*UPDATED* 5 Reasons to Buy NBA 2K21: New MyCareer, MyTeam, Pro Stick & more

NBA 2K21 is here!

If you are still on the fence, here are 5 reasons to buy the game!

Latest News - Pre-Load Now Live

There's nothing more frustrating than waiting until release day, purchasing the game, and then having to wait three hours for the game to install.

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ON YOUR MARKS - Pre-load now to play NBA 2K21 straightaway at release

Well, you won't have that problem with NBA 2K21, with the game available to Pre-Load now for launch day.

Head here to buy NBA 2K21!

New MyCAREER and Neighborhood features

NBA 2K21's latest trailer included some huge new features for MyCAREER and The Neighborhood.

This includes NCAA college basketball in MyCAREER, new celebrity cameos, and 2K Beach in The Neighborhood!

New MyTEAM features

Many players spend most of their time in MyTEAM for NBA 2K games. Those players will be happy to know that the game mode is getting huge upgrades heading into NBA 2K21.

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OUT WITH THE OLD: Seasons will break up MyTEAM gameplay throughout the year

While the hype trailer didn't exactly cover the changes in depth, the following Courtside Report did. From it we learned about tons of awesome new features and even some new game modes coming to MyTEAM.

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RECYCLE: Trade in cards you don't need for big rewards

We learned about MyTEAM Limited, which will be a new weekend game mode that will restrict roster building in different ways, balancing the playing field and introducing more strategy to MyTEAM.

We also learned about seasons, which will shake MyTEAM up with new rewards, game types, and more throughout the year.

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With these additions, MyTEAM will become much more friendly to all different kinds of NBA 2K players, and give everyone something they enjoy doing.

Gameplay Changes

NBA 2K21 will change gameplay significantly, introducing the Pro Stick, and adding tons of new animations.

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PRO STICK IN ACTION: The Current-Gen Gameplay Trailer gave us a glimpse of the Pro Stick

This will include defensive motion packages, new shooting animations, and new dunk animations that will change the way the game looks on the court.

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You can watch some of the gameeplay changes in action in the Current-Gen Gameplay Trailer below:

The Pro Stick will also change things up by giving skilled players an edge with a whole new shooting system. It will require patience, timing, and awareness for each different kind of jumpshot.


The badges in NBA 2K games are the building blocks to success, and they're only getting better in NBA 2K21.

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CRISIS AVERTED: No Quick Draw is massive news for NBA 2K21 badges

The most problematic badge in series history, Quick Draw, has already been announced as removed for NBA 2K21. On top of this fantastic change, 2K Games have revealed they've analyzed the data behind which badges were and weren't used.

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While there is still plenty to reveal about badges in NBA 2K21, data-driven decision making and listening to the community will mean a much better badge system this year.


The NBA 2K21 soundtrack is one of the few features fully revealed by 2K Games, and it's an awesome list of artists and songs!

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Some of the highlights on the list include The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Pop Smoke, Lil Baby, Stormzy, Juice WRLD, and Jay Critch among plenty more.

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The soundtrack hits the sweet spot between massive hits and songs players might not've heard just yet.

You can listen to the full soundtrack here!

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