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How to Perform a Layup in NBA 2K23

Understanding how and when to perform a layup is vital
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Layups and dunks are the two primary methods of scoring close to the basket in NBA 2K23. However, depending on the matchup or situation, it might make more sense to simply lay the ball in rather than try to flush it down with a dunk. Also, if your style of scoring is based on slashing and driving to the rim, then knowing how to perform a layup is paramount.

In this guide, we will explore how to perform a layup in NBA 2K23.

How to Perform a Layup in NBA 2K23

There’s no question that the layup package in NBA 2K has evolved a tremendous amount over the past decade. At one point in time, all you had to do was press a single button to activate a single layup animation. Now, in NBA 2K23, there are seven different types of layups players can utilize.

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Here’s a full list of the controls to perform each type of layup in NBA 2K23;

  • Quick Scoop Layup – Move and hold the Right Analog Stick left or right while driving.
  • Normal Layup – Move and hold the Right Analog Stick up while driving in close range.
  • Floater Layup – Move and hold the Right Analog Stick down while driving in close range.
  • Reverse Layup – Move and hold the Right Analog Stick to the right while driving along the baseline.
  • Euro Step Layup – Double-tap Square (for PlayStation) or X (for Xbox) when driving and holding the Left Analog Stick towards your off-hand. Or, move the Right Analog Stick to the right then quickly move and hold the Right Analog Stick left while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  • Cradle Layup – Double-tap Square (for PlayStation) or X (for Xbox) while driving and holding the Left Analog Stick towards your ball hand. Or, move the Right Analog Stick to the left then quickly move and hold the Right Analog Stick right while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  • Hop Step Layup – Tap Square (for PlayStation) or X (for Xbox) while driving. Or, move the Right Analog Stick either left or right, then quickly release and move and hold the Right Analog Stick back in the same direction while driving.

That’s everything you need to know about how to perform a layup 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 loads of helpful information such as how to unlock Ronnie2K’s Rebirth quest or how to change the camera angle in NBA 2K23.

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