There’s no doubt that when it comes to the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili is amongst the legends who have played for them over the years. The international sensation is now having his game recognized virtually as he headlines a brand new NBA 2K21 MyTeam promotion known as Idols. This arrives shortly after the game’s debut just two weeks ago with Ginobili featured on the Spurs’ All-Time roster.
Manu Ginobili is Featured Star for NBA 2K21 MyTeam Idols
While the four-time champion is amongst playable characters for the Spurs All-Time team, he now has a brand new card for a special mode in the game known as NBA 2K21 MyTeam. In the MyTeam mode, 2K21 players can assemble a squad full of superstars of the past and present. There are different levels of cards, with the better (higher-rated) cards giving a 2K21 player’s team more overall skill.
Manu headlines the new NBA 2K21 MyTeam Idols promotion, which gives 2K21 players virtual packs to purchase. Each pack generally includes five collectible cards with one of those being a star player.
For Manu Ginobili, he receives a Pink Diamond, which is the second-highest level of MyTeam card. Ginobili’s card carries a 95 overall rating. The best cards in the game typically have a 99 rating. A database listing here shows even more skill attributes associated with Manu’s new card.
The former Spurs star has the best card available in the Idols packs. The potential player cards also include current San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick “Patty” Mills. He gets an 89 overall rating, which is a considerable boost for him in the NBA 2K21 MyTeam mode at this point. Other players featured in the first Idols pack release include current stars Paul George and Kristaps Porzingis, along with NBA great Alonzo Mourning.
Weeks ago, NBA 2K21 rumors suggested Manu Ginobili was returning to the game after being absent from last year’s game.
Ginobili’s Card Sells for Huge Amount on game
In order to purchase the NBA 2K21 MyTeam Idols packs, gamers will typically spend in-game currency which is either Virtual Currency (VC) or MyTeam Points (MT). Packs carry varying prices for the two currencies. Virtual Currency can be purchased with real money, while MT is earned through various aspects of playing NBA 2K21.
However, the game also features an auction listings area, sort of like a virtual eBay in the game. In this area, 2K21 players can list their cards on the market for bidding action and “buy now” prices. The auction only operates using MT currency, though.
Based on a screenshot from the game, Manu Ginobili’s new NBA 2K21 Idols card had the largest sale of the past seven days of any card, on the PlayStation 4 at least. It brought one seller over 660,000 MT in the popular game mode.
Manu has yet to make any social media posts regarding his new MyTeam Idols card or the huge sale. However, we know he recently enjoyed playing as himself in NBA 2K21. That’s based on a video clip he posted joking about his player’s great moves and lack of hair.
One has to wonder if the Spurs legend will spend some real money to get enough virtual money for lots of Idols packs in the hopes of finding his own card. Visit our Spurs news page to get more of the latest team and player updates.