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NBA 2K23 Kobe Bryant Replica Build: How to Make 'Mamba'

Here's a breakdown of how to create both of the "Mamba" Kobe Bryant Special Replica builds in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of how to create both of the "Mamba" Kobe Bryant Special Replica builds in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Next Gen. / 2K, ClutchZone Gaming, screenshot by DBLTAP

Wondering how to make the "Mamba" Kobe Bryant Special Replica build in NBA 2K23? We've got you covered.

In NBA 2K23 on Next Gen, perhaps one of the coolest features the community has discovered early on is the game's hidden collection of Special Replica builds. From "The Truth" (Paul Pierce) and "Chef" (Stephen Curry), to "Big Country" (Bryant Reeves), players who manage to input a certain combination of position, physicals and attributes will discover a Special Replica build archetype name that can be displayed throughout the City and more in MyCareer.

Like Michael Jordan, Kobe has two Special Replicas devoted to him: one for his No. 8 self, and one when he wore No. 24. Here's a breakdown of how to create both of the "Mamba" Kobe Bryant Special Replica builds in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Next Gen.

NBA 2K23 Kobe Bryant Replica Build: How to Make 'Mamba'

No. 8 Kobe Bryant

"Mamba" (Kobe Bryant (No. 8))
"Mamba" (Kobe Bryant (No. 8)) / Image courtesy of @JoeKnowsYT, 2K
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6'11"
  • Finishing: Close Shot 88, Driving Layup 90, Driving Dunk 87, Standing Dunk 32, Post Control 60
  • Shooting: Mid-Range Shot 86, Three-Point Shot 71, Free Throw 77
  • Playmaking: Pass Accuracy 76, Ball Handle 81, Speed With Ball 78
  • Defense/Rebounding: Interior Defense 61, Perimeter Defense 87, Steal 69, Block 46, Offensive Rebound 48, Defensive Rebound 51
  • Physicals: Speed 80, Acceleration 79, Strength 68, Vertical 80, Stamina 98

No. 24 Kobe Bryant

"Mamba" (Kobe Bryant (No. 24))
"Mamba" (Kobe Bryant (No. 24)) / 2K, ClutchZone Gaming, screenshot by DBLTAP
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6'11"
  • Finishing: Close Shot 84, Driving Layup 90, Driving Dunk 85, Standing Dunk 33, Post Control 60
  • Shooting: Mid-Range Shot 86, Three-Point Shot 75, Free Throw 77
  • Playmaking: Pass Accuracy 77, Ball Handle 81, Speed With Ball 78
  • Defense/Rebounding: Interior Defense 55, Perimeter Defense 88, Steal 72, Block 51, Offensive Rebound 38, Defensive Rebound 56
  • Physicals: Speed 80, Acceleration 80, Strength 70, Vertical 80, Stamina 92

As shown above, the two builds are almost identical. However, the No. 24 version probably wins out thanks to it having slightly better shooting and more Badges.


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