NBA 2K21 Next Gen: Why MyNBA is the best of both worlds - MyLeague, MyGM & more

NBA 2K21 next gen has arrived with the launch of Xbox Series X!

One of the biggest late announcements for the game on next gen is a new game mode, MyNBA, which combines the best of MyGM and MyLEAGUE into one!

The rebuilt franchise mode is set to be a huge game changer. Here's how.

Latest News - Developers cover next gen NBA 2K21 in exclusive interview

We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and speak with NBA 2K Gameplay Director Mike Wang and Executive Producer Erick Boenisch about NBA 2K21 on next gen.

We covered The City, MyNBA, ratings, badges, and plenty more!

You can watch the interview in its entirety below:

MyNBA Revitalises Franchise Play

Let's be honest, very few people spend their time playing Franchise Mode on NBA 2K21.

Well, with MyNBA heading to the Next Gen consoles, that could be set to change.

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The variety of customisation options means that you can run MyNBA ten times and have a completely different experience.

The likes of Fantasy Craft, Customise Leagues, Customised Salary Caps and more all feature, meaning there is something for everyone.

MyLEAGUE & MyGM Join Forces

It's very clever from the devs at 2K Sports.

They have taken two of the lesser played modes in Franchise Mode and MyGM and combined them to make a brand-new exciting mode to headline their Next Gen launch.


The main limitation when it came to MyGM was the fact that you were only able to become the GM of a single team at any one time.

That's no longer the case. In MyNBA you can choose to get involved with as many as many teams as you want - you can take charge of all 36 if you so desire - or chose your favourite Western and Eastern side to try and guide your clubs to a meeting in the NBA Finals.

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And, better still, you can choose exactly what you want to do with the teams that you choose to take up the GM role for.

Don't fancy dealing with facilities? Well you don't have too, just turn it off!


We'll say it now, if you enjoyed MyLEAGUE, you'll LOVE MyNBA!

It has the customisable features that makes MyLEAGUE so enjoyable, whilst also throwing in the option to include the GM features from MyGM.

What more can you ask for?


MyNBA Online will take the best bits from MyLEAGUE Online and throw in the MyGM mode features which were missing.

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This means you'll be able to play the whole season out as well as continuing your role as GM whilst you take on your mates who will be doing the exact same thing!

Better still, if you're underperforming you can even lose your job. Imagine the ridicule in the party chat if you get the boot!

Can MyNBA overtake MyTEAM & co?

It's going to be a tricky task, but the customisation options of MyNBA means the sky really is the limit for 2K Sports.

As far as enjoyable online modes go, we feel as though MyTEAM could take the biscuit.

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The fact you can create your own online league with as many friends as you want - maximum 36 of course - means you could easily spend hours upon end on this new mode.

It'll be fun to see it in practice, but so far, we're very impressed.

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