NBA 2K19 is an upcoming basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the 20th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K18. It will be released in September 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is the cover athlete for the standard edition, while LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is the cover athlete for the 20th Anniversary Edition. Antetokounmpo and James will grace the cover in North America, while current NBA Rookie of the Year Award winner Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, an Australian native, will grace the cover in Australia and New Zealand.
NBA 2K19, like the previous games in the series, is based on the sport of basketball; more specifically, it simulates the experience of the National Basketball Association.