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POSTED ON 10/02/2013

NBA 2K14 Controls Diagram

Description: This article lists all the basic and advanced NBA 2K14 controls for Microsoft Xbox 360® gamepad controller, taken from the digital NBA 2K14 manual. For PS3 controllers, follow this LINK.

BASIC CONTROLS
Basic Offense Buttons Basic Defense
Move Player Left Stick (L) Move Player
PRO STICK™: Dribble Moves / Shooting / Passing Right Stick (R) Hands Up / Shade / Contest
N/A Right Stick (Click) Hand / Wrap Foul
Pass Modifier Left Trigger (LT) Intense D
Sprint Right Trigger (RT) Sprint
Call Play Left Bumper (LB) Double Team
Icon Pass Right Bumper (RB) Icon Swap
Pass / Touch Pass A Player Swap (closest to ball)
Pick Control B Take Charge
Pump Fake & Hop (tap) / Shoot (press) X Steal
Post-Up Y Block / Rebound
Signature Skills HUD D-Pad Up Signature Skills HUD
OTFC Quick Plays D-Pad Right OTFC Defensive Sets
OTFC Offense Strategy D-Pad Left OTFC Defense Strategy
OTFC Substitutions D-Pad Down OTFC Substitutions
Timeout Back Intentional Foul
Pause Start Pause

ADVANCED OFFENSE
Action Input
Positional Playcall Tap Left Bumper (LB), tap desired teammate's player icon, choose play from menu
Send Teammate on Cut Tap Left Bumper (LB), tap desired teammate's player icon, move Right Stick (R) in direction you want him to cut
Pick Control Hold B (length of hold determines roll, pop, or slip)
Bounce Pass Left Trigger (LT) + A
Fake Pass X + A
Alley-Oop Left Trigger (LT) + X (Left Stick chooses recipient, point at rim for self alley-oop)
Off-Glass Alley-Oop Left Trigger (LT) + X, with trailing teammate
Give & Go Press and hold A to retain control of passer, release A to pass the ball back to him
Putback Dunk or Layup Hold X
Flashy Pass Left Trigger (LT) + Right Stick (R)

ADVANCED DEFENSE
Action Input
Move Left Stick (L)
Fast Shuffle Right Trigger (RT) + Left Trigger (LT) + Left Stick (L)
Steal Tap X
Block Y
Rebound Y (ball in air)
Take Charge B
Flop Double-tap B
Wrap Foul Click Right Stick (R)
Intense Defense Left Trigger (LT)
Shade Stance Change Left Trigger (LT) + Right Stick (R) Left/Right
Crowd Dribbler Hold Left Trigger (LT)
Hands Up Hold Right Stick (R)
Deny Ball Hold Right Stick (R) (while playing offball defense)
Double Team Left Bumper (LB)

PRO STICK™: SHOOTING
Action Input
Jump Shot Hold Right Stick (R) in any direction
Pump Fake Start a jump shot, then quickly release Right Stick (R)
Runner / Floater (Driving mid-range) Hold Right Stick (R) away from hoop
Stepback Jumper (Driving Lateral) Hold Right Stick (R) away from hoop
Hop Gather Tap X while driving (Left Stick (L) determines direction of hop)
Spin Shot Rotate Right Stick (R) from ball hand around player's back, then hold
Half-Spin Shot Rotate Right Stick (R) in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
Normal Layup (Driving to Hoop) Hold Right Stick (R) toward hoop
Euro Step Layup (Driving to Hoop) Hold Right Stick (R) away left/right
Hop Step Layup (Driving to Hoop) Right Trigger (RT) + Hold Right Stick (R) left/right
Reverse Layup (Driving along baseline) Hold Right Stick (R) toward baseline
Dunks (Driving to Hoop) Right Trigger (RT) + Hold Right Stick (R) toward hoop
Mid-Air Change Shot Start adunk/layup, Right Stick (R) any direction while in air
Step Through Pump fake, then hold Right Stick (R) again before pump fake ends

