NBA 2K22 Ultimate Dunks & Layups Guide: How to Dunk / Layup, All Requirements, Packages, Contact Dunks, Alley-Oops, & More

Here is the the NBA 2K22 Ultimate Dunk & Layup Guide for current and next-gen, featuring every dunk, alley-oop, and layup package attribute requirement for your MyPLAYER, how to trigger contact dunks, best badges, controls, tips, and more!

Contact Dunk Packages & Requirements

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving DunkStanding Dunk
Pro Contact Dunks Off Two5'77'384Any
Pro Contact Dunks Off One5'77'384Any
Elite Contact Dunks Off Two5'77'392Any
Elite Contact Dunks Off One5'77'392Any
Small Contract Dunks Off Two5'76'486Any
Small Contact Dunks Off One5'76'486Any
Pro Bigman Contact Dunks6'107'380Any
Elite Bigman Contact Dunks6'107'3Any90

Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving DunkStanding Dunk
G. Antetokounmpo6'57'37575
K. Bryant5'76'982Any
V. Carter5'76'986Any
Darryl Dawkins6'107'37575
D. DeRozan5'76'975Any
L. Doncic5'76'970Any
C. Drexler5'76'980Any
P. George6'56'980Any
M. Ginobili5'76'950Any
D. Green6'57'35050
B. Griffin6'57'38270
J. Harden5'76'980Any
D. Howard6'107'36575
L. James5'76'984Any
M. Jordan5'76'988Any
S. Kemp6'107'38270
Z. LaVine5'76'984Any
C. McCollum5'76'940Any
S. O'Neal6'107'35580
S. Pippen6'56'980Any
G. Robinson III5'76'980Any
B. Simmons6'57'37565
K. Thompson5'76'955Any
K. Towns6'107'35575
R. Westbrook5'76'980Any
D. Wilkins6'56'984Any
Z. Williamson5'76'98660
Basic One-Handers Off One5'77'3AnyAny
Basic Two-Handers Off One5'77'3AnyAny
Basic One-Handers Off Two5'77'3AnyAny
Basic Two-Handers Off Two5'77'3AnyAny
Hangs Off One5'77'3AnyAny
Basic Hangs Off Two5'77'3AnyAny
Big Man Off One6'107'340Any
Big Man Hangs Off One6'107'350Any
One Hand Under Basket Regular5'77'3Any45
Two Hand Under Basket Regular5'77'3AnyAny
Pro Under Basket Rim Pulls5'77'3Any65
Elite Basket Rim Pulls5'77'3Any70
One Hande Under Basket Ahtletic5'77'3Any85
Two Hand Under Basket Athletic5'77'3Any80
Big Man Off Two6'107'336Any
Athletic One-Handers Off One5'77'375Any
Athletic One-Handers Off Two5'77'370Any
Athletic Hangs Off Two5'77'360Any
Quick Drops Off One5'77'365Any
Quick Drops Off Two5'77'360Any
Front Clutches5'77'375Any
Front Clutches Off Two5'77'375Any
Side Clutches Off One5'77'385Any
Big Man Side Clutches Off One6'107'350Any
Side Clutches Off Two5'77'375Any
Big Man Side Clutches Off One6'107'350Any
Back Scratchers Off One5'77'375Any
Back Scratchers Off Two5'77'370Any
Back Scratching Rim Hangs5'77'370Any
Big Man Back Scratchers6'107'360Any
Quick Drops Off One5'77'365Any
Fist Pump Pulls5'77'3AnyAny
Reverses Off One5'77'370Any
Reverses Off Two5'77'375Any
One-Hand Clutch Reverses5'77'385Any
Clutch Reverses Off One5'77'380Any
Clutch Reverses Off Two5'77'375Any
Baseline Clutch Reverses5'77'380Any
Baseline Reverses Off One5'77'380Any
Baseline Reverses Off Two5'77'375Any
Windmill Baseline Reverses5'77'380Any
Clutch Baseline Reverses5'77'380Any
Big Man Baseline Reverses Off One6'107'365Any
Big Man Baseline Reverses Off Two6'107'365Any
Switcheroos Off One5'77'385Any
Big Man Tomahawks Off One6'107'355Any
Big Man Tomahawks Off Two6'107'350Any
Side Arm Tomahawks5'77'380Any
Straight Arm Tomahawks5'77'380Any
Athletic Side Tomahawks5'77'380Any
Athletic Front Tomahawks5'77'380Any
Cock Back Tomahawks5'77'385Any
Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off One5'77'390Any
Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off Two5'77'385Any
Windmill Reverses5'77'380Any
Windmills Off One5'77'385Any
Leaning Windmills5'77'380Any
Bigman Windmills6'107'370Any
Front Windmills5'77'385Any
Side Windmills5'77'390Any
Athletic Windmills5'77'390Any
Cradle Dunks Off One5'77'380Any
Leaning Slams5'77'380Any
Basic 360s5'77'385Any
Athletic 360s5'77'390Any

