NBA 2K21 Ultimate Dunks & Layups Guide: How to Dunk / Layup, All Requirements, Packages, Contact Dunks, Alley-Oops, & More

Here is the the NBA 2K21 Ultimate Dunk & Layup Guide, featuring every dunk and layup package attribute requirement for your MyPLAYER, how to trigger contact dunks, best badges, controls, tips, and more!

Contact Dunk Packages & Requirements

  • Pro Contact Dunks – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 84
  • Elite Contact Dunks – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Small Contact Dunks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85, PG, SG, SF
  • Bigman Contact Dunks – 65 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 50, PF, C

Alley-Oop Packages & Requirements

  • Pro Alley-Oop – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 65
  • Elite Alley-Oop – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 85

Park Alley-Oops Requirements

  • Park Alley-Oop 1 – Driving Dunk 85 – Pro 1 Rep
  • Park Alley-Oop 2 – Driving Dunk 85 – All-Star 1 Rep
  • Jordan Kilganon Alley-Oop – Driving Dunk 85 – Superstar 1 Rep

Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

  • Rim Grazers Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 26
  • Rim Grazers Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 26
  • Basic One-Handers Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 50
  • Basic Two-Handers Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 50
  • Basic One-Handers Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 45
  • Basic Two-Handers Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 45
  • Hangs Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 55
  • Basic Hangs Off Two – (Any)
  • Big Man Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 40, PF, C
  • Big Man Hangs Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 50, PF, C
  • Under Basket Regular – 65 OVR, Standing Dunk 40
  • Under Basket Rim Pulls – 65 OVR, Standing Dunk 65
  • Under Basket Athletic Flushes – 65 OVR, Standing Dunk 75
  • Big Man Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 26, PF, C
  • Athletic One-Handers Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Athletic One-Handers Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 70
  • Athletic Hangs Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 60
  • Quick Drops Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 65
  • Quick Drops Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 60
  • Front Clutches – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Front Clutches Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Side Clutches Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Big Man Side Clutches Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 50, PF, C
  • Side Clutches Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Back Scratchers Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Back Scratchers Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 70
  • Back Scratching Rim Hangs – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 70
  • Big Man Back Scratchers – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 60, PF, C
  • Quick Drop-In Back Scratchers – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Fist Pump Rim Pulls – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 60
  • Reverse Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 70
  • Reverses Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • One-Hand Clutch Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Clutch Reverses Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Clutch Reverses Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Baseline Clutch Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Baseline Reverses Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Baseline Reverses Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 75
  • Windmill Baseline Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Clutch Baseline Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Big Man Baseline Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 65, PF, C
  • Switcheroos – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Big Man Tomahawks Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 55, PF, C
  • Big Man Tomahawks Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 50, PF, C
  • Side Arm Tomahawks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Straight Arm Tomahawks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Athletic Side Tomahawks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Athletic Front Tomahawks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Cock Back Tomahawks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 90
  • Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off Two – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Windmill Reverses – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Windmills Off One – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Leaning Windmills – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Bigman Windmills – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 70, PF, C
  • Front Windmills – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Side Windmills – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 90
  • Athletic Windmills – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 90
  • Cradle Dunks – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Leaning Slams – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 80
  • Basic 360s – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 85
  • Athletic 360s – 65 OVR, Driving Dunk 90
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 75, SG, SF, PF
  • Kobe Bryant – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Vince Carter – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 85, SG, SF, PF
  • Darryl Dawkins – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 75, SF, PF, C
  • DeMar DeRozan – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 75, PG, SG, SF
  • Clyde Drexler – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Paul George – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 80, SG, SF, PF
  • Blake Griffin – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 85, SF, PF
  • James Harden – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Dwight Howard – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 70, PF, C
  • LeBron James – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 60, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Michael Jordan – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 85, PG, SG, SF
  • Shawn Kemp – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 80, SF, PF
  • Jordan Kilganon – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 85, PG, SG, SF
  • Zach LaVine – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Shaquille O’Neal – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 70, PF, C
  • Scottie Pippen – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 80, SG, SF, PF
  • Glenn Robinson III – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Ben Simmons – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 70, Driving Dunk 75, SG, SF, PF
  • Karl-Anthony Towns – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 75, SF, PF, C
  • Russell Westbrook – 70 OVR, Driving Dunk 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Dominique Wilkins – 70 OVR, Standing Dunk 75, Driving Dunk 85, SG, SF, PF

