How to face the ball in NBA 2K21

Keep your eye on the ball.

Facing the ball is something that new players should get accustomed to using in NBA 2K21. While in your end of the court, facing the ball, especially when a player that you are defending has the basketball, will allow you to better contest the shot. And on offense, facing the ball can help you successfully receive a pass. So how do you face the basketball in NBA 2K21? Let’s go over what you have to do.

To face the ball in NBA 2K21, all you have to do is press and hold LT (on Xbox)/L2 (on PlayStation). This will shift your player’s eyes and body straight to the ball. If you press and hold LT/L2 while shifting the left stick around, you can also face the ball, while at the same time, move your player around the court.

Be mindful, however, when moving your player around when facing the ball. Because you will be focusing on the basketball, you won’t be able to move at full speed when using the left stick to move your player. Keep this in mind, as you will not want to get caught in a transition.