NBA 2K23 Secret Builds – How to Create Special Replicas

Quest for glory.

If you're into mysteries, NBA 2K23 has a great Easter egg hunt ready for you! Your task is to unlock secret builds for MyPlayeer created according to real players. You won't get any special bonus, but these builds are good, and because they are named after NBA stars, it makes them even more interesting. It's not easy to unlock these secret builds, but that's part of the fun!

How to discover a Special Replica Builds in 2K23

To discover these replicas, you need to know essential data regarding a particular player. This information is necessary to create the character with a famous NBA player built in MyPlayer. Note that they have to be precise.

  • Attributes
  • Height
  • Number
  • Position
  • Weight
  • Wingspan

Besides this, you need to pick the right Takeover skills to unlock a player. For example, Steph Curry is the best 3-point shooter in the game that can get the bucket from everywhere. That means you must double up Limitless Range, so it's his primary and secondary takeover ability. If you did everything right, you'd get a message saying, "You have discovered a special replica of."

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List of Special Replicas in NBA 2K23

To unlock NBA 2K23 secret builds in MyCareer mode, you need to know the nicknames of NBA players connected to special replicas. Here's the list of players you can unlock:

  • "Agent Zero" – Gilbert Arenas
  • "Air Jordan" – Michael Jordan
  • "Baby Boogie" – DeMarcus Cousins
  • "Chef" – Stephen Curry
  • "Deebo" – DeMar DeRozan
  • "Flash" – Dwayne Wade
  • "Grandmama" – Larry Johnson
  • "Lil Penny" – Penny Hardaway
  • "Magic" – Magic Johnson
  • "Mamba" – Kobe Bryant
  • "Mr. Big Shot" – Chauncey Billups
  • "Point God" – Chris Paul
  • "Reign Man" – Shawn Kemp
  • "Rip" – Richard Hamilton
  • "Swipa" - De'Arron Fox
  • "The Dream" - Hakeem Olajuwon
  • "The Glove" – Gary Payton
  • “The Joker” – Nikola Jokić
  • "The Klaw" – Kawhi Leonard
  • “The Matador” – Luka Dončić
  • "The Truth" – Paul Pierce
  • "The Worm" – Dennis Rodman
  • "Half Man, Half Amazing" – Vince Carter
  • "Zanos" – Zion Williamson

How to find all Special Replica player stats in NBA 2K23

To be successful in this Easter egg quest, put your basketball knowledge to the test, but also use regular information on each player that can be found in the NBA 2K23. If you're unsuccessful, the official NBA 2K23 Twitter account is where many players have already posted their findings. But don't miss out on the fun, try to create Special Replicas yourself!

For more NBA 2K23 information, check out All new badges in NBA 2K23 and How to change Shot Timing in NBA 2K23 on Pro Game Guides.

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  1. There is one for Bill Laimbeer called “Prince of Darkness”. There is also one for Vince Carter called “Half Man, Half Amazing”.