Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NBA 2K17 Rewards You with a Moments Card If You Predict a Player's Big Game Stats

Moments cards have always been a favorite for me in MyTEAM. Like I've mentioned in my last post, I was lucky enough to get my first big gem Moments card from a League pack opening.

Now NBA 2K17 is rewarding gamers with a Moments card of the player they predict will have a big game. All you have to do is tag the NBA players twitter handle and post multiple stats (i.e. 28 PTS, 10 AST, 8 REB) when making your predictions. Be sure to use #2KMoment on your post.

Check out this winner's tweet. Great Moments card BTW...
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Ruby Moments Damian Lillard - My First Ruby Pull!

You have to believe me when I say I have the worst luck with MyTEAM packs. It's only fitting that the biggest card I've pulled before this one was a Sapphire Moments Damian Lillard. All other big gem cards I own were either purchased from the auction house or earned as game rewards.

This Ruby Moments Damian Lillard card completes my player collection for him as I have his current Emerald card too. He will definitely replace Curry as my starting PG which only makes my bench that much deeper. I'm still hoping to snag Curry's Ruby Moments card. Fingers crossed!

In the past I used to outline player card attributes/tendencies ratings but 2KMT Central has done all the homework for me. This is no plug, but their website is a great NBA 2K17 Card Collection database resource. From now on, I am going to simply include a link to 2KMT Central's player attributes pages. It just makes my job a lot easier.

For Ruby Moments Damian Lillard attributes click HERE.

This card captures Damian's unbelievable game on Nov. 23rd where he scored 40 points, dished out 11 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds. Not bad for a point guard. In case you missed the game, here are the highlights...

Monday, November 21, 2016

My First Ruby Card - Ruby Charles Oakley!

Man, playing on a budget REALLY makes you appreciate hard earned cards. In this case, it's my first Ruby card - Ruby Charles Oakley.

I'm actually pretty stoked about this card. It's been on my radar for a while now and having climbed from 450 to 550 cards in my collection levels just to get it was worth the ride. It was exhausting but I'm finally rewarded for my endless nights collecting MT.

Its no secret, Oakley was known for being physical. Here's a clip when he and Barkley got into it...

This card is a beauty as it elevated my elite lineup's overall team defense to 99.

I'm not going to lie, I did spend $10 on VC this month to help purchase contracts and league packs in hopes I magically get the Ruby Curry Moments card. Needless to say, I'm happy with my Sapphire Curry.

Here are the standout attributes/tendencies ratings:
  • Standing Layup: 94
  • Shot Close: 90
  • Boxout: 90
  • Offensive Rebound: 88
  • Defensive Rebound: 92
  • Pass Perception: 90
  • Defensive Consistency: 95
  • On-Ball Defensive IQ: 92
  • Pick and Roll Defense IQ: 95
  • Help Defense IQ: 96
  • Low Post Defense IQ: 95
  • Strength: 90
  • Hustle: 98
  • Take Charge Tendency: 90
  • Hard Foul Tendency: 99
If you use this card often let me know how he plays for you.

Monday, November 14, 2016

NBA 2K17 Releases Ruby Russell Westbrook Moments Card

These Moments cards keep getting better and better. NBA 2K17 has now released their 4th ruby Moments card - an overall 89 Russell Westbrook.

This one is a definite doozy as it comes straight from his most recent triple-double game on Nov. 13th against the Magic - 41-pts; 16-asts; 12-rebs. Crazy numbers.

If you missed the game here are the highlights courtesy of the NBA YouTube channel...

The one Westbrook card I have and still use is his current overall 83 emerald card. He's tucked away deep in my bench, surprising my competition with his 98 speed, 97 speed w/ ball and 96 acceleration ratings.

But don't get me wrong, I would love to get my hands on this latest NBA 2K17 gem. Check out these eye-catching ruby card attribute ratings (+ Rating difference in comparison to sapphire Westbrook):
  • Standing Layup: 90
  • Driving Layup: 90
  • Draw Foul: 90 (+15)
  • Contested Shot Mid-Range: 82 (+12)
  • Open Shot Mid-Range: 84 (+6)
  • Off Dribble Shot Mid-Range: 80 (+6)
  • Passing Vision: 95 (+6)
  • Passing Accuracy: 90 (+8)
  • Speed: 98
  • Speed With Ball: 97
  • Acceleration: 96
  • Stamina: 98
  • Hustle: 98
  • Offensive Consistency: 95
What do you think? Is this new Moments ruby Westbrook worth getting off the market for 80K MT?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

MyTeam Card Collection Checklists Are Here!


Check out our NBA 2K17 MyTEAM Checklists by following the link just below: 

Download Checklists

These checklists will save you lots of time as you search for needed cards in the auction house and fiddle around with game plan defensive settings until you find your defensive preference.

We won't be creating checklists for player cards since they can easily be searched directly from your MyTEAM Collection library. BTW - Why doesn't NBA 2K enable this feature for all cards?

