Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability.
Needle Threader Badge
For Best Results:
- Combine this Badge with:
- Dimer Badge
- Lob City Passer Badge
- Break Starter Badge
- Builds this Badge is Best Suited for:
- Attributes to Increase:
- Pass Accuracy
- Gameplay & Playstyle Tips:
- Activate this badge by passing. A boost is given when passing through a tight window between defenders.
- To increase assists and be an effective passer:
- Icon-pass (Press RB / R1 then press action button of desired receiver)
- Pass to the open man who’s in position to score
- Move the ball to increase team chemistry
- Use appropriate pass for each situation (Lob pass or bounce pass to feed the post, crisp passes around the perimeter, etc).
- Avoid passes in heavy traffic
- Target weak / low awareness defenders and be aware of defenders who are overplaying the passing lanes.
- Utilize pass fakes
- Try to be unpredictable to the defense
- Join an NBA team with great offensive finishers and scorers so your teammates are more likely to convert the assist.
- Simulated games do not count towards earning badges
- Badges have 4 Tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Hall of Fame
- Badge availability depends on the archetype
- HOF badges are only available if it’s a primary skill of the archetype
Name: Needle Threader
Description: Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability.
- Normal Pass: Press A / X (Left Stick selects receiver)
- Bounce Pass: Press B / Circle (Left Stick selects receiver)
- Lob Pass: Press Y / Triangle (Left Stick selects receiver)
- Skip Pass: Hold A / X to target a receiver farther away
- Fake Pass: Y + B / Triangle + Circle (while standing or driving to hoop)
- Jump Pass: X + A / Square + X (while standing or driving to hoop)
- Icon Pass: Press RB / R1 then press action button of desired receiver. (Left Stick to lead the receiver in any direction).
- Flashy Pass: Double tap B / Circle (Left Stick select receiver)
- Alley-oop: Double tap Y / Triangle (Left Stick selects receiver)
Skill(s): Offense > Passing
Type: Playmaking Badge
Notable NBA Players w/This Badge on HOF: Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Jason Williams, + more.