This NBA 2K21 All Badges Guide will show and describe all about the Badges in NBA 2K21. The Badges can be applied to a MyPlayer character and each badges will provide various boosts on your character in game. The List contains all badges of Park -, Defense/Rebounding -, Finishing -, Shooting- , Playmaking – and Personality Badges.
Quick Facts about NBA 2K21 Badges
- All Badges have 4 Tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Hall of Fame.
- HOF Badges are only available for primary skills.
- You will get a higher number for Badge upgrades depending on your archetype on choosing attributes.
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Park Badges – 5 – Get those from Rep Rewards
- Iron Wall Badge
Set hard screens in The Neighborhood.
- Screen Crusher Badge
Blow up hard screens in the Neighborhood.
- Nothing Easy Badge
Hard fouls at the rim boost your team’s Takeover in The Neighborhood.
- Gym Rat Badge
You’re a gym rat. No more lifting for you.
- Takeover Booster
Your Takeover meter will now fill up faster in The Neighborhood.
Defense and Rebounding Badges – 20
Improves ability to box out opponents.
- Brick Wall
Increases effectiveness of screens and drains more energy from opponents on physical contact.
- Chase Down Artist
Raises the chances of getting a chase-down block.
Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter.
- Heart Crusher
Decreases opponents’ Takeover meters when achieving a highlight play on defense.
Increases chances at getting steals in passing lanes.
Causes offensive opponents to miss shots more often.
- Lightning Reflexes
Receives an earlier cue on the Read and React system while playing defense.
- Moving Truck
Strengthens defenders, effected players are more effective, pushing opponents out of the post while playing defense.
- Off-Ball Pest
Makes players more difficult to get past when playing off-ball and chances of broken ankles are reduced.
- Pick Dodger
Improves a defensive player’s ability to navigate through screens effectively.
- Pick Pocket
Improves ability to steal the ball from a ball-handler. Reduces the chances of a foul when attempting to strip the ball from a ball-handler and also improves the chances of successful layup strips.
- Pogo Stick
Improves the ability to attempt multiple blocks in succession.
- Post Move Lockdown
Improves the defender’s ability to defend post moves.
- Rebound Chaser
Improves ability to chase down rebounds.
- Rim Protector
Improves ability to block shots and boosts the Takeover meter for blocker/teammates.
- Tireless Defender
Reduces energy lost when exerting effort on defense, allows more aggressive play.
When trapping offensive players, defenders are more effective at forcing pickups and turnovers than normal.
Allows rebounders to swim or spin around box outs more easily.
Finishing Badges – 18
Spin, half-spin, hop step, euro-step, cradle, reverse and change shot layup attempts receive a significant boost.
- Backdown Punisher
Allows players to have more success than normal when backing down a defender in the paint.
- Consistent Finisher
Reduces the penalty for poorly released/ miss-timed layups.
- Contact Finisher
Slashers who play below the rim finish more contact layups while dunkers pull off more contact dunks.
- Cross-key Scorer
Boosts the shot percentage for layups when moving across the paint.
- Deep Hooks
Boosts the shot percentage when shooting hooks from a deep distance. Post hooks taken far from the basket receive less of a distance penalty than normal.
Allows a player’s to effectively use dropsteps in the post. Attempts at post dropsteps and hop steps are more successful, in addition to protecting the ball better while performing these moves in the post.
- Fancy Footwork
Players get past defenders more efficiently when performing euro, cradle, hop step, spin and half-spin gathers.
- Fastbreak Finisher
Boosts a player’s Takeover meter when completing a dunk on a fastbreak.
- Giant Slayer
Heightens the effectiveness of layups over taller defenders.
- Lob City Finisher
Improves a player’s ability to successfully finish an alley-oop layup or dunk. The shot must be taken before the receiver lands.
- Pick & Roller
Increases shot percentage as the roller in a pick & roll.
- Pro Touch
Gives an extra shot boost for having slightly early, slightly late, or excellent shot timing on layups.
- Putback Boss
Increases shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound.
- Relentless Finisher
Reduces the fatigue effects from continually finishing at the rim with contact.
Gives an additional boost to a player’s Takeover meter and his/her teammates, when successfully completing an And-1 or flashy dunk.
