NBA 2k15 Update: Yup, you guessed it… It looks like the requirements for Legends to follow you on NBA 2k15 have remained the same yet again. I haven’t confirmed all of them, but I’ve just picked up Shawn Kemp after a 47 point and 17 rebound game. Seeing as Shawn Kemp has had the same requirements in both 2k13, 2k14, and now 2k15… it stands to reason that most, if not all of the legends “should” have the same requirements as well. I don’t see myself playing 2k15 for very long (that’s a story for another post), so I’ll leave it to the random guests leaving comments to confirm whichever ones remain when I stop playing.
NBA 2k14 Update: It appears that the requirements for a “Legend” to follow you in NBA 2k14 haven’t changed from 2k13. At least that’s what it looks like early on in the game. I’ve just picked up Gary Payton for 5 steals in a game (which is exactly the same requirement as in 2k13). You can probably use this list as a rough guideline to what you need to do – or if you remember what you did last year in 2k13 that would probably be more accurate since the requirement appears to depend on what position you play and possibly also play style (athletic, slashing, defensive, etc.).
Updates including screenshots of stats during games where certain Notable Fans are picked up are at the bottom of the post.
So, you’re one of those people with OCD and want to collect all the little ponies as fans on NBA 2k13. Wait, no – NBA Legends as fans. Here’s an incomplete, self-generated list of the NBA Legends you can get to “follow” you in the Social Media section of NBA 2k13 and what hoops you need to jump through to get them on the follow-wagon.
|Michael Jordan||63+ points during a playoff game||2k13/2k14|
|Magic Johnson||15+ assists||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Clyde Drexler||Triple Double against Portland Trailblazers||2k13/2k14|
|Isaiah Thomas||Double Double against Detroit Pistons||2k13/2k14|
|Joe Dumars||Win by a large margin against the Chicago Bulls||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Dennis Rodman||19+ rebounds||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Steve Kerr||5+ 3-pointers||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Clark Kellogg||Triple Double||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Chris Mullin||Beat Golden State with X number of 3-pointers||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Penny Hardaway||30+ points 10+ assists against the Orlando Magic||2k13/2k14|
|Shaq O’Neal||60+ points 10+ rebounds (15+ assists?) against Lakers||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Gary Payton||5+ steals||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|Shawn Kemp||47+ points 15+ rebounds||2k13/2k14/2k15|
|David Robinson||71+ points||2k13/2k14|
|Dominique Wilkins||7+ dunks||2k13/2k14/2k15|
If you know how to get the NBA Legends labeled as UNKNOWN to follow you, do drop a comment and mention how you managed it (or your stats for that particular game so we can possibly dissect it).
Also, please note that while I have labeled most of these as CONFIRMED, these stats are probably higher than what is actually required to get any of these players to follow you. Example: Clark Kellogg and Clyde Drexler are labeled as a Triple Double each, but some people report a Double Double as being enough. It just so happens that I personally had a Triple Double in those games, which is why I’ve posted a Triple Double.
Clark Kellog follows you after a double double against his former team the Pacers
NBA 2k14 Note: I picked up Kellogg after a loss against the Pacers with 38/5/1 (P/A/R). So it’s pretty unclear what triggers Kellogg.
I’ve stopped playing 2k14, so there’ll be no further updates (unless posted in the comments section). The PC version of 2k14 really left me disappointed – I was expecting next gen features. If I pick up a XB1/PS4, I might start playing again… but until then you can probably use the current 2k13 list as a rough guide to what is required.
Here’s my statline (as a PG) for the game where I got Chris Mullin. This was in NBA 2k14 on the PS4 (but should be the exact same thing on 2k13 as well as “current gen” consoles). This was against the Golden State Warriors.
This is my statline against the Lakers (currently as an Athletic SF) where I got Shaq. As per above, NBA 2k14 on the PS4.
David Robinson & Dennis Rodman
This is my statline against the Clippers (again as an Athletic SF) where I picked up both Robinson and Rodman. As before, NBA 2k14 on the PS4.
Against the Portland Trailblazers on NBA 2k14 PS4.