The Prelude is considered the NBA 2K17 demo but it’s also a good chance to get an early start. It gives players an opportunity to begin MyCareer mode, to select from 10 colleges and to train. All progress is carried to MyCareer. The Prelude was available a bit before NBA 2K17 was released. It is still available for free so it’s a great chance to experience a part of NBA 2K17 before deciding to buy the entire game.
MyCareer is an NBA 2K17 single player mode that offers a development play style where users experience the career of a rising NBA star. This mode is pretty much similar to a role playing experience as it features decision making systems that impact MyPlayer’s development. Users decide how to approach their career, what endorsements to choose and how to interact with other characters such as friends, team mates, business connections and fans. One of MyPlayer’s strongest connections is with an NPC portrayed in game by actor Michael B. Jordan. This feature is restricted to NBA 2K17 on current generation consoles and PC.
MyGM is the opposite of MyCareer. This time players experience NBA 2K17 as general managers in charge of everything basketball related. They will decide team setup, negotiate contracts and even organize matches to the smallest detail including food sold during the games and the prices. The league expansion provides additional customization options to create a genuine NBA experience. The Association mode is similar to MyGM but it’s only for PS3 and Xbox 360. MyGM can be enjoyed on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
USA Basketball is a mode that offers two ways to play. Players can choose to experience games as Team USA. They will be guided by Coach K. The other way of playing USA Basketball is to experience glorious moments from 1992 alongside the Dream Team. The rewards for playing this mode include USAB MyTeam special items like cards and outfits. The outfits can be used by MyPlayer. USA Basketball is available for all players on all available NBA 2K17 systems.