You begin in high school and may play for one of 10 accredited schools prior to attaining the NBA. I'd hope to find a death or at the very least a separation of this narrative from the regular MyPlayer grind, but it appears we're sticking with the same formula.
The Neighborhood is currently called 2K Beach, so cosmetically, it is going to seem a whole lot different. Beyond this, I wouldn't anticipate any major differences besides maybe a few new patrons for the same kinds of events that were in NBA 2K20. This is not horrible considering NBA 2K20's Neighborhood was probably the best-functioning iteration of this concept yet. This has become the lifeblood of this mode, much to my chagrin, but you cannot the general impact and genius behind the idea. I still sometimes marvel in the hoops world 2K has established and their imprint on the culture through the neighborhood.
I would have loved to find some type of tournament or league-setup functionality, but that wasn't discussed before launch. Individuals who also enjoy the online team-up competitive arena will still live here. If you looked at every one the modes across the board and attempted to judge which one will see the many noticeable improvements, I'd expect it to become MyTeam.
The Seasons theory which converts the way to a live ceremony is intriguing. There is also the new and mysterious Dark Matter term that could refer to a higher-level gem card or even power-ups for gamers on your collection. Whatever the situation, 2K users who plan on updating to next-gen or so are only MyTeam junkies will probably feel that the most served of all of the 2K sub-communities.