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NBA 2K23: How to steal

Updated: Sep 13, 2022 8:30 pm
NBA 2K23: How to steal

Whether you own a next-gen copy of NBA 2K23 or current-gen one, NBA 2K delivered another special edition to be excited about and provided a lot of new features.

With so many different things to learn about the game, it can be a bit overwhelming when you first tryout NBA 2K23. That said, the best place to start when scoping it out is the new gameplay to see how certain aspects of the game have changed.

This holds true not only on offense but also on defense. And one of the most popular moves on defense that is very helpful to master, is that of stealing the ball. There’s a lot of helpful moves one can use on defense. But stealing the ball just might be at the top of the list and can be a very effective way to disrupt offenses and score points.

Let’s get straight to it and review each consoles’ controls for how to steal in NBA 2K23.

READ NOW: A full breakdown of all the controls for each type of layup in NBA 2K23.

How to steal in NBA 2K23

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PlayStation: Square

Xbox: X

PC: NumPad 5

Additional Tips: The most important tip with trying to come up with a steal, is not only the timing, but also the proximity between you and the ball handler. If you’re not close enough, you won’t be able to make the steal. And if you’re too close, you could foul your opponent.

Obviously, the better the defender, the higher the likelihood is of you stealing the ball from the opponent you’re matching up against. Here’s the list of the top rated players in NBA 2K23 that will give you an idea of which players you might want to try this out with first.

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