While becoming a pro athlete in real life will take a whole lot of luck, talent, and perseverance it is a whole lot easier to accomplish this goal when you do it in BitLife! However, there are some tricks to making it happen, and those are what we are going to teach you in this guide on how to become a basketball player! While you might never make it to the NBA in the real world, you can at least get a taste of it in BitLife.
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How to become a Pro Basketball Player
Time needed: 10 minutes.
To become a pro basketball player in BitLife, you will need to build up your athleticism by working out, doing martial arts, and going on walks. Once you’ve trained enough, you can then play basketball in school or keep building up and try to get signed when you graduate!
- Create a new character
When you start your character I would head for the United States to make things simpler, but you should be able to start in any country that has basketball. If you have God Mode, set your Special Talent as Sports. Max out all of your attributes as well. If you don’t have God Mode, you don’t really have to worry about starting attributes. However, the one you do worry about is hidden from you which will determine your athletic ability. You will just have to wait and see how athletic your character is.
- Build up athleticism
Once you reach age 8, you should find the Martial Arts and Walk options available under the Mind & Body menu. You will want to do each of these at least once a year. These should boost your athleticism in preparation for when we join sports. I recommend doing Speed Walking and for as long as possible when going for a Walk. This will also keep your health stat high.
- Try out for a school team
Once you reach age 11 or so (Middle or Secondary School), you can find out how good of an athlete your character is. Just select your school, then pick Activities. Find the Basketball Team and you will be shown your athleticism and health. If you are still low, you can age up and continue your Martial Arts and Walks, but you should also have Gym available to you now. This will hopefully keep boosting you until you max it out in a few years. You don’t have to have max athleticism to join, so try and join as soon as it’s possible. Once you’re on the team, practice a few times a year. It should increase your athleticism further!
- Join the University team
You should hopefully have maxed out your athleticism at this point, and when you hit 18 you should go to University. You might not get a scholarship, but get in however you can. Once you’ve entered into College, join the Basketball team by going to University > Activities. If you don’t get in during the first year, workout and do all your physical stuff to hopefully get in the following year. Once you’re on the team, make sure to keep working out and practice a few times a year. You need to make sure your performance stat for the team is nearly maxed before you graduate! It is nearly impossible to get on a team if you don’t play at least some in University.
- Get drafted or walk on
If you graduate University with high enough stats in athleticism and performance on the basketball team you should be offered to enter the draft. If so, go ahead and do so and you will get picked to a team. If not, you can still workout and go to the Jobs > Special Careers > Professional Sports menu and tryout for a team!
- Be a pro basketball player
Once you are drafted or get on a team that completes the task of being a pro basketball player! You can now practice hard and see if you can become the best player in the league!
That’s everything you need to know about becoming a pro basketball player in BitLife! If you want to learn more about the game, check out all of our guides in the BitLife section of the site.