NBA 2k23 Controls Guide for Xbox and Playstation (2024)

Action

Pass

Inputs

X

Action

Bounce Pass

Inputs

Circle

Action

Lob Pass

Inputs

Triangle

Action

Shoot

Inputs

Square or RS

Action

Sprint

Inputs

R2

Action

Icon Pass

Inputs

Hold R1 (choose receiver)

Action

Choose Screener

Inputs

Tap R1 (choose receiver)

Action

Call Timeout

Inputs

Share

Action

Coaches Challenge

Inputs

Touch Pad

Action

Move Player

Inputs

LS

Action

Pro Stick

Inputs

RS

Action

On the Fly Coaching

Inputs

Arrow-Pad

Action

Call Play

Inputs

L1

Action

Post Up

Inputs

L2

Action

Call For Pass

Inputs

X

Action

Quick Screen

Inputs

O

Action

Tell Teammate To Shoot

Inputs

Square

Action

Call For Alley-oop

Inputs

Triangle

Action

Sprint

Inputs

R2

Action

Call Timeout

Inputs

Share

Action

Coach’s Challenge

Inputs

Touch Pad

Action

Call for Screen

Inputs

L1

Action

Post Up

Inputs

L2

Action

On the Fly Coaching

Inputs

Arrow-Pad

Action

Move Player

Inputs

LS

Action

Pro Stick

Inputs

RS

Action

Move Player

Inputs

LS

Action

Hands Up

Inputs

Move and hold RS up

Action

Hands Out

Inputs

Move and hold RS left or right to defense the pass lane

Action

Player Swap

Inputs

X

Action

Take Charge

Inputs

O

Action

Block/Rebound

Inputs

Press Triangle when near the shooter

Action

Vertical Block

Inputs

Hold LS away from the shooter and press Triangle

Action

Swat Block

Inputs

Hold R2 and press Triangle

Action

Steal

Inputs

Square

Action

Sprint

Inputs

R2

Action

Icon Swap

Inputs

R1

Action

Double Team

Inputs

L1

Action

Intense Defense

Inputs

L2

Action

Intentional Foul

Inputs

Touch Pad

Action

On the Fly Coaching

Inputs

Arrow Pad

Action

Crowd Dribbler

Inputs

Pess and hold L2 and move LS toward the dribbler

Action

Shot Contest

Inputs

Move RS up then quickly release

Action

Post Pull Chair

Inputs

Tap Circle while being backed down

Action

Move Player

Inputs

LS

Action

On Ball Steal

Inputs

RS

Action

Player Swap

Inputs

X

Action

Take Charge

Inputs

Press and hold Circle

Action

Block/Rebound

Inputs

Triangle

Action

Steal

Inputs

Square

Action

Sprint

Inputs

R2

Action

Icon Swap

Inputs

R1

Action

Double Team

Inputs

L1

Action

Intense Defense

Inputs

L2

Action

Intentional Foul

Inputs

Touch Pad

Action

On the Fly Coaching

Inputs

Arrow Pad

Action

Fast Shuffle

Inputs

Press and hold L2 + R2, move LS in any direction

Action

Flop

Inputs

Double Tap B

Action

Jump Shot

Inputs

Press and hold Square or move and hold RS straight down then release

Action

Free Throw

Inputs

Press and hold Square or move and hold RS straight down then release

Action

Bank Shot

Inputs

Move and hold RS up and release

Action

Spin Shot

Inputs

Double tap Square while moving laterally

Action

Step Back Shot

Inputs

Hold LS to the direction you want to step back and tap then hold Square

Action

Layup

Inputs

Move and hold RS up when driving

Action

Runner / Floater

Inputs

Move and hold RS down while driving in close range

Action

Reverse Layup

Inputs

Move and hold the RS right while driving along the right baseline

Action

Euro Step Layup

Inputs

2x tap Square while driving + hold LS towards the off hand or Move RS right then quickly move and hold RS left while driving w/ ball in right hand

