NBA 2K16's Story Written, Directed by Spike Lee
"We follow a kid through the trials and tribulations of being a top high school player and the decisions he has to make."
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Famed film director Spike Lee has taken the reigns of NBA 2K16's MyCareer mode, which he will both write and direct.
Lee's involvement was announced today by USA Today, although this confirms what was reported to be the case earlier this year, when leaked box art revealed that 2K16 would feature "a Spike Lee joint." Lee's many film credits include the basketball movie He Got Game.
Also officially revealed today are the game's three covers, which do indeed each feature New Orleans' Anthony Davis, Houston's James Harden, and the newly anointed MVP, Golden State's Steph Curry.
The covers each prominently feature the text "Be the Story," playing up the significance of the MyCareer mode's narrative. That story will tell the story of an up-and-coming player, starting before college and running through his NBA career. "We follow a kid through the trials and tribulations of being a top high school player and the decisions he has to make," Lee told USA Today. That's likely the reason for each cover featuring photos of the players' pre-NBA careers.
"We added MyCareer in 2012, and we've always been trying to make it more and more of a real story, like a film with drama," 2K spokesman Ryan Peters said. "We just told Spike, 'You transform the narrative, and we'll change that into digital polygons.' And he did that, bringing a protagonist and antagonist to the story."
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