NBA 2K13 Tips for Creating your My Player

Intro

In this hub I will be talking about strategies, and methods that you can use to create a my player, and to have the stats set up best so that you can get your player to play to the fullest ability.

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My Player

So before I start talking about what you should or shouldn't do with the my player I should talk about what the My Player game mode is.

The game this year focuses heavily on the My Player game mode, and has MANY new features on the game, and within the game mode. Overall the game mode is a lot of fun, and has always been one of my favorite game modes on the NBA game series.

In the game itself your goal is to create a player, to the attributes you want, position you want, and fully customize that character. Upon doing that you need to start him as a rookie and build him to his fame, and really fully develop the player.

You play games to earn experience, practice drills, and do many things that over time will allow you to be able to develop your attributes and build the best player you can build.


Creating a player

When you are creating your player a lot of things come into play. First off, do not just do the generic player for attributes. You want to customize everything to the best of your ability. One things players mistake is to just simply allow everything to be pre set. Now I do not mean the facial characteristics, and clothing, or tattoo's as that stuff does not matter, but height, weight, position, type of player all have a big play in the way that you will play out on the court. SO with that being said, first let me talk about position.

The best position to play yourself in is the point guard. That is of course if you want to have the ball a lot, and control the game. With that being said, you will also need the most skill for this position, as if you continuously screw up you will either not play, or lose every game.

It does not matter what position you are going to choose, BUT keep in mind when choosing height and weight that you should be smart. FOR instance you do not want a center that is 6' now do you want a point guard who is 7'3"... While you could do this, it would not be smart as far as the development and workability of the player. Also be careful with weight. This plays into the movement on the court, or the strength the player has.

Another important feature is choosing the playing style of your player. For me on the point guard. I chose the shooting preference so it would boost my overall shooting ability, and allow me to better develop on the court. At the same time I did not want the 3pt specialist. Also since your a point guard you can naturally pass good, but I did not want passing benefits because it took to much off the shooting. So overall you need to think about what exactly you want to be doing as a player, and base this information off that, but check how each type affects the players attributes as well so that you can choose the best method that suits your playing style.


When Playing

When you are playing there are some things you should keep in mind. First off, that your player is a rookie, and is not going to be able to perform like an all star. EVEN if you could in the past games. They really have changed things this year so it takes a LOT more effort if you want to be able to perform the way that you did in past games.

Also keep in mind that depending on your position you should have certain roles. If you are a point guard, while shooting all the time may seem like a good idea, remember that you need assists as well. That if you are not shooting well, give up and pass, and earn those points.

The game has put a lot of focus into the letter grades as well. I have noticed it is a little harder to get to A status than it was in the last few years games. I think overall this is a good thing, but with that being said, it is more difficult, and you should put more focus into getting your grade up, and not focus on just taking shots, or what you want to do.

Also remember that you will not play a lot in the beginning so make your performances count. The better you do each game the more likely you will play additional time. So you should make every second count when on the court and focus on trying to the best of your ability to get those stats way up.

Summary

So overall there are a lot of things for you to work on in NBA 2K13's my player. You should be smart in your decision, and put good effort into each game to develop your stats, and lead the league to the best of your ability.

With that being said, if you liked what you have read then please feel free to check out my other guides.

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Comments 40 comments

mr 3 years ago

How do u know if your my player will play another position?I made an athletic center and he played pf..I j

ust wanna play center


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Umm, it depends on how you play with that performer... When you play the way that you play it will affect on what position you play.


hi 3 years ago

how do i make my shooting guard bring the ball up court and call a play


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Umm, well he has to be passed to lol.. Umm only the point guard can call plays, unless your person is a starter and is noticed for being a well play caller by the coach in which you will be given that power.


hi 3 years ago

so you trying to say the AI choose if you a play initiator in my career mode? i see kobe and lou willims bring the ball up court


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

What I am saying is IF you are the shooting guard, then you will not bring the ball up on the team you get drafted.. Until after a couple seasons or you become the MVP of the team, the Point guard brings the ball up..


hi 3 years ago

ok so i just got to grow with my team thanks


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yup growing with your team over time is the only way to truly become great.. Although I am not gonna lie, I reset my player at one point, bought the stats up, and started him as a rookie, and having much better stats in the beginning REALLY boosted him on the team I got drafted for.


