Hey guys, we love the feedback we are getting and the question that are coming in. The team reached out to me to assist in answering some of your questions. So keep them coming we love the love, use the contact us form to ask any question you have about NBA 2k12. This post focus is solely on the triple threat references in NBA 2k12. For the readers and mailers who have been inquiring I would actually like to say that the triple threat term is actually not unique to NBA 2k12. It is actually a phrase that is common place within basketball as a whole. The term Triple threat refers to the position at which an offensive player has a variety of 3 choices in terms of what he wants to do with the ball. The player can make the decision to shoot, dribble or pass the ball (hence the triple in triple threat). Triple threat mode is the best position to be in as an offensive player and probably one that you hate most as a defender. I know you are all saying if I wanted a lesson in basketball I would have gone to my school coach. What you want to know is how does this help you when it comes to NBA 2k12? Well the basic concept of triple threat help you out in a sense that you are aware of what options you have available and also what specific move NBA 2k12 has built for player in triple threat mode. Below we have broken down the various moves the 2ksports team built into triple threat mode.
Jabstep / Stepover
To execute a jabstep simply hold the left trigger (L2 on PS3) and move the left stick to the left or right.
The jabstep is a move that I personally saw many NBA 2k11 player exploit with good shooter. If performed a couple of times back to back it forces an animation makes the defender shift slight back and open up enough room for a good shooter launch the three ball most of the time. With NBA 2k12 this issue appears to have been addressed but there are still instance that this move creates an exploit. For instance a jab step into a dribble pull up creates a shot that is very difficult to be blocked without help defense (give it a try).
Jab & Go / Cross
To execute the move, perform the jabstep then release the left trigger (L2 on Ps3) and move the left stick either right or left.
This move is basically a chain to the above; you would use this once the player creates enough room from the jabstep that it provides you with option of either driving for a layup of dribble to a dish.
To execute this move, hold the left trigger (L2 on PS3) and away from the basket.
This probably isn’t a move you will use often, but definitely something you want to do when you get stuck for a few moments with the ball in your big man’s hands.
Protect to Drive
From the protecting ball stance you want to roll the left stick towards the basket and release the left trigger (L2)
This move when execute bring a nice attack straight out of the protection stance.
Protect Spin Out
While already protecting the ball you want to roll the left stick opposite to the players facing direction and immediately following the roll, release the left trigger (L2).
The Spin out is basically the second option you have when launching an attack form the protections stance.
Escape from protect
While the protect stance is already initiated hold the left stick away from the basket and immediately release the left trigger (L2).
Basically this is used when you initiated the protect stance and have decided you want to cancel out of the protect stance.