You ready for this? Take a deep breath and center yourself. At EA’s E3 presentation this year, they revealed Russell Westbrook as the cover athlete for the upcoming NBA LIVE 16. Thunder point guard for Oklahoma City, Westbrook is a decorated NBA player and said to be one of the most versatile and explosive players in the league.
Westbrook is a four-time All-Star, and was named the 2015 All-Star Game MVP. He was also the NBA Scoring Champion after the 2014 season, and has won two gold medals as part of the US National Team.
EA Sports VP of Marketing, Anthony Stevenson, had this to say about the decision:
“Russell Westbrook is a player who can do it all, and we can’t imagine a better fit for the cover of NBA LIVE 16. NBA LIVE 16 is all about self-expression, and who better embodies that than Westbrook, both on and off the court? Russell plays every game like he has something to prove. Our team is building NBA LIVE the exact same way, so we’re thrilled to have him as an ambassador for our game.”
EA sports already announced gameplay details of NBA LIVE 16 , so if you missed that you should check it out over at YouTube, but without further ado, check ou the cover below and let us know what you think of this decision!