NBA 2K21: what we know so far

NBA 2K21 will be launching on September 4 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, and PC. Let’s take a look at some of the gameplay improvements as below:

Oversized PG

According to the report, the 2K team has a call with Damian Lillard, the cover player of 2K21.

“I had the opportunity to jump on a Zoom call with the cover athlete, Damian Lillard, a few months back. He is a huge 2K gamer and had a ton of great feedback and ideas for 2K21.

But his biggest request? Being able to make an oversized PG in MyCAREER. So, for all you Penny Hardaway wannabes, you have Dame to thank for that as we have upped the max height for PG to 6’8”. “

Image sourced from NBA 2K21

The Pro Stick

Other than oversized PG, the Pro Stick also has significant changes. Below are the instructions revealed:

  • Hold RS down = jump shot
  • Hold RS left or right = escape dribble moves
  • Hold RS up = signature size-ups
  • Tap the RS = quick 1-to-1 dribble moves
  • Tap the RS with Sprint held = quick momentum dribble moves


Unlike 2K17, the shot meter is not a timing bar anymore. It changes to a targeting system, which player cam adjust the Pro Stick in real time to hit the ideal center aim point.

Image sourced from NBA 2K21
Image sourced from NBA 2K21

There are also over 40 new Park Jump Shot Landing added like Harden’s unique 1-foot running fade away, for players to show off with they hit from outside.


More badges are coming and 2K21 will remove Quick Draw and put release speed back into the Jump Shot Creator.

The game will be officially released on Sep 4, 2020.