By Nick Romano
September 03, 2016 at 10:06 PM EDT
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Creed star Michael B. Jordan and legendary basketball player Michael Jordan now share more than a name: the actor entered the court (digitally) for the new NBA 2K17 video game. 

Publisher 2K Games revealed on Friday that Jordan will feature as Justice Young in the MyCareer storyline. Ben Bishop, senior producer at Visual Concepts, described the character in a Facebook post, “He’s a second round pick on your team that comes in with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, having been passed over and second-guessed for most of his basketball career.” 

Other notable actors lending their talents to the game are Hannibal Buress (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Ice the Barber and Matt Walsh (HBO’s Veep) as college coach Hemsley Adson.  

“Having an actor of his caliber was amazing, and he set the tone from the very beginning for the rest of the cast,” Bishop said. Jordan remarked of the experience, “I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release.” 

See Jordan and Burress in the image below. 


Following his breakthrough performance in Fruitvale Station and his more recent success with Creed, Jordan is preparing for Creed 2, as well as a role in director Ryan Coogler’s Marvel movie Black Panther

NBA 2K17 will drop Sep. 20 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.