Michael B. Jordan says the best thing about being the star of 'NBA 2K17' is that he was given the opportunity to create his own "signature move".

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

The 'Creed' star brings to life the character Justice Young in the MyCareer mode of the basketball game and part of the motion capture process saw him invent his own skill that can be used in matches.

Jordan is the latest big name from Hollywood to work with publishers 2K on the sport franchise following Spike Lee's work in creating the story for MyCareer for 'NBA2K16' and he is honoured to be following in the footsteps of the acclaimed director.

He said: "To be able to follow in his footsteps, a legendary filmmaker like Spike Lee, was a tremendous honour. For myself, it was a reality check that I'm in the same realm as him, which is pretty cool."

Teasing his skill move, he added: "I got to create my own signature move. It's a secret (at the moment) but it's really cool?"

Jordan, 29, is joined in the game by Hannibal Buress who plays the barber and Matt Walsh as the college basketball team coach.

Aaron Covington - who co-wrote 'Rocky' sequel 'Creed' with Ryan Coogler - is the game's writer-and-director.

NBA 2K17' isn't the first video game that Jordan has appeared in. He previously voiced the character of Jace Stratton in 2011 title 'Gears of War 3' that released in 2011.

'NBA 2K17' will be released on 20 September for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.