Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving has just been announced as the cover athlete of NBA 2K18, the latest edition of the basketball simulation game, which is out this September.

"It is well known that I’m an avid player of this series and I am honoured to be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18," says Irving, adding that the situation is nevertheless "surreal" and that he "can’t wait to dominate on the virtual court with all of my fans this fall."

The announcement comes ahead of his performance in the NBA Finals, which will hopefully see him lose to the Golden State Warriors because we're not huge fans of the Cavaliers. Sorry, Kyrie.

The NBA 2K18 will be available from September 15th for PS4, Xbox, Switch and PC; it comes with VC, weekly MyTEAM outfits, and more.