NBA 2K23 update fixes Jimmy Butler, Paulo Banchero, D Lo & more with new models and likeness updates

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We've finally received the patch notes for the latest NBA 2K23 update and we're going to take a look at the likeness fixes.

Along with that, we'll go over a few of the other details surrounding the game including the new sculpts.

Let's take a look at some details that updated the game this week.

NBA 2K23 Update 3.0 (11/29)

The latest NBA 2K23 update was a fairly sizable one and now we have all of the patch notes that we can share with you today.

What we're going to focus on now is the likeness updates and the new sculpts for classic players. If you haven't downloaded it yet, we'd recommend checking for an update on your system.

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LIKENESS UPDATES: Check out the new faces and adjustments in NBA 2K23.

The NBA 2K23 update also prepped systems for the launch of Season 3 which is set to deploy on Friday, December 3, 2022.

Here are a few of the update notes:

  • The Bill Russell “6” logo has been added to the court apron for all 28 alternate floors
  • The Black Lives Matter logo has been added to the court floor for all WNBA teams
  • The 2021-22 championship banner has been added to the Golden State Warriors arena

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Likeness/Sculpts Update

Several players received likeness adjustments while some former players received different sculpts during the NBA 2K23 update.

You can load up the game right now and check out some of these notable changes or head to the 2K site and see them yourself.

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LIKENESS UPDATE: Expect another update when Season 3 is launched on Friday.

Some of these likeness updates are only slight tweaks while others are significant changes such as Paolo Banchero's.

Here's who received the latest likeness changes after the NBA 2K23 update:

  • Paolo Banchero
  • Oshae Brissett
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Nic Claxton
  • JD Davison (dynamic hair update)
  • Tari Eason (dynamic hair update)
  • Keon Ellis
  • Jerami Grant (dynamic hair update)
  • Ron Harper Jr. (dynamic hair update)
  • D’Angelo Russell (dynamic hair update)
  • Duane Washington Jr.
  • Blake Wesley (dynamic hair update)
  • Robert Williams (dynamic hair update)
  • Ziaire Williams (dynamic hair update)

These are the players that received different sculpts:

  • Chucky Brown (new historic sculpt)
  • Butch Carter (updated historic sculpt)
  • Tyson Chandler (new historic sculpt)
  • Maurice Cheeks (updated historic sculpt)
  • Speedy Claxton (new historic sculpt)
  • Wayne Cooper (new historic sculpt)
  • Ledell Eackles (new historic sculpt)
  • Ernie Grunfeld (updated historic sculpt)
  • Marc Iavaroni (updated historic sculpt)
  • Mike McGee (new historic sculpt)
  • Oliver Miller (new historic sculpt)
  • Stacey King (new historic sculpt)
  • Mark Olberding (new historic sculpt)
  • Scott Padgett (new historic sculpt)
  • Anthony Peeler (new historic sculpt)
  • Mark Price (new historic sculpt)
  • Malik Rose (new historic sculpt)
  • Doug Smith (new historic sculpt)
  • Vladimir Stepania (updated historic sculpt)
  • Maurice Taylor (new historic sculpt)
  • Luke Travers (dynamic hair update)
  • Darrell Walker (updated historic sculpt)
  • Wally Walker (updated historic sculpt)
  • Scott Wedman (new historic sculpt)
  • Herb Williams (new historic sculpt)
  • Jayson Williams (new historic sculpt)

We'll likely see a few of these players added into MyTEAM cards when Season 3 debuts so keep an eye out for a future NBA 2K23 update as well.

Patch Notes for update 1.010

The download itself clocked in at roughly 6.553 GB on PS5, but the download size hasn't been confirmed on Xbox Series X|S.


There were a few gameplay fixes for the latest update and you're likely to experience those when you log in this week.

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LATEST UPDATE: These updates should provide players with smoother gameplay.

Events in The City were also adjusted in the NBA 2K23 update, and visual improvements and updates have been made to Pro-Am and other Event-related menus.

Here are a few additional changes:

  • Players in a squad will now properly leave Pro-Am Walk-On together
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent VC rewards from being received in certain Theater events
  • The player matchup overlay will now appear as expected during Rec game intros
  • Foam fingers will now properly appear in the City when equipped

To check out the full list of patch notes, we have the entire breakdown here.

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