In the next-generation version of NBA 2K21, players have the ability to change MyPlayer Takeovers after creating a character, but there’s a twist. To do this, you will need to unlock the Mamba Mentality badge. This badge, which was named in honor of NBA 2K21 cover athlete Kobe Bryant, can grant you access to this feature, but it’s going to take some time to receive this badge.
How to unlock the Mamba Mentality badge
To unlock the Mamba Mentality badge, you must have max MyPlayer badge progress in NBA 2K21. In order to have max badge progress, you must have acquired all possible upgrades for your MyPlayer character. This will require quite a bit of grinding, but you can also try to speed up this process by completing tasks that are handed out by NPC characters in The City.
Keep in mind that this badge is only available for the next-generation version of NBA 2K21. The Mamba Mentality badge is not available for the current-gen edition of the game.