NBA 2K21 Neighborhood Guide – Everything to Know

NBA 2K21 brings with it a bunch of changes to the basketball series including a newly designed Neighborhood. If you don’t know The Neighborhood is a large social space that has been in the past few games, but this new title moves the social space to a beach. With this new layout comes new things to find and learn about. If you want to know everything there is to know about the NBA 2K21 Neighborhood you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started.

Courts and The Cages

Image showing the Courts and The Cages locations in NBA 2K21.

The beach courts will probably be the first thing you notice when you first reach The Neighborhood. These collection of courts allow you to jump into pick-up games whenever you want. There are six courts available in this area. You can check scores, court availability, and streaks by pressing up on the d-pad to open a map of overlooking the courts.

If you head past the courts to the Ferris wheel in the distance you will reach The Cages. The Cages are more courts you can challenges other players on. What makes these courts different is that they have trampolines built into them which allows you to get your slam-ball on.

Beach Life MyCourt

Image showing the Beach Life MyCourt in NBA 2K21.

Instead of a tall high rise the MyCOURT has been placed in a Beach House. This house is located to the left of the starting spawn and is covered in Open House signs. The text above the entrance to this building says Playa Del 2K. In this building you will find your MyCOURT which you can shoot hoops on, customize, and just hang out in general.

Boost Stand

Image showing the Boost Stand location in NBA 2K21 along with NBA Store, Pro Am, and Swag's.

In the opposite direction of the Beach Life MyCOURT you will find the the Boost Stand. At this stand you can buy temporary boosts that improve your MyPLAYER’s ability for a set amount of games.

Pro-Am Team Arena

Across from the Boost Booth is the Pro Am Arena. In this building you can create and take part in the NBA 2K20 Pro-Am league. Enter the building to get started in the process of creating your own team.

Swag’s Main Street Clothing (Player Apparel)

Across from the Boost Booth next to the Pro Am Arena is Swag’s. In Swag’s you can purchase a wide range of items including new shirts, pants, hats, and more. As you level up your MyPLAYER you can even unlock things like jewelry and eyewear for purchase.

What Can You Buy at Swag’s Main Street Clothing?

Make your way to Swag’s if you want to buy more Streetwear type clothing for your MyPLAYER. For the complete catalogue of items, check out the list below:

  • Special Items.
  • Premium Clothes like suits.
  • Shirts.
  • Accessories.
  • Pants and Shorts.
  • Hoodies and Outerwear.
  • Jewelry.
  • Hats.
  • Glasses.
  • Pro-Am/The Rec.
  • Equipment: Fireworks, DJ Booth.

NBA Store (Player Apparel)

Next to Swag’s on the corner of Alley Oop and 2K Beach Pkwy is the NBA Store. The NBA Store is focused solely on NBA products. These products range from Jerseys to Hats. For a full look at what they sell at the NBA Store, check out the list below:

  • Shirts and Hoodies.
  • Pants and Shorts.
  • NBA Nike Jerseys.
  • On-court Accessories.
  • Throwback Jerseys.
  • Tissot Watches.
  • Beats Headphones.
  • Mitchel & Ness.
  • New Era Hats.
  • NBA 2K League.
  • Special Gear: Weekly items like short shorts and throwback jerseys.

The Rec

Image showing the Rec and NBA 2K Shoe Store in NBA 2K21.

Head down Alley Opp St to find the The Rec on your left. Inside The Rec you can drop into a pick up game. This game will find you teammates and opponents. To get the process started simply go through the front door.

2K Shoe Store (Shoes)

Across the street from The Rec is the 2K Shoe Store. This store is your primary place to purchase new kicks for NBA games and the Neighborhood. The brands available for purchase from this store are:

  • Adidas.
  • Jordan.
  • Air Jordan.
  • Nike.
  • Under Armour.
  • Reebok Classic.
  • Converse.
  • Random(Street/Park): Boots and Low Tops.

Team Training Facility

Image showing the Team Training Facility and The Paint locations in NBA 2K21.

If you continue heading down Alley Oop St. you will find the Team Training Facility at the corner of Alley Oop and Black Lives Matter. In this building you can run through various basketball drills to improve your badges and raise your stat caps.

The Paint (Tattoos)

Directly beside the Team Training Facility on Black Live Matter is The Paint tattoo shop. At the tattoo parlor you can get various tattoos for your MyPLAYER using VC. As you level, more areas of your body become available to tattoo. Check back to see if you can ink out any places you may have missed.

Jeff’s 2K Arcade and Ante Up

Image showing the entrances to Jeff's 2K Arcade and Ante Up in NBA 2K21.

Across the street from the tattoo shop is Jeff’s 2K Arcade and Ante Up. The entrance on the street leads into the arcade which houses trivia and the daily wheel. If you want to reach Ante Up simply head around to the alley and go through the wood door down the steps there.

Gatorade Training Facility

Image showing the Gatorade Training Facility, Docs, and Wheels locations in NBA 2K21.

Further down Black Lives Matter is the Gatorade Training Facility. Inside this building you can train your MyPLAYER using a number of different exercises. Completing exercise earns you points that raise your level caps. The exercises you can complete are:

  • Leg Press
  • Clean Weight
  • Squats
  • Ladders
  • Agility Hurdles
  • Battle Ropes
  • Bench Press
  • Box Jump
  • Sprint
  • Treadmill
  • Dumbbell
  • Medicine Ball
  • Gatorade Reaction

If you are not interested in working out, you can head to the the Gatorade Fuel Station where you can use VC to buy consumables that give you increased Turbo.

Docs and Wheels

Directly across from the Gatorade Training facility is Docs and Wheels. At Docs you can get your hair cut and dyed. At Wheels you can buy different transportation methods to help you get around the Neighborhood faster.

VC Sports Management

Image showing the VC Sports Management and MyTEAM buildings in NBA 2K21.

Next door to the Gatorade Trainign Facility is VC Sports Management. Those who’ve played through other NBA 2K games will be familiar with this building. You go here when you want to sign endorsement deal, collect endorsement cheques, or talk to your agent. VC Sports Management is usually closed and you will get prompted when you need to stop in.

MyTEAM Building

At the end of Black Lives Matter is the My TEAM building. Inside this building you can access the MyTEAM mode directly, instead of having to navigate to the main menu. On the side of the MyTEAM Building is a ticker that shows the rare cards players have pulled recently.

Neighborhood Events: Billboards

Image showing a Neighborhood Events Billboards in NBA 2K21.

As you travel around The Neighborhood you will see different billboards in different locations. These Billboards serve as a good way of seeing what is going on in NBA 2K21 for the week. Right now there isn’t much to them, but I expect more events and other announcements to be added to them in the near future.

Miscellaneous Neighborhood Stuff

Image showing the mural of Kobe Bryant you can find in NBA 2K21 Neighborhood.

Below are a few noteworthy miscellaneous things you will find inside the NBA 2K21 Neighborhood. If you have anything to add, drop it in the comments below.

  • There is a Day/Night cycle in the Neighborhood.
  • The Neighborhood will change with the season.
  • There are event days featuring limited time games and awards.
  • In the alleyway near Ante Up you will find a mural of Kobe Bryant.
  • Subway is now a bus stop at the corner of Alley Oop and 2K Beach Pkwy. Interact with it to switch Neighborhoods.

That’s all for our NBA 2K21 Neighborhood guide. AS more information comes out about this new space I will update this list accordingly. If you have anything to share or add just drop a comment down below and I will get to it. Thanks for reading and happy balling.

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  1. Dre says:

    Where do u buy beats headphones?

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