NBA 2K23 Secret Build – How to make Kawhi Leonard ‘The Claw’ special replica build

Build the Klaw!

NBA 2K23 MyPlayer builds can take hours of tinkering and attribute adjustments to create the perfect player. However, some players are finding that if you create a build very close to an NBA star, a special replica build can be unlocked, rewarding a player nickname to use in MyCareer.

The Kawhi Leonard build is one of the best special builds to take to The Park and The Rec. While most replica builds limit your MyPlayer with less effective attributes than normal builds, the Kawhi Leonard build is a solid choice for online play. Here is how to create the Kawhi Leonard "The Claw" build in NBA 2K23.

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How to create Kawhi Leonard 'The Claw' in NBA 2K23

First, you need to match these physicals when creating your MyPlayer:

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height: 6'7"
  • Weight: 225
  • Wingspan: 7'3"
  • Jersey Number: 2

You will next set your potential attributes to match the Kawhi build as closely as you can. However, there is a little leeway in what attributes are set to get the build.

  • Close Shot: 90
  • Driving Layup: 85
  • Driving Dunk: 75
  • Standing Dunk: 47
  • Post Control: 81
  • Mid-Range Shot: 85
  • Three-Point Shot: 77
  • Free Throw: 84
  • Interior Defense: 74
  • Perimeter Defense: 92
  • Steal: 83
  • Block: 52
  • Offensive Rebound: 35
  • Defensive Rebound: 74
  • Speed: 80
  • Acceleration: 77
  • Strength: 74
  • Vertical: 72
  • Stamina: 90

You will want to match these attributes or get close to them to get The Claw special build. The potential attributes for this build make your player a two-way monster with great defense and mid-range shooting. Other builds like Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan are more geared toward finishing while Kawhi's build gives you more offensive versatility.

After setting your potential attributes, you can choose the Takeovers you want, but for the Kawhi build, Extreme Clamps, Perimeter Badge Drop, Post Shot Daggers, and Negative Impact are all good options. Once your build is complete, you should be rewarded with The Claw nickname to be displayed below your player in MyCareer.

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Bishop is a writer and sports data analyst. Born and raised in Arizona, he is a graduate of Arizona State University in Sports Business. Bishop enjoys a variety of video game titles, playing D&D with friends, and MMA training. He can be found creating a character for hours just to create a new one the next day.

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