Joel Embiid Revealed as NBA Live 19 Cover Player

NBA Live 19 Cover Art

During the 2018 NBA Awards show on TNT, Joel Embiid was officially revealed as the cover player for NBA Live 19. Embiid was considered a likely candidate after gamers noted that he was prominently featured in the reveal trailer that was released a couple of weeks ago.

The official NBA Live website has posted an interview with Embiid, in which he discusses his journey to the NBA, the players who inspired him as a basketball player, and the challenges he’s faced since arriving in the league. An avid gamer, he also expresses his excitement at landing the cover of NBA Live 19.

Notably, Joel Embiid is the first Philadelphia 76ers player to appear on the NBA Live cover. Glancing at the official website, he’s also been unveiled as a member of the NBA Live Squad on a promotional image that also features the silhouettes of four other players. Much like Team 2K, the Squad is most likely a collection of players who have signed on as ambassadors for the brand, and will likely be featured in LIVE Events and other aspects of The One. Further details will no doubt be revealed when the rest of the Squad is unveiled.

Embiid certainly seems like a solid choice for the cover of this year’s game from EA Sports. In addition to establishing himself as an All-Star in the NBA, the “Trust the Process” mantra that has been adopted by the rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers can also apply to the NBA Live series. It’s been a slow comeback for the once-dominant brand in basketball gaming, but from all accounts, it sounds like EA’s own version of The Process is finally starting to pay dividends.

NBA Live 19 will be released on September 7th, 2018. A demo will be released on August 24th, and Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription can check out a trial of the full game on September 3rd. Check out the NBA Live 19 cover art below, and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section. You can also join in the discussion taking place here in the NLSC Forum.

NBA Live 19 Cover Featuring Joel Embiid

NBA Live 19 Cover

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June 27, 2018 7:44 am

I’m neutral on Joel, but EA predicted MVPs with recent picks well. xD”
P.S. Looked at their site on the cover player and NBA Awards articles, kinda like the style of writing from the first person they stick with, showing familiarity full of respect to normal players.

June 28, 2018 1:02 pm

Great selection for the cover this year. I would have loved it to be Klay, however, l am still happy with the selection. Hey Andrew question for you? With NBA LIVE 19 shaping up to be a great game this year after implementing community feedback do you think NBA LIVE will become the top seller in a couple years? I know its a hard question to ask right now, but l would like your insight on how NBA has taken leaps to improve using community feedback, like a blog retrospective on how the community helped make NBA Live improve.