NBA 2K19 Best Dribble Moves That Are Totally Awesome

Best Dribble Moves in NBA 2K19
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What Are The Best Dribble Moves in NBA 2K19?

NBA 2K19 has picked up its A.I. defense and getting around some of the defenders can be a controller tossing headache.

Before you throw your controller through your television check out these 10 dribbles moves that can seamlessly become part of your cache of tricks and add some more Ws to the win column.

10. Triple Threat: Size-Up


This play is handles based and is useful if you are not a high-level ball handler.

Why Triple Threat: Size-Up is Awesome:

  • It’s a move every player has in their arsenal.
  • Semi Flashy but not difficult to execute.
  • The move allows you to kick into the drive from a distance which makes defenses collapse once you get past your defender.

How to execute:

  • While in a triple threat, hold sprint and tap right stick towards defender.

9. Hesitation Dribble

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This puts defenders to sleep since they are not expecting the pause in the dribble before you have your player race off to the basket.

Why Hesitation Dribble is Awesome:

  • It is a simple move that will still give your playerplater space to score or make a play.
  • Easy execution.
  • A reliable option when you need to get to the basket or draw a foul.

How to execute:

  • Tap right stick towards ball hand then hold sprint and move left stick towards non ball hand.

8. Double Behind the back Dribble

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This is a behind the back dribble, but the double bounce allows for you to pull a switch of direction on the defender who needs to watch the ball and you but obviously can’t do both as you play magic tricks on his eyes.

Why Double Behind the back Dribble is Awesome:

  • A quick play that can let you either shoot an uncontesteda uncontested jumper or drive it home.
  • This play can be executed easily and allows for some combos to be added after executed.
  • Best when done to friends who think they can beat you.

How to execute:

  • Double tap the right stick down or away from defender.

7. Running In/Out Crossover

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A great running offensive play and one that can be done pretty seamlessly especially in transition where it is most effective. It is a play that will force defenders into quick decision making, which we know never bodes well.

Why Running In/Out Crossover is Awesome:

  • A perfect in transition play that almost guarantees some points on the board.
  • A great precursor to combo offense.
  • Who doesn’t enjoy a stumbling defender?

How to execute:

While sprinting tap the right stick up, release spring then tap the right stick down or away from your defender.

6. Running Spin Move

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A great move to get the team hype. The end result can be a board shaking dunk or a pass to an open teammateteam mate.

Why Running Spin Move is Awesome:

  • Another move that can used in transition or as quick open to drive and kick.
  • Can be combined with a behind the back dribble or another move.
  • Something can be performed from practically any player.

How to execute:

  • While sprinting rotate the right stick from the ball hand to the non ball hand.

5. Double crossover

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Your defender will not always be taken off guard by this move which means it is less about you getting to the basket and more about creating opportunities for your teammates. A failed drive after the double crossover simply means you drew in a second defender ever slightly which if you were quick enough would result in a kick out and potential weak sideweakside shot.

Why Double crossover is Awesome:

  • A quick way to create for your offense.
  • Of course, it can be combined with razzle dazzle.
  • Can execute it quickly.

How to execute:

  • Tap the right stick left to right quickly while sprinting.

4. Hop Speed Boost

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Good move for low level ball handlers and opens up offense for all the offensive players on the court.

Why Hop Speed Boost is Awesome:

  • Can get to the basket or pull up for the jumper, oh the choices.
  • Allows for another potential playmaker just by being able to create space.
  • Killer if you are using this move with the likes of KD Kyrie, or Steph.

How to execute:

  • Tap the right stick to your non ball hand and immediately hold sprint.

3. Momentum Shammgod

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Oh yes, do we all remember the crazy handles of the Shammgod era? It was enough to make the most polished athlete look like he had skates on. This dribble move is focused on giving just enough ball exposure to make the defense take the bait.

Why Momentum Shammgod is Awesome:

  • A throwback from the And1 days.
  • Great move for both regulation game and streetball.
  • Let’s stick to the theme here, this move Is not meant to make your life difficult, so it is a pretty simple maneuver.

How to execute:

  • Initiate the momentum dribble, tap the right stick towards your non ball hand immediately hold sprint, then tap down or away from the defender.

2. Hop Jumper

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A move that can be repeated numerous times as you try to open some kind of lane or initiate some kind of offense.

Why Hop Jumper is Awesome:

  • Can be used numerous times
  • Easily combined with other moves to create some fun offense.
  • Generates offense.

How to execute:

  • While dribbling forward tap the shot button and move the left stick left, right, or down.

1. Shammgod Nutmeg

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A fun move that adds a bit of flare to the nutmeg dribble by mixing it with the Shamgod. It feels more like a razzle dazzle move but can be super effective in the right set up.

Why Shammgod Nutmeg is Awesome:

  • The combination of the two moves makes for a pretty nice sequence.
  • It’s a simple execution, come on I told you there was a theme. 
  • You will definitely get a lot of fist bumps and avatar dances after you pull this one.

How to execute:

  • While sprinting, as soon as you make contact tap the right stick toward your non ball hand.

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