NBA 2K23 Ultimate Dunks & Layups Guide: How to Dunk / Layup, All Requirements, Packages, Contact Dunks, Alley-Oops, & More

Here is the the NBA 2K23 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!

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Contact Dunk Packages & Requirements

ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
Elite Bigman Contact DunksAny6'107'39075
Elite Contact Dunks Off One925'77'3Any82
Elite Contact Dunks Off Two925'77'3Any80
Pro Bigman Contact DunksAny6'107'38065
Pro Contact Dunks Off One845'77'3Any75
Pro Contact Dunks Off Two845'77'3Any70
Small Contact Dunks Off One865'76'4Any85
Small Contract Dunks Off Two865'76'4Any85

Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

NBA DUNKS
ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
Athletic Hangs Off One65
5'77'3Any45
Athletic Hangs Off Two605'77'3Any40
Athletic 360s905'77'3Any70
Athletic One-Handers Off One755'77'3Any55
Athletic One-Handers Off Two705'77'3Any50
Athletic Side Tomahawks805'77'3Any60
Athletic Front Tomahawks805'77'3Any60
Athletic Windmills905'77'3Any70
Back Scratchers Off One755'77'3Any55
Back Scratchers Off Two705'77'3Any50
Back Scratching Rim Hangs705'77'3Any50
Baseline Clutch Reverses805'77'3Any60
Baseline Reverses Off One805'77'3Any60
Baseline Reverses Off Two755'77'3Any55
Basic 360s855'77'3Any65
Basic Hangs Off One555'77'3Any35
Basic Hangs Off Two405'77'3AnyAny
Basic One-Handers Off One505'77'3Any30
Basic One-Handers Off Two455'77'3AnyAny
Basic Two-Handers Off One505'77'3Any30
Basic Two-Handers Off Two455'77'3AnyAny
Big Man Back Scratchers606'107'3Any40
Big Man Baseline Reverses Off One656'107'3Any45
Big Man Hangs Off One506'107'3Any30
Big Man Off Two366'107'3AnyAny
Big Man Reverses Off One656'107'3Any45
Big Man Side Clutches Off One506'107'3Any30
Big Man Tomahawks Off One556'107'3Any35
Big Man Tomahawks Off Two506'107'3AnyAny
Bigman Windmills706'107'3Any50
Clutch Reverses Off One805'77'3Any60
Clutch Reverses Off Two755'77'3Any55
Cock Back Tomahawks855'77'3Any65
Cradle Dunks Off One805'77'3Any60
Elite Basket Rim PullsAny5'77'365Any
Fist Pump Rim Pulls605'77'3Any40
Front Clutches785'77'3Any58
Front Clutches Off Two755'77'3Any55
Front Windmills855'77'3Any65
Hangs Off One555'77'3Any35
Leaning Slams805'77'3Any60
Leaning Windmills855'77'3Any65
One Hand Under Basket RegularAny5'77'345Any
One Hande Under Basket AhtleticAny5'77'385Any
Pro Under Basket Rim PullsAny5'77'370Any
Quick Drop-In Back Scratchers Off Two755'77'3Any55
Quick Drops Off One805'77'3Any60
Quick Drops Off Two655'77'3Any45
Reverses Off One755'77'3Any55
Reverses Off Two705'77'3Any50
Rim Grazers Off One365'77'3AnyAny
Rim Grazers Off Two365'77'3AnyAny
Side Arm Tomahawks805'77'3Any60
Side Clutches Off One855'77'3Any65
Side Clutches Off Two755'77'3Any55
Side Windmills905'77'3Any70
Straight Arm Tomahawks805'77'3Any60
Switcheroos Off One855'77'3Any65
Two Hand Under Basket AthleticAny5'77'380Any
Two Hand Under Basket RegularAny5'77'340Any
Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off One905'77'3Any70
Uber Athletic Tomahawks Off Two855'77'3Any65
Windmill Baseline Reverses805'77'3Any60
Windmill Reverses805'77'3Any60
Windmills Off One855'77'3Any65
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STANDING DUNKS
ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
One Hand Under Basket RegularAny5'77'345Any
Two Hand Under Basket RegularAny5'77'340Any
Pro Under Basket Rim PullsAny5'77'370Any
Elite Basket Rim PullsAny5'77'365Any
One Hand Under Basket AthleticAny5'77'385Any
Two Hand Under Basket AthleticAny5'77'385Any
SIGNATURE DUNKS
ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
Giannis Antetokounmpo756'57'37550
Kobe Bryant825'76'9Any62
Vince Carter865'76'9Any70
Darryl Dawkins756'107'37550
DeMar DeRozan755'76'9Any55
Luka Doncic705'76'9Any50
Clyde Drexler805'76'9Any60
Julius Erving845'76'9Any64
Paul George806'56'9Any60
Manu Ginobili505'76'9Any35
Draymond Green506'57'35035
Blake Griffin826'57'37055
James Harden805'76'9Any60
Dwight Howard656'107'37550
LeBron James846'57'3Any64
Michael Jordan885'76'9Any70
Shawn Kemp826'107'37055
Zach LaVine845'76'9Any64
Karl Malone756'57'35050
C.J. McCollum405'76'9AnyAny
Tracy McGrady845'76'9Any64
Ja Morant825'76'9Any62
Shaquille O'Neal556'107'38050
Scottie Pippen806'57'3Any60
Glenn Robinson III805'76'9Any60
Ben Simmons756'57'36545
Klay Thompson555'76'9Any35
Karl-Anthony Towns706'107'37540
Russell Westbrook855'76'9Any65
DominiqueWilkins846'57'3Any60

