NBA 2K13: All 31 Signature skills explained
Here’s a list of all signature skills of players in NBA 2K13 followed by a explanation and an example:
- Highlight Film
- Spot Up Shooter
- Shot Creator
- Corner Specialist
- Post Proficiency
- Ankle Breaker
- Post Playmaker
- Break Starter
- Brick Wall
- Lockdown Defender
- Charge Card
- Pick Pocket
- Active Hands
- Chase Down Artist
- Hustle Points
- Heat Retention
- Floor General
- Defensive Anchor
Here’s the breakdown of the skills with an example of the player who has it:
Example player: Blake Griffin
Self explanatory. The player will look to Mozgov the defender. One catch being the defender needs to be in the proximity of the ring to rigger this skill.
Example player: Gerald Green
Showboat dunker. One who will look to break out a dunk contest worthy dunk in the game.
Example player: Russell Westbrook
Think and one players. Not And 1. Players who are good at finishing with contact. Foul, shot counted and one free throw.
Example Player: Derrick Rose
NBA 2K had the adjust layup button where after initiating the layup motion, pressing the button again will lead to the player altering the shot to avoid the block. These players are better at converting those shots.
Spot Up Shooter
Example player:Steve Novak
Extra skilled at shooting spot up shots, i.e. shots which are not off the dribble.
Example player: Kobe Bryant
This is a pretty realistic skill. If a player has created space with a skill move or is attempting a fadeaway/spin jumper, their chances of conversion increase. In real life after breaking down your man you get a rush of adrenaline which lets you shoot better..
Example Players: Kevin Durant
Late arriving defenders have less impact on this type of shooter than most. I.e. the player must be guarded at the beginning of the shot and guarded a little closer upon the release of the shot to increase chances of conversion.
Example Players: Shane Battier
Think Greg Popovich’s teams with those annoying corner shooters. Catch and shoot from the corner three point line. These playersa re adepta t knocking that shot down.
Example Player: LaMarcus Aldridge
Players who are extreamly talented in the low post. These players have a better chance of having the defender fall for their fakes and their shots go down with a greater propensity in the block.
Example Player: Jamal Crawford
These players make the defender stumble with their crossovers.
Example Players: Kevin Garnett
When these players pass the ball out of the post, the recipient has a better shot at knocking the shot down.
Example Player: Chris Paul
Passes made by these players to open teammates result in a increased chance at the teammate knocking the shot down.
Example Player: Tim Duncan
After taking down a defensive rebound, these players are good at throwing out an outlet pass to start a fast break.
Example Player: Andre Miller
These players throw very accurate alley oop passes.
Example Player: Kendrick Perkins
These players set the toughest picks, even resulting in the defender stumbling into the screen and falling down.
Example Player: Andre Iguodala
This one is like Rock-Paper-Scissors. The player can nullify the offensive signature attribute of his man with this skill.
Example Player: Udonis Haslem
These players are adept at drawing charges. Calls go their favour more often.
Example Player: Brandon Jennings
Gives a boost to the steal and vertical attributes of the player when looking to intercept a pass.
Example Player: Ricky Rubio
These players are good at stealing the ball when their man is attempting a iso move or is dribbling in one spot for long. They also get called for reach in fouls less.
Example Players: Mario Chalmers
When a player is in the shooting motion, these players can reach in and knock the ball loose easier.
Example Players: Dwight Howard
These players smother and block shots and the player who gets blocked loses 6 skill points for the next minute and half.
Chase Down Artist
Example Players: LeBron James
That doesn’t usually happen. Chase down artists are good at running back on defense and swatting shots.
Example Players: DeMarcus Cousins
Upon physical contact these players drain the energy of their opponent. During box outs, back downs, etc.
Example Players: David Lee
After pulling down an offensive rebound, these players get a 3 second boost to their shot attributes inside.
Example Players: Chuck Hayes
These players are good at diving for loose balls, winning boxout battles and getting rebounds from opponents by poking the ball away.
Example Players: Luol Deng
These players have good composure and don’t go on cold streaks easily.
Example Players: Louis Williams
These players catch fire quickly, a couple of good plays and the get hot getting a boost in their attributes.
Example Players: Kobe Bryant
These players can sustain their heat streaks through breaks and for longer duration then their teammates.
Example Players: Derrick Rose
In crunch time these players get a boost in their attributes.
Example Players: Chris Paul
When this player has the ball all his teammates get a 6 point increase in their offensive attributes.
Example Players: Dwight Howard
These players increase the defensive attributes of their teammates by 6 points when they are on the floor.