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NBA 2K22 Kobe Bryant MyCareer Build: Current Gen and Next Gen

Here's how to create the best Kobe Bryant Myplayer build in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen and Next Gen.
Here's how to create the best Kobe Bryant Myplayer build in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen and Next Gen. / Photo courtesy of NBA

Especially with the Season 2 Rebirth feature around, it's time to start getting a little bolder with your NBA 2K22 MyCareer builds.

While making a Kobe Bryant build sounds amazing in theory, with a number of hidden requirements needed to be met for your player to be able to unlock certain Badges and animations, it can take hours of experimenting with pie charts and physicals to find a good base.

For those looking to quickly make a Kobe Bryant MyPlayer build that can dominate the park or rec in NBA 2K22, here's how to do it on both Current Gen and Next Gen.

NBA 2K22 Kobe Bryant MyCareer Build: Current Gen

The Neighborhood
The Neighborhood / Photo courtesy of 2K
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Handed: Right
  • Jersey Number: 8 or 24
  • Skill Breakdown pie chart: Mostly Finishing and Shooting (small even split for Playmaking and Def/Reb)
  • Physical Profile pie chart: Mostly Vertical with a decent amount of Agility and a little Strength
  • Finishing: Close Shot 88, Driving Layup 91, Driving Dunk 81, Standing Dunk 63
  • Shooting: Mid-Range Shot 81, Three-Point Shot 79, Post Fade 87
  • Playmaking: Pass Accuracy 78, Ball Handle 80
  • Defense/Rebounding: Perimeter Defense 76, Lateral Quickness 74, Steal 79, Block 42, Defensive Rebound 64
  • Body Shape: Built
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 183 lbs
  • Wingspan: 86.0"
  • Takeover: Slasher

For Current Gen, this 2-Way Facilitating Finisher archetype is perfect for those looking to shoot, dribble, iso, run off screens and just be cheesy overall. Once maxed out, this build will be able to get all the pro dribble moves as well.

NBA 2K22 Kobe Bryant MyCareer Build: Next Gen

The City
The City / Photo courtesy of 2K
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: 8 or 24
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7'1"
  • Body Shape: Defined
  • Finishing: Close Shot 55, Driving Layup 75, Driving Dunk 92
  • Shooting: Mid-Range Shot 84, Three-Point Shot 83, Free Throw 76
  • Playmaking: Pass Accuracy 65, Ball Handle 85, Speed With Ball 84
  • Defense/Rebounding: Perimeter Defense 94, Steal 90, Block 65, Offensive Rebound 30, Defensive Rebound 60
  • Physicals: Speed 88, Acceleration 84, Strength 40, Vertical 80, Stamina 90

With 87 Badges by default, this 2-Way Scoring Machine just fits the bill for a Kobe Bryant-esque build. Then after you take this build to Texas Tech for that extra +4 in defense, that bumps up the Badge count to 91. Be sure to unlock that Mamba Mentality Badge from the Brickley Gym as well and you'll be able to find the Takeover that fits your style the best with this build.