Best Dribble Moves in NBA 2K23

Which dribble moves should you utilize in NBA 2K23?

Customization is the name of the game in NBA 2K, and the latest installment is no exception. Players can choose from countless animations on and off the court in order to enhance their player. Some are unlocked through quest objectives, while others may require a small Virtual Currency fee. But at the end of the day, most of them require a specific set of skills. So with that in mind, we’re here to tell you what the best dribble moves in NBA 2K23 are.

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NBA 2K23 Best Dribble Moves Guide

Animations can come down to a matter of preference. The best dribble moves in NBA 2K23 are no exception, and yet, a handful of factors still must be considered. Yes, what fits your player may be best for you, but what if there are a few subtle tweaks that could be made? Looking back at our dribble moves requirement guide, you’ll notice a few standouts.

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Dribbling Style Notables

Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, and Allen Iverson all jump out due to the speed with the ball that is required to utilize their initial dribbling style (85+). From there, though, there are seven more categories to consider: Signature Size-Ups, Size-Up Escapes, Moving Crossover, Moving Behind the Back, Moving Spin, Moving Hesitation, and Moving Stepback.

So with all of that on the table, let’s focus on the moves that require ball handling skills of 85 or above. The number in parentheses indicates how many of those aforementioned moves require the handling skill to be 85 or higher.

  • LaMelo Ball (1)
  • Kobe Bryant (3)
  • Steph Curry (4)
  • Kevin Durant (1)
  • Steve Francis (1)
  • Penny Hardaway (1)
  • James Harden (1)
  • Kyrie Irving (5)
  • Damian Lillard (3)
  • Tracy McGrady (1)
  • Isaiah Thomas (1)
  • Kemba Walker (1)
  • Jason Williams (1)
  • Trae Young (3)

The Best of the Best Dribbling Moves in NBA 2K23

A quick glance at the list above will tell you that Kyrie Irving stands atop the dribbling move mountain, but he’s got a small handful of folks close behind. If you’re looking for the best of the best moves to incorporate into your build, these are the players to note:

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Steph Curry
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Damian Lillard
  • Trae Young

So, after all that, we’ve narrowed our list down to five guards. If you’re looking for the best dribble moves in NBA 2K23, these are the types of builds you want to consider. Then again, it’s your choice. Play around with the mechanics and your build. You may be surprised at what you find.

That’s everything you need to know what the best dribble moves in NBA 2K23 are. If you’re looking for more NBA 2K23-related content, Twinfinite has you covered. From guides such as the latest patch notes and how to unlock the Michael Jordan replica build—as well as countless links below—this is the place to be.

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Shaun Ranft is a Freelance Writer for Twinfinite, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has been with the site and writing about games in general since 2022. While he typically covers any major sports title, he also cannot get enough of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, Arkham, and the Horizon series.