Here is the all-in-one, comprehensive, NBA 2K17 Badges Guide which includes how to get ALL NBA 2K17 Badges: Skill Badges, Personality Badges, Hall of Fame Badges, Grand Badges, and MyPARK Badges.
Skill badges have five tiers this year: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Hall of Fame and Grand Badges. Categorized by Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defensive badges. Once you earn the bronze badge for the skill, you can upgrade using VC to silver and gold badges.
To help you find the badge guide that you want, the badge types are organized by the links below:
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(CLICK ON ANY BADGE FOR IN-DEPTH BADGE ANALYSIS!)
ACROBAT– Can change his shot in air and attempt difficult shots with few consequences.
How to get it: 15 Reverse layups or Euro Steps in 1 season.
TEAR DROPPER – Excels at making floaters and runners.
How to get it: Make 50 Floaters in one season.
PUTBACK KING – Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.
How to get it: Score 50 times after offensive rebounds.
PICK & ROLLER – Excels as the roller in the pick & roll game. How to get it-In a single season, as the ball-handler, call for a screen 100 times.
How to get it: Score as pick & roll man 100-200 times.
RELENTLESS FINISHER – Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.
How to get it: Attempt 75 contact layups/dunks.
POST SPIN TECHNICIAN – Dominates the post with spin & drive moves.
How to get it: In a single season, spin or drive out of the post 100 times.
DROP-STEPPER – Known the ability to use the drop step move to his advantage in the post.
How to get it: 30 Drop Step Moves
DREAM-LIKE UP & UNDER– Excels at scoring in the post with up & under moves.
How to get it: In a single season, attempt 50 up and under shots out of the post.
CORNER SPECIALIST – Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner.
How to get it: Hit 25 corner 3 pointers.
*Badge Test: Shot % = None 61.5%, Bronze 63%, Gold 63.25%, HOF 66.75%
MID-RANGE DEADEYE – Knocks down shots from medium-range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 150-200 mid-range shots from the elbow INSIDE the paint when heavily contested.
DEEP RANGE DEADEYE – Knocks down shots from deep range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 100 deep range shots while heavily contested.
LIMITLESS RANGE – Can knock down very deep threes better than most.
How to get it: 50 shots while beyond the line, before the hashmark.
*Badge Test: (One Step Out) Shot % = None 20%, Bronze 32.4%, Gold 50.8%, HOF 58.8%.
*Badge Test: (Hash Mark) Shot % = None 14.4%, Bronze 22.8%, Gold 45.6%, HOF 57%
DIFFICULT SHOTS – Known for making tough shots off the dribble.
How to get it: 100-200 contested pulls and hop shots.
*Badge Test: Shot % = None 43%, Bronze 55.5%, Gold 61%, HOF 65%
PICK & POPPER – Excels as a pick & pop receiver.
How to get it: Score as pick & pop man 200 times.
TIRELESS SCORER – A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.
How to get it: 200 attempts while you are blinking red with energy.
CATCH & SHOOT – Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.
How to get it: 100 scores when you catch and immediately shoot in one season.
ANKLE BREAKER – Can cause his defender to stumble or fall with his dribble moves.
How to get it: Get “double move leading to a score” ankle breaker animation 200 times. Make the defender stumble and then pass it for an assist. HOF = 800 total assists.
FLASHY PASSER – Known for throwing on-point flashy passes to his receivers.
How to get it: Throw 50 flashy passes in a single season.
BREAK STARTER – Starts fast breaks with accurate outlet passes.
How to get it: Get Defensive Rebound. Throw Outlet Pass to teammate in transition 50 times.
PICK & ROLL MAESTRO – Throws accurate passes and hits shots off screens at a high percentage while orchestrating a pick & roll.
How to get it: Call for 150 screens in a single season using the pick & roll mechanic.
LOB CITY PASSER – Completes alley-oop passes at a high rate.
How to get it: 50 Alley-Oop Assists in a Season.
DIMER – An elite passer known for hitting teammates in the correct position to score.
How to get it: 300 Assists in a 30 game span. HOF = 1200 total assists.
*Badge Test: Shot % Effect = None 52.5%, Bronze 56.1%, Gold 58.3%, HOF 63.8%
LOB CITY FINISHER – Finishes alley-oops at a high rate.
How to get it: Completed 15 successful lobs in one season, can be layups or dunks.
POSTERIZER – Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.
How to get it: 15 contact dunks/contact dunk attempts.
*Badge Test: Success Rate = None 32%, Bronze 39%, Gold 49%, HOF 58%
BRUISER – The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.
BRICK WALL – Sets extremely effective screens.
How to get it: Set 100 screens in one season.
*Badge Test: Knockdowns = None 0%, Bronze 0%, Gold 35%, HOF 46.5%
ONE MAN FAST BREAK – Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on a fast break.
How to get it: Score on a fastbreak at least 75 times in a single season.
HUSTLE REBOUNDER – An elite rebounder known for chasing rebounds out of his area.
How to get it: Get 150 offensive rebounds and around 600 defensive rebounds.
*Badge Test: HOF 63% vs Gold 37%, Gold 54.5% vs None 45.5%, HOF 64.5% vs None 35.5%
DEFENSIVE STOPPER – While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.
How to get it: 150 Shot Contests and 50 Good Fast Break Defense.
*Badge Test: Opp. Shot % = HOF 23.6%, Gold 28.8%, Bronze 35.8%, None 48.4%
CHARGE CARD – Adept at placing himself in position to win charge calls.
How to get it: Draw 7 Charges in a Season
PICK DODGER – A slithery player who can get around screens easily.
How to get it: Any time you see a defender set a screen, even if it’s off ball, run through it. Closely Go Over or Under Screens and eventually you will unlock it.
PICK POCKET – Known for his ability to strip the ball from a ball-handler.
How to get it: Poke the ball loose 50 times.
RIM PROTECTOR – An elite shot-blocker who intimidates those around the rim, causing interior shots to be less effective.
How to get it: Perform 80 Blocks in a Season
CHASE DOWN ARTIST – Terrific transition shot blocker.
How to get it: Perform 25 Chase Down Blocks
*Badge Test results via nba2klab