NBA 2K24: Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Moments Mode [Explained]

Relive Kobe Bryant's legacy by completing the seven Mamba moments in NBA 2K24 and get exclusive rewards for completing challenges.

Kobe Bryant, also known as “Black Mamba” in the basketball world, is one of the greatest players the sport has ever seen. The Mamba Moments game mode in NBA 2K24 allows the new generation of NBA fans to become familiar with Kobe’s legacy. In the Mamba Moments, players can replicate some of the most iconic moments from Kobe Bryant’s twenty-year hall of fame career.

Key Takeaways
  • NBA 2K24 has a new game mode called the Mamba Moments. 
  • Since Kobe Bryant wore the number twenty-four for a decade during his career, the developers added a new game mode to pay homage to his legacy.
  • Kobe Bryant was also known as the “Black Mamba” in basketball. 
  • The Mamba Moments in NBA 2K24 are seven iconic games from Bryant’s 20-year career.
  • Players can participate in these challenges to win stars that can be exchanged for rewards in 2K24.
  • Each game has three challenges that the players must complete for a star.

All NBA 2K24 Mamba Moments

All mamba moments in NBA 2k24.
All mamba moments showcase 2K24. [Screenshot grab; eXputer]
The developers of NBA 2K24 added a Mamba game mode that allows players to relive seven of the most competitive moments in Bryant’s career. By completing these challenges (Mamba moments), players earn stars that can unlock exclusive in-game rewards.

Kobe Bryant wore the number 24 and engraved it into basketball history books during the last ten years of his career (2006 – 2016). As a result, the new NBA 2K24 developers paid homage to Kobe Bryant by featuring him as the cover athlete for their game.  

1. King Of Sac 

The first basketball match in the Mamba moments is the Western Conference Semifinal game four. On May 31st, 2001, the Lakers played against the Sacramento Kings at the Arco Arena. During the match, Kobe scored 48 points against the Kings and successfully captured sixteen rebounds.

You must complete the following tasks to get three stars in the challenge:

  1. Win against the Kings.
  2. Score forty-eight points.
  3. Grab ten rebounds. 

2. Hail Of Threes 

Hail of Three challenge in 2k24.
Hail of Threes challenge tasks in 2K24. [Screenshot grab: eXputer]
The second Mamba moment in NBA 2K24 is Bryant’s three-point record in 2007 against the Seattle Supersonics. During this match, Kobe went on an absolute rampage against Seattle, scoring twelve shots from the deep. By doing so, Kobe set a new NBA record, broken eleven years later by Klay Thompson in October 2018.

To complete the challenge with three stars, you must meet the following objectives:

  1. Defeat the Seattle Supersonics.
  2. Hit twelve threes and shoot at least 50% from the three-point range.
  3. Win by 20 points or more. 

3. Torch Passed

Torch passed challenge in 2k24.
The “Torch Passed” challenge objectives in NBA 2K24. [Image by eXputer]
The Torch Passed Mamba moment commemorates Bryant’s last game against Michael Jordan in late March 2003. The previous match against Jordan was also Kobe’s best game against him, where he scored fifty-five points by the end. During this match, Kobe also had the Lakers team record for scoring 44 points in a single half.

To complete the third challenge, you must:

  1. Win the match.
  2. Score nineteen points in the first quarter and score fifty-five points in total.
  3. Hold Michael Jordan under 20 points and get three steals. 

4. Sixty-two In Three

62 in 3 challenge in NBA 2k24.
In-game Screenshot of the “62 in 3” Mamba Moment NBA 2K24. [Imae credits: eXputer]
The fourth challenge in NBA 2K24 Mamba moments is one of the biggest performances in Kobe’s career. In December 2005, the Lakers played against the Mavericks in the Regular Season. After the first three quarters, Kobe had amassed sixty-two points against the Mavericks, which outscored their entire team’s score by one point.

To complete the challenge, you must:

  1. Win the match against the Mavericks.
  2.  Score sixty-two points in the first three quarters.
  3. Attempt ten free throws in the first three quarters.

5. Scoring Machine

The Scoring machine challenge in NBA 2k24.
The Scoring Machine challenge showcases NBA 2K24. [Screenshot by eXputer]
The Lakers vs. Blazers game on March 16th, 2007, was the second-highest-scoring game of Bryant’s career. In the match, Bryant started a fifty-plus score streak that lasted four games. Out of all the Mambad Moments in NBA 2K24, this one can be relatively harder to complete because you must also watch Branden Roy while maintaining your score. 

To perfectly complete the fifth Mamba moment:

  1. Win the match against the Portland Trail Blazers.
  2. Score sixty-five points. 
  3.  Hold Branden Roy under fifteen points and get three steals.

6. A New Era 

A New Era Mamba moment in NBA 2k24.
A New Era objective challenge objectives NBA 2K24. [Screenshot by us]
A New Era replicates the Western Conference Finals Game 5 from 2008. The Lakers faced against the Spurs in an intense, ongoing rivalry for over a decade. During the match in late May 2008, Kobe scored thirty-nine points, which led the Lakers to the NBA finals. A noteworthy fact about the victory is that it was the first Lakers appearance in the NBA finals in four years.

To collect three stars in A New Era, you must:

  1. Win against the Spurs.
  2. Score 39 points.
  3. Get at least three assists and make fifty percent of your shots from the field.

7. Will To Win

Will to win mamba Moment in NBA 2k24.
NBA 2K24 Will To Win Challenge Showcase. [Image by us]
Will To Win is centered around Game Seven of the NBA Finals 2010. Using his trademark grit, Kobe Bryant finally won his fifth and final ring of his career. With severe defensive competition, the Lakers vs. Celtics match ended with a final score of 83 – 79. During this game, Kobe scored twenty-three points, which was decisive in securing the final victory for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Here are the main objectives for the final Mamba Monemt in NBA 2K24:

  1. Win the match against the Boston Celtics.
  2. Grab ten rebounds.
  3. Hold Ray Allen under fifteen points.

The Mamba moments in NBA 2K24 are seven remarkable matches from Kobe Bryant’s 20-year-long career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The game’s developers launched a new game mode in 2K24 to introduce the new generation of basketball fans to Kobe Bryant’s legacy. You must complete tasks for every challenge (game) you play to get a star. These stars can later be used to purchase in-game exclusives.

Apart from the Mamba Moments mode, you can learn about the locker codes, best builds, and crossplay options. If you are new to this franchise, consider reading about all the new features and changes in NBA 2K24.

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