Jaime 3 years ago

How you get star rating on myplayer?


hi 3 years ago

yeah i got traded to the bucks and im a shooting guard they let me bring the ball up court like once a game lol,


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Jaime.. With a lot of work, and seasons played, and a very good player, your player will become a star depending on their success each season..


hi 3 years ago

is only playing key games bad?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes, and no.. Yes it's bad because you are simulating the other games, and your performance still counts for those.. For instance, if you're trying to become an all star, or an MVP or get any acknowledgments then by only playing key games you are only controlling about 10% of the games that count towards all those achievements.. Although I will say on my first character I did only play key games.. My second character I played them all and had a lot more success.


hi 3 years ago

do your team AI know you a play maker?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Once you have the ability to be a play maker, when you do make plays the AI will follow what the play is set up to be..


hi 3 years ago

how do you know if you have the ability to do so, im a SG/PG


n8ivebada55 3 years ago

On online mode, myplayer blacktop how do I switch which position I play? My career position is pg, but it puts me at c all the time.. and how do I increase my online players attributes? am i just blind and am missing something?


hi 3 years ago

yu can't switch position maybe yu got low assist and ur attrbutes is the same in my career mode dude


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@HI... Everyone has the ability to do that, but the coaches must notice you using the pg/sg well enough that he will give you that ability.

@N8lvbada you cannot switch positions. Coaches will place you depending on how they see you as a best fit for their team.. Yes you need to increase the attributes through the career mode, and they will be applied to all modes you use that particular player on.


mark 3 years ago

i don't think that's true i got a point forward and i never bring the ball up court like lebron yet


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

point guard, or forward... If your a forward chances are you will not bring the ball up unless you REALLY stand apart from ALL the other shooting guards, and point guards... If your a point guard it just takes effort and work.. Possibly might be the coach too.. You may need to go to a new team..


mark 3 years ago

why we can't choose Play Initiator


hi 3 years ago

that's y i started over to be a point guard @ mark yu right we should choose to be a intiator like kobe or lebron


Jescrawford75 3 years ago

I am having problems leveling up on blacktop. All my friends are leveling up however I am not. Can I get some tips on what I am doing wrong?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Jescrawford.. That doesn't make sense.. If you are playing the same game, and your friends are leveling up, then you should be as well.


devin 3 years ago

i am trying to play with my player on black top and it wont let me


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Has it worked since you last posted.. If not contact EA.. May be a glitch within the server or game for your player.. Or i need to know more details..


rgr 3 years ago

grrr


Anthony 3 years ago

I wanted to know how do you raise your attributes after you retired your myplayer to get better in online blacktop?


dufuqtard 3 years ago

i like cheez


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Anthony... I would assume once a player is retired it would permanently lock their attributes the way they are..


Anthony 3 years ago

so im stuck with a 99 overall great shooter but sucks at passing, power, and hands........ugh


mike 3 years ago

i don't really have a clue about the positions and what they should do in basketball. I created a 6"8 SG and really don't know how to play him or what to specialise him in, any advice?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Hmm my only advice is have fun with it. Try out different things and don't stress much. That's the benefit of the game is it's yours to create. Umm as far as advice goes, focus on spending your points on the shooting qualities, and maybe some strength, and performance stuff.. Don't worry much about defense, but focus mainly on shooting, and have fun when in game.


@wierdo 3 years ago

dude your a f*&^%$g wierdo lol j/k thanks for the tips really helpful


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

haha


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Not to bad, but sadly I do not allow any external links going to other websites other hubpages, and some youtube.. Have had to many bad links attempted to put on my pages in the past.


getonthislvl456 3 years ago

what team do you think i should go to so i could become starting point guard im tired of being wesbrooks shadow


sid 3 years ago

If you want to bring ball upcourt call an inbound play and stay near man taking ball out. Will have no other chpice but to pass to you


Zac 2 years ago

Hi. Im in the middle of my second season, and Im trying to get free sp. Is it to late to get free sp? Because i was looking and all the videos said that you can get sp at the beginning. Help please?

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