'NBA 2K20' Honors Kobe Bryant With PD Locker Code & Likely Galaxy Opal

NBA 2K20 is getting in the Mamba Day spirit with a new set of Spotlight Challenges to honor the late Kobe Bryant who lost his life in a tragic helicopter accident earlier this year. Players can redeem a new Locker Code to receive a guaranteed Pink Diamond Career Highlights card, which can then be used to complete a series of objectives to earn their associated rewards. While fans seem to think a Galaxy Opal Kobe variant is also in the works, the story is still developing. For now, here's everything we know about Kobe in NBA 2K20.

How to get the Kobe Bryant Pink Diamond Career Highlights Card

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'NBA 2K20' is honoring Kobe Bryant with a new Pink Diamond Career Highlights card. Enter the Locker Code to get it. 'NBA 2K20' is available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and Stadia. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

To instantly get the card, players must enter the following Locker Code in the NBA 2K20 Options menu: KOBE-JHE93-J987G-PWEHD. You will always get the card every time, so don't worry about mini-games or ball drops. Here are the stats of the card.

  • Overall: 96
  • Outside Scoring: 89
  • Shot Close: 90
  • Shot Mid: 90
  • Shot 3pt: 88
  • Shot IQ: 98
  • Free Throw: 85
  • Offensive Consistency: 98
  • Athleticism: 80
  • Speed: 78
  • Acceleration: 78
  • Vertical: 75
  • Strength: 70
  • Stamina: 95
  • Hustle: 85
  • Overall Durability: 95
  • Inside Scoring: 83
  • Driving Layup: 84
  • Standing Dunk: 25
  • Driving Dunk: 50
  • Draw Foul: 95
  • Post Moves: 80
  • Post Hook: 78
  • Post Fade: 85
  • Hands: 95
  • Playmaking: 79
  • Speed With Ball: 78
  • Ball Handle: 86
  • Passing Accuracy: 85
  • Passing Vision: 65
  • Passing IQ: 85

While some of these stats seem shockingly low given Kobe's stature and tenure, it's important to remember that this is a Career Highlights card based on Bryant's last game. As such, his abilities are not as pristine as some might expect. It's likely we'll see huge improvements in the presumed Kobe Bryant Galaxy Opal card, but we'll discuss that more below.

NBA 2K20 Kobe Bryant Spotlight Challenges

Once you redeem your code for the Pind Diamond Career Highlights card, you can soon start completing challenges based on Bryant's finest moments in the NBA. Here's the full list of challenges and the rewards you get for completing them. Note that these challenges are not yet live in-game.

  • Win the game and score at least 24 points with Career Highlights Kobe. - Diamond Pack
  • Get at least seven assists with Career Highlights Kobe, three-minute quarters. - Eight Tokens
  • Make 12 three pointers with Career Highlights Kobe, Pro difficulty, four-minute quarters. - All-Star Flash Pack
  • Score 62 points with Career Highlights Kobe, Pro difficulty, five-minute quarters. - 8,000 MT
  • Score 81 points with Career Highlights Kobe, All-Star difficulty, six-minute quarters. - Diamond Shoe Pack
  • Score 65 points with Career Highlights Kobe, Pro difficulty, six-minute quarters. - All-Star Flash Pack
  • Score 61 points with Career Highlights Kobe, All-Star difficulty, five-minute quarters. - 24 Tokens
  • Score 60 points with Career Highlights Kobe, All-Star difficulty, five-minute quarters. - 8,024 MT
  • Complete all eight Challenges. - 81 Tokens

What about Galaxy Opal Kobe Bryant?

While all teases and indications suggest a Galaxy Opal Kobe Bryant is indeed on the way, the card is not yet available inside NBA 2K20 at the time of writing. Considering how poor Kobe's Pink Diamond stats are, we imagine all wrongs will be righted in the next iteration. Finishing these eight Spotlight Challenges will almost assuredly be part of the requirements for getting a Galaxy Opal Bryant, but there may be additional tasks as well.

Trust me. You’re going to want him. To be continued... https://t.co/UnG4jlQnFz

— Ronnie 2K 2K21 (@Ronnie2K) April 8, 2020

After releasing the 150 Galaxy Opal James Harden Challenges alongside the suspension of the NBA season, official Twitter accounts teased "Trust me. You're going to want him. To be continued..." In that regard, it's possible Galaxy Opal Kobe may be somehow tied to the Harden Challenges as well. They'll take a long time to get done, but, without NBA games to watch, at least fans of the league have something to keep busy. The case of the Galaxy Opal Kobe Bryant remains a mystery for now, but it seems certain this awesome card is due at some point.

NBA 2K20 is available now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and Stadia.

What are your thoughts on the Pink Diamond Kobe Bryant card? Is a Galaxy Opal on the way? Tell us in the comments section!