Jesse Williams NBA 2K21: Grey's Anatomy Star Headlines MyCareer Story

Jesse Williams plays Duke, a beloved high school basketball prodigy and father of the main character Junior in NBA 2K21.
Jesse Williams plays Duke, a beloved high school basketball prodigy and father of the main character Junior in NBA 2K21. | Photo courtesy of 2K

Jesse Williams in NBA 2K21 takes center stage in this year's MyCareer story, both on current gen and next gen.

With NBA 2K21, Williams, who starred in Grey's Anatomy and The Cabin in the Woods, made his return to the gaming world after previously providing voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human.

Jesse Williams NBA 2K21: Grey's Anatomy Star Headlines MyCareer Story

NBA 2K21's MyCareer Oscar-worthy storyline, The Long Shadow, revolves around Junior, the son of a former high school point guard prodigy played by Jesse Williams named Duke.

Due to the rousing, albeit brief, playing career of Duke that was cut short due to injuries, Junior aims to go above and beyond expectations set for him by his father's legacy.

"If I play basketball again, it starts all over," Junior said. "Those questions. It becomes about him again. It's never been just me, it's always been us."

Throughout the trials and tribulations that test Junior on his journey to the NBA, Williams appears in numerous flashbacks, providing reassurance and mentorship to the player.

"This life is a long story son," Duke said. "Just remember who you are yeah?"

Williams is joined by a star-studded cast in the story, including Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson who make cameos to help guide Junior, as well as performances from other actors such as Mirelle Enos, Djimon Hounsou and Michael K. Williams. 

The MyCareer story is best experienced with the player's face scanned into the game. When done right, it will appears though Williams is sharing the silver screen with the player.

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