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This guide will provide you with a full listing of the Controls available in-game, along with Support information, should you encounter any issues during your experience.
Pro Stick: Dribble Moves/Shooting/Passing
Post Up/Protect (hold) | Hard Stop (tap)
Call Play (tap) | Pick Control (hold)
Pass (tap) | Skip Pass (hold)
Bounce Pass (tap) | Flashy Pass (double tap) | Handoff/Pitch Pass (hold)
Shoot (tap for Pump Fake/Hop)
Overhead Pass (tap) | Alley-oop (double tap) | Lead to Basket (hold)
Points of Emphasis
Jump Shot: Press and holdor move and hold(up for bank shot)
Hop Gather: Tapwhile driving (determines direction of hop)
Spin Gather: + Double tapwhile standing or driving
Runner/Floater: Move and holddown (while driving close)
Normal Layup: Move and holdup while driving
Reverse Layup: Move and holdright while driving along right baseline
Cradle/Euro Step Layup: Move and holdleft or right while driving or double tapwhile holdingleft or right.
2-Hand Dunk: + Move and holdup (while driving)
Flashy Dunk: + Move and holddown (while driving)
Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk: + Move and holdleft or right to dunk with that hand (while driving)
Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release
Step Through: Pump fake, then press and holdagain before pump fake ends
Putback Dunk/Layup: Move and holdin any direction during an offensive rebound
Signature Size-up Combo: Moveup then quickly release while standing or moving
In and Out: + Moveup then quickly release
Hesitation (Quick): Moveright then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Hesitation (Escape): + Moveright then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Crossover: Moveleft then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Between Legs Cross: + Moveleft then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Behind Back: Movedown then quickly release
Cross to Hesitation Escape: Perform a Crossover, Between Legs Cross, or Behind Back move then quickly chain into a Hesitation before the ball switches hands
Signature Size-Up Chains: While standing, quickly perform the above moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up double and triple moves
Hard Stop: Pressthen quickly release while driving
Stepback: + Movedown then quickly release
Spin: Rotateclockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Half Spin: Rotatein a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Triple Threat Jab: Moveup, left or right then quickly release
Triple Threat Size-up: + Moveup then quickly release
Triple Threat Hesitation: + Moveleft or right then quickly release
Triple Threat Stepback: +Movedown then quickly release
Triple Threat Spinout: Rotatethen quickly return to neutral
Pass: (selects recipient)
Bounce Pass: (selects recipient)
Skip Pass: Press and holdto throw a skip pass to further away teammates
Overhead Pass: (selects recipient)
Alley Oop: Double tap(selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
Lead to Basket Pass: Press and hold(selects recipient) then release to pass
Flashy Pass: Double tap(selects recipient)
Handoff/Dribble Pitch: Press and holdto bring the selected teammate to the ball, wait for him to get into handoff range or releaseto force the pass early ( selects recipient)
Icon Pass: Pressthen press action button of desired receiver
Fake Pass: +(while standing or driving)
Rolling Inbound: during baseline inbounds
Give and Go: Press and holdto retain control of passer, releaseto receive the ball back
PRO STICK Pass: +
Defensive Strategies (tap) | Double Team (hold)
Player Swap (closest to ball)
Points of Emphasis
On-Ball Defense: Intense-D: Press and holdwhen in front of dribbler
Crowd Dribbler: Press and holdwhen near the dribbler
Fast Shuffle: Press and hold+, movein any direction
Hands Up Defense: Move and hold up
Hands Out Left/Right: Move and hold left or right
Shot Contest: Move up and quickly release
Onball Steal: Move down and quickly release
Vertical Contest: Move and holdaway from the shooter and press
Swat Block: Holdand press
Take Charge: Press and hold
Flop: While in take charge, release, press
Intentional Foul: Press and holdnear ballhandler (pressfor Team Intentional Foul)
Double Team: Press and hold
Icon Double Team: Press, press and hold the action button of desired double teamer
Pull Chair in Post: Move and quickly releaseaway from player aggressively backing down
Off-Ball Defense: Chuck/Grab: Tap
Take Charge: Hold
Post Up / Ball Denial: Holdwhen near opponent (based on distance to basket)
Deny Hands Out: in any direction
Ball Pressure: press towards ballhandler
Push: +into defender (when posted off-ball)
Deny / Front Post: +left/right (when posted off-ball)
Pull Chair in Post: Move and quickly releasein same direction as offensive player (when posted off-ball)
Enter / Leave Post: Press and holdto post up, releaseto faceup
Post Pivot: Move in any direction and quickly release while holding the ball
Post Aggressive Backdown:+toward defender
Post Drive / Spin: Rotateclockwise or counter-clockwise
Post Drive to Key:+toward key then quickly release
Post Drive Baseline:+toward baseline then quickly release
Post Dropstep: left or right toward hoop, then tap
Post Hop: left, right or away from hoop, then tap
Post Fakes: Movein any direction then quickly release
Post Stepbacks: and moveleft or right then quickly release
Post Shots (Shotstick):
Post Hook: up left or right (close range)
Post Fade: down left or right (beyond close range)
Post Layup: Move and holdup left or right (close range) whileis toward hoop
Post Shimmy Shot: +down with neutral
Post Shimmy Hook: +up withneutral
Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then moveto neutral
Up & Under / Step Through: Pump fake, thenagain before pump fake ends
Call for Ball:
Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap(while cutting toward hoop)
Call for Screen: Press and hold
Post Up: Hold(while standing or moving into defender)
Push: (while posted up) towards defender.
Spin: (while posted up)twirl clockwise or counterclockwise
Walk Down: +towards defender
Quick Playcall: Press then select a play from the menu
Positional Playcall: Press, then press teammate's action button; choose play from menu
Basic Pick Control: Press and hold
Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold. Useto choose Roll vs. Fade and clickto choose a pick side.
Icon Pick Control: Press, then press and hold the action button of desired screener
Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then pressagain at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early
For general help/more information, please visit http://support.2k.com/home.
If you are experiencing an issue not covered above, please create a support ticket at http://2kgam.es/helpme2k.
2K provides support in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese through this and it will result in the quickest response time.
- Unable to play online?
Online features require an online account (13+ to register in-game, www.nba2k.com for details).
- "The 2KSports Server is unavailable at this time. Please try again later."
This message is generally displayed when the servers are brought down for maintenance. You are advised to try again a short time later.
- "A problem has been encountered that prevents gameplay from continuing. This game will not be counted."
If you see this error during Xbox Live play, this means your console and your opponent's console could not agree on the state of the game. We advise that you restart NBA 2K19 to resolve the issue.
- Why can't I load my MyCAREER save file?
MyCAREER game saves that were created when connected to the 2K Sports server require an active internet connection on subsequent loads.
- How can I unlink my 2K and Microsoft Accounts?
Please visit http://www.nba2k.com for this functionality.
- How can I view the EULA and Terms of Service?
Please visit http://www.nba2k.com for this functionality.