NBA 2K21 Finishing Badges Guide: Every Badge To Help You Dominate NBA 2K21 Finishing Badges Guide: Every Badge To Help You Dominate
In this guide we're going to run through each and every Finishing badge in NBA 2K21. NBA 2K21 Finishing Badges Guide: Every Badge To Help You Dominate

A key component of the NBA 2K21 experience, particularly when it comes to your created MyPlayer and MyCareer experience, is the unlocking, utilising and understanding of Badges.

What are Badges? They are effectively abilities, or boosts, or really whatever else you want to call them that allow you to passively increase, enhance or in some cases decrease the effectiveness of a particular trait.

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Say for example you’re being heavily punished for mistimed shots. There’s a Badge that will decrease the overall impact of the penalty caused by mistiming your shot. Additionally, some Badges give you boosts, such as boosts to the effectiveness of a particular type of shot or pass, so long as the act fits the criteria of the activated badge.

In this guide we’re going to run through each and every Finishing badge in NBA 2K21. If you have any recommendation, tips or suggested changes to the article, be sure to post a comment below the article.

Shooting Badges | Playmaking Badges | Defense/Rebounding Badges

NBA 2K21 Finishing Badges

Acrobat Badge: The Acorbat badge will give you a boost in ability to hit highly difficult layups. Difficult layups such as reverse, euro-step, half-spin layups receive a significant boost.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Layup
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
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Best Played With:

  • Relentless Finisher Badge

 

BACKDOWN PUNISHER: Backdown Punisher badge receives an increase boost to the chances of successfully backing down an opponent.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Moves

Best Played With:

  • Deep Hooks Badge
  • Dropstepper Badge

 

CONSISTENT FINISHER: Consistent Finisher badge will reduce the penalty for a poorly release layup.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Layup

Best Played With:

  • Pro Touch Badge
  • Acrobat Badge
  • Giant Slayer Badge
  • Relentless Finisher Badge

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CONTACT FINISHER: Contact Finisher badge improve the ability to hit a contact layup as well as dunks in traffic.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk
  • Standing Dunk
  • Driving Layup

Best Played With:

  • Fancy Footwork Badge
  • Relentless Finisher Badge
  • Slithery Finisher

 

CROSS-KEY SCORER: The Cross-Key Scorer badge will provide a boost to the shot percentage for a layup when moving across the paint, such as a running hook or close pull-up.

Focused Attributes:

  • Close Shots

Best Played With:

  • Tear Dropper
  • Deep Hooks

 

DEEP HOOKS: The Deep Hooks badge provides a boost to shot percentage when taking a hook shot from a deep distance.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Hook
  • Post Moves

Best Played With:

  • Putback Boss

 

DROPSTEPPER: The Dropstepper Badge will improve the ability to effectively execute a dropstep in the post.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Moves
  • Standing Dunk
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Best Played With:

Contact Finisher Badge

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FANCY FOOTWORK: Fancy Footwork badge will increase a player’s ability to beat defensive with an advance layup, or dunk gather.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk
  • Driving Layup
  • Standing Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher
  • Acrobat

 

FASTBREAK FINISHER: The Fastbreak Finisher badge will provide a boost to a player’s Takeover meter whenever they complete a dunk on a fastbreak.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher Badge
  • Slithery Finisher Badge

 

GIANT SLAYER: The Giant Slayer badges boosts the effectiveness of a layup over much taller defenders.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Layup
  • Driving Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher
  • Relentless Finisher
  • Slithery Finisher

 

LOB CITY FINISHER: The Lob City Finisher badge will improve the chance of making a successful alley-oop score.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk
  • Vertical
  • Acceleration
  • Speed

Best Played With:

  • Fastbreak Finisher Badge
  • Showtime Badge

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PICK & ROLLER: The Pick & Roller badge will boost the percentage of a shot as the roller in a pick & roll scenario.

Focused Attributes:

  • Strength
  • Driving Dunk
  • Standing Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher
  • Lob City Finisher

 

PRO TOUCH: The Pro Touch badge will provide an additional boost for having a good/perfect layup timing.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Layup
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Best Played With:

  • Consistent Finisher
  • Acrobat
  • Giant Slayer

 

PUTBACK BOSS: The Putback Boss badge increases the overall shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound.

Focused Attributes:

  • Offensive Rebound
  • Standing Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Worm
  • Contact Finisher
  • Rebound Chaser

 

RELENTLESS FINISHER: The Relenetless Finisher badge will reduce the fatigue effects received when continually finishing at the rim in traffic and with contact.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Layup
  • Driving Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher
  • Consistent Finisher
  • Slithery Finisher

nba 2k21 finishing badges

SHOWTIME: The Showtime badge will provide an increase to the team’s Takeover meter after the completion of a Highlight play.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk
  • Standing Dunk

Best Played With:

  • Contact Finisher
  • Relentless Finisher

 

SLITHERY FINISHER: The Slithery Finisher badge will provide a boost to a player’s ability to avoid contact when driving to the rim in traffic.

Focused Attributes:

  • Driving Dunk
  • Driving Layup
  • Speed
  • Acceleration

Best Played With:

  • Relentless Finisher
  • Quick Step
  • Contact Finisher

 

TEAR DROPPER: The Tear Dropper badge will boost the chances of hitting and floater and runner.

Focused Attributes:

  • Close Shot

Best Played With:

  • Pro Touch
  • Hot Zone Hunter

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