NBA 2K22 Ultimate Dribbling Guide: How to Dribble, Ball Handling Requirements, Dribble Moves, & More

Here is the the NBA 2K22 Ultimate Dribbling Guide, featuring every dribble move attribute requirement for your MyPLAYER, dribble controls, dribble tips, and more!

How to Equip Dribbling Moves for MyPLAYER

  • To buy dribble animations, go to MyPLAYER and navigate to Animations Store, then Playmaking Moves.
  • To equip dribble animations, go to MyPLAYER and navigate to Gameplay Animations (next-gen) or My Animations (current/last-gen), then Playmaking Moves.

Dribble Packages & Requirements (All)

ANIMATIONMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTBALL HANDLESPEED W/BALL
DRIBBLE STYLES
Base5'77'3AnyAny
Big6'107'3AnyAny
Fundamental5'77'3AnyAny
Power5'77'3Any65+
Quick5'76'9Any75+
Shifty5'76'9Any75+
Slasher5'76'9Any75+
K. Bryant5'76'9Any80+
S. Curry5'76'4Any85+
J. Harden5'76'9Any75+
K. Irving5'76'4Any85+
L. James5'76'9Any75+
J. Kidd5'76'4Any80+
D. Lillard5'76'4Any85+
S. Nash5'76'4Any80+
J. Stockton5'76'4Any75+
J. West5'76'4Any65+
R. Westbrook5'76'4Any75+
S. Augustus5'77'3AnyAny
C. Gray5'77'3AnyAny
A. Ogunbowale5'77'3AnyAny
SIGNATURE SIZE-UP
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
G. Antetokounmpo5'77'365+Any
C. Anthony5'77'370+Any
L. Ball5'77'370+Any
M. Bibby5'76'980+Any
D. Booker5'76'975+Any
J. Butler5'76'970+Any
M. Cazorla5'77'360+Any
B .Davis5'76'580+Any
P. George5'76'975+Any
P. Hardaway5'76'980+Any
J. Kidd5'76'480+Any
Z. LaVine5'76'975+Any
J. Lin5'76'970+Any
C. McCollum5'76'970+Any
C.Parker5'77'360+Any
D. Rose5'76'485+Any
I. Thomas5'76'485+Any
D. Wade5'76'980Any
K. Walker5'76'485+Any
SIGNATURE COMBOS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
D. Booker5'77'380+Any
B. Davis5'77'380+Any
L. Doncic5'77'370+Any
J. Harden5'76'980+Any
K. Irving5'76'985+Any
A. Iverson5'76'985+Any
Z. LaVine5'76'980+Any
D. Lillard5'76'980+Any
S. Marbury5'76'985+Any
C. Paul5'76'980+Any
D. Rose5'76'980+Any
J. Wall5'76'985+Any
R. Westbrook5'77'370+Any
J. Williams5'76'980+Any
T. Young5'76'985+Any
SIZE-UP ESCAPE
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
K. Bryant5'77'380+Any
L. Doncic5'77'370+Any
P. George5'77'375+Any
L. James5'77'370+Any
Z. LaVine5'77'380+Any
D. Lillard5'76'980+Any
J. Wall5'76'980+Any
T. Young5'76'980+Any
MOVING CROSSOVERS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
G. Antetokounmpo5'77'370+Any
V. Carter5'77'375+Any
S. Curry5'76'980+Any
L. Doncic5'77'370+Any
K. Irving5'76'980+Any
L. James5'77'370+Any
M. Jordan5'77'375+Any
K. Leonard5'77'370+Any
C. Paul5'77'380+Any
J. Tatum5'77'375+Any
MOVING BEHIND THE BACKS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
L. Doncic5'77'380+Any
J. Harden5'76'980+Any
K. Irving5'76'975+Any
K. Leonard5'77'380+Any
D. Lillard5'76'975+Any
S. Pippen5'77'375+Any
A. Wiggins5'77'375+Any
MOVING SPINS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
K. Bryant5'76'980+Any
J. Butler5'77'375+Any
A. Davis5'77'370+Any
K. Durant5'77'375+Any
J. Embiid5'77'370+Any
N. Jokic5'77'375+Any
K. Leonard5'77'375+Any
J. Tatum5'77'375+Any
K. Towns5'77'370+Any
A. Wiggins5'77'370+Any
MOVING HESITATIONS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
L. Bird5'77'370+Any
L. Doncic5'77'375+Any
K. Durant5'77'380+Any
J. Harden5'76'980+Any
S. Pippen5'77'370+Any
R. Rondo5'77'375+Any
J. Wall5'76'980+Any
MOVING STEPBACKS
Basic5'77'3AnyAny
Normal5'77'3AnyAny
Pro5'77'375+Any
G. Antetokounmpo5'77'370+Any
J. Butler5'77'370+Any
V. Carter5'77'370+Any
K. Irving5'76'980+Any
K. Leonard5'77'370+Any
C. Paul5'76'975+Any
J. Tatum5'77'375+Any
K. Walker5'77'375+Any
J. Wall5'76'980+Any
TRIPLE THREAT STYLES
Normal 15'77'3AnyAny
Normal 25'77'3AnyAny
Normal 35'77'3AnyAny
Normal 45'77'3AnyAny
Normal 55'77'3AnyAny
Normal 65'77'3AnyAny
Normal 75'77'3AnyAny
WNBA 1*5'77'3AnyAny
WNBA 2*5'77'3AnyAny
WNBA 3*5'77'3AnyAny
WNBA 4*5'77'3AnyAny
WNBA 5*5'77'3AnyAny
(* = Last-Gen only)

