Former Cleveland Cavaliers champion and multiple-time All-Star Kyrie Irving was not among the stars absent from this recent NBA postseason. However, he’s clearly a player who has contributed to championship success in the past. He also knows a bit about underdog performances in the playoffs. So does the “Human Eraser” Dikembe Mutombo. That’s why it makes sense to see them popping up for the newest NBA 2K21 MyTeam packs for Underdogs.
NBA 2K21 MyTeam Packs feature Playoff Underdogs theme
Back in 2016, Kyrie Irving was part of the Cleveland Cavaliers team that came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat Golden State for the title. That impressive performance was also thanks to superstar Lebron James and fellow star Kevin Love, among others.
However, Irving hit the go-ahead three in Game 7 to give the Cavs a 92-89 lead with under a minute left. LeBron sealed the deal with a free throw to ultimately bring Cleveland the title.
He’s now featured in the newest NBA 2K21 MyTeam Packs along with former Denver Nuggets star Dikembe Mutombo. He’s known underdog success as well with a famous first-round upset of the No. 1 seed Seattle Supersonics. Both players receive 93-rated Diamond level cards as part of the Playoff Underdogs promotion for One Will Rise season.
Based on the MTDB database listings, Irving’s 93 OVR card includes 92 Playmaking, 91 Outside Scoring, 84 Athleticism, and 63 Defending. He also has 29 Gold Badges including Acrobat, Relentless Finisher, Pro Touch, and Consistent Finisher.
Mutombo gets 93 Rebounding, 82 Defending, and 82 Inside Scoring attributes. Among his 21 Gold Badges are Brick Wall, Rebound Chaser, Intimidator, and Defensive Leader, as one might expect.
They’re joined in the NBA 2K21 MyTeam packs by Amethyst Jamal Mashburn (91 OVR), Ruby Stephen Jackson (88 OVR), and Ruby Tyson Chandler (88 OVR).
Pack costs, auction listing prices
As with other recent NBA 2K21 MyTeam packs such as the Flash 1 series, these ones start at 7,500 Virtual Currency or 10,500 MT points for a single five-item pack. From there, gamers can purchase 10-pack boxes for 67,500 VC or 20-pack boxes for 135,000 VC.
Over at the NBA 2K21 Auction House listings, both Irving and Mutombo are commanding some high prices. The promotion is still new, but there is at least one Dikembe card auction on PS4 over the 400,000 MT mark. Irving cards appear to be going for at least 200,000 MT and close to 300,000 MT in the early going.
With some of the other recent NBA 2K21 MyTeam packs we’ve seen free Locker Codes come out, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see one at some point with this promotion. 2K has also mentioned that gamers can acquire a Pink Diamond Julius Erving card by collecting all of the One Will Rise “collection reward players” including those in Playoff Underdogs.
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