Candace Parker, 35, becomes first woman to grace NBA 2K game cover, fans say 'took long enough'

WNBA star Candace Parker made history by being the first female to feature on the cover of an NBA 2K video game


                            Candace Parker, 35, becomes first woman to grace NBA 2K game cover, fans say 'took long enough'
The announcement was made by The Chicago Sky center and NBA 2K on Wednesday, July 14 (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

WNBA star Candace Parker made history by being the first female to feature on the cover of an NBA 2K video game. The announcement was made by The Chicago Sky center and NBA 2K on Wednesday, July 14. Fans swarmed social media with congratulatory messages as soon as the news broke out.

Candace, 35, said of the glorious feat, "I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed." She added, "Being a player in 2K was a dream of mine; having the privilege to be a broadcaster in 2K was a goal of mine, and now being on the cover brings it all full circle." Candace is a 2-time MVP, a 6-time All-Star and she owns a WNBA championship and 2 Olympic gold medals.

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Candace Parker (Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

 

Candace put out a post on Instagram that said, "Extremely proud and humbled to be the first female cover athlete in the history of 2K. I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed. Being a player in 2K was a dream of mine; having the privilege to be a broadcaster in 2K was a goal of mine; and now being on the cover brings it all full circle. I don’t take any of this for granted and I appreciate all of those who came before me and laid the groundwork for this moment. I’m hopeful there will be many more badass females to follow."



 

 

Candace further said that she hopes "There will be many more badass females to follow" and said, "I don’t take any of this for granted and I appreciate all of those who came before me and laid the groundwork for this moment. I’m hopeful there will be many more badass females to follow." The game is set to come out on September 10. NBA 2K also announced Luka Doncic, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki as the cover athletes on other editions of this year's game.

'Candace Parker on the cover of 2k is pretty lit'

People celebrated Candace's achievement and lauded her for the glorious feat. One user tweeted, "It took 22 years for them to finally acknowledge women in basketball & WNBA been around since 96’ but carry on… took long enough." Another wrote, "I can’t get over how big of a moment this is for @Candace_Parker congratulations you deserve it love!!! first woman on the cover of 2k." One user commented, "Yo that Candace Parker cover for 2k doe #girlpower." Another tweet read, "Candace Parker just put on for all the queens out there!" One user wrote, "Candace Parker on the cover of 2k is pretty lit."



 



 



 



 



 

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