NBA 2K21 Playmaking Badges: Every Badge To Help You Become A Floor General NBA 2K21 Playmaking Badges: Every Badge To Help You Become A Floor General
In this guide we're going to run through each and every Playmaking badge in NBA 2K21. NBA 2K21 Playmaking Badges: Every Badge To Help You Become A Floor General

NBA 2K21 is upon us, and yet again Badges return to allow us to craft and create our My Players in any way, shape or form we like.

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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Playmaking Badges are a unique breed in that, unlike Finishing and Shooting Badges, they tend to have a more passive impact on the run of play. Take a look at our breakdown of Finishing badges below.

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Shooting Badges | Finishing Badges | Defense/Rebounding Badges

NBA 2K21 Playmaking Badges

Ankle Breaker badge: This badge will improve the chances of freezing or dropping a defender with your dribble moves.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle

Best Played With:

  • Ankle Breaker
  • Handles for Days
  • Space Creator

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Bail Out badge: This badge will boost the likelihood of successfully completing a pass from mid-air.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Needle Threader Badge

 

Break Starter badge: This badge will boost a player’s ability to effectively hit an outlet pass after a rebound.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy
  • Defensive Rebound

Best Played With:

  • Needle Threader Badge
  • Box Badge
  • Rebound Chaser Badgenba 2k21 playmaking badges

Dimer badge: This badge will boost the percentage of hitting a shot for teammates on jump shots after receiving a pass from your player.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Needle Threader Badge
  • Lob City Passer Badge
  • Floor General Badge
  • Breakstarter Badge

Downhill badge: This badge will boost the overall speed with the ball in transition of your player.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle
  • Speed
  • Acceleration

Best Played With:

  • Fastbreak Finisher Badge
  • Quick Step Badge
  • Tight Handles Badge

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Dream Shake badge: This badge will increases the likelihood of a defender falling for a fake in the post.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Moves
  • Post Fade

Best Played With:

  • Backdown Punisher Badge
  • Deep Fades Badge
  • Pump Fake Maestro Badge

 

Flashy Passer badge: This badge will increase and boost a player’s Takeover meter with every assist coming from a flashy pass.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Needle Threader Badge

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Floor General badge: This badge will boost your teammates’ offensive attribute bonus whenever your player is on the floor.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Needle Threader Badge
  • Lob City Passer Badge

 

Handles For Days badge: This badge will reduce the amount of energy spend whenever your player is performing dribble moves.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle

Best Played With:

  • Tight Handles Badge
  • Unpluckable Badge
  • Quick First Step Badge
  • Stop & Go Badge
  • Ankle Breaker Badge

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Lob City Passer badge: This badge will boost the chances of completing a successful alley-oop pass.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Needle Threader Badge

 

Needle Threader badge: This badge boosts the chance of a tough pass getting through traffic and the defense.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Lob City Passer Badge
  • Break Starter Badge

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Pass Fake Maestro badge: This badge will boost the effectiveness when doing a fake pass.

Focused Attributes:

  • Pass Accuracy
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Dimer Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge

 

Post Spin Technician badge: This badge will boost the ability of a post spin or drive, and increase the chances of it working effectively.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Moves
  • Strength

Best Played With:

  • Backdown Punisher Badge
  • Unpluckable Badge
  • Contact Finisher Badge

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Quick First Step badge: This badge will boost the amount of explosiveness from a first step out of triple threat and size-ups.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle
  • Speed
  • Acceleration

Best Played With:

  • Unpluckable Badge
  • Stop & Go Badge
  • Ankle Breaker Badge
  • Contact Finisher Badge

 

Space Creator badge: This badge will enhance a player’s ability to create space between them and a defender.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Stop & Go Badge
  • Tight Handles Badge
  • Difficult Shots Badge
  • Ankle Breaker Badge

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Stop & Go badge: This badge will boost your player’s ability to start and stop with the ball without losing balance/control.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle
  • Speed
  • Acceleration

Best Played With:

  • Handles For Days Badge
  • Unpluckable Badge
  • Ankle Breaker Badge
  • Quick First Step

 

Tight Handles badge: This badge will enhance a player’s ability to break down their defender.

Focused Attributes:

  • Ball Handle
  • Speed
  • Acceleration

Best Played With:

  • Handles For Days Badge
  • Unpluckable Badge
  • Quick First Step Badge
  • Stop & Go Badge

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Unpluckable badge: This badge will reduce the chance of being stripped by a defender whilst completing dribble moves.

Focused Attributes:

Ball Handling

Best Played With:

  • Handles For Days Badge
  • Quick First Step Badge
  • Ankle Breaker
  • Stop & Go Badge

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