NBA 2K22 MyTEAM: How to get Dark Matter Gary Payton (99 OVR) in Season 4

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Everyone should be getting excited for NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Season 4. Not only are there going to be incredible updates to the game mode, but the rewards are legendary.

For starters, there are a ton of Galaxy Opal cards on the way to MyTEAM, but more importantly, the first-ever NBA 2K22 99 OVR card will debut in Season 4.

Learn how you can add the 99 OVR Dark Matter Gary Payton to your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM lineup.

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How to get Dark Matter Gary Payton

Once the Season 4 news of NBA 2K22 was released, players found out about the first 99 OVR players coming to NBA 2K22 MyTEAM.

This player is none other than one of the first Pink Diamond cards that were revealed in Season 2, Gary Payton. He'll now be available in MyTEAM as a Dark Matter 99 OVR.

NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Gary Payton
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The Dark Matter Gary Payton will only be available through the Heat Check collection rewards, which requires you to collect a lot of NBA 2K22 MyTEAM cards.

Here are the steps you'll need to complete to earn the Dark Matter Gary Payton:

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  • Add 3,000 cards to your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Collection

This might sound like a lot, but you're probably closer than you think. With some pack collecting, you'll grab the Dark Matter Gary Payton in no time.

Why did NBA 2K22 MyTEAM choose him?

With all of the incredible players in the history of the NBA, some are wondering why Gary Payton is the first Dark Matter card.

Well, for starters, defense is honestly one of the toughest parts of NBA 2K22 MyTEAM. What better player to add than the man nicknamed "The Glove" during his time in the NBA.

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THE GLOVE: Guards won't have get past the Dark Matter Gary Payton
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He won Defensive Player of the Year in the 1995-1996 season, the first and only point guard to ever do so. He was also selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for a record of nine times in his career.

Widely considered one of the best point guards of all time, Payton holds the Seattle franchise record in points, assists, and steals. Needless to say, he deserves the first 99 OVR Dark Matter card in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM.