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NBA 2K23 Controls: All Offense & Defense Keybinds Guide

Here are all the controls for NBA 2K23.

Many players especially those that are new are looking for a controls guide for NBA 2K23. This game is fun to play and it gets better the more you know what you are doing. And while there are some controls that are more complex than the others, you can learn them in no time. So in this guide let us quickly check all the offense, defense, and passing controls for NBA 2K23 for PlayStation & Xbox.

All NBA 2K23 Controls for PlayStation & Xbox

controls guide for playstation and xbox for nba 2k23

To keep things simple let us divide these controls into offense, defense and passing.

All Offense Controls

These are all the On-Ball Offense Controls:

On-Ball Offense Controls
Control Xbox PlayStation
Move Player Left Joystick Left Joystick
Pro Stick Right Joystick Right Joystick
Pass A X
Bounce Pass B Circle
Shoot X or RS Square or R3
Lead to Basket / Lob Pass Y Triangle
Post Up LT L2
Sprint RT R2
Call Play LB L1
Icon Pass RB R1
On Fly Coaching D-Pad D-Pad

Here are all the Off-Ball Offense Controls:

Off-Ball Offense Controls
Control Xbox PlayStation
Move Player Left Joystick Left Joystick
Pro Stick Right Joystick Right Joystick
Call for Pass A X
Quick Screen B Circle
Make Teammate Shoot X Square
Alley-oop Call Y Triangle
Post Up LT L2
Sprint RT R2
Call for Screen LB L1
On Fly Coaching D-Pad D-Pad

All Defense Controls

Here are all the On-Ball Defense Controls:

On-Ball Defense Controls
Control Xbox PlayStation
Move Player Left Joystick Left Joystick
Hands Up Right Joystick Right Joystick
Swap Player A X
Take Charge B Circle
Steal Ball X Square
Rebound / Block Y Triangle
Intense Defense LT L2
Sprint RT R2
Double Team LB L1
Icon Swap RB R1
On Fly Coaching D-Pad D-Pad
Intentional Foul View button Touch pad

These are all the Off-Ball Defense Controls:

Off-Ball Defense Controls
Control Xbox PlayStation
Move Player Left Joystick Left Joystick
Ball Steal Right Joystick Right Joystick
Swap Player A X
Take Charge B Circle
Steal Ball X Square
Rebound / Block Y Triangle
Intense Defense LT L2
Sprint RT R2
Double Team LB L1
Icon Swap RB R1
On Fly Coaching D-Pad D-Pad
Intentional Foul View button Touch pad

Passing Controls for NBA 2K23

You should learn these controls to get better at passing:

Passing Controls
Control Xbox PlayStation
Regular Pass A X
Bounce Pass B Circle
Lob Pass Y Triangle
Fake Pass Y + B Triangle + Circle
Jump Pass X + A Square + X
Skip Pass Press & Hold A Press & Hold X
Alley-oop Y + Y Triangle + Triangle
Flashy Pass B + B Circle + Circle
Self Alley-oop Y + Y and move to hoop Triangle + Triangle and move to hoop
Rolling Inbound Y during baseline inbounds Triangle during baseline inbounds
Icon Pass RB & Icon button of the Receiver R1 & Icon button of the Receiver
Bounce Pass Alley-oop A + B + move to the receiver X + Circle + move to the receiver
Touch Pass A before the first receiver gets the ball X before the first receiver gets the ball
Full Receiver Control Press & Hold B while moving as Receiver. Release B to pass the ball Press & Hold Circle while moving as Receiver. Release Circle to pass the ball
Basket Pass while leading Press & Hold Y while moving as Receiver to the basket. Release Y to pass the ball Press & Hold Triangle while moving as Receiver to the basket. Release Triangle to pass the ball
Pro Stick Pass Hold RB and move the right joystick in the passing direction Hold R1 and move the right joystick in the passing direction
Give & Go Hold A and wait for the receiver to get the ball. Now again hold A and move to the original passer. Release the A button to give it back. Hold X and wait for the receiver to get the ball. Now again hold X and move to the original passer. Release the X button to give it back.

That covers this guide on all the offense, defense, and passing controls in NBA 2K23 for PlayStation & Xbox. You should also check our guides on how to fix the error code 4b538e50 and how to scan & upload a face on MyPlayer in NBA 2K23.