How to perform a dunk in NBA 2K21

How to throw down the rock in NBA 2K21.

Dunking is one of the signatures moves you can pull off when playing basketball. Not only can it be a sweet way to score two points in style, but it also can be a great way to send a statement to an opponent. But how do you perform a dunk in NBA 2K21? Let’s go over the controls.

To perform a dunk in NBA 2K21, press RT (Xbox)/R2 (PlayStation) while moving your player close to the basket with the left stick. From there, move and hold the right stick up, and the player that you are controlling will perform a two-handed dunk. There are a couple of other dunks you can perform in NBA 2K21, such as a dominant dunk or a flashy dunk. Here are those controls:

  • Dominant (or off-hand) dunk – Press RT/R2 + move and hold the right stick up left or right in close range (the direction of the right stick determines dunking hand)
  • Flashy dunk – Press RT/R2 + move and hold the right stick down while driving in close range (with left stick), release right stick to finish the dunk

Considering that this year’s game features modified shooting controls that make jump shots a bit harder, it’s a good bet that you’ll want to know how to slam down a dunk in NBA 2K21, especially if you have a big team at your disposal.