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NBA 2K23 Dribbling Controls: Full List

Here's a breakdown of all of the dribbling controls in NBA 2K23 on Current and Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of all of the dribbling controls in NBA 2K23 on Current and Next Gen. / 2K

NBA 2K23 once again revamps the dribbling controls for the series, as well as introduces several new ones.

As initially unveiled in the weeks leading up to the release of NBA 2K23, gameplay director Mike "Beluba" Wang and the developer team have not only added two new gesture combos for both Current and Next Gen, but they also swapped out pre-made Signature Combos for more organic movements like Attacking Size-Ups.

For those looking to expand their bags with the rock, here's a breakdown of all of the dribble controls in NBA 2K23 on Current and Next Gen.

  • Sprint: Hold Right Trigger (R2/RT) and move Left Stick (LS) in any direction.
  • Signature Size-Up: Quickly move and release Right Stick (RS) in various directions and speeds to perform special signature size-up combo moves.
  • In and Out: Move RS up-right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Hesitation: Move RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Hesitation Escape: Hold R2/RT and move RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Crossover: Move RS up then quickly release.
  • Attacking Crossover: Hold R2/RT and move RS up or up-left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Between Legs Cross: Move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Escape Crossover: Hold R2/RT and move RS left, then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Behind the Back: Move RS down-left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Behind the Back Escape: Hold R2/RT and move RS down-left then quickly release while stand dribbling in right hand.
  • Stepback: Move RS down then quickly release.
  • Spin: Rotate RS clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Half Spin: Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand, and vice versa.
  • Hard Stop/Stutter: Tap Left Trigger (L2/LT) while dribbling for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot.
  • Hold Off Defenders: Holding L2/LT allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling.

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