NBA 2K14: How to Perform Advanced Dribble Moves, Shots and More

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 10, 2013

image from NBA 2K14
image from NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 has addictive gameplay that makes you want to master the inner workings of the control system. The realism and new animations make executing certain moves so rewarding. If you pull off a slick maneuver or get victimized by one, you need to learn how to master it so you can add it to your arsenal.

Three of a handful of authorities within the NBA 2K community are TheyCallMeKuda5, David “IpodKing” Carter and Da Czar. These three gentleman have massive followings on YouTube with NBA 2K videos representing a bulk of the content on their channels. When they drop a tutorial, most gamers take heed to the information provided. 

TheyCallMeKuda5 comes through with visual how-to guides for ball-handling and shooting with the Pro Stick. Take a look at the intuitive tutorial for handling the rock.

Kuda uses legendary point guard Steve Nash to put us through the paces. The guide is incredibly detailed and Kuda blends competent visuals, with easy-to-follow audio and on-screen instructions. 

Next, Kuda talks about putting the ball in the hole.

For this tutorial, Kuda uses three future Hall of Famers from the defending-champion Miami Heat. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen are the players who perform the many layup, hop steps, dunks, jump shots and floaters available in the game.

When you take a look at all the possible shots and ways to attack the rim, it can seem overwhelming. The practice mode Kuda is using to demonstrate is a great place to hone your skills.

“IpodKing” Carter understands the importance of passing the ball. In this tutorial, he breaks down the most simple passes and the flashier ones. He also teaches gamers how to control their teammates away from the ball. Take a look:

By using the in-game tutorial format, “IpodKing” Carter doesn’t need to employ on-screen control overlays. More or less, he takes us through the game’s Training Camp mode. This is probably one of the most neglected modes available in the game.

Many fans simply can’t wait to play a real game; thus, they bypass this potentially helpful resource. This video from Carter should increase the awareness and use of the mode.

Last, but certainly not least, is the freelance offense tutorial from Da Czar. Da Czar doesn’t post videos everyday, but when he does, they are done with this level of ridiculous detail.

NBA 2K14’s developers went to noticeable lengths to improve player artificial intelligence. When your teammates aren’t being commanded, they now react in a much more realistic manner. Take a look at Da Czar’s video that concentrates on improved spacing and how you can run an effective freelance offense.

When your voice sounds like the world’s greatest mixtape DJ, your content is packed with personality and you know what you’re talking about, the community will be all ears. 

Da Czar has worked with 2K Sports as a consultant and even has his own dunk package in the game. The dude is an authority on all things sim-basketball related. 

Armed with even more tips and keys to success, who else wants to play some NBA 2K14 right now?


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