NBA 2K21 cover athlete
Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade held the honor past year and for the next iteration of the game, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover. "From his cultural influence, musical success, off the court leadership, and on court domination, he's the ideal fit for our cover of National Basketball Association 2K21 on current-generation platforms; we're honoured to have him". It was rumored that rookie Zion Williamson would make the cover this year after being the focus for the trailer of 2K21, which he could still do, as Davis revealed that there will be three covers for the game.
"I made it." said Lillard.
No release date for the game has been announced.