NBA 2K17 Badges Guide – How to Unlock All Badges

By   /   Sep 21, 2016
NBA 2K17 Badges

NBA 2K17 Badges guide to help you unlock all available badges to enhance your MyPlayer in MyCareer experience.

There are a total of 55 badges in NBA 2K17 and can have a huge impact on MyPlayer in the MyCareer Mode of the game. Each of these badges has different effects and should be unlocked as early as possible.

For more help on NBA 2K17, read out our VC Farming Guide and MyCareer Builds Guide.

NBA 2K17 Badges Guide

In our NBA 2K17 Badges Guide, I have discussed everything you need to know about unlocking badges in the game.

Personality Badges

Alpha Dog
You need to have the highest overall rating on your team.

Clutch Performer
How to Unlock: You need to shoot over 40% in the final minutes of a game.

Wildcard
How to Unlock: A highly inconsistent badge that you shouldn’t bother with.

Spark Plug
How to Unlock: You need to come off the bench with at least 7 points in x amount of games.

Enforcer
How to Unlock: You need to do 10 hard-hitting and non-flagrant fouls in a single season.

Championship DNA
How to Unlock: You need to win an NBA Championship.

Microwave
How to Unlock: You need to have 2 red rings under your player’s for 10 games in a row.

High Work Ethic
Works harder than a typical NBA player.

Legendary Work Ethic
The hardest worker of all time.

Low Ego
How to Unlock: You need to have a little more field goal attempts than assists in 15 consecutive games.

All Time Great
How to Unlock: You need to have considerably more field goal attempts than assists in 15 consecutive games.

Floor General
How to Unlock: You need to get Playmaker discipline to Level 8 & get 5 assists average over 30 or more games.

Hardened
How to Unlock: Your Stamina & Durability needs to be 90 & you need to get an average of 80% playtime over 20 consecutive games.

Reserved
How to Unlock: You need to make a connection with either Chris Paul or James Harden. Can’t earn Friendly Badge with this.

Laid Back
A calm, chill player.

Unpredictable
Player with violent mood swings.

Keep it Real
How to Unlock: Regardless of mode, you’ll automatically get this after firing up MyGM/MyLeague.

Expressive
How to Unlock: You need to celebrate any time the prompt comes up.

Playmaking Badges

Dimer
How to Unlock: You need to have 300 assists in 20 games.

Lob City Passer
How to Unlock: You need to get 50 ally oops assists in a season.

Ankle Breaker
How to Unlock: You need 200 double move leading to score assists in a single season to get this badge.

Flashy Passer
How to Unlock: You need to make 50 flashy passes in a single season to get this badge.

Pick and Roll Maestro
How to Unlock: You need to go for Dimer, PNR Maestro, and Lob City at the same time. Once done, call for the pick and then double tap Y/Triangle when your big man or pick man cuts to the rim.

Break Starter
How to Unlock: N/A

Defensive Badges

Pick Pocket
How to Unlock: You basically need to get 50 poke ball loose animations to get this badge.

Defensive Stopper
How to Unlock: Following a defensive rebound, perform & outlet pass 50 times.

Rim Protector
How to Unlock: You basically need around 100 blocks in a single season to get this badge.

Charge Card
How to Unlock: You need to draw a total of 7 charges in a single season to get this badge.

Pick Dodger
How to Unlock: You basically need to run through every screen there is in order to unlock this badge.

Chase Down Artist
How to Unlock: You need to perform 7 chasedown blocks in a season.

Rebounding Badge

Hustle Rebounder
It is assumed that you need a total of around 600 rebounds with 150 of them being offensive in order to get this badge.

Inside Scoring Badges

Acrobat
How to Unlock: You need to get 15 Reverse Layups and 4 Charge-Shot Layups in a single season to get the badge.

Tear Dropper
How to Unlock: You need a total of 50 Tear Drops or Floaters in a single season in order to get the badge.

Putback Ring
How to Unlock: You need to score 50 times after offensive rebounds.

Pick and Popper
How to Unlock: You need to hit 200 shots as the popper.

Relentless Finisher
How to Unlock: You need to max your strength out and complete 75 Contact Layups to get the badge.

Post Spin Technician
How to Unlock: You need a total of 100 Post Spins or Drive Moves out of the post in a single season to get the badge.

Drop Stepper
How to Unlock: You need to complete a total of 30 Drop Step moves in order to earn this badge.

Dream-Like Up and Under
How to Unlock: While you are in the post, you need to attempt a total of 50 Up and Under moves to get the badge.

Outside Scoring Badges

Corner Specialist
How to Unlock: You need to get 25 corner 3’s in order to get this badge.

Mid-Range Deadeye
How to Unlock: You need a total of 60 highly Contested Jumpshots in order to get this badge.

Deep-Range Deadeye
How to Unlock: You need to hit 100 heavily contested deep range shots.

Limitless Range
How to Unlock: You need to hit 40 deep 3’s and shoot 30% on the last 30 3’s made in order to receive this badge.

Pick and Popper
How to Unlock: You basically need to set a screen, roll out, and pop a 3 in order to get this badge.

Difficult Shots
How to Unlock: You basically need to make a total of around 200 hop shots, step backs, dribble pull ups, etc. in order to receive this badge.

Athletic Badges

Lob City Finisher
How to Unlock: You need to finish a total of 15 ally oops in a single season to get the badge.

Posterizer
How to Unlock: You basically need to attempt a total of 15 Contact Dunks in a single season.

Bruiser
How to Unlock: You need to set pick & roll and make the defender push you.

Brick Wall
How to Unlock: You need to set a total of 100 good screens in a single season.

One Man Fast Break
How to Unlock: You need to score 75 times on a fastbreak in a single season to get the badge.

NBA 2K17 Grand Badges

You basically unlock the Grand Badge after you master your specific Archtype skill sets. Some reports suggest that you only need one Hall of Fame badge to unlock it. Others state that you need all of your Gold Badges to be Hall of Fame. Anyway, you fill up your meter by either making shots if you’re a Sharpshooter, getting assists if you’re a Playmaker, etc.

This is all we have on NBA 2K17 Badges Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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