Alley-Oop Packages & Requirements

ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
Pro Alley-Oop705'77'3Any30
Elite Alley-Oop855'77'3Any60
Zion Williamson875'77'3Any60
Pro Contact Alley-Oop845'77'3Any70
Elite Contact Alley-Oop925'77'3Any80
Small Contact Alley-Oop865'76'4Any85
Bigman Contact Alley-Oop706'107'38560
Park Alley-Oop Reverses755'77'3Any50
Park Alley-Oop 360s855'77'3Any60
Park Alley-Oop Windmills805'77'3Any55
Park Alley-Oop Under Leg855'77'3Any60
Park Alley-Oop Flashy705'77'3Any50
Jordan Kilganon Park Alley-Oop905'76'9Any65

Park Dunk Packages & Requirements (All)

ANIMATIONSDRIVING DUNKMIN HEIGHTMAX HEIGHTSTANDING DUNKVERTICAL
360s Off One705'77'3Any50
360s Off Two705'77'3Any50
Flashy Off One705'77'3Any50
Flashy Off Two705'77'3Any50
Flashy Hangs Off One705'77'3Any50
Flashy Hangs Off Two705'77'3Any50
Jordan Kilganon905'76'9Any70
Jordan Southerland905'76'9Any70
Under Legs 360 Off Two705'77'3Any50
Under Leg Off Two705'77'3Any50
Under Leg Off One705'77'3Any50

Layup Packages & Requirements (All)

AnimationDriving LayupMin HeightMax Height
Default SmallAny5'76'9
Default SwingAny5'76'9
Default BigAny6'107'3
Circus805'76'9
Dominant Big706'107'3
Floater Specialist705'76'9
FundamentalAny5'76'9
Jelly805'76'9
Long Athlete885'77'3
Devin Booker825'76'9
J. Cole705'76'4
Stephen Curry855'76'4
Joel Embiid706'107'3
George Gervin705'77'3
James Harden805'76'4
Kyrie Irving855'76'4
Allen Iverson855'76'4
LeBron James805'76'9
Magic Johnson805'76'9
Nikola Jokic706'107'3
Michael Jordan855'76'9
Zach LavIne805'76'9
Damian Lillard805'76'9
Ja Morant825'76'9
Ben Simmons605'77'3
John Wall805'76'9
Russell Westbrook825'76'9
Jason Williams755'76'9

How to Equip Dunks & Layups for MyPLAYER

  • To buy dunk or layup animations on PS5/Xbox Series X, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER  > Animations > Animation Store > Scoring Moves > Dunk Styles or Layup Styles
  • To equip dunk or layup animations on PS5/Xbox Series X, go to MyCAREER > MyPLAYER > Animations > 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, 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 have successful 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 Aerial Wizard 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 Special Delivery 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

Finishing Controls

ACTIONPS4/PS5XBOX 1/SERIES X
Jump ShotPress & hold Square then releasePress & hold X then release
Free ThrowPress & hold Square then releasePress and hold X then release
LayupMove & hold RS up (when driving)Move & hold RS up (when driving)
Runner / FloaterMove & hold RS down while driving in close rangeMove & hold RS down while driving in close range
Reverse LayupMove & hold the RS right (while driving along the right baseline)Move & hold the RS right (while driving along the right 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 toward the ball hand
Hop Step LayupTap Square while drivingTap X while driving
Two-Hand DunkR2 + Move & hold RS up while driving in close rangeR2 + Move & hold RS up while driving in close range
Dominant or Off-Hand DunkR2 + Move & hold RS up, left or right in close range. The RS direction determines the dunking handRT + Move & hold RS up, left or right in close range. The RS direction determines the dunking hand
Normal Skill DunkR2 + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS down. Release RS to neutral to time the dunkRT + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS down. Release RS to neutral to time the dunk
Rim Hang DunkR2 + Move & hold RS down while driving. Keep R2 held to continue hanging, use LS to control swing, and move RS up to pull up on the rimRT + Move & hold RS down while driving. Keep RT held to continue hanging, use LS to control swing, and move RS up to pull up on the rim
Rim Hang Skill DunkR2 + Move RS down then quickly release and move and hold RS down again. Release RS to neutral to time the dunk. Keep R2 held to continue hanging and use LS to control swingRT + Move RS down then quickly release and move and hold RS down again. Release RS to neutral to time the dunk. Keep RT held to continue hanging and use LS to control swing
One-Hand Flashy DunkR2 + Move RS down then quickly move and hold RS upRT + Move RS down then quickly move and hold RS up
Two-Hand Flashy DunkR2 + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS up againRT + Move RS up then quickly release and move and hold RS up again
Pump FakeTap SquareTap X
Hop / Stepback GatherTap Square with LS deflected left or rightTap X with LS deflected left or right
Spin GatherHold R2 + double tap SquareHold RT + double tap X
Half Spin GatherRotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right handRotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand
Step ThroughAt close range, pump fake, then press and hold SquareAt close range, pump fake, then press and hold X
PutbackPress Square when attempting an offensive reboundPress X when attempting an offensive rebound
Bank ShotMove and hold RS up and releaseMove and hold RS up and release