PRO STICK™: DRIBBLING
Action Input Context
Triple Threat Jab Step Tap Right Stick (R) Left/Right/Forward Triple Threat
Triple Threat Spinout Rotate Right Stick (R) Triple Threat
Triple Threat Stepback Right Trigger (RT) + Tap Right Stick (R) away from hoop Triple Threat
Stutter Right Trigger (RT) + Tap Right Stick (R) toward hoop Dribbling
Hesitation (Quick) Tap Right Stick (R) toward ball hand Dribbling
Hesitation (Escape) Right Trigger (RT) + Tap Right Stick (R) toward ball hand Dribbling
In and Out Tap Right Stick (R) toward hoop Dribbling
Crossover (front) Tap Right Stick (R) toward off hand Dribbling
Crossover (between legs) Tap Right Stick (R) between off hand and player's back Dribbling
Behind the Back Tap Right Stick (R) away from hoop Dribbling
Spin Rotate Right Stick (R) from ball hand around player's back, then quickly return to neutral Dribbling
Half-Spin Rotate Right Stick (R) in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
Stepback Right Trigger (RT) + Tap Right Stick (R) away from hoop Dribbling

DEFENSIVE CONTROLS
Action Input Context
Move Left Stick (L) Any
Fast Shuffle Right Trigger (RT) + Left Trigger (LT) + Left Stick (L) Any
Steal Tap X Any
Block Y Any
Rebound Y (ball in air) Any
Take Charge B Any
Flop Double-tap B Onball Defense
Wrap Foul Click Right Stick (R) Any
Intense Defense Left Trigger (LT) Onball Defense
Shade Stance Change Left Trigger (LT) + Right Stick (R) Left/Right Onball Defense
Crowd Dribbler Hold Left Trigger (LT) Onball Defense
Hands Up Hold Right Stick (R) Onball Defense
Deny Ball Hold Right Stick (R) Offball Defense
Double Team Left Bumper (LB) Any

POST MOVES
Press the "Y" button to start post-up
Action Input
Post Movement Hold Left Stick (L)
Faceup Drive (from hold) Left Stick (L) toward key or baseline + Y
Disengage Drive (from dribble) Left Stick (L) toward baseline + Y
Agressive Backdown Right Trigger (RT) + Left Stick (L) toward hoop
Drive to Key Right Trigger (RT) + Left Stick (L) toward key
Drive to Baseline Right Trigger (RT) + Left Stick (L) toward baseline
Quick Spin Rotate Right Stick (R) to outside shoulder
Hook Drive Rotate Right Stick (R) to inside shoulder
Fakes Tap Right Stick (R) in any direction but away from hoop
Post Hop Hold Left Stick (L) to the left or right away from hoop, then tap X
Post Stepback Hold Left Stick (L) away from hoop, then tap X
Dropstep Hold Left Stick (L) to the left or right toward hoop, then tap X

POST SHOTS
Action Input
Post Hook (close range) Right Stick (R) toward hoop
Post Fade (beyond close range) Right Stick (R) left or right away from hoop
Step Through Layup Hold Right Trigger (RT) then move Right Stick (R) left or right toward hoop
Shimmy Fade Hold Right Trigger (RT) then move Right Stick (R) left or right away from hoop
Pump Fake Start a shot listed above then move Right Stick (R) to neutral
Up & Under / Step Through Pump fake, then Right Stick (R) again before pump fake ends

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  1. Can you make a basic controls diagram for ps3? it would really mean a lot to me, this is my first time playing nba2k. The one posted above really looks nice!

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  2. My game-pad doesn't work! HELP!

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  3. Get a logitech F510 gamepad. Works better or same as the XBOX controller for PC.

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  4. use xbox360 controller emulator.. google it..

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  5. guys anyone here playin nba2k14 online for PC? lets create an association mode online guys so we can play online.. or u can just add me "SenWilson" thats my gammertag.. or follow me on twitter,den tweet me if u wanna play.. @SleezySen

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  6. better? no

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  7. its the same exact thing

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  8. so people playing lebron will be double tapping B :D

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  9. I'll add you after I install my game, I still have exams.

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  10. is the graphics in online game fixed?

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  11. UMadCuzImStylinOnUOctober 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    what did u do?

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  12. Lebron controls:NEW! double tap B for special move!

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  13. Vibrations are available only for xbox gampad ? I have an ACME ga-o2 ...works fine ! in game ...virbation option is set for on ...but no vibration response.... ! vibrations test in windows work fine ...! so ? ...

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  14. Hy , vibrations are available only for xbox gampad ? I have an ACME ga-o2 ...works fine ! in game ...virbation option is set for on ...but no repsonse....! i test the gamepad vibration in windows and works fine !

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  15. Unfortunately, the game only support vibration with Xbox 360 gamepad (It doesn't have to be Microsoft though.)

    Try to use some xbox 360 gamepad emulator and check if that'll do the trick.

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  16. ...no use... :( thanks anyway !

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