'94-'95 David Robinson onyx card
97 Overall
  • 93 INS
  • 80 OUT
  • 61 PLY
  • 84 ATH
  • 89 DEF
  • 95 REB

The GOAT Center in MyTeam

Written by Sebinho101

The Onyx Admiral is my favorite player I've used all year in MyTeam, and I have played with TMac, Ruby 95 Jordan, and Pink Diamond Players. He has everything you need in a Center.

Bought for: 150,000 MT (on XBOX One, before his Ruby came out)

Strengths:

  • Rebounding: 7'1", 99 Boxout and 94/95 Offensive/Defensive Rebounding, he outrebounds any Centers smaller than him and also has another advantage against Yao, which will be adressed later in the review.
  • Mid-range shooting: 84 Standing Mid and an easy and relatively fast form
  • Inside Scoring: 98 Standing Layup, 90s in Shooting Close and the height to finish over most Centers
  • Dunking: He is a master of the Standing Dunk with a 99 rating. What's most overlooked is his Driving Dunk though, only a 70 rating, yet he dunks every other time you drive to the rim, also on defenders, and doesn't miss them. Combine this with his ability to thrown down lobs and the Gold Posterizer badge and you have one of the best dunking big man in the game.
  • Post Scoring: 98 Post Control, 96 Fadeaway and almost all Golden Post Badges. He can do everything in the Post and his Fadeaway his great, I recommend to add the Fade Ace Badge to him since he doesn't have it.
  • Defense: Great Height and Defensive Ratings make him an excellent Shot Blocker and Defensive Anchor, he also has the Defensive Anchor Badge.
  • Athleticism: Probably his biggest Advantage; 84 Speed, 99 Stamina, 90 Strength. He is the perfect Yao counter, you can blow by any Center (other than Onyx Wilt, Onyx Dwight, and Ruby Dawkins) and especially against slow guys like Yao or even PD Shaq you can score at will with him. Just face up, sprint by and you have an easy dunk. He is the first big man who's my main scorer in 2K15, that's how good he is.

Weaknesses:

  • Post Hook: Only 75, although the Post Hook is very inconsistent in this game, it would be nice for a Post Scorer to have this move in his arsenal.
  • Steals: Almost never gets steals, not even pass lane ones, but that is also no biggie as he's basically there to protect the paint and not to steal the ball.

Recommended Strategy: You can always run the Pick and Roll/Pop with him. He has a great Mid-Range Shot and is great at catching lobs, so you have unlimited possibilites with him as the Screen-setter. As mentioned earlier, use him against slower Centers to drive by them and you'll get easy dunks very often. When faced up against faster Centers, use him as the Screener or use his repertoire of Post Moves, especially his smoove Fadeaway. You can even use him as an Isolation Player, because he finishes strong at the rim and poses a Mid-Range threat. I've hit multiple Game-winners with his Fadeaway. (He also has the Closer Badge, which helps a lot in the Clutch)

Examples: A Wager Match, which I played against the Youtuber Andre2K (who is a very good 2K player) in which the Onyx Admiral showed his greatness: Link to the Video

Other Comments: I have tried out the Ruby Admiral, who is a 98 Overall, but have come to the conclusion that his Onyx is better. From what I've seen the Ruby is slightly better defensively, which I didn't even notice, but has worse/less badges, doesn't dunk as often (also has no Posterizer Badge) and a worse Mid-Range Shot. Therefore I recommend you buy the cheaper Onyx version, it comes with a cooler card picture as well.

Use if: You want one of the most athletic Centers in the game, who is great at Rebounding, Defending, and even better on Offense.

Don't use if: You have Onyx Wilt, because he is probably better, and the Onyx Admiral is too good to sit on someone's bench.

Bottom Line: For ~130K you get one of the best Centers in this game, and if you can't afford Onyx Wilt and aren't satisfied with your Yao or any other Center you are currently using, this is definitely the Card to buy.


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    5

    Great Review! Hard to choose between him and Ruby Hakeem

    2

    Thanks! I use Sapphire Hakeem (The historic one, not the Erasers one) as my Bench Center, I recommend you to get him as well if you have enough MT to complete the collection. I wouldn't really bother with Ruby Hakeem because he has exactly the same stats. One thing I can tell you for sure though is that this David Robinson is the best Center I've ever used and easily better than Hakeem.

    3

    great review, thats so much info. Thanks a lot for writing this, it really helped me out.

    3

    Thanks, glad you liked it. One thing I noticed in the weeks after the review and on Patch 4 is that he can shoot threes too. I never realized he had the Chris Mullin jumpshot form which is like the best in the game until a friend told me. You actually get a lot of perfect releases from three with him, and from the corner he is a great 3pt shooter. It sounds ridiculous but on patch 4 everybody can hit threes now.

    2

    wow, 2k is so broke!

    3

    Ahhh, you're the dude that scorched Andre with him! You were incredible with him, great review dude :)

    2

    Thanks a lot, I would never have thought that one of Andre's subs would find me here haha

    2

    Hahaha I've seen you on his twitter, you made me laugh about your comments on AD ;)

    2

    LMAO yeah there's a couple of guys and we are always spamming Andre with nonsense about Goatmeer and the like lol

    3

    I watched that Andre vid when it came out, and I gotta say, he had no answers for Drob lol

    2

    I don't think anybody has an answer for him, a friend of mine who also has Onyx DRob told me he outplayed Onyx Wilt when he faced him, and I have no doubt that that's true lol.

    2

    Andre was getting mad

    2

    It's understandable lol

    1

    Great Review, Do think He could do well at the PF spot.

