It's stating the obvious to say that the NBA is the best basketball league in the world. Its teams have the best players on the planet and the competition system is so exhausting that there's no doubt that the winner fully deserves the champion's ring.
And NBA 2K17 is definitely a strong candidate, together with EA Sports' NBA Live, to be considered the best basketball video game. It's a basketball simulator that brings us the North American championship with all sorts of details, drawing a fine line between simulation and reality.
Choose your franchise and start playing
You can go for classics such as the Lakers or the Celtics, or decide to battle out the title with Oklahoma Thunder, Golden State Warriors or Miami Heat, franchises that are the in-thing right now. Or you can just settle for any of the teams that have never won the championship. Eastern Conference? Western Conference? Choose your favorite team and try to reach the playoffs.
With regard to the actual matches, you'll be able to make the most of a system with improved touchscreen controls that make the game more fluid and simple. You can choose to play the matches in the classic game mode but also in career mode, taking you from street courts to some of largest stadiums in North America.
This is the Android paid version of the game that has also been released on PS4, Xbox, PC, and iPhone, so if you want to download its APK it's going to cost you some money. But taking into account its features and functions, it's well worth it:
- Realistic and frenetic match simulator.
- Career mode to start off from scratch with a free-day simulator to practice.
- New system of player attributes, improved badge system, and more kit options.
- Function to play with the current NBA stars such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry or James Harden, or with legendary players of the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley or Karl Malone.
- Access to the EuroLeauge with new teams.
A video game that all fans of the best basketball in the world will be delighted with. Check it out for yourself by downloading it to your smartphone or tablet.