With the release of NBA 2k17 on the horizon, more and more news about the game has slowly been leaking. First, the soundtrack was revealed. Next, player’s rating were made available to the public. Now, it’s been uncovered that actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic 4, That Awkward Moment) has lent his likeness and voice for the game’s extremely popular Career Mode.
Jordan will play the character Justice Young, a rising NBA star that teams up with a character the user can create. Jordan sounded excited about his unique opportunity. “I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release,” stated Jordan.
It’s also likely that it isn’t a coincidence they choose Michael B. Jordan to play this role. After all, the name Michael Jordan is cemented in basketball lore for all of eternity. Thus, even those who don’t know who Michael B. Jordan the actor is, tying the name Michael Jordan to this franchise isn’t a bad idea in any capacity. NBA 2k17 will be released on all systems on September 20th.