Sabrina Ionescu will be featured on the cover of this year’s WNBA edition of NBA 2K24. But Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum thinks her teammate A’ja Wilson should have been the “easy” choice.
After Ionescu’s cover was revealed Friday, some WNBA fans pointed out alternative options who are just as deserving of the honor, if not more so — among them Wilson, the 2022 WNBA MVP who has picked up right where she left off last season.
Wilson picked up the ESPYs award for Best WNBA Player on Sunday. After the announcement, Plum took to Twitter, calling Wilson’s win an “easy decision” before adding “and so was the 2k cover…”
Easy decision and so was the 2k cover…. https://t.co/YOVJrJaghL— Kelsey Plum (@Kelseyplum10) July 10, 2023
Easy decision and so was the 2k cover…. https://t.co/YOVJrJaghL
Kobe Bryant will appear on the cover for the standard NBA 2K edition and a special “Black Mamba” edition. Ionescu told Sports Illustrated it’s an honor to be named alongside Bryant.
“I can only hope to continue to carry on his legacy,” she said.
The New York Liberty guard is averaging 15.2 points and 5.1 assists per game. Wilson, meanwhile, was recently named an All-Star Game captain and is averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and a tied-for-the-league-lead 2.3 assists per game, alongside 1.3 steals.