Creed Actor Michael B. Jordan Will Star in NBA 2K17's Career Mode

"I'm humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I've been a passionate fan of since its first release."


Creed and Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan will be featured in NBA 2K17, 2K Sports announced today. He'll show up in the professional basketball game's MyCareer mode.

Jordan had his likeness captured for the game, while he also recorded audio. He plays the character Justice Young, a rising NBA star that teams up with a character you create for the mode.

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"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," 2K said in a news release.

"NBA 2K17 was the perfect platform to connect with a new, unique audience and challenge myself to expand my abilities as an actor," Jordan said. "I'm humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I've been a passionate fan of since its first release."

2K marketing executive Alfie Brody added, "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."

For more on NBA 2K17's MyCareer mode, check out this in-depth blog post that goes over all the changes and improvements. You can also click through the image gallery above to see Michael B. Jordan as Justice Young in the game; there is even a shot of two characters playing a video a video game.

Jordan is not the first celebrity that 2K has teamed up with for the NBA 2K series. Filmmaker Spike Lee directed NBA 2K16's MyCareer mode, while Pharrell Williams curated NBA 2K15's soundtrack.

Having someone named Michael Jordan involved with NBA 2K17 probably won't hurt sales.

You can get started with NBA 2K17's MyCareer mode on September 9 when a free app called "The Prelude" arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This lets you choose your position, select a play style, and define your character's physical attributes like height and wingspan.

The full game comes out on September 20, but you can play four days early if you preorder. In addition to PS4 and Xbox One, NBA 2K17 is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

In other news about NBA 2K17, 2K has confirmed that the game features HDR support on Xbox One S.

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