The Lightning Reflexes Badge is new for NBA 2K20 and gives the defender an advantage to read where the ball handler is going in the Read and React System (the arrows underneath the ball handler).

Despite some claims that this badge helps defenders move quicker on defense, these have largely been debunked. Lightning Reflexes simply helps you know where the ball handler will be going earlier.

Recommendation: We don’t recommend Lightning Reflexes for any build, as its benefits are sparse and there are many other defensive badges that will help you with perimeter defense.