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NBA 2K21 Play Now Online: A Thread
It’s been a few years since I’ve done one of these threads but with the next gen release and 2k “rebuilding” (notice I put that in quotes) the game for next gen I figured I’d give it a whirl.

First impressions: this game is very pretty. Offense is smooth. Players dunk. A lot. The ratings some of these players get are trash but that’s 2k for you. Why does Luka have 80+ 3pt rating when he’s an average to below average 3pter?

Shooting is very hard. Did some research and saw that square (PS5) with shot timer off is the way to go. As someone that’s used a mix of the right stick and square in the past, this is annoying. I find catch and shoot with right stick is much more responsive than square. That’ll be an adjustment. Because of shooting difficulty, I’m seeing a lot of 2-3 zone. As an OG 2-3 zone user idk if I’m happy about this or not.

Got my first first game winner last night. I was the Pels playing against the Nets. Again Dunking is so OP this year. I’ve gotten dunked on by Harden more than I’ve seen him dunk in a whole season. I have a C in the one even. Meanwhile Zion can’t dunk when Deandre Jordan is next to him. But I can stuff it with Lonzo and Ingram lol.

Anyway - last possession my opponent accidentally dribbles out of bounds with 15 seconds left. These dribble gods every year try to play PNO as if it’s 2 v 2 in park. I inbound to Ingram, milk the clock down to about 7 when my opponent gives me a lane. He rotates Reddick’s defender over, i hit Reddick wide open in the corner by pass out as it would give my opponent about 3ish seconds to answer. I had decided I wanted the last shot already. Not a smart move but one I’m willing to live with. I see Bledsoe cutting across the top of the key and hit him. My opponent then jumps thinking I’m out of time but there’s 1.8 seconds left. I move into the elbow at the top of the free throw line and sink a moving mid with Bledsoe! Bledsoe is also wayyyy better in 2k than he is irl

All in all I’m casually excited but I think it’s more due to being tired of 2k current Gen. Next Gen looks great and offense is fluid but I can already see some meta(s) and I’ve only played 3 games.


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Some general pointers that I made for my 2k16 thread back in the day that imo hold up today:

Tip 1: Always get your guys back on defense. Don't even bother stealing the inbound pass. You're more likely to give up an easy bucket than you are stealing that pass
Tip 2: If they miss the 2nd free throw, that just became a fastbreak. Throw it up to your PG or SG streaking down the court. You can usually get off an uncontested 3 if the defending team is packing the paint (they usually are)
Tip 3: Look for cutting players. This is obvious but it's important to recognize it. A cutting player on this year's 2K is a guaranteed bucket. The defense is often too slow to do anything to stop him. You have to pick up the cutter before they get 10 feet from the hoop. Usually that's where it's intercepted. It's easy to get buried that way, needing a quick bucket in a game that's starting to get out of hand, often times my opponents will make that pass too late and my C picks them off.
Tip 4: The 2-3 zone is your friend. The 3-2 IMO is mostly trash. The guys in the corner often times play too far up and leave their guys wide open along the base line. The 2-3 if you're fast enough, can be awesome for a number of reasons. The defense rotates well and the help D usually isn't too much. I like the 2-3 when my opponent keeps running the P&R or doing give and go. This defense won't work well with the Warriors but it does great if you're quick with rotations against every other team on the game. Usually I try to keep the PG at the top of the key and I pull the SF out to the baseline often. It works like a disguised 3-2.


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Any other 2k players on here? Just had my greatest game ever in the Rec and need to gloat about it. For the Rec this is a new career high in points and my first double double

Bowl Jackson: 51 points, 10 points

Guy I was matched against: 0 points, 3 assists

Their whole team: 39 points, 10 assists

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Does the game at least have a “shoe squeak off” setting?


BowlJackson
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quote:

Does the game at least have a “shoe squeak off” setting?


Are you my ex gf? Because you sound like her


beerJeep
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Sorry, can’t hear you above all the squeaking.


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WaltTeevens
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I like the 2-3 when my opponent keeps running the P&R


I play with a buddy who does the pick and roll every time down the floor. He killed me two games in a row, and then I finally switched to a 2-3 zone and destroyed him. He was getting so pissed during it


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I’ve had a few quad doubles in the Rec.

Career high would be somewhere around 57.


whatiknowsofar
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Just made a two way finishing pg.

6'7" 20 finishing badges and 22 d badges. He's a fricking monster.


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WaltTeevens


The dribble gods HATE it. They’ll start dribbling into defenders then losing the ball. If you’re quick at switching to the SF/PF to get to the wings when they kick the ball out to the wings, it’s a really good defense.

Update:
I hate tier 1 games. Feels really cheesy. Talking about cheese: One of my fav lineups three years in a row now is moving Simmons to the bench as the backup C to Embiid. The starters are good enough minus Simmons to still hang with anyone. Then the bench comes on the floor and with Simmons at C every defensive rebound turns into a fastbreak. It’s easy money.


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I really wish Rec was playable on PC.


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I play with a crew in the Rec and we have around a 90% w/l in there. The Rec is toxic af


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The Rec is toxic af


100%. I fricking hate it because random don't even understand how assists/alleyoops boost their myrep the most. It's all frick it I'm going to pass it to my dude or dribble God bull shite 3.

And motherfrickers not guarding the corner 3, which is broke as frick for any decent playshot.


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Yup. If your team doesn’t run a 2-3 zone and 5-out on offense you’re toast.


GoCrazyAuburn
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I can’t even find games. Generally I can’t even find a full team. The one time I did, we were searching for an opponent for over 20 minutes. This was at like 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

What jumpshot are you guys using? Been testing out some new ones.
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I fricking hate it because random don't even understand how assists/alleyoops boost their myrep the most. It's all frick it I'm going to pass it to my dude or dribble God bull shite 3.



I don't disagree, but this is also why I hate Park so much. Even less passing.


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whatiknowsofar
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My Playshot is steph. There's probably better ones but I'm too used to the releases to switch now.


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BowlJackson
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What jumpshot are you guys using? Been testing out some new ones.


Jumpshot Creator is where it's at. You can Google and find some good templates. For a while I was using one that was a combo of Dirk, Larry Bird, and Dwyane Wade that was pretty good.

The one I use now is the best I've found, I don't want to give away the full recipe but the two main ingredients are Kobe and Rudy Gay.

Creating a jump shot, and realizing how OP of a badge Red Zone Hunter is this year and upgrading it to Hall of Fame have been the biggest boosts to my shooting. If you leave me open from 3 in the Rec I'm pretty much a guarantee green now.


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Oh I know about the creator, I’ve been experimenting with new ones.


theducks
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5-out on offense you’re toast.



The redundancy of 2k these days makes me sad for the current kids playing their first 2k game. 2k11, 2k13, and even 2k16 all had their flaws but it wasn’t near as bad as the 5 out offense with dribble gods. Also why the frick does Giannis dribble like he’s Allen Iverson? At least let me try to stick a hand in their without playing the rolling RNG generator to see if it’s a steal, foul, or defender freezes mid steal attempt then the ball handler runs to the rim freely.

/rant


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