‘NBA 2K15’ Cover: Kevin Durant 'Grateful' For The Opportunity' But Says 'Nobody Plays The Game As Much As' Him? [VIDEO]

By Alex Wolfe , Updated May 07, 2014 08:41 AM EDT

The NBA 2K series has a history of picking the best for its covers, including the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James within the last few years. Well, now the newly-crowned MVP Kevin Durant won't just get his due in real life for the best year of his career, he'll get his moment to shine on the NBA 2K15 cover. 

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IGN was on the conference call announcing Durant's cover, and the NBA superstar gave some of his thoughts about getting the cover:

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"It's something that I've been longing for for a while," Durant said on the call, "and I'm just grateful for the opportunity."

That actually sounds strikingly similar to how Durant talked about the MVP prior to this season. Apparently 2014 is the year of getting what you want in life for Durant. He also apparently really wanted to be on the cover:

"I begged them to put me on the cover," Durant said. "I really think nobody plays the game as much as I do. I wanted to be a part of it."

So what mode is Durant's favorite in the game?

"I enjoy playing the myPlayer mode," he said. "Taking your guy through a season, getting drafted...I feel that's how it is as a real NBA player. It's about the journey."

That's... really funny, because most people are probably playing myPlayer just to get a small idea of what it's like to be Durant, and yet real-life Durant plays it just because he thinks it's cool. Lastly, Durant revealed whether he plays NBA 2K as his own Oklahoma City Thunder team, or as another:

"I never play with our team for some reason," he said. "In my house you have to pick a random team and just play. That's how we see how good you are."

Tough love, KD. But then again, Kevin Durant is not nice (which is just a moniker, he's actually very nice).

Durant was already on the cover of NBA 2K once, with NBA 2K13. This will be his first solo cover, however, because the last one was shared with Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin.

What do you think of the cover choice for this year's 2K? Does it make sense to make this the "Year of Kevin Durant," despite the fact that he was on the cover just two years ago? Let us know in the comments.

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