NBA 2K15 Release Date, News Update: 11 Euroleague Teams Added to Complete International Lineup

NBA 2K15 will be adding 11 Euroleague teams to their international team lineup in the upcoming game.

The 11 new teams will add to the existing 14 teams already announced, and will bring full Euro-play back to video games for the first time since NBA Live 09, reported Polygon.

The full list of teams is below:
Alba Berlin;
Anadolu Efes Istanbul;
Brose Baskets Bamberg (new);
Budivelnik Kyiv (new);
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade (new);
CSKA Moscow;
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan;
FC Barcelona;
FC Bayern Munich (new);
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul;
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (new);
JSF Nanterre (new);
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria;
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (new);
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (new);
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv;
Montepaschi Siena;
Olympiacos Piraeus;
Panathinaikos Athens;
Partizan NIS Belgrade (new);
Real Madrid;
Stelmet Zielona Góra (new);
Strasbourg (new);
Unicaja Málaga;
Zalgiris Kaunas.

Kevin Durant was announced as the cover athlete for NBA 2K15 by 2K Sports. In what has proved to be an already good week for the ballplayer, his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder made it to the second round of the playoffs, and he was named the NBA's MVP.

"It's something that I've been longing for a while," said Durant in a conference call released along with the announcement, "and I'm just grateful for the opportunity."

The small forward is already a huge fan of the game, and is honored by the opportunity.

"I begged them to put me on the cover," said Durant. "I really think nobody plays the game as much as I do. I wanted to be a part of it."

Durant also revealed which game mode he loves in the upcoming basketball game simulator.

"I enjoy playing the myPlayer mode. Taking your guy through a season, getting drafted ... I feel that's how it is as a real NBA player. It's about the journey," he said.

Durant will be replacing his buddy and rival Lebron James on this year's cover.

The game is set to launch on Oct. 7 in North America and on Oct. 10 globally. The last installment sold over 5 million copies and was wdiely praised as one of the best basketball video games ever.