NBA 2K17 is a sports game which lets you play in the NBA. There are many different modes to the game. One of the main modes of the game is MyCareer which lets you make your own player and play throughout a career pretty much exactly like an actual NBA player. You can even scan your face onto your player if you have the game for Xbox One or PS4. You can then choose your position and what you want your player to focus on (ie: sharpshooter, defensive specialist, playmaker). In the game, you start off MyCareer playing college basketball. Your performance in college affects when you get drafted in the NBA Draft. Once you get drafted, you can go to practice with the team, use the practice facility on your own, and do endorsements as well as play in the NBA. The more practice you have will increase your overall player rating.

Another mode to the game is MyGM which lets you be the GM (General Manager) of any NBA team and make decisions such as who to draft, who to sign, change the lineup, and trades and build a championship team. You can also create an expansion team in another city or move an existing team elsewhere. I think it’s interesting to see how you can build a team from a terrible team to a championship team.

You can also play an exhibition game from any team in the game including classic teams from years ago (ie: 2008 Boston Celtics, 1994 Houston Rockets, 1995 Chicago Bulls, 1964 Boston Celtics) or play street ball with any players you want in a game of 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 or 5 on 5 in a mode called Blacktop.

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff