NBA 2K23 Controls Guide

NBA 2K23 Date: Nov/22/22 11:44:18 Views: 117

NBA 2K23 Controls Guide

 

Players who want to excel must master the NBA 2K23 controls, which will give you the best opportunity to succeed in the game on both ends of the floor. This guide will show you the NBA 2K23 controls for PlayStation and Xbox, including Offense, Defense, Shooting, Dribbling, Passing, and Post moves.

1. Offense Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Pass X A
Bounce Pass Circle B
Lob Pass Triangle Y
Shoot Square or RS X or RS
Sprint R2 RT
Icon Pass R1 (choose receiver) RB (choose receiver)
Call Timeout / Coaches Challenge Touch Pad Back Button
Move Player LS LS
Pro Stick RS RS
On the Fly Coaching Arrow-Pad Arrow-Pad
Call Play L1 LB
Post Up L2 LT

 

2. Off Ball Offense Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Call For Pass X A
Quick Screen O B
Jump Ball Triangle (tap) Y (tap)
Tell Teammate To Shoot Square X
Call For Alley-oop Triangle Y
Sprint R2 RT
Call Timeout / Coach's Challenge Touch Pad Back Button
Call for Screen L1 LB
Post Up L2 LT
On the Fly Coaching Arrow-Pad Arrow-Pad
Move Player LS LS
Pro Stick RS RS

 

3. Defense Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Move Player LS LS
Hands Up RS RS
Short Contest RS (move and release) RS (move and release)
Post-Pull Chair O (tap while being backed down) B (tap, while being backed down)
Player Swap X A
Take Charge O B
Block/Rebound Triangle Y
Steal Square X
Sprint R2 RT
Icon Swap R1 RB
Double Team L1 LB
Intense Defense L2 LT
Intentional Foul Touch Pad Back Button
On the Fly Coaching Arrow Pad Arrow Pad

 

4. Off Ball Defense Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Move Player LS LS
On Ball Steal RS RS
Dive for Loose Ball Square (tap repeatedly while chasing a loose ball) X (tap repeatedly while chasing a loose ball)
Player Swap X A
Box-Out Opponent L2 (hold) LT (hold)
Take Charge O B
Block/Rebound Triangle Y
Steal Square X
Sprint R2 RT
Icon Swap R1 RB
Double Team L1 LB
Intense Defense L2 LT
Intentional Foul Touch Pad Back Button
On the Fly Coaching Arrow Pad Arrow Pad

 

5. Shooting Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Jump Shot Press & hold Square, then release Press & hold Y, then release
Jump Shot Alt. Controls Move and hold RS down, then release Move and hold RS down, then release
Free Throw Press & hold square, then release (when at the line) Press and hold Y, then release (when at the line)
Free Throw Alt. Controls Move and hold RS down, then release when at line Move and hold RS down, then release when at line
Layup Move & hold RS up (when driving) Move & hold Rs up (when driving)
Bank Shot Move and hold RS up, and release Move and hold RS up, and release
Runner / Floater Move & hold RS down while driving Move & hold RS down while driving
Reverse Layup Move & hold the RS right (while driving along the baseline) Move & hold RS right (while driving along the baseline)
Euro Step Layup Double tap square while driving & hold LS towards the off hand Double tap Y while driving & hold the LS towards the off hand
Cradle Layup Double tap square when driving & hold LS towards the ball hand Double tap Y when driving & hold LS towards the ball hand
Two-Hand Dunk R2 + move & hold RS up while driving to the basket RT + move & hold RS up while driving to the basket
Dominant or Off-Hand Dunk R2 + move & hold RS up, left or right in close range RT + move & hold RS up, left or right in close range
Flashy Dunk R2 + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk RT + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk
Pump Fake Tap Square Tap Y
Hop Gather Tap Square while dribbling with L deflected Tap Y while dribbling with L deflected
Spin Gather Hold R2 + double tap square Hold RT + double tap Y
Half Spin Gather Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up, then hold while driving with the ball in the right hand Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up, then hold while driving with the ball in the right hand
Step Through Near the basket, pump fake, then press & hold square Near basket, pump fake, then press & hold Y
Putback Press square when attempting an offensive rebound Press Y when attempting an offensive rebound
Two-Hand Dunk Up on Pro Stick (RS) Up on Pro Stick (RS)
Strong Hand Dunk Right on Pro Stick (RS) Right on Pro Stick (RS)
Weak Hand Dunk Left on Pro Stick (RS) Left on Pro Stick (RS)
Rim Hang Dunk Down on Pro Stick (RS) Down on Pro Stick (RS)
Flashy Two-Hand Dunk Up-up on Pro Stick (RS) Up-Up on Pro Stick (RS)
Flashy One-Hand Dunk Down-up on Pro Stick (RS) Down-Up on Pro Stick (RS)
Normal Skill Dunk with Meter Up-down on Pro Stick (RS) Up-Down on Pro Stick (RS)
Rim Hang Skill Dunk with Meter Down-Down on the pro stick (RS) (R2 and Pro Stick (RS) dunk gesture, LS to change momentum, RS to pull yourself up to the rim) Down-Down on the pro stick (RS) (RT and Pro Stick (RS) dunk gesture, LS to change momentum, RS to pull yourself up to the rim)
Quick Scoop Layup Hold left or right stick Hold left or right stick

 

