NBA 2K23 Dunking Requirements revealed by Gameplay Director Mike Wang

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Before you start dunking in NBA 2K23 with your MyCAREER player, it'd be good to know the dunking requirements.

Luckily enough, Gameplay Director Mike Wang has revealed these requirements and we can use them as a guide.

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Here's what you need to know about dunking in NBA 2K23.

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Dunking Requirements revealed by Mike Wang

With the release of NBA 2K23 just around the corner, we're learning more about building your MyPLAYER in MyCAREER.

Courtesy of Gameplay Director Mike Wang, we now have the dunking requirements and the vertical requirements (next gen) for the game.

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DUNKING REQUIREMENTS: Check out the new Dunking Requirements in NBA 2K23

It's important to note that Wang also said that any height under 6'5" is considered "Small" so keep that in mind when creating your NBA 2K23 MyCAREER player.

Here's the breakdown of ratings from Mike Wang:

  • Pro Contact Dunks Off Two:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 84 OVR
    • Vertical - 70 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Any
  • Pro Contact Dunks Off One:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 84 OVR
    • Vertical - 75 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Any
  • Elite Contact Dunks Off Two:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 92 OVR
    • Vertical - 80 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Any
  • Elite Contact Dunks Off One:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 92 OVR
    • Vertical - 82 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Any
  • Small Contact Dunks Off Two:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 86 OVR
    • Vertical - 85 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Smalls Only
  • Small Contact Dunks Off One:
    • Standing Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 86 OVR
    • Vertical - 85 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Smalls Only
  • Pro Bigman Contact Dunks:
    • Standing Dunk - 80 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Vertical - 65 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Bigs Only
  • Elite Bigman Contact Dunks:
    • Standing Dunk - 90 OVR
    • Driving Dunk - 0 OVR
    • Vertical - 75 OVR
    • Allowed Size - Bigs Only
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Now that you've seen the dunking requirements for NBA 2K23 MyCAREER, let's take a look at how impactful the Pro Stick will be this year.

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Pro Stick expands Dunking Controls

There has been a new pro stick control map revealed for this year's game, providing more control and switching up the dunking mechanics.

The map was overhauled to provide for more control and prevent random blocks. Determining the best dunk to use will be based on the situation.

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DUNKING MAP: NBA 2K23 took a hard look at how to dunk this year

There have also been several new animations added to dunking, such as the rim hang animation. You'll have to be careful using this in NBA 2K23 because it can result in a technical foul.

Here's the new control map for the Pro Stick in NBA 2K23:

  • UP = Two-Hand
  • RIGHT = Strong Hand
  • LEFT = Weak Hand
  • DOWN = Rim Hang
  • UP-UP = Flashy Two-Hand
  • DOWN-UP = Flashy One-Hand
  • UP-DOWN = Normal Skill Dunk with meter
  • DOWN-DOWN = Rim Hang Skill Dunk with meter
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Speaking of more control in a video game, you can expect a very familiar celebration in NBA 2K23 this year.

'The Griddy' comes to NBA 2K23

Celebrations are going to become a big part of showing off this year. In NBA 2K23, you'll be able to use one of the most popular celebrations, The Griddy.

Now, we're not sure if this is going to extend to MyCAREER but we expect that you'll be able to use this animation for your own MyPLAYER.

You can see some of the celebrations in the video below:

There have been tons of NBA 2K23 gameplay updates. From the new shot meter to brand new dribble mechanics, we've got everything you need to know in our gameplay breakdown right here.

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