Action

Cradle Layup

Inputs

2x tap Square when driving + hold LS towards the ball hand or Move RS left then quickly move and hold RS right while driving w/ ball in right hand

Action

Hop Step Layup

Inputs

Tap Square while driving or Move RS either left or right then quickly release and move and hold RS back in that same direction while driving

Action

Two-Hand Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move and hold RS up while driving in close range

Action

Dominant / Off Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move and hold RS up, left or right in close range. The RS direction determines the dunking hand

Action

Normal Skill Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS down. Release RS to neutral to time the dunk

Action

Rim Hang Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move and hold RS down while driving. Keep R2 held to continue hanging, use LS to control swing, and move RS up to pull up on the rim

Action

Rim Hang Skill Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move RS down then quickly release and move and hold RS down again. Release RS to neutral to time the dunk.

Action

One-Hand Flashy Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move RS down then quickly move and hold RS up

Action

Two-Hand Flashy Dunk

Inputs

R2 + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS up again

Action

Pump Fake

Inputs

Tap Square

Action

Hop / Stepback Gather

Inputs

Tap Square with LS deflected left or right or R2 + move RS in the direction you want to hop while standing or driving laterally

Action

Spin Gather

Inputs

Hold R2 + double tap Square or Rotate RS clockwise then hold while driving with ball in the right hand

Action

Half Spin Gather

Inputs

Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand

Action

Step Through

Inputs

At close range, pump fake, then press and hold Square

Action

Putback

Inputs

Press Square when attempting an offensive rebound

Action

Signature Size-up

Inputs

Quickly move and release RS in various directions and speeds to perform special signature size-up combo moves

Action

In and Out

Inputs

Move RS up right then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

Action

Hesitation

Inputs

Move the RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Hesitation Escape

Inputs

R2+ move and hold RS right when dribbling with right hand

Action

Crossover

Inputs

Move RS up then quickly release

Action

Attacking Crossover

Inputs

R2 + move RS up or up left then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

Action

Between Legs Cross

Inputs

Move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Escape Crossover

Inputs

R2 + move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Behind the Back

Inputs

Move RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Behind the Back Escape

Inputs

R2 + move RS down left then quickly release while stand dribbling in right hand

Action

Stepback

Inputs

Move RS down then quickly release

Action

Stepback Escape

Inputs

R2 + move RS down then quickly release

Action

Spin

Inputs

Rotate the RS clockwise then quickly and release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Half Spin

Inputs

Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand

Action

Hard Stop / Stutter

Inputs

Tap L2 while driving for a quick change of speed

Action

Hold Off Defenders

Inputs

Hold L2

Action

Triple Threat Side Jab

Inputs

Move RS right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Large Jab

Inputs

Move RS up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Small Jab

Inputs

Move RS up right (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Mid Stepover

Inputs

Move RS up then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Full-Stepover

Inputs

Move RS up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat BTB Stepover

Inputs

Move RS left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Pump Fake

Inputs

Move RS down then quickly release

Action

Triple Threat Side Hesi

Inputs

R2 + move RS left or right then quickly release

Action

Triple Threat Attack Hesi

Inputs

R2 + move RS up left or up right then quickly release

Action

Triple Threat Stepback

Inputs

R2 + move RS down then quickly release

Action

Triple Threat Spin-Out

Inputs

Rotate RS clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Triple Threat Cross Spin-Out

Inputs

Rotate RS counter-clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

Action

Normal Pass

Inputs

Press X

Action

Bounce Pass

Inputs

Press O

Action

Lob Pass

Inputs

Press Triangle

Action

Skip Pass

Inputs

Hold X to target a receiver further away

Action

Fake Pass

Inputs

Triangle + O while standing or driving to the basket

Action

Jump Pass

Inputs

Square + X while standing or driving to the basket

Action

Icon Pass

Inputs

Press R1 then press the icon button of the desired receiver

Action

Flashy Pass

Inputs

Double tap O

Action

Alley-oop

Inputs

Double tap Triangle

Action

Alley-oop to Self

Inputs

Double tap triangle + move LS toward the hoop

Action

Bounce Pass Alley-oop

Inputs

Press X + O + move LS toward the receiver

Action

Lead to Basket Pass

Inputs

Press and hold Triangle to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Release Triangle to pass

Action

Full Receiver Control

Inputs

Press and hold O to freely move the selected receiver with LS. Release O to pass.

