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How to Unlock All Badges in NBA 2K17 (From Ordinary to Hall of Fame Badges)

We now have the NBA 2K17 Badges Guide including the Personality and Signature Skills Badges into one list. Badges uniquely identify players in two ways: Personality and Skill. They affect how players react to various emotional situations, as well as how they perform in specific in-game scenarios.

Personality badges have one tier affecting hot & cold streaks, ambient animations, and facial expressions. Skill badges have three tiers: Bronze, Silver and Gold. They’re categorized as Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defensive badges. Once you earn the bronze version, you can then purchase the silver and gold upgrades with VC (note that the personality badges just have one tier to them).

PERSONALITY BADGES That Affect Gameplay

Alpha Dog – Team leader who takes it upon himself to lead his team to victory.

Clutch Performer – Steps his game up in big games and big moments.

Wildcard – A player who can be wildly inconsistent.

Spark Plug – Come off the bench or comes out of timeouts making big plays that can energize his teammates.
How to get it – In a 6 game running window, you must average at least 7 points per game while coming off the bench.

Enforcer – Can wreak havoc on the floor with tough and physical play.
How to get it– Get 10 non-flagrant, hard fouls in a single season.

Floor General – An offensive leader who can help his teammates play better on offense when he’s on the floor.

How to get it – Have a career assist average of 5 or more, play at least 30 games in a season or career, and raise your Playmaker discipline to Level 18.

Hardened – Will play through fatigue & injury without experiencing a severe drop in skill.
How to get it – Play 20 games in a row where you average 80% of the teams minutes or more. Stamina and Durability attributes must be as follows:
  • PG, SG, SF: Stamina & Durability 90
  • PF, C: Stamina 85, Durability 90

Defensive Anchor – Defensive leader who helps his teammates perform better defensively.
How to get it – Play at least 30 games in a season or career and raise your Defender discipline to Level 18.

Championship DNA – Can quickly see where double teams are coming from. Also steps up his game in playoff moments.

Microwave – A player who heats up quicker than most.
How to get it- Get your player “Hot” on offense at some point in the game for 5 consecutive games. When you have two red rings in your player indicator, you are considered “Hot”.

Friendly – An outgoing and typically well-liked player.
Reserved – A quiet player that generally keeps to himself.
Legendary Work Ethic – First one to the gym, last one to leave and the hardest worker at all times.
High Work Ethic - Works harder than the typical NBA player.

All-Time Great - Strives to be known as an all-time great.
How to get it – In your last 15 played games (you must play at least 15), divide your field goal attempts by your assists. If the ratio of FGA to Assists is higher than this, you’ll earn All-Time Great. It is possible to lose this badge in favor of Low Ego.
  • PG: 4 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SG: 4.5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SF: 5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • PF: 8 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • C: 8 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio

Low Ego – Values team success more than anything.
How to get it – In your last 15 played games (you must play at least 15), divide your field goal attempts by your assists. If the ratio of FGA to Assists is lower than this,you’ll earn Low Ego. It is possible to lose this badge in favor of All-Time Great.
  • PG: 2 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SG: 2.5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SF: 3 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • PF: 6 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • C: 6 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio

Keep It Real – Responds best to tough love.

Pat My Back – Responds best when patted on the back and coddled when spoken to.

Expressive – Has no problem expressing his feelings.

Unpredictable – Can be erratic in his behavior.

Laid Back – Generally pretty chill at all times.

SKILL BADGES

Inside Scorer

Acrobat 
Can change his shot in air and attempt difficult shots with few consequences.

Tear Dropper 
Excels at making floaters and runners.

Putback King
Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.

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.

Relentless Finisher
Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.

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 for his ability to use the drop step move to his advantage in the post.

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.

Outside Scoring

Corner Specialist
Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner.

Mid-Range Deadeye
Knocks down shots from medium-range at a very high percentage.

Deep Range Deadeye
Knocks down shots from deep range at a very high percentage.

Limitless Range
Can knock down very deep threes better than most.

Difficult Shots
Known for making tough shots off the dribble.

Pick & Popper
Excels as a pick & pop receiver.

Tireless Scorer
A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.

Catch & Shoot
Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.

Playmaking

Ankle Breaker
Can cause his defender to stumble or fall with his dribble moves.

Flashy Passer
Known for throwing on-point flashy passes to his receivers.

Break Starter
Starts fast breaks with accurate outlet passes.

Pick & Roll Maestro
Throws accurate passes and hits shots off screens at a high percentage while orchestrating a pick & roll.

Lob City Passer
Completes alley-oop passes at a high rate.

Dimer
An elite passer known for hitting teammates in the correct position to score.

Athleticism

Lob City Finisher
Finishes alley-oops at a high rate.

Posterizer
Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.

Bruiser
The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.

Brick Wall
Sets extremely effective screens.

One Man Fast Break
Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on a fast break.

Rebounding

Hustle Rebounder
An elite rebounder known for chasing rebounds out of his area.

Defense

Defensive Stopper
While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.

Charge Card
Adept at placing himself in position to win charge calls.

Pick Dodger
A slithery player who can get around screens easily.

Pick Pocket
Known for his ability to strip the ball from a ball-handler.

Rim Protector
An elite shot-blocker who intimidates those around the rim, causing interior shots to be less effective.

Chase Down Artist
Terrific transition shot blocker.

HALL OF FAME BADGE UPGRADE

Hall of Fame Badges - Hall of Fame badges are an upgraded and better version to the Gold Badges. You can only get them on the specific badges that can be upgraded for your Archetype (i.e. I'm a playmaker so I can only have HoF Dimer, Lob City Passer, Flashy Passer, etc. I can't have any of the shooting badges on HoF or upgraded because I'm not a Sharpshooter, I repeat you can only upgrade YOUR specific Archetype badges). You need to have Gold badge unlocked. After that you need to complete exactly what you did to unlock the base bronze badge. So 50 Flashy Passes will get you Flashy Passer bronze, after you have that you'll need to do an additional 50 Flashy Passes to unlock HoF version of the badge.

Will update this guide soon with screenshots and videos.