Actor Michael B. Jordan to Star in NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER
2K today let loose the details today that actor Michael B. Jordan will star alongside gamers in the all-new NBA 2K17 MyCAREER storyline. For those who may not know who he is, Jordan’s resume boasts starring roles in films like Creed and Fruitvale Station, as well as compelling performances in television shows The Wire and Friday Night Lights. The addition pairs one of Hollywood’s most sought out actors with one of the most dominant entertainment franchises, solidifying NBA 2K as the ultimate intersection of sports and pop culture.
Jordan’s addition continues NBA 2K’s legacy of partnering with entertainment’s biggest stars including legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, who directed last year’s NBA 2K16 MyCAREER experience. To create a genuine experience for fans in this year’s title, Jordan immersed himself with development at NBA 2K’s studios to capture his in-game likeness through dynamic motion-capture technology, while undergoing hours of scene development and voiceover audio recording.
In NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER 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.
Source: Press Release