    2

    Thanks! And I just took a look at the lineup you posted 4 days ago. It looks like you want to use a Big at the 4 so I'd say he is a great choice as you have a very similar player with Shawn Kemp at that position at the moment. I think the Admiral is even better than Kemp because he can do everything Kemp can do but is way better on Offense and Defense, Kemp is just a bit faster. As mentioned in the review, the Admiral is fast and can guard most players people use at the PF position, maybe a LBJ would cause problems though. If you really only use lineups with 2 Bigs as PF and C then I say you should use him at the 4, but if you don't only use lineups like that I'd definitely suggest you put Yao to the Bench, put the Admiral as C and KD as PF, then you can switch PG or Dominique in as SG or SF. That way you'll have perfect spacing on offense, still a beast rebounder and more three point threats in the game leading to better offense and not rarely offensive board for the Admiral. Also, if you then use him as the dominant post player that he is, your opponent can't double team, because everybody on the floor can shoot threes.

    1

    Thanks Man, appreciate the response.

    1

    Great review! Should i sell my ruby dtf jordan and emerald ad to get this drob for 90k and another guard with 50k mt i will have left? (i currently have 30k mt)

    1

    I'd do it, I don't think dtf Jordan is that good and you get one of the 2 best Centers in this mode. He can easily be your main scorer through post-fading, dunking, midrange/three point shooting, alley oops... he is awesome.

    1

    Thanks! I like ruby jordan but he can't run p&r plays (they are really important to me). Do you know any good sg/sf for less then 60k that can run p&r plays?

    1

    I'm sorry I don't really know, but the 93 Pippen is an awesome SF that can run an offense, I think he has some PnR Plays but I'm really not sure.

    1

    I was thinking of getting pippen (i checked he does have p&r ball handeler). I'm just not sure should i get 95-96 or the 92-93 pippen.

    1

    92-93 Pippen is in all honesty the best finisher I ever used in this game, 95 of course has better shooting. If you plan on using your PG as main ball handler get 95 probably, if you want to run PnR plays mainly with Pippen get the 93 one, he can hit open threes on Patch 4 just allright too.

    1

    You were right! I sold my ruby dtf jordan and emerald ad to get onyx drob, onyx havlicek and emerald kawhi. It was the best move i made all year in myteam. I now agree that he is the best center in the game. Thanks for the help!

    2

    :D Once you get him you never want another Center, he's just better in almost every aspect than all of them lol. Try shooting threes if you haven't already, he has the Mullin jumpshot form and you get many perfect releases haha.

    1

    Yea his jumpshot is amazing. I won my last rttp game because he hit a contested 3 to give me a 5 point lead with a minute left.

    2

    hahaha that's awesome and sums up DRob's greatness as well as Patch 4

    1

    Can he rebound well against other centers who have 99 rebound? Because he doesn't.

    1

    Yes, he's taller than most centers that are commonly used (except Wilt and Yao) and outrebounds those easily. Vs Yao he often gets boards because he just jumps higher and earlier than him. All in all you really don't feel a difference between his ~95 Rebounding and the 99 Rebounding of others, he's still great at it.

    1

    Amazing review. Do you know what is a reasonably cheap price I can snipe him at? I have 110k mt and really want this card bc it looks a lot better offensively than the ruby.

    1

    Sorry, just came back from vacation and don't know anything about current prices, but thank you very much!

    1

    Does anyone have any mt that they don't ever need back? Since 2k15 is winding down, I just want to complete my dream lineup, and need about a 100k mt to finish it

    1

    great review imma pick him up once i get more mt soon and u did i great job against him in the video i never took it in when i fist watched the video how u dominted with a big

    2

    Thanks! Get him for sure, sometimes it's TOO easy to score with him, post spin/jab step and drive = dunk almost everytime, he's just so fast and has great dunk packages. Also, try out shooting threes with him...he literally has the Chris Mullin jumpshot form which is probably the best in the game lol. I get many perfect releases with him, especially in the corner, I know it's ridiculous but that's patch 4 in a nutshell haha.

    1
    -4

    Wilt Chamberlain is waaaaaayyyy better than D Rob

    4

    In 2K15 MyTeam nope ;) DRob has the Mullin Jumpshot Form, hits almost every midrange shot, can hit threes, is the best dunking big man by far and has almost no disadvantages against Wilt. I know people who have/had both and they all agree with me, maybe you had different experiences but I'd take the Godmiral over Onyx Wilt all day.

    -4

    Lies Wilt is possibly the best card on auction market. I can tell you're happy with all the fanboys on your dick. If you think D Rob is better then you don't know how to use Wilt. Wilt's post book and fadeaway is money. He is also waaayyy faster. He can basically guard anyone in the game. This card resembles real life. And in real life Wilt is the most dominant player to ever touch a basketball. END OF STORY

    4

    This tells me that you haven't actually used David Robinson. Also it just means that All you care about is the fact that Wilt is a higher price means that he is better automatically. No, real life ... real life. Im sorry but last time i checked wilt didnt even have a middy IRL and how come its a 85 on his onyx but 37 on the lakers? Did he just lose his mid range game completely? No like a pink diamond its a fantasy card pretty much.

    -3

    Watch this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8O9MgNfcGJA

    3

    First thing I said was "IN 2K15 MYTEAM" lol. No need to get angry neither, as I also said "maybe you had different experiences", so calm down dude, it's just a game.

    -3

    I'm not bad lol. I was just defending my favorite player. It's all good bro

    -3