Putback

People who say sports is just a game are missing something so much deeper. There’s something stats and wins can’t explain.

My father bled blue and white his entire life. He lived for 3 things, God, family and UNC basketball. He taught me lessons when he talked about Dean Smith.

We didn’t say eye to eye on a lot of things in the world but I can’t tell you how many arguments were lulled into silence and brought us together by a Sean May putback or Tyler Hansbrough free throw. Maybe we should of kept arguing, I’d give anything to hear a few more words from him.

There’s a reason I still wear the shirt he bought me at the first game he took me too because we couldn’t afford a 30 dollar jersey. Is part of it superstition? Maybe. but it’s to feel close to somebody who isn’t there anymore.

I’m probably rambling, but please be there for people you care about before it’s too late, before they become a stepping stone to something you seem more important or worth your time in life, especially on a site that breeds contempt and hate and feeds on the next lie to move forward

NBA 2K16 Advanced Controls

Basic Offense:

Left Stick: Move Player

Pro Stick(Right Stick): Dribble Moves/Shooting/Passing

L2/LT: Post Up
R2/RT: Sprint.

L2/LB: Call Play (tap)/ Pick Control (hold)

R1/RB: Icon Pass

X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

Circle/B: Bounce Pass (tap)/Flashy Pass (double tap)

Square/X: Shoot (tap for Pump Fake/Hop, double tap for Spin Gather)

Triangle/Y: Lob Pass (tap)/Alley-Oop (double tap)
up on D-Pad: 2K Smart Play

right on D-Pad: Points Of Emphasis

left on D-Pad: Quick Plays/ Offensive Strategies

Basic Defense:


X/A:
Player Swap (closest to ball)
Circle/B: Take Charge
Square/X: Steal
Triangle/Y: Block/Rebound
Right on D-Pad: Points of Emphasis
Left on D-Pad: Defensive Sets
Down on D-Pad: Substitutions

Shooting:


Jump Shot:
Move and hold the shot stick in any direction (toward hoop for bank shot)
Stepback Jumper: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop
Hop Gather: Press Square/X while driving (left stick determines direction of hop)
Spin Gather: Double tap Square/X while standing or driving
Putback Dunk/Layup:
Move & hold the shot stick in any direction during an offensive rebound.
Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk:
R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick left or right to with that hand (while driving)
Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, move the right stick in any direction while in the air
Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release the shot stick
Step Through: Pump fake then press and hold the shot stick before pump fake ends

Euro Step Layup: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop left/right (while driving) toward hoop.

2-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop (while driving)

Flashy Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving)
Runner Floater: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving close)
Normal Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop while driving (right stick direction determines finish hand)
Reverse Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward the baseline (while driving baseline)

Dribbling:

Crossover: Move the right stick toward off hand, then quickly release
Between Legs Cross: Move the right stick between off hand and player’s back, then quickly release
Behind Back: Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release

Signature Size-ups: R2/RT + Move the right stick in any direction then quickly release

In and Out: Move the right stick toward hoop then quickly release

Hesitation (Quick):

Move the right stick toward ball hand then quickly release


Hesitation (Escape):

Move the right stick toward ball hand but slightly back from hoop then quickly release


Spin:

Rotate the right stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral


Half Spin:

Rotate the right stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral


Triple Threat Jab:

Move right stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat)


Triple Threat Combo Move:

Move the right stick toward the hoop then quickly release (while in triple threat)


Triple Threat Stepback:

R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)


Triple Threat Spinout:

Rotate the right stick then quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)



Passing:

Pass: X/A (left stick selects recipient)
Bounce Pass: Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
Overhead/Lob Pass: Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient)
Flashy Pass: Double tap Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
Icon Pass: Press R1/RB then press action button of desired receiver
Fake Pass: Triangle/Y + Circle/B (while standing or driving)
Alley Oop: Double Tap Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
Rolling Inbound: Triangle/Y during baseline inbounds
Give and Go: Press and hold X/A to retain control of passer, release Circle/A to receive the ball back
PRO STICK Pass: R1/RB + right stick

Off-Ball Offense:

Call for Ball: X/A
Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Triangle/Y (while cutting toward hoop)


Basic Defense:


Left Stick: Move Player

Right Stick: Quick Step/Hands Up/Contest
L2/LT: Intense D
R2/RT: Sprint.

L2/LB: Defensive Strategies (tap)/ Double Team (hold)

R1/RB: Icon Swap

X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

Fast Shuffle: Press & hold L2/LT or R2/RT & move the left stick in any direction.
Hands Up Defense: Press and hold right stick in any direction

Shot Contest: Press right stick towards shooter

Pass Contest: Press right stick away from dribbler


Off-Ball Defense:


Post Up/Ball Denial:
L2/LT when near opponent (based on distance to basket)
Deny Hands Out: right stick in any direction
Ball Pressure: Press right stick toward ballhandler
Fight for position in Post: L2/LT + Left stick into defender (when posted off-ball)
Deny/Front Post: L2/LT + right stick left/right (when posted off-ball)

On-Ball Defense: 


Intense-D:
Press and hold L2/LT when in front of dribbler
Quick Step Cutoff: Move the right stick in the direction you want to step
Crowd Dribbler: Press and hold L2/LT when near the dribbler
Fast Shuffle: Press and hold L2/LT + R2/RT, move left stick in any direction
Hands Up Defense: Move and hold the right stick in any direction
Shot Contest: Move and hold the right stick in any direction when near shooter(during shot)
Vertical Contest: Move and hold left stick away from the shooter and press Triangle/Y
Swat Block: Hold R2/RT and press Triangle/Y
Take Charge: Press and hold Circle/B
Flop: While in take charge, release Circle/B, press Circle/B
Intentional Foul: Repeatedly press or press and hold X near ballhandler
Double Team: Press and hold L1/LB
Icon Double Team: Press L1/LB press and hold the action button of desired double teamer

Advanced Controls:


Positional Playcall: Press L1/LB, then press teammate’s action button and choose play from menu
Basic Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB
Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB. Use R1/RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and R1/RB to choose pick side.
Set Screen: Circle/B
Call for Screen: Triangle/Y


Icon Pick Control: Press L1/LB, then press and hold the action button of desired screener

Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press L1/LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early

Post Moves:


Enter/Leave Post:
Press and hold L2/LT to post up, release L2/LT to faceup
Drive to Key: R2/RT + Left stick toward key
Drive to Baseline: R2/RT + Left stick toward baseline
Quick Spin: Rotate the shot stick to outside shoulder
Hook Drive: Rotate shot stick to inside shoulder
Fakes: Move the shot stick in any direction but away from hoop

Post Shots (Shotstick):


Post Hook:
Shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range)
Post Fade: shot stick left or right away from hoop (beyond close range)
Post Layup: Move and hold the shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range) while the left stick is deflected
Shimmy Shot: R2/RT + shot stick left or right away from hoop

Post Hop: Push left stick left or right away from hoop, then press Square/X
Post Stepback: left stick away from hoop, then press Square/X
Dropstep: left stick toward hoop, then press Square/X
Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then move the shot stick to neutral