- Slithery Finisher
Improves the ability to avoid contact when attacking the rim.
- Tear Dropper
Increases the chance of hitting floaters and runners.
Shooting Badges – 19
- Catch & Shoot
Boosts the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch.
- Clutch Shooter
Shot attempts that occur during the final moments of the 4th quarter/clutch moments, or in any overtime period, receive a large boost.
- Corner Specialist
Gives a boost to shots taken near the corner.
Reduces the impact of a defender who is closing out, including both mid-range and 3PT shots.
- Deep Fades
Improves the chance of making a post fadeaway from deep range, reduced distance penalty.
- Difficult Shots
Improves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble.
- Flexible Release
Reduces the penalty suffered from mistimed jump shot releases, making it easier to knock down attempts even when releasing early or late.
- Green Machine
Increases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases.
- Hot Start
Improves player’s shooting ability after making the first shot until a miss occurs.
- Hot Zone Hunter
Boosts the shot percentage for attempts taken in a player’s favorite spots or hot zones.
- Ice in Veins
Improves a player’s free throw percentage during critical moments and the timing window for free throws becomes larger.
- Pick & Popper
Elevates the shot percentage for an attempt taken off a pick and fade situation.
- Pump Fake Maestro
Decreases the penalty that comes from shooting after pump fakes.
- Range Extender
Extends the range from which a player can effectively shoot.
- Slippery Off-Ball
Strengthens the player’s ability to get open off the ball.
- Steady Shooter
Shot attempts that are contested receive less of a penalty but shot attempts that are open do not receive as much of a bonus.
- Tireless Shooter
Improves a player’s ability to make shots when fatigued.
- Volume Shooter
Boosts the shots for players after they have taken a number of shots, for each subsequent shot made, weather it was a hit or a miss.
Playmaking Badges – 18
- Ankle breaker
Improves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves.
- Bail Out
Chances of successfully completing a pass from mid-air are increased.
- Break Starter
Improves a player’s ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound.
Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass.
Increases overall speed with the ball in transition.
- Dream Shake
Raises the chances that a defender bites when doing fakes in the post. Increased chance of stunning a defender and an increase in shot percentage.
- Flashy Passer
After completing a flashy pass for an assist, both the passer and the scorer receive an additional boost to their Takeover meters.
- Floor General
Gives offensive attribute boosts to teammates when on the floor.
- Handles for Days
Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves.
- Lob City Passer
Improved chance of completing a successful alley-oop pass.
- Needle Threader
Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense.
- Pass Fake Maestro
Increases the effectiveness of pass fakes.
- Post Spin Technician
Improves the ability of a post spin or drive to work effectively
- Quick First Step
Provides more explosive first steps out of triple threat and size-ups.
- Space Creator
Improves space creation by a player against from a defender.
- Stop & Go
Improves the ability to start and stop with the ball.
- Tight Handles
Improves a player’s ability to break down their defender.
Reduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender. When performing dribble moves, defenders have a tougher time poking the ball free with their steal attempts.
Personality Badges – 19
- Alpha Dog
Enhances the ability to rally teammates.
- Championship DNA
Can quickly see where double teams are coming from. Also steps up his game in playoff moments.
Can wreak havoc on the floor with tough and physical play.
- Extremely Confident
Believes in own abilities and values personal success.
Not one to hide emotion during big moments.
- Finance Savvy
A player who prefers living in low tax areas.
An outgoing and typically well-liked player.
- Gym Rat
Provides permanent boosts to physical attributes.
- High Work Ethic
Goes beyond the typical work ethic of an NBA athlete.
- Keep It Real
Responds best to tough love.
- Laid Back
Generally pretty chill at all times.
- Legendary Work Ethic
A gym rat who is the hardest worker at all times.
- Media Ringmaster
A player who prefers living in large metropolitan centers.
- On-Court Coach
Can call plays, encourage teammates to shoot and has an increased chance of getting the ball when calling for it.
- Pat My Back
Responds best when patted on the back.
A quiet player that generally keeps to himself.
- Team Player
Values team success more than anything.
Can have erratic behavior.
- Warm Weather Fan
A player who prefers living in a warm climate.