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EA rips off the covers for NBA LIVE 14
Tue, 30th Jul 2013
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EA Sports has announced that Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving will be the official cover athlete of NBA LIVE 14 when the game launches this spring on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Irving was named the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year and was a unanimous choice to the 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

He was also named an NBA All-Star in 2013 and is the reigning Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout champion.

"I'm so proud to be the face of this franchise as it makes its much-anticipated return," Irving said.

"I've been on the court with the development team and I've seen first-hand some of the amazing things EA SPORTS is doing with NBA LIVE 14. The fans are going to love it."

Speaking at the announcement, EA Sports GM of Basketball Daryl Holt says NBA LIVE 14 gives fans the chance to control the court with revolutionary new bounceTek ball physics, providing a level of control and precision never before seen in a basketball video game.

"We couldn't imagine a better cover athlete for our game than the dynamic, explosive Kyrie Irving," Holt added.

"Kyrie is one of the best ball handlers in the league, and with our next-generation technology we can arm players with the ability to replicate his impressive on-court feats, as well as the amazing signature styles and abilities of other pros in NBA LIVE 14."

More details on NBA LIVE 14, including information on game modes, features and more, will be coming soon.