We will be updating this post as we release new checklists and/or update existing forms. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Ruby Steph Curry Moments Card!

So this happened...NBA 2K17 just released the Ruby Steph Curry Moments card after his NBA record-breaking 13 three-pointers in a single game.

The poor Pelicans fell victim to Curry's big redemption game. This coming from his horrific performance against the Lakers where he went 0-10 behind the arc.

If you missed Curry's unbelievable theatrics here are the highlights...

Now, do you really need this card? You most likely already have his sapphire card and you're probably choosing the Curry/Thompson dynamic duo lineup to get the attributes rating boosts.

Before you go nuts on League packs check out these numbers. Here is where the new ruby Curry shines vs his sapphire counterpart. I'm also adding Curry/Thompson dynamic duo (DD) attributes rating boosts:
  • Standing Layup: 94 (+6)
  • Driving Layup: 95 (+10)
  • Draw Foul: 92 (+9)
  • Shot Choice: 89 (+2)
  • Contested Shot Mid-Range: 82 (+9)
  • Open Shot Mid-Range: 88 (+3)
  • Contested Shot Three: 95 (+5)
  • Open Shot Three: 96 (+6)
  • Off Dribble Shot Three: 95 (+5)
  • Speed: 85 (+4)
  • Speed With Ball: 92 (+7)
  • Shot IQ: 95 (+8)
  • Offensive Consistency: 95 (+5)
Sapphire Curry with DD Attributes Rating Boosts:
  • Contested Shot Mid-Range: 78 (+5)
  • Contested Shot Three: 92 (+2)
  • Open Shot Three: 92 (+2)
  • Off Dribble Shot Three: 92 (+2)
  • Free Throw: 90 (+8)
  • Passing Vision: 75 (+5)
  • Pass Perception: 90 (+3)
  • Shot Contest: 78 (+4)
  • Help Defensive IQ: 75 (+5)
You be the judge. I say absolutely! Look at the +6 you're getting just with the open shot three attribute.

I hope this info helps with your decision-making. If you're one of the lucky ones to have already gotten the Ruby Curry let us know how the card plays in the comments section just below.

Monday, November 7, 2016

MyTEAM - A cheap consumable that can help build your card collection

For those dads out there gaming on a budget like myself, finding cheap ways to build your MyTeam card collection without breaking the bank on VC or aftermarket MT is a must.

If you're anything like me, the excitement of inching your way closer to that Pink Diamond "G.O.A.T." Kobe card is why we bargain hunt for cheap cards.

I've found a quick solution - shoes! You can find many shoes at the auction house at the minimum 250 MT price tag. Keep in mind, having duplicate shoes doesn't help your card collection. Your shoe cards have to be unique for it to count so be extra cautious when shopping.

This can be a bit tedious so find your own effective approach. I personally take a screenshot of each shoe group from my collection to reference back to when shopping. Define your search in the auction house for that specific shoe group at the 250 MT minimum/maximum buyout. Remember, do not duplicate your purchases! You spend all that precious time gaming to earn MT so be wise when spending it. Stretch out your MT as much as you possibly can.

In theory, you can do this for any card you desire HOWEVER, shoes are the only consumables that count toward your card collection. Don't waste your MT on any other consumable card unless you absolutely need it.

Make sure to download our checklists to help build your card collection more efficiently. Click below to see the related post:

MyTEAM Card Collection Checklists

If you have a quick and cheap way to earn MT please share in the comments section below.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

NBA 2K Covers Throughout The Years


My NBA 2K17 MyTEAM Designs

In recent titles, NBA 2K elevated their game by giving players the creative freedom to customize their team's court, team logo, and jerseys.

Any graphic designer/gamer absolutely loves this option. Kudos to the NBA 2K team for giving us this option.

Check out my new design for NBA 2K17 above. With last years title, I couldn't afford to pick up Steph Curry in the auction blocks and I didn't have any luck picking him in packs so I made it a personal mission to pick him up early. Mission completed.

I snagged him early in the auction house for $10K MT and pretty much designed my entire MyTeam around him - hence the Anaheim Splashers team name.

I used "Nothing But Wet" and "Splash Zone" for the court trim text and designed a basketball splashing in water for the team logo. I kept it in theme by using the letters "WET" as my teams abbreviation.

Also, I designed the arena logo, "3 Point Drains".

So it begins, new blog, new post

It begins. Our first post under the new blog site.

So, as explained in our About Us page, we've retired the old blog and started a new one - under the same name.

This time we're talking about our unique experiences playing the greatest basketball video game franchise in the world - NBA 2K. It only made sense, having played since 2K's debut for the Sega Dreamcast gaming console back in 2000.

Being huge Los Angeles Lakers fans growing up, we needed a platform to live in the shoes of our favorite Laker players. Whether it was out on the blacktop courts or playing video games, we all found ourselves sinking game winning buzzer beaters just like Magic and Kobe did.

We hope you enjoy the ride like we will.