A day after EA Sports released its NBA Live 14 cover, rival company 2K Sports has announced a LeBron James-picked music playlist for its upcoming NBA 2K14 game.
Barring any last-minute changes, King James revealed his tracks for the upcoming new game Friday (July 26).
2K Games has dropped the entire playlist for theirupcoming basketball opus, NBA 2K14. Apparently on top of attributing LeBron James with an executive producer credit, 2K has also let him hand pick they soundtrack as well. “2K is letting me take control of some important elements in NBA 2K14, including this year’s soundtrack,” said James, who successfully defended the Miami Heat’s world championship in the NBA Finals, while winning his second straight NBA Finals MVP award. “I love that I’m the first NBA 2K cover athlete to choose the soundtrack.” (Complex)
The detailed list includes tracks from Jay Z, Jadakiss, Kendrick Lamar and more.
*Big Krit, Cool 2 be Southern *Cris Cab, Paradise (On Earth) *Coldplay, Lost! *Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams), Get Lucky *Drake, Started From The Bottom *Eminem, Not Afraid *Fly Union, Long Run *Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood *Imagine Dragons, Radioactive *Jada Kiss (feat. Ayanna Irish), Can’t Stop Me *Jay Z, The Ruler’s Back *John Legend (feat. Rick Ross), Who Do We Think We Are *Kanye West, All Of The Lights *Kendrick Lamar, Now Or Never *Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton), Can’t Hold Us *Nas (feat. Puff Daddy), Hate Me Now *Phil Collins, In The Air Tonight *Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell), Blurred Lines *The Black Keys, Elevator *The Black Keys, Howlin For You (Complex)
Yesterday, EA Sports added some heat to King James and 2K by unveiling its mystery NBA Live 14 cover art.
In a year where EA Sports will be introducing games for next generation XBox, the video game maker has selected one of the NBA’s brightest young stars as the cover athlete of its upcoming NBA Live 14 game. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will grace the cover of the series, which hasn’t been published in four years. EA Sports touts a new in-game physics engine that apparently will allow gamers more precision-dribble control than in previous editions. It’ll be interesting to see how the game competes against NBA2K14, the latest installment of the segment-leading NBA2K series, which will feature LeBron James on the cover. (USA Today)
LeBron recently explained his motivation for teaming up with the 2K Sports franchise.
“My friends, family and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K,” James said in a statement. “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. 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.” (ESPN)
Check out the NBA 2K14 playlist: