Joel Embiid on the NBA Live 19 Cover

Joel Embiid graces the cover of NBA Live 19

Joel Embiid graces the cover of NBA Live 19

Joel Embiid will grace the cover of NBA Live 19 due out in September, publisher Electronic Arts announced Monday during the broadcast of the 2018 NBA Awards.

With his larger-than-life personality and growing profile after a breakout year, Embiid was a natural fit to carry the next installment in the NBA Live franchise. The selection marks the first ever for a Sixer in the game's history, debuting in 1994. The 7-foot, 250-pound center in his first full season put up 22.9 points per game to go along with 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games and earned an All-Star selection. James has made decisions in the past based on joining more talented teams and Embiid is hoping, despite the signs pointing towards his homes in California and OH, that he does that again in 2018.

After it was announced that James' turnaround fadeaway jumper from the free throw line is the best play of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, Dinwiddie hopped on his phone and expressed his indifference over that shot with the intent of letting people know that the four-time MVP was not the only dude who beat Minnesota on a game-winning jumper.

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That could still be any of Croatia, Nigeria, Iceland or Argentina before their final games later on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT). France has won each game by a goal, so they'll be looking for more offense from the men up front to secure a potential win.

Somewhat surprisingly, EA Sports has stuck with "NBA Live" despite sales numbers that have been practically nonexistent, all the while going up against a cultural force that has shown no signs of slowing down. The game was released with a $20 discount off the usual $60 price, and it dropped quickly from there, reaching a low of just $5 only a few months later.

Embiid believes that the Sixers can get the job done if LeBron joins them, and he's ready to make it happen.

Although 2K Sports' "NBA 2K" series is far more popular than its "NBA Live" competitor, some major names from The Association have graced recent covers of "NBA Live", including two players who can now call themselves MVPs, Houston's James Harden and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.

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