My Career mode in NBA 2K23 will be back up after season 8 releases on July 1, 2023. Players require Virtual Currency (VC) in order to advance in the game.

Gamers can still fully immerse themselves in other exciting game modes available in NBA 2k23 like MyTeam, MyNBA, and MyGM. These modes offer diverse experiences and perspectives for players to enjoy.

As we head into the final week of Season 7: Return Of Heroes, the upcoming season is anticipated to be more fun with full of exciting new game plays and rewards.

Season 7 of MyTEAM was packed with exciting content and a special addition, the show's star, Kevin Durant, who led the pack as the first End Game card of the season. Joining him are other top-tier players like Jayson Tatum, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and many more.

Which mode do you build your lineup of current NBA Players and Legends?

The mode where you can build your lineup of current NBA players and legends is MyTeam.

With MyTeam, you have the opportunity to gather and construct a squad of NBA players from various time periods. Players can earn cards through challenges, packs, and the auction house. These cards can then be utilized to engage in diverse game modes.

M. Jordan also feature in NBA 2k23 MyTeam mode
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If you are starting out in MyTeam, get ready for the ultimate opportunity to create your dream team with NBA players from any era.

Here are some of the best current NBA players and legends to build your lineup with:

Current NBA Players


  • Michael Jordan
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Magic Johnson
  • Larry Bird

You can assemble your own lineup and show off your skills against other players online. Whether or not you are a casual NBA fan, someone who enjoys collecting cards, or a serious gamer, this mode will hook you up and keep you wanting to play more.

To create the best MyTeam, it is essential to understand how to arrange the lineup with available players' cards strategically.

LeBron James original OVR was 96 in 2k23
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In NBA 2K23, cards are categorized into Gem Tiers that dictate their overall rating range. There are 9 Gem Tiers, each represented by a different color corresponding to a specific overall rating range.

Cards with an overall rating below 80 belong to the Gold Gem Tier. They progress to higher tiers such as Emerald to Pink Diamond, Galaxy Opal, and the ultimate Gem Tier, Dark Matter, with an OVR of 99.

NBA 2k23 Game Modes

NBA 2k23 game modes can be listed as follows:

  • MyCareer
  • MyTeam
  • MyLeague
  • MyNBA
  • Jordan Challenge
  • MyGM
  • Play Now Online
  • The W
  • Park
  • The Neighborhood
  • AnteUp
  • ProAm
  • BlackTop

Many newcomers who want to experience the game at full capacity might not have an idea of different game modes and their attributes. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming for individuals to determine the best use of their time.

Apart from regular modes, MyCareer, MyTeam, and MyGM, there are several other exciting modes in the game, with one being MyNBA which is getting immensely popular among gamers.

MyNBA NBA 2K23 is a franchise mode that enables players to assume the role of an NBA team manager and oversee all aspects of the team's operations.

Eras in NBA 2k23
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They can begin a franchise in either the current NBA season (Modern era) or select from three other historical periods, namely the 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s.

It is simply a What If mode that takes you to the fabric of temporal paradox, going back in time and changing the course of NBA history. Turn your dreams into reality with the new MyNBA Eras game mode.

MyNBA Eras is a new feature that allows players to relive or rewrite some of the most iconic moments in the history of the NBA.

  • The Magic vs Bird Era - Rivalry between Lakers' Magic Johnson and Celtics Larry Bird in the 80s
  • The Jordan Era - Chicago Bulls dominance with Michael Jordan in the 90s and the emergence of a new kid Shaquille O'Neal in town
  • The Kobe Era - Kobe Bryant and Shaq take NBA by storm with the Lakers in the early 2000s

NBA 2k23 Myteam Modes

Here is the complete list of Myteam Modes available in NBA 2k23:

  • Triple Threat
  • Clutch Time
  • Domination
  • Limited
  • Unlimited
  • Challenges
  • Freestyle
  • Draft

To start your MyTEAM adventure, you will first dive into a Triple Threat single-player game with a 3-on-3 played on a full court. The goal is to be the first team to score 21 points.

Your team will comprise star players like Ja Morant, Joel Embiid, and Jimmy Butler your three Starter card options.

After finishing your Triple Threat game, you will have the option to select one of the three Emerald Starter cards as the foundation of your collection.

Once you've chosen your Starter Card, you'll receive a complete set of players to finalize your lineup. Before you jump into a Clutch Time game against AI players, you will have the chance to give your team a name.

Kevin Durant is the End Game OVR 99 reward of season 7
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Clutch Time is a five-on-five game mode, but the shot clock is shortened to only 14 seconds instead of the usual 24 seconds, adding a slight variation to the gameplay.

Meanwhile, Domination mode closely resembles a classic NBA game, featuring a classic five-on-five scrimmage with your top players competing against current NBA teams.

MyTeam Limited offers a standard 5v5 multiplayer mode where players can compete to earn a Championship Ring.

On the other hand, Challenge mode is a daily quest and game opportunity to collect rewards. The Draft multiplayer mode is a fascinating feature that offers seven-card packs to choose from for assembling a team of 13 players and a coach.

Finally, if you want to improve your gameplay and practice your moves, Freestyle mode allows you to dedicate ample time to perfecting your skills.

NBA2k23 MyCareer Modes

NBA 2k23 MyCareer Mode allows gamers to create their own avatar and take them from the streets to the NBA.

  • Create The Perfect Build
  • Welcome To The League
  • Owning The City

First, you need to build a basketball player by adjusting their appearance, personality, and playstyle. After you've decided how your player will look, next will be choosing which position they'll play.

The MyCareer mode follows the story of a rookie as he tries to secure a spot in the league, similar to FIFA's "The Journey" featuring Alex Hunter.

However, in contrast to the franchises' previous iteration, 2k23 does not start from high school, which is a significant change in the game dynamics.

The beloved journey to the league, which allowed players to start their careers in high school, college, and the G League, has been removed. Instead, players now begin their MyCareer mode by entering straight into an NBA draft, where they choose the team to play for.

Beginner’s Guide To MyCareer NBA 2k23
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After getting drafted, your player will be on the NBA summer league roster, and based on your performance, the coach will decide as to whether to include you in the season lineup or not.

As you play more games, your avatar's skills and overall rating improve gradually. Players can undertake additional tasks and side hustles to gain support from the skeptical public on their NBA journey.

Once you finish the "Welcome To The League" mission, your team will devise a plan to gain control over the city from Shep.

They split the city into four parts: Music, Business, Fashion, and NBA. By completing these X trivia missions from the basketball court, you can earn helpful rewards such as VC, badges, or shooting animations that can improve your performance during games.