[Top 10] NBA 2K21 Best Jumpshots of All Time

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Booker has a great stroke. Too bad he plays for the Suns.

10) “PoPo” (Best for ball dominant guards)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3LDxONUoLM

Intro: Tired of losing at the Park? Want to become the star of your Pro-Am team? If you’re a guard who handles the ball a lot, this jumpshot will propel your game to the next level.

Overview: YouTuber Cheesaholic shows us his PoPo jumpshot. It has a base of Jump Shot 98 and a blended release of Rudy Gay and Vince Carter. The animation blend is set to 60% Gay and 40% Carter with release timing set to 75%. 

What’s Awesome About Popo:

  • Quick release
  • Consistent timing equals consistent green releases
  • Smooth animations with no weird hitches

9) “9888” (Best for ball dominant guards)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNP-Th6aYYs

Intro: Sick of using a clunky jumpshot that feels unnatural? 9888 is about as smooth as it gets. Play a few games with this shot and your friends will be envious of your buttery smooth stroke.

Overview: YouTuber BADGEPLUG gives us the details about his favorite jumpshot post update 3. This animation uses Jump Shot 98 for a base with a blended release featuring Release 15 and Release 26. Blending is set at 60% Release 15 and 40% Release 26. Release timing is set to 75%.

What’s Awesome About 9888:

  • Seamless transition from dribble moves into the shot
  • Easy-to-see release point
  • Nearly automatic when open

8) Dwyane Wade (Best for ball dominant guards)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazcAlnjk8g

Intro: Maybe you want to dominate your friends, but don’t want to put a lot of time into tweaking the animation. If so, this jumpshot is for you. It’ll give you the outside stroke you’re looking for without requiring you to mess with the blending in any way. But if you don’t want to acknowledge you took the easy way, your secret’s safe with me!

Overview: The Dwyane Wade jumpshot is precisely what it sounds like. For the base, release 1, and release 2 simply choose Dwyane Wade in each slot. The blending doesn’t matter since both releases are the same. Release timing should be kept at 75% because it makes the perfect release point a bit larger than at 100%.

What’s Awesome About that Dwyane Wade Jumpshot:

  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to remember
  • Quick, consistent release

7) Randolph/Gay (Best for spot-up bigs)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBiDf-JFFe0

Intro: Tired of all of the little guys filling up the stat sheet? Big guys need love too, right? If you’re running a big and want to hit those open shots this jumpshot is sure to help.

Overview: The Randolph/Gay jumpshot features a base of Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay as both release 1 and 2. The blending isn’t important since both releases are the same. BigJohnTV states that he’s specifically had more success with spot-up shooting using this particular animation.

What’s Awesome About the Randolph/Gay Jumpshot:

  • High release point
  • Solid balance
  • Easy to set up

6) 38/Tony Parker (Best for versatile bigs)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBiDf-JFFe0

Intro: Are you a big guy who likes to show off some dribble moves now and then? Do you want to hit some step-back jumpers? The 38/Tony Parker jumper will give you the flexibility you need to hit those open looks.

Overview: The base of this jumper is Jump Shot 38 and both releases are Tony Parker’s. The blending doesn’t matter due to both releases being the same and the release timing should be at 25%. 

What’s Awesome About the 38/Tony Parker Jumpshot:

  • Good for shooting off the dribble as a big
  • Good for spot-up shooting
  • Easy to set up

5) 38/Rudy Gay (Best for spot-up bigs)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBiDf-JFFe0

Intro: Tired of missing those open threes from the corner? This jumpshot will make your playmakers more confident when passing you the rock. Don’t blame me if you become their new favorite target.

Overview: This jumpshot features a base of Jump Shot 38 with Rudy Gay listed as both releases. Once again, the blending doesn’t matter since both releases are the exact same thing. However, release timing should be set to 25% according to BigJohnTV.

What’s Awesome About the 38/Rudy Gay Jumpshot:

  • Easy to set up
  • Great for spot-up bigs
  • Consistent, smooth animation

4) 98/Curry (Best for spot-up wings)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJU2xEuUYc

Intro: Do you run a slasher or lockdown? Chances are your 3-point rating isn’t very high, but this jumpshot will have you greening open looks in no time. And of course, once the defense presses in to defend your shot, you can easily drive by them to the cup.

Overview: This jumper has a base of Jump Shot 98 and Stephen Curry’s release set for both release 1 and release 2. NBA 2K Tutes suggests using the slowest release timing on this one as you’ll likely only be shooting open shots anyway. Also of note: this is recommended specifically for players using shot aiming.

What’s Awesome About the 98/Curry Jumpshot:

  • A somewhat large target for shot aiming
  • Easy set up
  • Consistent for corner threes

3) “HEEEEEEYE” (Best for spot-up wings)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ggRRC-zz2M

Intro: Are defenders leaving you in the corner to double up on your teammates? Teammates mad at you because they’re tired of taking on the entire defense? Give this jumper a try and burn the defenders who disrespect you.

Overview: ThE Book of SwantE’s “HEEEEEEYE” jumpshot uses Stephen Curry’s base, release 1 set to Rudy Gay, and release 2 set to Tony Parker. Blending is 70% Gay and 30% Curry with the release timing set to 75%. 

What’s Awesome About “HEEEEEEYE”:

  • Steph Curry’s base has the highest percentage of made shots of all the game’s bases
  • Unique blending sets this jumper apart
  • Consistent release point makes perfect releases easier

2) "98LA45" (Best for ball-dominant guards)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V6Fy4UPx6k

Intro: Still trying to make defenders look silly on the court? This jumpshot package is great for shooting off-the-dribble and after step-backs. Pull out your sleekest dribble moves and bury one in the face of the defense!

Overview: This jumper features the base of Jump Shot 98 with LaMarcus Aldridge’s release set to release 1 and Release 45 set to release 2. Release speed is set to 75% and blending is 65% Aldridge, 35% Release 45.

What’s Awesome About “98LA45”:

  • Smooth animation makes it easy to perfect
  • No wasted movements that throw off rhythm
  • Very quick release

1) 47/Gay/Bryant (Best for non-shooting builds)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzsMlhaUuoo

Intro: There’s something truly special about locking down an opponent on defense. But even defensive players still need to be able to knock down an open shot when given the opportunity. This jumper will make you  dominant on both ends of the court.

Overview: This jumpshot has a base of Jump Shot 47. The releases are set to Rudy Gay and Kobe Bryant and blended 70% Gay, 30% Bryant. Release speed is all the way up to 100%.

What’s Awesome About the 47/Gay/Bryant Jumpshot:

  • Quick release makes it hard to contest
  • Easy-to-see release point
  • No hitches or otherwise weird movement in the animation

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