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NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenges: How to Complete & Rewards

NBA 2K23’s biggest draw is probably the return of the iconic Jordan Challenge, but these challenges can be tedious to perfect. Today, we will prepare you by telling you how to complete all Michael Jordan challenges and claim the rewards.

Jordan Challenges rewards

What is the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23?

The Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23 consists of 15 game experiences covering the most iconic moments of the star’s illustrious career from start to end.

Your goal is to get a 3-star rating on the challenges for a total star rating of at least 40 out of 45 to complete the Jordan Challenge successfully.

All 15 NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenges

Here are the 15 games that are included in NBA 2K23’s Jordan Challenge:

1. 1982 NCAA National Championship – UNC vs. Georgetown
• Michael Jordan’s championship-winning ways start as a 19-year-old freshman at North Carolina, when he hits the most important shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship Game.

2. 1984 Team USA Basketball Scrimmage
• As a warm-up to the 1984 Olympics, Michael Jordan leads the all-amateur ’84 Team USA squad to victory over a collection of NBA stars in front of a record crowd in Indianapolis, IN.

3. 1986 Easter Conference First Round, Game 2 – Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics
• Michael Jordan becomes a global household name when he drops an NBA-playoff record 63 points, a record that still stands today, vs. the star-studded Celtics.

4. 1988 NBA All-Star Game
• Asserting himself as one of the NBA’s elite showmen, Michael Jordan earns MVP honors by stuffing the stat sheet and hitting clutch shots in a 138-133 East All-Stars win.

5. 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5 – Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
• “The Shot,” which knocked the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the ’89 Eastern Conference Playoffs, is one of the most iconic moments of Michael Jordan’s career.

6. 1990 – Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks
• Two of the NBA’s most spectacular dunkers and elite scorers in Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins go at each other, bringing the crowd to their feet with their awe-inspiring theatrics.

7. 1990 – Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
• Michael Jordan, with a bit of extra motivation, drops a career-high 69 points in a 117-113 regular season win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

8. 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3 – Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons
• Fighting through a gameplan dubbed the “Jordan Rules” by the very-physical Detroit Pistons, Jordan scores 47 and leads the Bulls to a victory in the 1990 Eastern Conference Finals.

9. 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5 – Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers
• Taking what the defense gives him, Michael Jordan not only scores 30 but sets his teammates up for a number of open looks on his way to defeating the Lakers for his first NBA Championship.

10. 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1 (AKA “The Shrug” Game) – Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trailblazers
• In the first game of the 1992 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan steps out of his comfort zone and hits six first-half threes on his way to 35 points and a blowout victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

11. 1995 – Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks
• Michael Jordan proves he is officially “back” from retirement by putting on a show in New York, scoring 55 points in a regular season win over the New York Knicks.

12. 1996 NBA Finals, Game 5 – Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle Supersonics
• In an emotional performance on Father’s Day, Michael Jordan caps a record 72-win season by winning his fourth title, dedicating the championship to his father, who passed away three years earlier.

13. 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5 (AKA “The Flu Game”) – Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz
• Adding to his legend as a relentless competitor, Michael Jordan fights through flu-like symptoms to will his team to victory over the Utah Jazz in a critical fifth game of the 1997 NBA Finals.

14. 1997 – Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers (AKA Jordan vs. Kobe)
• In their first true duel, the proven Michael Jordan and the up-and-coming Kobe Bryant go toe-to-toe, with Jordan coming out on top, keeping the future superstar at arm’s length.

15. 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6 (AKA “The Last Dance” Game) – Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz
• In a storybook ending, Michael Jordan hits the game-winning shot in the sixth game of the ’98 Finals, giving him his sixth title and cementing his legacy as the greatest to ever play the game.

How to Complete all Michael Jordan Challenges in NBA 2K23?

Game 1. A Star is Born

• Win with 16 points
• Get 9 rebounds in total

Game 2. Go Next

• Win with 12 points
• Win the game by 15 or more points

Game 3. The Arrival

• Win with 63 points
• Get 6 assists in total

Game 4. Stars of Stars

• Win with 40 points
• Get 8 rebounds
• Get 3 assists

Game 5. The Shot

• Win the game
• Perform “The shot” quick time event flawlessly
• Juke Larry Nance

Game 6. Shootout

• Win with 40 points
• Hold Dominique Wilkins under 20 points
• Score more points than Dominique Wilkins

Game 7. 69 Points

• Win with 69 points
• Achieve a shot percentage of 50% or better from the field

Game 8. Bad Boys

• Win with 47 points
• Get 10 rebounds
• Get 4 assists

Game 9. Start of a Dynasty

• Win with 30 points
• Achieve a shot percentage of 50% or better from the field
• Get 4 assists
• Grab 4 rebounds

Game 10. The Shrug

• Win with 39 points
• Hold Clyde Drexler under 17 points
• Score 6 three-pointers within the first half

Game 11. Double Nickel

• Win with 55 points
• Hold John Starks under 2 three-pointers

Game 12. Father’s Day Victory

• Win with 22 points
• Get 9 rebounds
• Get 12 or more assists

Game 13. The Flu Game

• Win with 38 points
• Get 7 rebounds
• Get 5 assists

Game 14. Pass the Torch

• Win with 36 points
• Hold Kobe Bryant under 20 points
• Win by 10 or more points

Game 16. The Last Dance

• Win with 45 points
• Hold Jeff Hornacek under 15 points

NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge Rewards: Full List

Here are all of the rewards that players can earn by playing the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23:

• UNC Jordan Jersey (MyCareer)
• Jordan Calf Sleeve (MyCareer)
• Jumpman Gold Necklace (MyCareer)
• Jordan Coach Card (MyTeam)
• Jordan FA Card (MyTeam)
• ’95-’97 Bulls Alt Jersey (MyTeam)

This is everything you need to know about how to complete all Michael Jordan challenges in NBA 2K23. We hope this guide was informative to you. Visit here to check out our other NBA 2K23 content, like how to buy NBA 2K23 MT, how to dunk, and how to travel fast.


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