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NBA 2K18: How to Create a Team

How to Create a Team in NBA 2K18

Unlike some other sports games that have left created teams to the wayside (or replaced them with fantasy-style Ultimate Teams at least), NBA 2K18 actually features a very robust Create a Team. Not only can you make your own, you can play in a league filled with them.

The first thing you want to do is go to MyGM/MyLEAGUE from the main menu of NBA 2K18. From there, head on over to MyLEAGUE and choose to either do a League Expansion or Custom League. Either one of those modes will give you an opportunity to plug in created teams in with the real-life ones featured in the NBA or even historic teams if you go the route of Custom League.


If you go with League Expansion, right away you’ll be given an opportunity to create up to six new teams to add to the NBA’s current 30. You can either create your own team from scratch, use a pre-built team or download a team design from other users. Let’s go with creating your own team as the other two are pretty straightforward.

First, you’ll need to pick your city, you have a number of different locations across the country (and Canada) to choose from and you can factor in how big the city is, how rich it is, and whether you want to be out in the ‘burbs or the city’s downtown area.

After that, go ahead and create the team’s branding. You can create your own logo, browse other users’, select a preset, or even upload your own from the internet. In order to do that, visit www.nba2k.com/upload and follow the instructions there. Make sure you meet all of the dimension requirements otherwise it won’t let you proceed. If you upload an image, give it a minute, and then reopen the Team Branding section and it should appear with the other logos you’ve uploaded.

After that, you can begin designing your arena. Again everything from seat color, to what sound effects are used, what ads appear on the scorer’s table and more can be customized to your liking to make sure your arena fits the personality of the team that you’re creating.

Finally go ahead and design the team’s uniform. You can upload a logo to use and build a uniform to match, or just keep it simple and basic with some regular ol’ jerseys. It’s up to you.

After that, you’ve inputted everything you need for your team to be created. Just following through on any other teams you’ll want to create, and once you’re done, you’ll be playing out an NBA season with very own created teams. Enjoy!

For more on NBA 2K18, be sure to check out our wiki.

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