NBA 2K23 Tips: How to Do a Hop Step Layup & Dunk

The hop step – also called a ‘pro-hop – is a gather move in basketball and NBA 2K23 where a player performs a two-step hop to create space while driving to the hoop.

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How to do a Hopstep Layup in NBA 2K23

Hold Right Trigger / R2 to drive in towards the basket, then tap X or Square to perform the hop step (while near the paint area), then tap X or Square to perform the layup.

How to do a Hopstep Dunk in NBA 2K23

Hold Right Trigger / R2 to drive in towards the basket, then tap X or Square to perform the hop step (while near the paint area), then Hold RT + X or Square to perform the dunk (make sure you’re close enough to dunk as well).

Attributes to Increase for More Successful Hopstep

  • Driving Dunk
  • Close Shot
  • Ball Handling

Best Badges for Doing a Hop Step

  • Acrobat Badge
  • Slithery Finisher Badge
  • Giant Slayer Badge

Builds to Use to do Hopstep

Any build type can do a hopstep, but Slasher type of builds are the best to use to pull this move off, i.e. players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.

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