NBA 2K23 Dribbling Requirements Explained

Ball handling rating matters for your MyPlayer build in NBA 2K23, as it greatly impacts your dribbling requirements. The best players in dribbling are the...

Ball handling rating matters for your MyPlayer build in NBA 2K23, as it greatly impacts your dribbling requirements.

The best players in dribbling are the ones that are masters in the Small Forward position. They can use their quick defense to master this skill.

Such has been the case with every NBA 2K installment over the years and much like before, you will naturally want to know how to master dribbling moves in NBA 2K23.

Best Dribble Styles in NBA 2K23

If you are considering some of the best dribbling styles, you may want to consider the the following:

  • Michael Jordan
  • LeBron James
  • Pro Dribble Style

How to unlock the Pro Dribble Style in NBA 2K23

The ball handling rating to unlock pro dribble style remains the same in NBA 2K23. Returning players from the last two installments will know that you need a minimum ball handling rating of 85 to use the pro dribble moves, animations, size-ups, and escape packages.

That being said, a recommended ball handling rating of 85 is what you are going to need to access some of the best pro dribble styles in NBA 2K23. That includes the size-up packages of NBA pros like Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Tracy McGrady.

Below are the stat requirements you need to access pro dribble style for some of the best players in NBA 2K23. They will also allow you to drop some of the best dribble pull-ups on your opponents in matches. Keep them in mind when editing your MyPlayer builds, especially if you want to rule the court like Kobe.

  • Kobe Bryant: Height should be under 6’10” where Ball Handle rating should be 88+
  • Stephon Curry: Height should be under 6’5” where Ball Handle Rating must be 92+
  • Kyrie Irving: Height should be under 6’5” where Ball Handle Rating must be 90+
  • Kemba Walker: Height should be under 6’5” where Ball Handle Rating must be 86+
  • Trae Young: Height should be under 6’5” where Ball Handle Rating must be 92+

Requirements for Dribbling in NBA 2K23

Every dribbling aspect relies on the combination of several stats and ratings. Hence, every player in NBA 2K23 will potentially have a different level of dribbling ability.

Dribbling styles

Unlocking the best dribbling animations requires a high speed with ball rating and a minimum height of 6’4″ in the game.

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Steph Curry92+6’4″
Allen Iverson85+6’4”
Michael Jordan75+6’9″
Zach LaVine75+6’9″

Signature Size-Ups

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Steph Curry92+6’4″
Trae Young92+6’4”
Kyrie Irving90+6’4″
Kemba Walker86+6’4″

Size-Up Escapes

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
John Wall80+6’9″
Damian Lillard90+6’9”
Kyrie Irving90+6’4″
Kobe Bryant88+6’9″

Moving Crossovers

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Steph Curry92+6’9″
Kyrie Irving90+6’9”
Kobe Bryant88+7’3″

Moving Behind The Back

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Steph Curry92+6’9″
Trae Young92+6’9”
Allen Iverson80+6’9″
Damian Lillard90+6’9″

Moving Spins

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Steve Nash80+6’9″
LeBron James80+7’3”
John Wall80+6’9″
Penny Hardaway75+7’3″

Moving Hesitations

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Luka Dončić75+7’3″
Kevin Durant80+7’3”
James Harden80+6’9″
Kyrie Irving90+6’9″

Moving Stepbacks

PlayerBall HandlingHeight
Chris Paul75+6’9″
Steph Curry92+6’9”
James Harden80+6’9″
Luka Dončić80+7’3″
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