Bruiser Badge

The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.


To speed up Badge Grinding for Bruiser and get this badge fast:

  • Combine badge grinding efforts with Brick Wall badge
  • Initiate contact in any way with the opponent: set screens non-stop, box out, bump into them, post up, etc.
  • Put gameplay settings on Rookie difficulty and 12 minute quarters
  • Note: You can earn badges during the playoffs
  • Note: Simulated games do not count towards earning badges
  • Note: Any Archetype can earn all Bronze level badges
  • Note: Once you earn the Bronze badge for a skill, you can use VC to upgrade to Silver and Gold badges for up to 5 badges unique to your chosen Archetype.  A HOF badge can only be earned and unlocked after its gold badge is unlocked.

Bronze Badge: n/a

Hall of Fame Badge: Get physical with the opponent 600 times.

All Badge Requirements


Name: Bruiser

Description:  The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.

Effects:  Impacts offense, defense, strength, rebounding, screen setting, positioning, etc. Gives your player a heavier and more weighty feel, helps prevent getting pushed around.

Controls: All Controls

Skill(s): Offense, Defense, Rebounding

Type: Skill BadgeAthleticism Badge

Archetypes with HOF Bruiser Badge: Glass Cleaner, Post Scorer

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