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ESPN NBA 2K5

JUMP BALL CONTROLS
Square Button Jump to Tip the Ball to a Teammate. Rapidly Press Square to Vie for Jump Ball.

OFFENSE CONTROLS
X Button Pass to Nearest Player. Tap X for Pass Fake. Double Tap X for a Lead Pass. X Button + Left Analog Stick Towards Player = Pass Ball to Teammate of Choice.
Triangle Button Hop Step
Square Button Shoot (Hold Down Square and Release at Top of Jump)
Circle Button Crossover. Hesitation Dribble. Cancel Crossover. Circle Button + R1 = Spin Move. Hold Circle Button + Move Left Analog Stick = Chain Multiple Dribbles Together.
L2 Button Call for Pick. Play Call. Team Strategy.
L1 Button Back Down Defender
R2 Button Bring Up Pass Icons for Other Players
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Player. Dribble.
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) IsoMotion Jukes
L3 Button Call for a Pick
Combo #1 Circle + Left Analog Stick Centered = Dribble Ball Between Legs
Combo #2 Circle + Left Analog Stick Left/Right = Perform Crossover/Driving Move. (To cancel Driving Move, center the Left Thumbstick and press B.)
Combo #3 Circle + Left Analog Stick Away From Basket = Perform Crossover/Step-Back Move. (To cancel Driving Move, center the Left Thumbstick and press B.)
Combo #4 X + Square = Alley-Oop Play
Combo #5 Move and Hold Left Analog Stick Away From Basket, then Release Square Button = Shoot a Fade-Away
Combo #6 Dribble Close to Basket + Press Square While Moving Left Analog Stick Towards Basket = Attempt Layup or Dunk (Using the Right Trigger will increase the range of layups and dunks.)
Combo #7 Press X in Mid-Air While Still Holding Square Button = Pass Ball While in Shooting Motion
Combo #8 Pull and Hold L1 + Triangle Button (During Post Up) = Drop Step Move

FREE THROW SHOOTING CONTROLS
L1 Button Shoot Ball When Analog Sticks Are Lined Up
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Toward Center to Line Up Shot
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Move Toward Center to Line Up Shot

DEFENSE CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Move Player
X Button Switch Defender
Triangle Button Draw Charge
Square Button Block Shot. Jump. To Power Up Block, Pull and Hold R1 + Square. Dive for Loose Balls. Steal Pass in Mid-Air.
Circle Button Steal
L2 Button Play Call Strategy
L1 Button Double Team
R2 Button Bring up Teammate Icons to Switch to a Specific Defender
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause
Select Button Timeout (Dead Ball Situations)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Player
R3 Button Call for Intentional Foul
Combo #1 When Running Towards Passing Lane, Press and Hold R1 + Square Button = Lunge for the Steal

PLAY CALL AND STRATEGY OVERLAY CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Left/Right = Select Strategy. Up/Down = Change Strategy Level.