Gary Payton build - Payton defending Michael Jordan
SEATTLE, UNITED STATES: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (L) looks to pass the ball as Seattle SuperSonics defender Gary Payton guards him during first quarter action in their game 03 February in Seattle, Washington. It was the first game between the two teams since the 1996 NBA Finals. Chicago won 91-84 with Jordan scoring 45 points. AFP PHOTO/Dan LEVINE (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Replica builds are one of the most fun new additions to the 2K series. In NBA 2K23 there are over 50 different replica builds with their own easter eggs that have been discovered so far. In this article, we will be walking you through all the steps necessary to recreate a Gary Payton build.

Gary Payton Build in NBA 2K23

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Position: PG

Right Handed

Jersey Number: 20

Weight: 6 foot 4

Weight: 180

Wingspan: 6 foot 8


Shot Close: 76

Driving Layup: 85

Driving Dunk: 35

Standing Dunk: Minimum

Post Control: 77


Mid-Range: 83

3 point: 73

Free Throw: 69


Pass Accuracy: 89

Ball Handle: 81

Speed with Ball: 85


Interior: 52

Perimeter: 90

Steal: 91

Block: 29

Offensive Rebound: 37

Defensive Rebound: 47


Speed: 85

Acceleration: 85

Strength: 57

Vertical: 66

Stamina: 90


Some guides say that you have to pick the correct takeovers to make a replica build work, in our experience that isn’t the case so pick whatever ones you’d prefer. It is possible this changes based on the console (i.e current gen vs. next gen).

This is all the information you need to unlock the Gary Payton build. Upon completing the build you will be rewarded with an easter egg showing your player has shades of “Glove”.

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Play Style

This is one of the more interesting builds I’ve seen in a bit. It has super strong defense to pay homage to Gary Payton and it almost seems better equipped to be a pass-first PG than an all-out scorer. I’d say to fashion your game off of Lamelo Ball if you’re going with this as he too is a defensive presence who playmakers on offense.

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