James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

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James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Still awaiting an official announcement as of this post, but it looks like it's been leaked.

cdj wrote:Revealed in a behind the scenes video from YouTuber iMav3riq, James Harden will be the NBA LIVE 18 cover athlete. Harden was previously on the cover of NBA 2K16.

We are expecting an official announcement, video, and perhaps more from EA SPORTS on Wednesday or later this week.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:09 pm

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Makes this moment even funnier now :lol:
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Sim game confirmed. (Y)
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Looks like the article has been deleted, so official confirmation may be further off than we thought. Really hoping the preview season properly tips off soon. As you said in the other thread, zz, we could be waiting until August.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby [Q] on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:34 pm

did someone get a screen shot?
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Wolfy03 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:57 pm

I am both very suprised and excited now. We''ll see what happens next.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:25 pm

[Q], Here's the Thumbnail for the video
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Looks like he's in the new Rockets jersey as well. I'd imagine the NBA wasn't very pleased.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby ThaLiveKing on Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:29 pm

Yeah, Cornell retweeted the article and it show up on my TL.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby mp3 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:54 am

I did think about Harden being on the cover.

mp3 wrote:I honestly thought it would be someone like John Wall sticking with the line of point guards on the cover I also thought it could be the up and coming Greek Freak but now I think it's Westbrook after seeing the advertising.

I also thought about them poaching James Harden from 2k too.


Hopefully they didn't focus Live 18's defence on him.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby ThaLiveKing on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:32 am

mp3 wrote:I did think about Harden being on the cover.

mp3 wrote:I honestly thought it would be someone like John Wall sticking with the line of point guards on the cover I also thought it could be the up and coming Greek Freak but now I think it's Westbrook after seeing the advertising.

I also thought about them poaching James Harden from 2k too.


Hopefully they didn't focus Live 18's defence on him.


lol, you can play defense better in 18 than in 16. Although the defense in the Drew League was better than in the play now mode for some reason
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:42 am

Different default sliders, maybe?
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby ThaLiveKing on Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:51 am

Andrew wrote:Different default sliders, maybe?


100% the case. I'm playing NHL 18 right now on the competitive sliders, cause that's where everyone is, and it's so terrible, but offline, the slider tweaks are amazing. I'm sure they will do the same for the demo being released with NBA Live.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:47 am

It just goes to show the importance of sliders, and proper tuning in modes where we can't adjust the sliders.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby zzcoolj21 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:41 am

I do think its strange that we're this close to playing the game and it still doesn't have an official cover.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby mp3 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:50 am

I think they will reveal a couple of days before the demo drops, keeps the hype train going
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:37 am

I remember it took a while for them to reveal Damian Lillard as the cover player of NBA Live 15. In a way, it's nice that we have information on matters of greater consequence and even some gameplay footage before the cover player announcement. The former is definitely more important and relevant in the grand scheme of things. Still, it is a bit unusual to hold off on the reveal of the latter.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby mp3 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:48 pm

At the end of the day the cover player plays no part to what the game plays like, I wouldn't care if I didn't find out till I had the game in my hands as long as the gameplay lives up.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

Postby Andrew on Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:05 pm

Yeah, back in the day we never really cared that much about the cover player, until EA started doing the teasers and actually made it more of an interesting talking point. I guess it's become more significant in recent years with 2K since they've had pre-order content and sometimes even modes based on the cover player, but at the end of the day, it's just the box art.
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Re: James Harden Revealed as Cover Athlete (Official Announcement Pending)

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