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Courtesy: 2K Sports

Luka Dončić will be featured on the cover of NBA 2K22, the latest installment in the best-selling video game franchise.

State of play: Candace Parker fronts the "WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition" of the game, making her NBA 2K's first female cover athlete.

  • Three legends — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant — front the "NBA 75th Anniversary Edition."

Past NBA 2K cover athletes:

  • 2021: Damian Lillard (current gen), Zion Williamson (next gen)
  • 2020: Anthony Davis
  • 2019: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • 2018: Kyrie Irving
  • 2017: Paul George
  • 2016: Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis
  • 2015: Kevin Durant
  • 2014: LeBron James
  • 2013: Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose
  • 2012: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird
  • 2011: Michael Jordan
  • 2010: Kobe Bryant
  • 2009: Kevin Garnett
  • 2008: Chris Paul
  • 2006-07: Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2005: Ben Wallace
  • 2000-04: Allen Iverson

🎥 Watch: Behind the scenes with Dončić (YouTube)

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Sep 29, 2021 - Sports

Unvaccinated NBA players sidelined by vaccine mandates will lose pay

Andrew Wiggins finishing a layup. Photo: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA announced that unvaccinated players who do not comply with local vaccine mandates will not be paid for the games they miss, ESPN reports.

Why it matters: San Francisco and New York where the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are based — have vaccine mandates in place that require players to be vaccinated before playing in their home arena. Players on those teams who are not vaccinated could miss up to 41 home games next season.

California governor declares drought emergency for entire state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speakinng to reporters in Los Angeles in September. Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) extended a drought emergency declaration to cover the entire state on Tuesday.

Why it matters: "California is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, as measured by both lack of precipitation and high temperatures," per a statement from the governor's office. This past August was the driest and hottest one on record, "and the water year that ended last month was the second driest on record," the statement added.

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Reports: Brazil leader to be accused of crimes against humanity over COVID

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Andressa Anholete/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Brazilian Senate panel will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "crimes against humanity," alleging his COVID-19 pandemic response led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, per the New York Times and the Washington Post.

The latest: The lawmakers initially said Bolsonaro should be charged with mass homicide and genocide, but lawmakers updated the report to replace these recommendations with the new charge, its lead author, Sen. Renan Calheiros, told the NYT.