How Do I Dunk?


A recurring question we’ve received regarding NBA 2K16 is how to dunk.  Below is a quick guide:

  1. Lace up your favorite pair of basketball shoes and grab your controller.
  2. On Offense, hold down R2 (PS4) or the Right Trigger (XB1), then move the Right Stick on the controller. Using the Left Stick, move your player toward the basket.
    • This activates your character’s turbo sprint and modifies both the shot button (Square on the PS4 or X on the XB1) and Shot Stick.
  3. While moving toward the basket, move the Right Stick in any direction to dunk.
    • Tapping the Right Stick will cause you to dribble.
    • Holding the Right Stick in any direction initiates a dunk.
  4. Initiating a dunk is only part of the process, though! In order to attempt a dunk, you need to be moving towards the basket (unless your Standing Dunk rating is maxed-out and you have any Dunk Package equipped.
    • Additionally, attempting a dunk requires a clear path, meaning another character can’t be between you and the basket.
    • Because there's an exception to every rule, though: Some dunkers do have the ability to dunk over defenders standing close the basket.


NOTE: If you want to make a dunk, you need to have a dunk animation equipped.

  • To edit your character's dunk animation, follow these steps:
    • In MyCAREER Mode, access the 2K Nav menu from MyCourt
    • Select "Player Upgrades"
    • Then select "NBA Animations"
    • From here, use the bumper/trigger buttons to navigate to "Dunks"
    • Select the animation you'd like to equip (you might have to spend VC  in order to unlock the animation you want).
    • Once you've selected/unlocked the animation, be sure to equip it. 


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