NBA 2K17 adds David Aldridge as sideline reporter with Brent Barry and Doris Burke as new announcers

Posted August 25th, 2016 at 8:00 am

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NBA players have apparently already started to receive NBA 2K17 discs and some clearly didn’t get the memo that 2K Sports has yet to unveil the majority of the new features for the game despite there being only three weeks until it releases. Willie Reed of the Miami Heat posted some interesting media to his Instagram before 2K reached him to delete it all.

The most noteworthy of the posts were short video clips revealing TNT’s David Aldridge will be the sideline reporter, that Doris Burke joins Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony at the announce table, and that Brent Barry of TNT and NBA TV is also found on commentary with Harlan. That could be a sign that potentially there will be multiple broadcast teams in 2K17.

NBA 2K has long emulated TNT’s broadcast presentation, featuring personalities from the network that include Harlan on play-by-play to Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal with the studio shows. It looks as though Burke – who’s acted as the sideline reporter since 2K14 – and Barry would be replacing the odd fit that was CBS college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg who had been in the NBA 2K series since 2008.