Layup Packages & Requirements (All)

  • Default Small – PG, SG, SF
  • Default Swing – PG, SG, SF
  • Default Big – SF, PF, C
  • Circus – 65 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • Dominant Big – 65 OVR, Driving Layup 80, SF, PF, C
  • Floater Specialist – 65 OVR, Driving Layup 70, PG, SG, SF
  • Fundamental – Any OVR
  • Long Athlete – 65 OVR, Driving Layup 70
  • J. Crawford – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • S. Curry – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • G. Gervin – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 70
  • J. Harden – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • K. Irving – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • L. James – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • M. Jordan – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF
  • B. Simmons – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 70
  • R. Westbrook – 70 OVR, Driving Layup 80, PG, SG, SF

Park Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

  • One Man Show – Driving Dunk 70 – Pro 1 Rep
  • High Roller – Driving Dunk 70 – Pro 1 Rep
  • Dunkenstein – Driving Dunk 70 – All-Star 1 Rep
  • Flight – Driving Dunk 70 – All-Star 1 Rep
  • Insanity – Driving Dunk 70 – All-Star 1 Rep
  • High Riser – Driving Dunk 70 – Superstar 1 Rep
  • The SkyWalker – Driving Dunk 70 – Superstar 1 Rep
  • Game Time – Driving Dunk 70 – Superstar 1 Rep

How to Equip Dunks & Layups for MyPLAYER

  • To buy dunk animations, go to MyPLAYER Appearance > Animations Store > NBA Dunks & Layups > Choose Dunks, Layups, Alley-Oop or Contact Dunks
  • To equip dunk animations, go to MyPLAYER Appearance > My Animations > Dunks & Layups

Dunk Tips

Contact Dunk Tips

  • Equip Contact Finisher Badge and Relentless Finisher Badge
  • Utilize the hop step gather + dunk combo
  • More likely to get contact dunks the higher your stamina
  • More likely to get contact dunks / finish dunks if the defender is closer to the rim

Alley-Oop Tips

  • Equip Lob City Finisher Badge
  • Increase success rate of alley-oop by having a clear path to the hoop and a good angle relative to the passer when calling for an alley-oop, and a good angle going to the hoop.
  • It helps to have a good passer to throw the oop + a good dunker to finish it
  • Take advantage of fast break opportunities
  • Utilize the pick and roll
  • Utilize baseline backdoor cuts
  • Increase lob success rate by running with player(s) who have Lob City Passer Badge
  • Increase Driving Dunk attribute (MyPLAYER) or use NBA players w/high dunk ratings

Layup Tips

  • Equip Consistent Finisher Badge and Acrobat Badge
  • Target fast-breaks with a clear path to the hoop to maximize making layups
  • Utilize baseline for reverse layups
  • Utilize advanced layups i.e. euro step layups

Dunking Controls

  • 2-Hand Dunk: RT / R2 + Hold Right Stick up (driving to hoop)
  • Dominant / Off-Hand Dunk: RT / R2 + Hold Right Stick left or right to dunk with that hand (driving to hoop)
  • Flashy Dunk: RT / R2 + Hold Right Stick away from hoop (driving to hoop)
  • Putback Dunk/Layup: Hold X / Square direction when attempting an offensive rebound

Alley-Oop Controls

  • Throw Alley-Oop: Double tap Y / Triangle
  • Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Y / Triangle (when controlling receiver)
  • Finish Alley-Oop: Hold X / Square (when controlling receiver)
  • Self Alley-Oop: Double tap Y / Triangle + Move Left Stick toward hoop

Layup & Gather Controls

  • Normal Layup: Hold Right Stick left, right, or up while driving (RS direction determines finish hand).
  • Reverse Layup: Hold Right Stick in the direction of the hand closest to the baseline (driving along baseline)
  • Euro Step Layup: Hold Right Stick left (with ball in right hand, driving to hoop)
  • Cradle Layup: Hold Right Stick right (with ball in right hand, driving to hoop)
  • Putback Layup: Hold X / Square direction when attempting an offensive rebound.
  • Runner / Floater: Hold Right Stick down (driving mid-range)
  • Hop Gather: Hold Right Stick down left or right (driving to hoop)
  • Spin Gather: RT / R2 + Rotate Right Stick, then hold

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