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‘NBA 2K21’ Best Jumpshot: Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to setting up custom jumpshots, Jump Shot Creator from NBA 2K21 provides players with plenty of options. A lot of fans are working hard right now to find the jumpshot that meets their needs. After all, securing a good jumpshot is crucial to a player’s success in NBA 2K21. This guide aims to describe some of the best options fans can try in the game.

NBA 2K21 players have immediate access to the game’s Jump Shot Creator by opening the MyPLAYER Appearance tab nearby.

That is not exactly how things worked in NBA 2K20, where players needed to unlock the ability to create personalized jumpers by completing exercises at the team’s practice facility.

Fans who come straight from this title may be happy to know that the Jump Shot Creator becomes available even faster this time. There are over 300 combinations of basic Jumpshots animations that you can choose from, and you can even watch those NBA players demonstrate these techniques.

It’s also important to note that players should not expect the customized jumps described here to immediately repair their shot in this year’s NBA 2K. While fans will finally succeed with one of these jumpers, using them will not replace the need to learn how to shoot well in NBA 2K21.

1. Isaiah Canaan Jumpshot

The Isaiah Canaan shot gives players the speed they need to lob shots fast, but they will need quite the reflexes to hit the green. If a player is comfortable with the game and has fast thumbs, this Jumpshot is really tough to beat. Getting down will not be easy, but it will be worthwhile once players start to land three-pointer after three-pointer.

The Isaiah Canaan Jumpshot is really good for those seeking out fast shots. One extra second may be the difference between a score and a blocked shot when it comes to your shooting form.

With Canaan’s shot, you will get the ball into the air almost as soon as you press the shot button. This fast shot will also work well with the release meter because the timing is simple enough to get used to it. Of course, this does not guarantee a made basket, but there is no doubt that it increases your chances.

2. Kevin Love Jumpshot

Kevin Love’s shot is a general kind of Jumpshot. This cliché is aimed at new players who want to know that they will land in the green zone. It is reliable for all sorts of gameplay styles.

While it is not the best Jumpshots in the game for everyone, it is a great middle-ground for most situations. This makes it easy to use, whether players are actively defended or not.

3. Steph Curry Jumpshot

Steph Curry is, without a doubt, one of the best shooters in the NBA, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he makes this list, as he has one of the best NBA 2K21 Jumpshots as well. It can go higher than any other NBA player, and while it is not the best in terms of speed, you can use this Jumpshot effectively during defensive games.

It is an easy jumpshot that is slow enough to make green zoning easy every time. There are several basic jumpshots you can work out with. Once you get the hang of them, you can mix and match to make your own custom Jumpshots.

4. Custom Jumpshots to rising Above The Rest

Whether you are new to the game or simply need a shot to ease your way into landing all these perfect green areas for the best shots, these are the best setups for a perfect custom jumpshot.

Base

Carmelo Anthony

Release 1

Kyle Korver

Release 2

Release 1

This Jumpshot is relatively slow but precise and useful for younger players. As you become more skillful and get a sense of when to release the Jumpshots, a faster option might be more helpful. This provides ample time to get that timing down perfectly.

Base

Jump Shot 35

Release 1

Harrison Barnes

Release 2

Stephen Curry

This custom jumpshot is a bit faster, but it also provides the unique jump movement from Harrison Barnes. It also makes it possible to get an idea of the ideal time to go out. The Steph Curry jumpshot is less important here, but the motion from the wrist to the end is superb and reminds us of the great Steph.

For those who want something a bit faster, but that always looks good, remember to use Base 22 or Michael Jordan. Base 22 is probably a bit quicker, but not a lot.

5. Speed It Up

Once you are comfortable with the hits and reliably enter the green area before the release, it’s time to speed up your game. Make sure you have a Quick Draw. Once this is done, try the following combination:

Base                    Jump Shot 38

Release 1            Tony Parker

Release 2            Carmelo Anthony

With a 75/25 mix between Parker and Anthony, this is one of the fastest Jumpshots in the game. Having the ability to land continuously perfect shots in the green area with this shot will make you feel lightning fast and unstoppable.

Another option for a fast, reliable Jumpshot also uses Jump Shot 38, but with two different releases:

Base

Jump Shot 38

Release 1

Rudy Gay

Release 2

LaMarcus Aldridge

This configuration still requires Quick Draw (Hall of Fame) but works wonderfully with its speed and reliability for any player.

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eSports Gaming

Inside the Screen With Malik “OriginalMalik” Hobson

Twenty-year-old professional player Malik “OriginalMalik” Hobson, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, has played sports and video games all his life.

One day, he realized that he was better than most of his family and friends, so being a professional player was always something that was in his grasp before he even realized it.

