NBA 2K22: Best Dribble Moves to break ankles every game

As you've been playing through NBA 2K22, you've likely noticed your opposition using some unique dribble moves to get past you.

The NBA 2K22 dribble moves are an interesting dynamic as you have to be careful not to activate the Pro Stick and shoot instead of a dribble.

To simplify it for you, we've got the best dribble moves in NBA 2K22 right here.

NBA 2K22 Best Dribble Moves

Ball-handling skills set great players apart from the rest of the pack in NBA 2K22. With the right moves, you can create separation and score easy buckets.

Learning these moves is simple, and putting them into application will up your MyPLAYER game as well as your prowess on MyTEAM.

Kyrie Irving dribbles up the court in NBA 2K22
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SHAKE 'EM OFF: Use these moves to put opponents on highlight reels

Here are the best moves for cross-overs, step-backs, and blowing by defenders in NBA 2K22:

Best Dribble Style (MyPLAYER):

For starters, when creating a Dribble Style for your MyPLAYER, you'll want to find a way to emulate some of the best to ever do it.

Now, in MyTEAM, players are already outfitted with a particular style, so you won't be able to change that. However, you can adjust your MyPLAYER, to whichever style you like, but we think this is best.

  • Quick or Shifty: Chain moves quickly to break down your defender and get buckets, also goes well with the Hyperdrive and Quick Chain badges to dribble quickly.

Crossover To Hesitation Escape:

This move is guaranteed to get your opponent in NBA 2K22 to go the wrong way. It also works perfectly on screens to get even more separation. This move is popular among players such as Trae Young.

The idea is to use the crossover and get your opponent to bite on the hesitation, that way you can go straight to the basket. Here's how to do it:

  • R2 + move RS up left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand (PS4/PS5)
  • RT + move RS up left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand (Xbox)
James Harden drives to the lane in NBA 2K22
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THE BEARD: James Harden has some elite dribbling mechanics in NBA 2K22

Step Back Escape

The Step Back Escape, made popular by guards such as James Harden and Luka Doncic. This creates tons of distance between you and your defender in NBA 2K22.

Considering defense is a focal point, your NBA 2K22 dribble moves need to be seamless, and the Step Back Escape gives you the chance to shoot or drive the lane when your opponent bites.

Here's how to do this dribble move in NBA 2K22:

  • R2 + move RS down then quickly release (PS4/PS5)
  • RT + move RS down then quickly release (Xbox)
Jason Kidd in NBA 2K22
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SIZE UP: Use the Signature Size-up to get your opponent on their heels

Signature Size-up

The Signature Size-up is what most players in The City use to get their opposition going in the wrong direction. It's a useful tool, but you have to be careful using it.

This move requires moving just the RS, which could potentially trigger the Pro Stick. This could cause you to shoot the ball instead of dribbling it.

  • Quickly move and release RS in various directions and speeds to perform special signature size-up combo moves.

Players commonly use this method when attempting to dribble spam their opponent into an ankle breaker in NBA 2K22. When equipping this for your MyPLAYER, use the Carmelo Anthony preset.

Signature Combo

Lastly, the Signature Combo, one of the most efficient tools to use as a ball-handler in The City, Cancha Del Mar, and MyTEAM.

If you're playing in The City, make sure that your MyPLAYER has Signature Combo equipped under the Signature Animation tab.

  • R2 + move RS up then quickly release to trigger a combo
  • RT + move RS up then quickly release to trigger a combo

When equipping this for your MyPLAYER, use the Kyrie Irving preset.

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