|LeBron James serves as music curator for ‘NBA 2K14’ game|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 26 July 2013 23:15|
LeBron serves as curator for game
ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James is taking some of his talents during the offseason to the best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.
2K Sports announced Friday that the two-time NBA champion of the Miami Heat selected 20 songs for the soundtrack of the upcoming ``NBA 2K14.'' The league's four-time MVP is also the cover athlete of the popular video game.
James said in a statement that he's honored to be the first cover athlete to choose songs for the soundtrack. He follows his friend and Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z, who was the executive producer of the last year's installment that sold more than 4.5 million copies.
The soundtrack features Jay-Z, Phil Collins, Drake, Coldplay, Robin Thicke and The Black Keys. The game is expected to go on sale Oct. 1.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Heat are 2/1 favorites to win the 2014 NBA Finals, while the Thunder have the next-best odds at 6/1. Meanwhile, the Nets, Bulls and Rockets are all 10/1, respectively, while the Clippers and Spurs are both 12/1.