2k Sports announced today that Michael B. Jordan will star in NBA 2k17’s My Career mode. His resume includes starring roles in movies such as Creed, Fruitvale Station, and also in TV shows The Wire and Friday Night Lights. “NBA 2k17 was the perfect platform to connect with a new, unique audience and challenge myself to expand my abilities as an actor,” said Michael B. Jordan, who was most recently inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in July 2016. “I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release.”
In NBA 2k17’s My Career experience, Jordan stars as Justice Young, a rising NBA star that teams up with your MyPlayer. Throughout the game Justice acts as a friend and support system while navigating the realities of playing in the NBA, with greater emphasis on in-game choices that will directly impact outcomes on-and-off the court. “We saw tremendous success and engagement among our fans in last year’s MyCAREER narrative, and wanted to deliver an even more tailored experience by partnering with Michael B. Jordan,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2k. “Working with an actor of Michael’s caliber represents a commitment to giving our fans only the best and continuing to push ourselves as an entertainment platform.”
A lot of information was released today on one of the most favorite game modes of the franchise. You can read about all the new features to look forward to here in the My Career blog. NBA 2k17’s September 16th release date is fast approaching. This year’s game is looking to blow last year’s game out the water. 2k fans are definitely looking forward to this game.