Saturday, March 25, 2017

Moments Challenge: Statue Salute - Shaq Finally Gets His Statue!

NBA 2K17 recently released a new Moments "Statue Salute" Challenge paying homage to Shaq's statue unveiling at STAPLES Center on March 24th.

Moments Challenge Specifics
Challenge Description: Comeback from a 15-point deficit in the 4th quarter against a historic Trailblazers team and win the game of course
MT Reward: 1500
Lineup Requirements: Use 4 Laker players
Difficulty Level: All-Star
Quarter Length: 5-Minutes

So I will tell you that this challenge was not easy! For 1500 MT, this was no walk in the park. I didn't keep count of all my failed attempts but I'm pretty certain it was over five. Pippen is a beast on this Trailblazers team. As the video will explain, be sure to match him up effectively.

Come out strong and be aggressive. Use players with high steal attribute ratings. Use a solid center against Sabonis and remember that Sabonis is an excellent outside perimeter shooter for a big man. When you get the lead, MILK THE CLOCK. Be smart. Don't underestimate this team.

Enjoy the video!

Friday, March 24, 2017

On My Radar: Pink Diamond Elgin Baylor

Finally! I've completed the last set of weekly challenges to get Overall 95 Diamond Rewards George McGinnis. Now, to what is going to be my highest rated card for my Lakers squad, Overall 99 Pink Diamond Rewards Elgin Baylor.

This card is the 5th best card in NBA 2K17! To think I will be able to showcase this beauty in online gameplay in just 5 weeks!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pick D As Your Favorite #2KTVLineup Week 1

Hello fellow NBA 2K17 gamers! In the 100th 2KTV episode your very own @LakerLiker was picked as a #2KTVLineup Week 1 contender. As of today, I'm in 2nd place...

The mere fact that NBA 2K17 has my lineup on their 100th episode is pretty cool. I'm soaking it in since this is my 15 seconds of fame. Ha! 

Be sure to vote D as your favorite 2KTVLineup Week 1 fave either via their YouTube channel comments or in the game.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

All NBA 2K17 MyTEAM Badges

Here is the badge collection for NBA 2K17 MyTEAM. I thought this would help fellow gamers. Any below-mentioned badge (when applied) will enhance the player's abilities. I don't quite understand the effect of upgraded badges (from bronze to gold). Perhaps gold badges have an increased percentage for that ability? Leave your comments below if you could explain this.  

Corner Specialist
Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner
Mid-Range Deadeye
Knocks down contested shots from medium-range at a very high percentage
Deep Range Deadeye
Knocks down contested shot from deep range at a very high percentage
Limitless Range
Can knock down very deep threes better than most

Sunday, March 5, 2017

On My Radar - Diamond (94) Deep Shooters Jerry West

Just take my money NBA 2K17. For those of you like me who are budget gamers, this Overall 94 Diamond Deep Shooters Jerry West is the closest you're going to get to his Overall 99 Pink Diamond Rewards counterpart.

This card is definitely on my radar. I currently have 60K MT saved and I'm in the process of selling several Amethyst single pack card pulls. This card will be in my ultimate Lakers squad very soon! In fact I sold my Overall 92 Amethyst Lockdown Jerry West card to help build my MT. He sold quickly for 45K MT.

Granted, this diamond card isn't as effective defensively as his Lockdown card but his offensive consistency is killer at 95. I need deep shooters in my lineup and with his 93 open shot 3pt this diamond will help Byron Scott coming off the bench.