NBA 2K20 Ultimate Dribbling & Speed Boosting Guide: How to Speed Boost, Ball Handling Requirements, Dribble Moves, & More

What is Speed Boosting?

“Speed boosting” is a term coined for NBA 2K to describe using types of dribble moves that give you a “speed boost” / added acceleration out of a dribble move.

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Speed Boost Requirements

  • Your MyPLAYER requires a 86 or better Ball Handling rating to speed boost
  • Speed Boosting in NBA 2K20 also factors in your MyPLAYER’s “Speed With Ball” rating. Speed with ball is 70% of your Speed rating and 30% Ball Handling to calculate the rating.
  • Equipping the Quick First Step badge will make your dribble moves launch out more quickly.
  • There are 3 tiers of launch speed. You’ll need a 86 Speed w/Ball rating for the fastest Tier 3 First Steps.

Speed With Ball Chart

See the chart below to see if your build gets a minimum 86 Speed With Ball rating.


(source: ooPaulagio)

How to Speed Boost in NBA 2K20

Speed Boost (Basic)

  • To speed boost to the left, press left + Right Stick to the left while pressing RT/R2
  • To speed boost to the right, press right + Right Stick to the right while pressing RT/R2

Speed Boost Combo

Speed Boost Dribble Moves

Here is one of the examples of a Dribble Move set that will allow you to speed boost (with builds that have speed boost requirements).

 

How to Equip Dribbling Moves for MyPLAYER

  • To buy dribble animations, go to MyPLAYER Appearance > Animations Store > Dribble Moves > (Choose various dribble moves)
  • To equip dribble animations, go to MyPLAYER Appearance > My Animations > Dribble Moves

Dribble Packages & Requirements (All)

DRIBBLE STYLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Base – (Any)
  • Big – (Any)
  • Power – PG, SG, SF
  • Fundamental – PG, SG
  • Quick – PG, SG
  • Slasher – SG, SF, PF
  • Shifty – PG, SG
  • James Harden – PG, SG, SF
  • LeBron James – PG, SG, SF
  • Magic Johnson – PG, SG, SF
  • Kobe Bryant – PG, SG, SF
  • Jerry West – PG, SG
  • Dennis Johnson – PG, SG
  • John Stockton – PG, SG
  • Allen Iverson – PG, SG
  • Tim Hardaway – PG, SG
  • Steve Nash – PG, SG
  • Jason Kidd – PG, SG
  • Isiah Thomas – PG, SG
  • Chris Paul – PG, SG
  • Russell Westbrook – PG, SG
  • Damian Lillard – PG, SG
  • Kyrie Irving – PG, SG
  • Kemba Walker – PG, SG
  • Steph Curry – PG, SG
  • Paul George – SG, SF, PF
  • Kawhi Leonard – SG, SF, PF

PRO DRIBBLE MOVES REQUIREMENTS

  • 65 OVR, Ball Handling 70

SIGNATURE SIZE-UP PACKAGES REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic – (Any)
  • Normal – (Any)
  • Pro – 65 OVR, Ball Handling 70
  • NBA/WNBA Signature Packages – 65 OVR, Ball Handling 70

NBA 2K20 Dribbling Tips

  • Equip and practice various dribble packages in MyCOURT to get comfortable with the right one.
  • See NBA 2K20 Best Dribble Moves
  • Use NBA 2K20 Dribbling Badges 
  • Study how the defense is playing, then use the most effective move for the right situation, examples:
    • If a defender is crowding you, create space with the triple-threat step-over and jab-step.
    • If a defender is slow, sprint past him
    • Anticipate the defense, e.g. if a defender is going for the steal in the open court, counter with a behind the back move or crossover.
    • Keep the defense off-balance by mixing up dribble moves, change of directions, speed, etc.

NBA 2K20 Dribbling Controls

PS4

  • Sprint: Hold R2 + Move Left Stick in any direction
  • Signature Size-up Chains: Perform standing dribbling moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up combo moves.
  • In and Out: R2 + Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Hesitation: Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Hesitation (Escape): R2 + Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Crossover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Crossover to Hesitation Escape: R2 + Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Between Legs Cross: Move Right Stick down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Behind the Back: Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Behind the Back Wrap Escape: R2 + move Right Stick then quickly release while stand dribbling.
  • Stepback: R2 + Move Right Stick down then quickly release while driving
  • Spin: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Half Spin: Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Hard Stop / Stutter: Tap L2 while driving for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot. It’s also useful for freezing them for a stop-and-go blowby to the hoop.
  • Hold Off Defenders: Holding L2 allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling. Use it against trailing defenders to prevent them from getting around you, making it easier to finish at the rim.
  • Triple Threat Side Jab: Move Right Stick right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Front Jab: Move Right Stick up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Quick Jab: Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Mid-Stepover: Move Right Stick up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Full-Stepover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Pump Fake: Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Side Hesitation: R2 + Move Right Stick left or right then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Attack Hesitation: R2 + Move Right Stick up left or up right then quickly release.
  • Triple Threat Start Dribble: R2 + Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Stepback: R2 + Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Cross Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick counter-clockwise then quickly release (With left pivot foot established).

XBOX ONE

  • Sprint: Hold RT + Move Left Stick in any direction
  • Signature Size-up Chains: Perform standing dribbling moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up combo moves.
  • In and Out: RT + Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Hesitation: Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Hesitation (Escape): RT + Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Crossover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Crossover to Hesitation Escape: RT + Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Between Legs Cross: Move Right Stick down left then quickly release when dribblign with right hand.
  • Behind the Back: Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Behind the Back Wrap Escape: RT + move Right Stick then quickly release while stand dribbling.
  • Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick down then quickly release while driving
  • Spin: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
  • Half Spin: Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand.
  • Hard Stop / Stutter: Tap LT while driving for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot. It’s also useful for freezing them for a stop-and-go blowby to the hoop.
  • Hold Off Defenders: Holding LT allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling. Use it against trailing defenders to prevent them from getting around you, making it easier to finish at the rim.
  • Triple Threat Side Jab: Move Right Stick right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Front Jab: Move Right Stick up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Quick Jab: Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Mid-Stepover: Move Right Stick up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Full-Stepover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Pump Fake: Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Side Hesitation: RT + Move Right Stick left or right then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Attack Hesitation: RT + move Right Stick up left or up right then quickly release.
  • Triple Threat Start Dribble: RT + Move Right Stick up then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick down then quickly release
  • Triple Threat Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established).
  • Triple Threat Cross Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick counter-clockwise then quickly release (With left pivot foot established).

All NBA 2K20 Controls

Hope this NBA 2K20 Speed Boost Tutorial helped step up your dribbling and be sure to check back here for more NBA2KW gameplay tips!

 

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