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What should be played in the urban theater in NBA 2K23


U NBA 2K22, the addition of The Old Gym to The City was a godsend for solo players who wanted to jump into some 3v3 park games. Its built-in matchmaking feature eliminated the inevitable waiting around the park court, which often resembled going to a school dance and desperately trying to find a partner. when a slow song was played. If there was a problem with The Old Gym, it was the lack of any variety in the games. NBA 2K23 rectified this flaw by introducing the Theater, a downtown movie theater with four different “screens,” each offering slight changes to the rules and style of play. Then, every Friday, this quartet of playlists switch off to keep things fresh, giving you plenty of opportunities to find what tickles your fancy at any given moment – depending on your own preferences.

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For now NBA 2K23 has done a decent enough job of changing them and adding new ones so far, there’s also been some repetition and it’s possible that the developers are looking for new ideas. With that in mind, here are some potential movies that could be shown at the theater to help shake things up and get people through its doors.

The first blow

Looking for a quick game? Well, it’s hard to find a quicker one than this one, where the first team to put the ball through the hoop wins. Probably best suited for a 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 matchup, the game is effectively on the line the moment the ball is put into play. Speaking of which, whoever happens to start the game with the ball will have an inherent advantage, so the team without the ball needs to have good defensive possession if they are to have any chance of scoring a goal of their own.

How quickly you can assess your opponent and execute a strategy that successfully exploits any weaknesses you can identify with the limited time at your disposal will also be a determining factor.

Seven seconds or die


City Theater has already experimented with using the shorter 14 clock before, so it’s just taking the same idea and pushing it a bit further. With the shot clock down to 7 in this playlist, every possession will start from a place of desperation as you scramble to find a quality look at the basket. Quick transitions to the hoop and well-timed passes will be key to creating any kind of consistent offense in this wild format, and it doesn’t hurt to have a sharpshooter who can seemingly shoot from anywhere with a hand in his face.

Will there also be a lot of contested shots leading to a steady stream of bricks hitting the rim? Sure, but that’s only part of the fun and challenge when you walk into that gym.

To touch

Dealing with ball hogs in MyCareer’s online modes has always been frustrating, and in the past Theater tried to mitigate the problem with a playlist that awarded extra points for all baskets that resulted. It could build on the same concept, incentivizing every player on the team to touch the ball at least once before taking a shot. They could do this by awarding an extra point for baskets where every player touched the ball, giving no points (or possibly even losing points) for buckets where all players did not touch the ball, or even disabling all shoot buttons until every player will not touch the ball.

Obviously, this will help everyone feel like they’re really involved in the game and prevent any one player from trying to take too much control where they can carry the rest of the team. At the end of the day, basketball is a team sport, and enforcing this rule will help ensure it stays that way.

The team is on fire

Gaining and then maintaining momentum is the name of the game in this playlist, where all consecutive shots by a team will be worth an extra point. Because of this, you’ll probably want to exercise extra judgment when choosing your shots every time you’re on the floor after putting points on the board. However, if you miss a shot, the next shot you make will revert to the normal amount of points. If there was interest in developing this same concept further, they should consider making each subsequent hit worth an extra point each time. This means that if you make two baskets in a row, it will be worth one extra point, the third basket will give you two extra points, the fourth will bring you three extra points, and so on.

Scores can probably go up pretty quickly using this method, and games will end with a satisfying moment when you can link shops.

Children of the return

Let’s face it: losing is no fun. It can be even worse when you’re so badly outmatched that you know it’s game over early, but you’ll have to suffer until the end if you want to get any progress or rewards, even though your teammates may go down right next to you. To keep things interesting, in this playlist, the losing team gets an extra point for all the baskets. Because of this rule, games that may seem like blowouts can turn on a dime once the losing team starts putting up points consistently. It will also be fun if a team still manages to catch up and take the lead, and then realize that the situation has changed and the other team can score an extra point if they score.

That kind of swing would have created extra excitement, and the extra point scored on almost every basket would also probably have made for a slightly faster game.

Losers rule

It can be very frustrating to regularly come up against players who have obviously spent more time playing the game than you and therefore have developed skills that you still lack. That’s why this playlist will help those who are still working on their game, as it will only be available to anyone with a losing record in the theater. By limiting the player pool to these parameters, you can be sure that you will be up against others who have more often than not experienced the same irritation of being on the wrong side in games. These games can often be frustrating as players learn the basics better, but it will be the perfect environment to work out all the kinks before going up against the best players again.

Once you’ve won enough games on that playlist to turn your losing record into a winning record, you won’t be able to access it again and you’ll need to find somewhere else to play.

Wonderful world

In this mirror image of your typical scoring format, all field goals will be worth three points, while all others, including those from beyond the arc, will be worth just two. Lane defense predictably becomes a top priority in this upside-down realm, as big men and slashers are coveted and feared constructs that can do the most damage when given a little space near the rim. The Arrows won’t be left out of the fun entirely, because frequent defensive slack will mean they’ll have plenty of opportunities to get open looks on the perimeter. Want to make counting even more fun? Run three seconds in the key defensive rule and allow the other team to make a free throw if someone lurks around the basket too long to scare away any runners hunting for three points.

It’s 40

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At first glance, you might think that this playlist is similar to that one NBA 2K23 was already held last season, which was only open to players who reached level 40 during the season, but this is something different. As a “mature” 2K player of over 40 years of age, it would be good for me to find other similarly older players to see how I stack up against my peers (as I’m pretty sure the younger set are far better than me at this point ). What makes this likely to be a fantasy is that it would be virtually impossible to verify the age of everyone who walked through the theater doors.

Perhaps the best way to do this would be a series of questions that only people of a certain age can answer (who don’t have time to search the internet for answers). Some suggestions: Who is Johnny Carson? What is Silverchair? What are all the words to the theme of the song Good health?

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