How Do I Dunk?


A recurring question we’ve received regarding NBA 2K17 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 player'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 player 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.
  5. Moving the Right Stick in different directions will give you different types of dunks:
    • Toward Hoop = 2 Hand dunk
    • Left or Right = Left or Right Hand dunk
    • Away from Hoop = Flashy dunk


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

  • To edit your MyPLAYER's dunk animation, follow these steps:
    • In MyCAREER Mode, access the 2K Nav menu
    • Select "MyPLAYER Inventory"
    • Then select "NBA/PRO-AM Animations"
    • Scroll down to "NBA Dunks & Layups"
    • Select the animation you'd like to equip (Some will be available immediately, some you might have to spend VC on in the 2K Sports Store).
    • Once you've selected/unlocked the animation, be sure to equip it. 
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