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How to Fake a Pass in NBA 2K23

Get the edge over your opponent with this sneaky maneuver
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In NBA 2K23, it can be easy for your opponent to read a play before it happens. Over time, teams become redundant or predictable with their play calls and this makes it easy for the defense to be one step ahead. However, a good way to have your opponents second-guessing your next move is with a good ole fake pass.

In this guide, we will explore how to fake a pass in NBA 2K23.

How to Fake a Pass in NBA 2K23

Being able to fake a pass successfully in NBA 2K23 is one of the better ways to get the edge on your opponent. Specifically, if you begin to see them leaning more towards one side of the court than the other or jumping early on plays to steal possession of the ball.

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To fake a pass in NBA 2K23, all you need to do is;

  • Press Y + B (for Xbox) or Triangle + Circle (for PlayStation) with the ball in your hands.

As you can tell, pulling off a fake pass is incredibly easy to do, and a fantastic way to trick your opponent into thinking that you’re getting rid of the basketball. Which could force them to lean one way, creating an opportunity to either drive hard to the rim or step back to create space and shoot from distance.

That being said, the key to this move is not to abuse it. If you continue to fake a pass, then this increases the chance of a turnover or losing time on the clock. Whether it be through double teams, traps, or strips of the ball. So, this move is most effective when used sparingly, particularly in online matches.

That’s everything you need to know about how to fake a pass in NBA 2K23. If you’re interested in more NBA 2K23 content, be sure to check out our guides section here at Gamer Journalist. Where you can find tons of helpful information like how to use MVP Points in NBA 2K23 MyCareer.

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