NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras (Explained)

NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras kicks things up a notch by introducing the history of the sport in the last half century. With Eras, you can dive into the historic teams that shaped the course of NBA history and build them up as your own. This guide will explain the NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras so you can better understand it.

What are the NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras?

The MyNBA Eras in NBA 2K23 allow you to play as certain teams from four different eras that shaped the history of the sport. You can control teams from those eras and build them up to be even better than they were and see how far you can take them.

Check out our NBA 2K23 Classic Teams Full List for a list of the teams you can play in NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras. We arranged it in order so you can see which team are in which era you can play as.

Like we mentioned above, there are four eras in MyNBA:

  • The Magic vs. Bird Era
  • The Jordan Era
  • The Kobe Era
  • The Modern Era

Keep reading for a more detailed explanation of what each era entails.

NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras Magic vs Bird

The Magic vs. Bird Era MyNBA

The Magic vs. Bird era takes you back to the 80’s when a fierce competition between the two helped place NBA into the spotlight. This was a time when young prospect, Michael Jordan, was a rising figure in the sport.

During this era, zone defense is banned. Playing with this era enabled will give you a more vintage overlay as well as unique 80’s commentary which help make the scene more authentic.

NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras Jordan

The Jordan Era MyNBA

Michael Jordan was the GOAT in the 90’s of NBA. There’s not a single basketball player who hasn’t heard of him. You know you’re good when you have an entire era named after you. On this era, you’ll see Michael Jordan’s rise to popularity in the sport along side Shaquille O’ Neil.

During the Jordan era, zone defense still isn’t allowed and won’t be until 2001. However hand-checking was allowed in 1996. With this era enabled, you’ll play with a more advanced overlay representation of the time period associated along with new uniforms and floors to go along.

NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras Kobe

The Kobe Era MyNBA

The Kobe era takes place in the 2000’s when several basketball figures established their legendary careers. This was the time period when social media became a game changer for the sport and the NBA league expanded into six different divisions. It was during the Kobe era when new rules were established that carried all the way to NBA today.

Playing with this era enabled, you’ll get advanced overlays specific to the time period with new clothing and unique commentary.

NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras Modern

The Modern Era MyNBA

The Modern era is the NBA we all know today. Major changes happened during this era. During the late 2010’s, a simplified timeout system was implemented and coaches can challenge calls. Also NBA All-Star introduced fixed scoring endings.

With the Modern era enabled, you’ll get the modern overlay with unique commentary and new uniforms to go along with it.


That’s our NBA 2K23 MyNBA Eras explained. We hope you found this guide to be informative.

Check out this Youtube video from Dullah playing the Magic vs Bird era in NBA 2K23.