Alley-Oop Packages & Requirements

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving DunkStanding Dunk
Elite Alley-Oop5'77'385Any
Pro Alley-Oop5'77'370Any

Park Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving DunkStanding Dunk
Flashy Off Two5'77'370Any
Flashy Off One5'77'370Any
Flashy Hangs Off Two5'77'370Any
Flashy Hangs Off One5'77'370Any
360s Off Two5'77'370Any
360s Off One5'77'370Any
Under Leg Off Two5'77'370Any
Under Leg Off One5'77'370Any
Under Legs 360 Off Two5'77'370Any
Jordan Kilganon5'76'990Any
Jordan Southerland5'76'990Any

Park Alley-Oops Requirements

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving DunkStanding Dunk
Park Alley-Oop Reverses5'77'375Any
Park Alley-Oop 360s5'77'385Any
Park Alley-Oop Windmills5'77'380Any
Park Alley-Oop Under Leg5'77'385Any
Park Alley-Oop Flashy5'77'370Any
Jordan Kilganon Alley-Oop5'76'990Any

Layup Packages & Requirements (All)

NameMin HeightMax HeightDriving Layup
Default Small5'76'9Any
Default Swing5'76'9Any
Default Big6'107'3Any
Circus5'76'980
Dominant Big6'107'380
Floater Specialist5'76'970
Fundamental5'76'9Any
Long Athlete5'77'370
S. Curry5'76'485
G. Gervin5'77'370
J. Harden5'76'980
K. Irving5'76'485
L. James5'76'980
M. Jordan5'76'985
B. Simmons5'77'3Any
R. Westbrook5'76'980

How to Equip Dunks & Layups for MyPLAYER

  • To buy dunk or layup animations on PS5/Xbox Series X, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER > Animation > Animation Store > Scoring Moves > Dunk Styles or Layup Styles
  • To equip dunk or layup animations on PS5/Xbox Series X, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER > Animation > Gameplay Animations > Scoring Moves > Dunk Style or Layup Style
  • To buy dunk or layup animations on PS4/Xbox 1, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER > Animation Store > NBA Dunks and Layups
  • To equip dunk or layup animations on PS4/Xbox 1, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER > My Animations > Dunks and Layups

Dunk Tips

  • Depending on your build, equip Posterizer Badge, Slithery Finisher Badge, and Rise Up Badge.
  • Get a lot of momentum going to the hoop
  • Target an open lane
  • Use off-ball movement to get open, using various movements and bluffing cuts
  • More likely to get dunks the higher your stamina

Contact Dunk Tips

  • Depending on your build, equip Posterizer Badge and Rise Up 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 Fearless 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

ActionPS4/PS5Xbox 1/Series X
Two-Hand DunkR2 + move & hold RS up while driving to basketRT + move & hold RS up while driving to basket
Dominant or Off-Hand DunkR2 + move & hold RS up, left or right in close rangeRT + move & hold RS up, left or right in close range
Flashy DunkR2 + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunkRT + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk

Alley-Oop Controls

ActionPS4/PS5Xbox 1/Series X
Call For Alley-oopTriangleY
Alley-oopDouble tap TriangleDouble tap Y
Alley-oop to SelfDouble tap triangle + move LS to the hoop

Layup & Gather Controls

ActionPS4/PS5Xbox 1/Series X
LayupMove & hold RS up(when driving)Move & hold RS up(when driving)
Runner / FloaterMove & hold RS down while drivingMove & hold RS down while driving
Reverse LayupMove & hold the RS right(while driving along the baseline)Move & hold the RS right(while driving along the baseline)
Euro Step LayupDouble tap square while driving & hold LS towards the off handDouble tap X while driving & hold the LS towards the off hand
Cradle LayupDouble tap square when driving & hold LS towards the ball handDouble tap X when driving & hold LS towards the ball hand

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