Zion Williamson was the only NBA star featured in the PS5 reveal trailer of NBA 2K21 and everyone has assumed that the Pelicans No. 1 pick will become the cover player of the latest game version. While some of the new reports suggest that the NBA 2K21 game could have 3 covers with 3 different athletes, it is kind of confirmed that Zion Williamson will be one of them.
There will be 3 NBA 2K21 cover athletes announced next week. One to be revealed on each day, from June 30 – July 2.
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) June 24, 2020
It means fans will obviously compare Williamson with Anthony Davis, who was the cover of the NBA 2K20 game. Zion Williamson vs Anthony Davis debate has been heating up on the internet as fans have started to compare the two stars in terms of their games and popularity. While 2K Games had taken the decision strictly form a business viewpoint, as Zion Williamson is one of the best-selling names that will make NBA 2K21 very popular by being on the game cover.
Zion Williamson is the Best-Selling Player for NBA 2K21 Cover
NBA 2K21 cover player is not only determined by which player is best in the court, but also who can make the game copies sell among the fans. It is a common knowledge that NBA 2K games are pretty much about fans trying to play as their favorite players, similar to buying jerseys and shoes.
Williamson has already proved his name in selling merch for the Pelicans as he sold the maximum number of Nike jerseys and t-shirts just after getting drafted in the team. Even after playing his first NBA game with a three months delay, Zion Williamson is still in the top 15 players in terms of jersey sales. It is why Zion Williamson being on the cover of NBA 2K21 will increase the game sales.
Why is NBA 2K21 Promoting Zion Williamson as the Cover Player?
Zion Williamson has also increased the TV viewership of the games he has player for the Pelicans by 30 percent and it indicates his overall popularity. Anthony Davis was the breakout star last year after the Lakers purchased him in a blockbuster deal. Similarly, Williamson reached the peak popularity levels after the Pelicans brought him as the No. 1 draft pick they got after giving out Anthony Davis.
As for not playing much in the NBA games, Williamson has already proved his worth in the few games he played and his Duke college career. NBA 2K21 has made the perfect decision to choose Zion Williamson as the cover star and it will be officially out soon.