Michael B. Jordan has been revealed as the star of the MyCareer mode of upcoming game title “NBA 2K17” which boasts a storyline by Jordan’s “Creed” co-scribe Aaron Covington.
In wha looks like a quite different take from last year’s ‘Livin’ Da Dream’ mode created by Spike Lee for “NBA 2K16,” the 29-year-old “Creed” star plays rising NBA athlete named Justice Young. Young becomes your created character’s friend, the pair of you dubbed ‘Orange Juice’ on the court, and he’s the source of some of the mode’s story choices which puts the focus on friendship.
Jordan, who did mo-cap work for the game, says in a statement: “I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release.” Other actors involved this year include Matt Walsh (“Veep”) as a college coach and Hannibal Buress (“Broad City”) as a barber.
The game allows you to utilize dual player controls for the first time ever in MyCareer – you can not only order Jordan’s character around, you can switch over and control him entirely.