Didn't we only just go through this with PES? Now it's NBA 2K's turn to have its already-anointed cover athlete screw things up by changing teams before the game is even out.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Cleveland and Boston executed a blockbuster trade today that sends Cavs superstar Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and some draft picks.
It's a fun trade for basketball fans, but a nightmare for 2K, who not only have Irving as their cover star for this year's game, but obviously have him up there (and have been publicising this since a July 1 announcement) in his Cavs uniform.
While there's plenty of time to now go and change the cover to feature, say, Irving in a Celtics uniform (we've contacted 2K to find out exactly what happens from here), spare a thought for everyone at 2K now left with one hell of a thing to fix before the game's September 15 release date.
— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) August 22, 2017
Note that Irving is only the cover athlete on the standard edition of the game. The game's two Legend Editions went bigger.