NBA 2K24: How to Protect the Ball Against Steal Spammers - MGW

NBA 2K24: How to Protect the Ball Against Steal Spammers

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So, you’re cruising through NBA 2K24, lighting up the scoreboard when suddenly, some keyboard warrior starts spamming the steal button like they’re playing a game of whack-a-mole. Buzzkill, right? But don’t sweat it, we got your back. We’re about to break down the art of ball protection so you can keep those spammers eating your dust.



Positioning is Key

First rule of thumb, treat the ball like it’s your last dollar at a hot dog stand – protect it with all you’ve got. You gotta use your body as a shield, creating a no-fly zone between the defender and your rock. They’ll find reaching in harder than finding a good parking spot on a Saturday afternoon.



Dribble Protect – Your Best Friend

Next up, let’s talk about dribbling. Specifically, the Dribble Protect technique. To kick this into gear, all you gotta do is tap the L2/LT button on your controller. Doesn’t matter if you’re squaring up against the defender or just hanging sideways, this move is your best friend.


Be warned, though, Dribble Protect is gonna slow you down like you’re trying to run through peanut butter. But practice makes perfect, and before long, you’ll be shifting from a protective stance to a face-up position slicker than a greased lightning.



 Spacing – The Art of Escape

Space is your golden ticket. You gotta keep the defender at arm’s length, kinda like avoiding that annoying cousin at a family gathering. A speed boost can be your ticket to freedom. It’s like hitting the nitro in a drag race – one moment you’re here, the next you’re jetting towards the hoop.



Keep ‘Em Guessing with Crossovers

To keep the defender playing catch-up, mix in some crossovers. It’s like playing a magic trick; they won’t know which way you’re headed – left, right, or straight down Broadway.



Advanced Techniques

To step up your game, consider incorporating some pump fakes and hesitation moves. By breaking your rhythm and switching directions like a madman, you can keep those defenders on their toes and make it harder for them to swipe that ball.



Passing with Precision

Passing is where you gotta be sharp as a tack. Spammers are always lurking, ready to pounce when you dish the rock. So, keep ’em on their toes with some fake passes (press Triangle or Y then Circle or B ASAP). The icon pass (press R1 or RB then the icon of your teammate) ensures your pass gets to the right player and not into the spammer’s mitts.


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