NBA 2K13 MyPlayer Career Guide – Virtual Coins, Skill Points, Position and Draft Tips

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NBA 2K series prides itself for having one of the best career simulators in sports video games. In fact, this career mode is the center piece of the game. However, this does not mean that this mode is easy to play though.

For those of you who are not familiar with it; My Player career mode charges you with creating a player from the scratch and then guiding him through a hopefully Hall Of Fame worthy career.

Naturally, the most prominent difference you will find in this mode, and the traditional game-play is that you can only control your own created player. Note that players in different positions require different styles of play, and this is what makes this mode so exciting and replayable.

Follow our guide to help to lead your player to the top of NBA and to become an all-star in no time.

Virtual Coins
Depending on your choice your player can have some natural abilities but most of your skills need to be acquired to really make him a beast. The only way you can get them is spending virtual coins. You can think of these coins as the currency of NBA 2K13, which can be used to equip your player with new skills and improve his all-round game.

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Remember, more you play NBA 2K13, more VC you accumulate, and it doesn’t matter which mode you play. How much coins you earn depends on how successful you are in game. However, even if you lose, you still get some coins but not as much though.

So play a lot.

If you are out of your house; that is no reason to stop earning VC. With the new Facebook App: NBA 2k My Life you can gather virtual coins on the go. By playing this app you get Virtual Coins. Besides this app is available for free for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets.

This strategy may be a little too obsessive in nature but hey; it works.

Choosing Your Position
This is the most crucial aspect of character creation. The most important thing you should remember while picking your position is how you play the game. No single position is better than the other. Each of the requires a different play style that is all.

Wings: If you like to do outside shooting.
Point Guard: This position is for those who are the playmakers in the team.
Power Forward/ Center: If you are good at scoring from low post.

Picking the position that best suits your playing style helps you earn Virtual Coins more speedily and thus help you grow as a player more quickly.

Every position has six playing style to choose from, but all of them have three in common; all round, defensive and athletic. The other three styles for any position are unique to that position.

Choosing any of these styles does not rail road you in the game instead your initial skills are slanted in that direction.

The best pick of the lot is the athletic options as it grants you with immediate success by making your player easily earn hustle points and defend their position. For players who are working around the perimeter, 3-point specialist is not a bad choice either. If you are a pivot man, rebounder should be your secondary choice.

You will start your NBA My Career by playing in the Rookie Challenge. Your performance in this game will determine where you will be selected. If you do well enough in that game, you may even get your name called first in the NBA draft.

You may still get drafted to a good team even if you play poorly, but you will be stuck behind a better player as a substitute.

After your rookie game, you will have the option of three teams to interview with. This is the time where you put your Basketball knowledge to full effect. Nail the interviews of those teams which have vacancies open in positions you play at otherwise you may get picked up by a team that already has 10 players fighting it out for your position. So be a jerk to those teams who you do not wish to play for.

All of these exercises are really fun, and they also earn you VC which you can spend to purchase skills. The quantity of the VC you earn depends on how well you do in these practices.

You’ll receive either a gold, silver, bronze or no VC award at all for your time. You will be required to complete three drills per week. Best way to do them is to get them out of the way on the first day of the week so you have VC to spend on skills before the scheduled games.

Allotting Skill Points
Never spread out your skill points evenly. This way, you will end being mediocre at everything and good at nothing. Instead of doing this just dump all your skill points in one attribute. For e.g. if you are a shooter pour a lot of your skill points in “shot medium” and “shot close.” Practice those shots, and they will pay for themselves in a matter of a few games.

Once you have cracked the team line up, it is smooth sailing from there on to the Hall Of Fame. Just do not do something silly to sabotage your career like asking for a trade when no big team is interested in you. Only ask for a trade if you feel that your coach is not giving you the playing time you deserve.

Keep the faith your teammates and coach have put in you, and you will be fine.

Contributor at SegmentNext.

  • Ramon

    Do you need to be online to get vc and is there a way to get sp from all the game modes like vc so u can use it on your player

  • kingof$pades

    I’m in carreer mode and i can’t score in the second half because i never get subbed out of the game. is there any way to sub myself out?

    • Roland

      Shoot a full court shot the coach should get mad and sit u

  • paulius

    Why in my game was skillpoints rather than virtual gold money??

    • kid

      Your probably using the pc version like me. The pc version was gutted a bit and it doesn’t have the features that use vc.

    • kid man

      Your probably using the pc version like me. The pc version was gutted a bit and it doesn’t have the features that use vc.

  • paulius

    Why in my game was skillpoints rather than virtual gold money?

  • Lost&Confused

    How do you change your position? I’m a sg tryna be a sf

  • Boom

    Starting out your player will be rated between 62 and 65 depending on what type of player/position you choose.

  • josh

    Hi I have not played the game and I am thinking of buying it for the My Player mode but I would like to know what overall your player starts of at the beginning can someone tell me this please?

    • Caleb12


      • idunno

        50 when you not spend vc points

  • HFh

    2k13 is a lame stupid game i will play just to kick somebody azz but other than that the game is lame f this game and go to hell

    • KMDF

      Dont comment if you dont like it noob, or else your just an arrogant fwit trolling

  • Mark

    u guys are crazy. i have a 6’6 point guard on 3 point specailist and he dunks so ur just doing something wrong/

  • justin

    how do you use your skill points? at the start of every game it tells me how many i have but i dont know how to use them to improve my player?

  • Tanner

    In my career i am no longer receiving VC for winning and such, instead im being “paid” in skill points. Is there a way to fix this?

    • Malik

      I’m having the same issue I’m winning the pick and win but get no vc

  • JrOcK

    In my player my personality is N/A. How do I change that?

  • gerry

    my career in nba2k13 its not working.. wen i start to play the game or upgrade my attribute my nba2k13 its going to hang.. what can i do for that kind of problem??

    • jub_al

      this was a problem for a lot of ppl, myself included. just have to sign in on xbox live and download the patch for it.

      My problem was that it would hang everytime i finished the first game of the season… downloaded the patch. all is well.

      hope that helps.


    LOLOLOLOLOL Funniest Shit Ever. Didnt select dunk package. HAHAHAHAHAH

  • caleb

    bs you’re not railroaded with your position I have a 6’6″ “offensive” shooting guard who I got their vert and dunk rating to the 90s and he won’t dunk to save his life. Literally will not dunk even in shoot around.

    • jaedot_34

      you need edit your player and pick a dunk package

      • Schikaka

        waaah, i had the same problem!!! Thanks a lot!!! You are God!

      • Tobbe

        What if i have a dunkpackage and its a very har dunk to do, for example 360 under the legs, will that effect if the player dunk or not?

        • WhodoyouthinkIam

          If you buy that animation for the dunk package, then you have to have a specific dunk level

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