6. Passing Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Normal Pass Press X Press A
Bounce Pass Press O Press B
Lob Pass Press Triangle Press Y
Skip Pass Hold X to target a receiver further away Hold A to target a receiver further away
Fake Pass Triangle + O while standing or driving to the basket B + Y while standing or driving to the basket
Jump Pass Square + X while standing or driving to the basket A + X while standing or driving to the basket
Icon Pass Press R1, then press the icon button of the desired receiver Press RB, then press the icon button of the desired receiver
Flashy Pass Double tap O Double tap B to pass
Alley-oop Double tap Triangle Double tap Y
Alley-oop to Self Double tap triangle + move LS to the hoop Double tap Y + move LS to the hoop
Lead to Basket Pass Press & hold the triangle to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Then Release to pass Press & hold Y to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Then Release to pass
Handoff Pass Press & hold O to move the selected receiver with LS freely. Release O to pass Press & hold B to move the selected receiver with LS freely. Release B to pass
Touch Pass Press X before the first receiver gets the ball (Use LS to select the second receiver) Press A before the first receiver gets the ball (Use LS to select the second receiver)
Pro Stick Pass Press & hold R1 + move RS in the desired pass direction Press & hold RB + move RS in the desired pass direction
Give and Go Press & hold X until the receiver catches the ball. Hold X & use LS to move the initial passer Release X to get the ball back Press & hold A until the receiver catches the ball. Hold A & use LS to move the initial passer. Release A to get the ball back
Rolling Inbound Press the triangle during baseline inbounds Press Y during baseline inbounds


7. Dribbling Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Signature Size-up Move & hold RS stick up from a standing dribble Move & hold RS up from a standing dribble
Signature Park Size-up Repeatedly tap L2 from a stand dribble Repeatedly tap LT from a stand dribble
In and Out Move RS right, then quickly release while dribbling with the right hand Move RS up right, then quickly release while dribbling with the right hand
Hesitation Move the RS, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand Move the RS right, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Hesitation Escape Move and hold RS right when dribbling with the right hand Move and hold RS right when dribbling with the right hand
Crossover When dribbling with the right hand, move RS up left, then quickly release When dribbling with the right hand, move RS up left, then quickly release
Crossover to Hesitation Escape R2 + move RS up left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand R2 + move RS up left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Crossover Escape When dribbling with the right hand move & hold RS up left When dribbling with the right hand move & hold RS up left
Between Legs Cross Move RS left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand Move RS left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Between Legs Escape Move and hold RS left when dribbling with the right hand Move and hold RS left when dribbling with the right hand
Behind the Back Move RS down left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand Move RS left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Momentum Behind the Back R2 + move RS down left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand RT + move RS down left, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Behind the Back Escape When dribbling with the right hand, move & hold RS down left When dribbling with the right hand, move & hold RS down left
Stepback Move RS down, then quickly release Move RS down, then quickly release
Momentum Stepback R2 + move RS down, then quickly release R2 + move RS down, then quickly release
Spin Rotate the RS clockwise, then quickly & release when dribbling with the right hand Rotate RS clockwise, then quickly & release when dribbling with the right hand
Half Spin Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up, then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand
Hard Stop / Stutter Tap L2 while driving for a quick change of speed Tap LT while driving for a quick change of speed
Hold Off Defenders Hold L2 Hold LT
Double Throws Flick Pro Stick (RS) in a direction, let it go back to the center, then quickly move Pro Stick (RS) back in the same direction Flick Pro Stick (RS) in a direction, let it go back to the center, then quickly move Pro Stick (RS) back in the same direction
Switchbacks Flick Pro Stick (RS) in a direction, let it go back to the center, then quickly move Pro Stick (RS) back in the opposite direction Flick Pro Stick (RS) in a direction, let it go back to the center, then quickly move Pro Stick (RS) back in the opposite direction

 

8. Post Offense Controls

 

Action PS4/PS5 XBOX 1/SERIES X
Dropstep Hold LS to the left or right toward the hoop, then tap Square Hold LS to the left or right toward the hoop, then tap X
Spin or Drive Rotate RS to either shoulder Rotate RS to either shoulder
Jab Stepback Hold R2 & move RS up, then quickly release Hold RT & move RS up, then quickly release
Straight Stepback Hold R2 & move RS down, then quickly release Hold RT & move RS down, then quickly release
Post Up Press and Hold L2 Press and Hold LT
Post Layup Move LS toward the hoop + hold RS up left or up right Move LS toward the hoop + hold RS up left or up right
Post Hook With LS on neutral, move & hold RS up left or up right With LS on neutral, move & hold RS up left or up right
Post Fade Move & hold RS left or right away from the hoop Move & hold RS left or right away from the hoop
Post Shimmy Fade With LS neutral, hold R2 + move & hold RS down left or down right With LS neutral, hold RT + move & hold RS down left or down right
Post Shimmy Hook With LS neutral, hold R2 + move & hold RS up left or up right With LS neutral, hold RT + move & hold RS up left or up right
Post Hop Move & hold LS left, right, or down, then tap square Move & hold LS left, right, or down, then tap X
Up and Under Use RS to pump fake, then let go of L2 and quickly move & hold RS again before the pump fake ends Use RS to pump fake, then let go of LT and quickly move & hold RS again before the pump fake ends
Dunk Attempt Hold R2 & move LS + RS up Hold RT & move LS + RS up

 

That covers this guide on all the controls in NBA 2K23 for PlayStation & Xbox. If any of the NBA 2K23 controls are changed or updated, visit the news pages of U4gm.com, as we will update them here.

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