Action

Touch Pass

Inputs

Press X before the initial receiver gets the ball (Use LS to select the second receiver)

Action

Pro Stick Pass

Inputs

Press and hold R1 + move RS in the desired pass direction

Action

Give and Go

Inputs

Press and hold X until the receiver catches the ball. Hold X and use LS to move the initial passer. Release X to get the ball back

Action

Rolling Inbound

Inputs

Press triangle during baseline inbounds

Action

Enter and Leave Post

Inputs

Press and hold L2 to post up. Release L2 to leave the post and faceup

Action

Post Pivot

Inputs

Move LS in any direction then quickly release (while hold the ball)

Action

Dropstep

Inputs

Hold LS to the left or right toward hoop, then tap Square

Action

Spin or Drive

Inputs

Rotate RS to either shoulder

Action

Switch Facing

Inputs

Tap RS up

Action

Drive Fake

Inputs

Hold R2 and move RS towards the inside shoulder then quickly release

Action

Spin Fake

Inputs

Hold R2 and move RS towards the outside shoulder then quickly release

Action

Post Step-Away

Inputs

Hold R2 and move RS down then quickly release.

Action

Disengage to Key

Inputs

Release L2 while moving and holding the LS towards the key

Action

Disengage to Baseline

Inputs

Release L2 while moving and holding the LS towards the baseline

Action

Disengage Away

Inputs

Release L2 while moving and holding the LS away from the basket

Action

Aggressive Backdown

Inputs

Hold R2 + LS toward the defender

Action

Avoid Steal

Inputs

Move RS down and quickly release

Action

Post Layup

Inputs

Move LS toward hoop + hold RS up left or up right

Action

Post Hook

Inputs

With LS on neutral, move and hold RS up left or up right.

Action

Post Fade

Inputs

Move and hold RS left or right away from the hoop

Action

Post Shimmy Hook

Inputs

With LS neutral, hold R2 + move and hold RS up left or up right

Action

Post Shimmy Fade

Inputs

With LS neutral, hold R2 + move and hold RS down left or down right

Action

Post Hop

Inputs

Move and hold LS left, right or down then tap square

Action

Post Up and Under

Inputs

Use RS to pump fake, then let go of L2 and quickly move and hold RS again before the pump fake ends

Action

Post Dunk Attempt

Inputs

Hold R2 and move LS + RS up.

Action

Call Timeout

Inputs

Share

Action

Coaches Challenge

Inputs

Touch Pad

Action

Positional Playcalling

Inputs

Press L1 then press the teammate's button. Follow the on-screen overlay to choose a play from the menu

Action

Post Up

Inputs

Press Left DPad and select Post Up to use your team's best post scorer

Action

Quick Isolation

Inputs

Press Left DPad and select Isolation to use your team's best isolation scorer

Action

Pick Control Basic

Inputs

Press and hold L1 to have a teammate set a pick

Action

Pick Control Side

Inputs

Press and hold L1. Use LS down to choose the pick side

Action

Pick Control Roll or Fade

Inputs

Press and hold L1. Use R1 to choose roll or Fade

Action

Slip Screen / Early Fade

Inputs

Once a pick is called, press L1 again at any time before the screener gets hit to have them Slip or Fade early

Action

Icon Pick Control

Inputs

Press L1, then press and hold the teammate's button to have them set the screen

Action

Running Baseline

Inputs

After a made basket, the player inbounding the ball may move along the baseline. Hold L2 and use RS to move the inbounder
NBA 2k23 Controls Guide for Xbox and Playstation (2024)

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