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Needle Threader Badge

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.

BADGE TIPS

For Best Results:

  • Combine this Badge with:
    • Dimer Badge
    • Lob City Passer Badge
    • Break Starter Badge
  • Builds this Badge is Best Suited for:
    • Playmakers
  • 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.
  • Notes:
    • 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

BADGE INFO

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.

Controls:

  • 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.

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