Play exhibition games, online games, Blacktop, and the new addition 2KU, a live tutorial.
A robust career mode featuring the player's created player. Also features the MyPark multiplayer mode, where players play games of 1v1, 1v1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4. Each player uses their created player.
New for this year's MyCareer is the addition of a dynamic duo with a created player and Justice Young played by Michael B. Jordan.
The player builds a team using trading cards.
The franchise mode. The player takes the role of a coach, general manager, or owner, and controls the team.
This year the cover athlete is Paul George, of the Indiana Pacers, for the regular edition of the game. In Italy, the cover athlete is Danilo Gallinari, and in Spain it is Pau Gasol.
There is a 'Kobe Bryant Special Edition' of NBA 2K17 which includes:
- Kobe Poster
- Black Mamba controller skin
- 2 Panini Kobe trading cards
- 30,000 Virtual Currency
- 92 Dream Team playable in Quick Game
- Kobe #8 Mitchell & Ness Jersey
- Kobe USA Basketball Jersey
- Kobe hoodie
- 2K Kobe Xl shoe
- 3 MyTeam packs with Kobe card
Early Tip-Off access starting September 16