NBA 2K22 Dribbling Tips

The goal of dribbling is ultimately to create space for your player and to be able to get to where you want on the court, either for setting up the jumpshot, dribble drive, or creating for your teammates. Here are some dribbling tips below:

  • Equip and practice various dribble packages and combos to get comfortable with the right one.
  • Learn all the NBA 2K22 Dribbling Controls
  • Study how the defense is playing , then use the most effective move for the right situation. Here are some 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 2K22 Dribbling Controls

ACTIONPS4/PS5XBOX 1/ SERIES X
Signature Size-upMove & hold RS stick up from a standing dribbleMove & hold RS up from a standing dribble
Signature ComboR2 + Tap RS upRT + Tap RS up
In and OutMove RS right then quickly release while dribbling with right hand.Move RS up right then quickly release while dribbling with right hand
HesitationMove the RS then quickly release when dribbling with right handMove the RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Momentum HesitationR2 + move RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right handRT + move RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Hesitation EscapeMove and hold RS right when dribbling with right handMove and hold RS right when dribbling with right hand
CrossoverWhen dribbling with the right hand. Move RS up left then quickly releaseWhen dribbling with the right hand. Move RS up left then quickly release
Momentum CrossoverR2 + move RS up left then quickly release when dribbling with right handR2 + move RS up left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Crossover EscapeWhen dribbling with right hand move & hold RS up leftWhen dribbling with right hand move & hold RS up left
Between Legs CrossMove RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right handMove RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Momentum Between Legs CrossR2 + move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right handRT + move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Between Legs EscapeMove and hold RS left when dribbling with right handMove and hold RS left when dribbling with right hand
Behind the BackMove RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right handMove RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Momentum Behind the BackR2 + move RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right handRT + move RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Behind the Back EscapeWhen dribbling with right hand, move & hold RS down leftWhen dribbling with right hand, move & hold RS down left
StepbackMove RS down then quickly releaseMove RS down then quickly release
Momentum StepbackR2 + move RS down then quickly releaseR2 + move RT down then quickly release
SpinRotate the RS clockwise then quickly & release when dribbling with right handRotate the RS clockwise then quickly & release when dribbling with right hand
Half SpinRotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right handRotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand
Hard Stop / StutterTap L2 while driving for a quick change of speedTap LT while driving for a quick change of speed
Hold Off DefendersHold L2Hold LT
Triple Threat Jab/StepoverTap RS left/right/upTap RS left/right/up
Triple Threat Pump Fake
Tap RS downTap RS down
Triple Threat Attack HesitationMove + hold RS up left or up rightMove + hold RS up left or up right
Triple Threat SpinoutRotate RS then quickly return to neutralRotate RS then quickly return to neutral
Triple Threat StepbackR2 + tap RS downRT + tap RS down

Hope this NBA 2K22 Dribbling Tutorial helped step up your dribbling and to break some ankles on the court, be sure to check back here for more NBA 2KW gameplay tips!

 

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