A Detailed Guide to Allen Iverson in NBA 2K23
Welcome back to another NBA 2K23 Signature Showcase featuring one of the most iconic players of the 2000s era: Allen Iverson, the king of the crossover. Iverson revolutionized the game of basketball, and if you grew up enjoying hoop during this time, you know that everyone wanted to be like him. We all wanted to wear the arms-length sleeves, do the low crossover and execute his signature moves. AI is still a legend and one of the most influential players of our time. To help you recreate his game in the new NBA 2K23, this guide will break down his signature moves and combos so you can showcase your inner AI.
- 1. Signature Combo
- 2. Triple Front Crossover
- 3. Double Between the Legs
- 4. Escape Dribbles
- 5. Heavy Escape Combo
- 6. Behind the Back Escape Launch
- 7. Spin Dribble Combos
1. Signature Combo
The first part of playing like AI is mastering his signature combo. This can be done by executing a non-ball hand switchback repeatedly. To do this, tap the right stick from right to left with the ball in your left hand. Do this four times, and you'll complete the signature size-up combo. You can then launch out of the crossover or add different escape dribble combos to change the animations.
2. Triple Front Crossover
The following signature combo for AI is his triple-front crossover. To do this, tap the right stick up-right, up-left and then up-right with the ball in your left hand, or up-left, up-right and then up-left with the ball in your right hand. This is a great way to start combos, as it is a nice rhythm dribble.
3. Double Between the Legs
AI's next signature combo is the double between the legs combo, directly into a front crossover. To do this, tap the right stick from right to left with the ball in your left hand. The pace has to be measured, so you don't execute a switchback combo. Tap the right stick upright after the second between dribble to execute the double between the legs into a front crossover combo.
4. Escape Dribbles
AI has some of the best escape dribbles in the game, as they cover a lot of distance, and you can launch quickly. Hold R2 and tap the right stick up-left or up-right to execute an escape dribble. Hold R2 and tap the right stick left or right for a crossover. Hold R2 and tap the right stick down-left or down-right for a behind-the-back escape.
5. Heavy Escape Combo
AI also has a nice heavy escape combo, which is done by holding R2 and tapping the right stick right or left towards your ball hand. This will cover a lot of distance and quickly explode from a crossover.
6. Behind the Back Escape Launch
AI's behind-the-back escape launch is done by holding R2, tapping the right stick down-left with the ball in your right hand, and then holding the left stick up-left to launch out of the behind-the-back escape dribble.
7. Spin Dribble Combos
No Allen Iverson combo is complete without discussing the different spin dribble combos. To do this, rotate the right stick clockwise or counter-clockwise, then tap the right stick down-left, down-right, left, right, up-left or up-right to combine your different crossover dribbles, behind-the-back dribbles, snatch combos, etc.
By mastering these combos and stacking them together, you can recreate Allen Iverson's signature street ball style in NBA 2K23. Add your switchback combos, escape dribbles and behind-the-back launches, and you'll catch your defenders off guard. You can cook your opponents on the court with AI's signature moves.