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We now have the Official NBA 2K17 Badges Guide including the Personality and Signature Skills Badges into one list thanks to our friends at NBA2KLab.
Skill badges have five tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Hall of Fame and Grand Badges. NBA players can now have up to 55 badges and the skill badges they have are not limited to just one tier. An NBA 2K17 MyPlayer will start his journey with a couple of predetermined badges. For example a “Sharpshooter” has Deep Range Deadeye, Limitless Range, Catch & Shoot, Corner Specialist, and Mid-Range Deadeye to start. You can find details on the NBA 2K17 MyPark Badges here and a guide to the best and worst Bronze Badges here.
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Analysis on exactly how effective each badge is:
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Acrobat – Can change his shot in air and attempt difficult shots with few consequences.
How to get it: 15 Reverse layups or Euro Steps in 1 season.
Tear Dropper – Excels at making floaters and runners.
How to get it: Make 50 Floaters in one season.
Putback King – Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.
How to get it: Score 50 times after offensive rebounds.
Pick & Roller – Excels as the roller in the pick & roll game. How to get it-In a single season, as the ball-handler, call for a screen 100 times.
How to get it: Score as pick & roll man 100-200 times.
Relentless Finisher – Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.
How to get it: Attempt 75 contact layups/dunks.
Post Spin Technician – Dominates the post with spin & drive moves.
How to get it: In a single season, spin or drive out of the post 100 times.
Drop-Stepper – Known the ability to use the drop step move to his advantage in the post.
How to get it: 30 Drop Step Moves
Dream-Like Up & Under – Excels at scoring in the post with up & under moves.
How to get it: In a single season, attempt 50 up and under shots out of the post.
Corner Specialist – Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner.
How to get it: Hit 25 corner 3 pointers.
Mid-Range Deadeye – Knocks down shots from medium-range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 150-200 mid-range shots from the elbow INSIDE the paint when heavily contested.
Deep Range Deadeye – Knocks down shots from deep range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 100 deep range shots while heavily contested.
Limitless Range – Can knock down very deep threes better than most.
How to get it: Shooting 40% beyond 3 point line for 50 shots.
Difficult Shots – Known for making tough shots off the dribble.
How to get it: You must make 200 moving shots (contested pulls and hop shots).
Pick & Popper – Excels as a pick & pop receiver.
How to get it: Score as pick & pop man 200 times.
Tireless Scorer – A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.
How to get it: 400 moving shot attempts.
Catch & Shoot – Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.
How to get it: 100 scores when you catch and immediately shoot in one season.