David Robinson '94-'95
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)
- 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.
- 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.