Hobson is a member of Knicks Gaming as a shooting guard and is one of the best at his position in the league. He recently joined Inside the Screen with ONE37pm’s Aaron Dukes to discuss his journey.

Dukes: Do you think Covid-19 affects your playing style and your vibe?

Hobson: Yeah, I think it affects our season and everyone else’s season in the league, to be honest. Some teams would have played better on the stage, and some teams would have played worse. We would have been one of the teams that would have played better.

Our team ended up missing the playoffs by one game, and if we were on stage, we would have been a much better team. It is what it is, and we had to make do with what we had. We had a good season, and all of our games were on ESPN2.

Dukes: With 2020 being the year that it has—Have you been focusing more on your brand as far as just streaming more, making more YT videos, or even putting more clips out?

Hobson: I am actually starting my Youtube Channel literally today [Monday, November 16, 2020]. I started already, but I took a break during the season.

I posted a tweet about the new games and consoles that just came out, so everyone is looking for the new builds and things of that nature.

So, I played a couple of pick-up Pro-Am Games, and everyone wants my build in the game. I did not want to give it up; I had to since everybody liked it.

Dukes: For a rookie in 2K, what are some tips?

Hobson: If you are new to the game, you will not be good at all. That is just that you must play. That is my advice you must play for at least a week and try to get halfway decent at it.

Dukes: Can we talk about you playing for the USA 2K Team? 

Hobson: Things like this are crazy to me because you have a 2K team for USA Basketball. I made that, and the trial process is 30 players like they do in real life, and they were only taking seven of us, and I ended up making it.

The first day I didn’t do that well, but we have two days of trails, and I was able to turn it around by averaging 30 points per game and went 6-0. That night they told me I made the team, the rest is history, and we play in December.

 

Dukes: What separates you from other players? 

Hobson: I think I am a pure scorer, and I am one of those who do not like to lose. I know I am one of the best 2K players in the world. I am the best at the shooting guard position. If you watch every shooting guard in the league and the impact, mine is always bigger. Then the next man, I play defense, I play offense, I make reads, and not everybody doing that.

Teams are game-planning for me, and when I get the ball, they will not let me shoot threes because other teams know that is what I like to do. I command a double team, and I can get the open man involved.

Dukes:  How were your parents when it came to you playing video games?

Hobson: My mom did not accept me playing games at first; in fact, she hated it. I almost did not make the league. She did not want me playing video games. I am one of those people that when I have a goal, I lock in on it, and everything else around me does not matter.

My mother thinks it is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. I was locked in trying to make the 2K League, and it was the summer before I went to college. I attended Troy University, but I left after a week because I made the league, and this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. My mother did not come around until I made the team.

Dukes: What does your family say when people ask what you do? 

Hobson: My mom will say I play videogames, but she will also talk about the 2K League and my accomplishments. It is cool everyone that I tell about the league or recognize me wearing the mech. They will ask me what it is, and I will explain it to them, literally the coolest thing ever.

Check out the full interview with Hobson below, and make sure you keep an eye out for Malik “OriginalMalik” Hobson, as he continues to set the 2K league on fire. You can follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

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Gaming New Releases

‘NBA 2K21’ Has Finally Arrived and Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s NBA2K day, which means that gamers will finally get the chance to play the latest release, NBA 2K21, in full.

The Portland Trailblazers’ superstar Damian Lillard will be the cover athlete on the standard edition for current generation consoles, and rising New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson will be the cover athlete on the standard edition for the next generation console.

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Kobe Bryant 2K21

As always, there will be a special edition, and this year’s version will feature none other than the late, great Kobe Bryant. The current generation represents the “Black Mamba” in his early days, donning the number 8. At the same time, the next-generation showcases Kobe in the second half of his career wearing his number 24 jersey. The regular edition will cost $59.99, while the Mamba edition will retail for $99.99.

So what can 2K fans expect this go-round? Well, one of the more unique things about 2K21 is that this year it correlates directly with the playoffs. Usually, this time of the year is the start of training camp for most teams; however, due to the COVID delay, we are right in the middle of the playoff season. Also, some elements of the current NBA bubble directly mirror 2K (such as the barbershop, for example). 

Some more cool features include the addition of NCAA college basketball to the MyCAREER mode and more exclusive features on the next generation editions (which is expected to drop during the Holiday 2020 season). This iteration marks the return of the WNBA (which will also include a female MyPLAYER builder on the PS5 and Xbox Series X).

While we know that you guys want to play the game immediately, it’s worth noting that the current MyPLAYER progression will not transfer from current-gen to next-gen. Also, the upcoming releases of the PS5 and Xbox Series X may mean that certain features won’t be available unless you upgrade your console. If being able to have access to new features is something that’s important to you, then you may want to consider waiting until the holidays.

Whether you decide to wait or not, NBA 2K21 is sure to be an experience like it is every year.