How to Do a Dunk Contest in NBA 2K16?

A step-by-step guide on how to do a dunk contest in NBA 2K16. Learn about the different types of dunks, how to perform them, and how to create a custom dunk.


Dunking in basketball is awesome. Slamming the ball through the hoop with ferocity is a feeling that every player craves, and performing a successful dunk is one of the best ways to do it. In NBA 2K16, the dunk contest returns as a popular game mode, and it’s just as fun as ever. As in real life, there are certain players who are better at dunking than others, but with a little practice, anyone can throw down some impressive jams.


Before you attempt any of the dunks in the dunk contest, you first need to make sure your MyPLAYER is created with the proper dunking attributes. To do this, go to MyPLAYER, then Edit Player, and finally Attributes. For your dunking attributes, make sure you put them all the way up to 100. This will give you the best chance to do all the dunks in the contest.

Choose the right player

In order to have the best chance at winning the dunk contest, you need to choose the right player. There are a few things you should look for when choosing your player. Firstly, make sure they have a high dunk rating. The higher the better. Secondly, check their vertical. Jumping is key in dunking and a higher vertical will help get you over the rim. Lastly, look at their dunk package. Each player has unique dunks that they can perform. If you find a player with good ratings in all of these categories, then you have found your dunker.

Set the difficulty to All-Star

In order to do a dunk contest in NBA 2K16, you first must set the game difficulty to All-Star. Then, go to the “MyGM” or “MyLEAGUE” menu, and select the “Settings” option. Scroll down to the “Gameplay Settings” section, and make sure that the “Injuries” and “Fatigue” options are both turned off. Next, go to the “Quarter Length” setting and set it to 12 minutes. Once you have done all of this, you will be ready to start your dunk contest.

The Dunk Contest

The Dunk Contest is one of the most popular events in the NBA. And in NBA 2K16, you can finally participate in one! Here’s how to do a Dunk Contest in NBA 2K16.

Round 1 – Freestyle

After the first dunk, you’ll see a meter appear on the right side of the screen. Press and hold X (PS4) / A (XB1) as the needle enters the green to get a perfect score. The second dunk is worth more points, so go for it! If you want to try something really crazy, let go of the button early and your dunker will start a 360 spin before going up for the slam.

Round 2 – Battle

In order to make it to the second round of the dunk contest, you must first win your opening round matchup. The second round is a head-to-head battle between the two remaining contestants.

You’ll have two minutes to complete as many dunks as you can. During your turn, you’ll have three attempts to make a dunk. If you miss all three of your attempts, your opponent will get a chance to dunk. If they make their dunk, they’ll earn a point. If they miss, you’ll get a chance to dunk again.

The first person to four points wins the round and advances to the finals.

Round 3 – Showdown

For the final round, both dunkers will get three attempts each to complete a dunk. The dunker with the highest score after the two attempts will be declared the winner. There are no eliminations in this final round – it’s all about getting that high score!

Once again, make sure to check out the dunk planks and make use of them to help you pull off those big dunks! The environment around you can also be used to your advantage, so feel free to put down some props or use the It’s Showtime badge to get the crowd pumped up. Most importantly, have fun and show off your sickest dunks!


The dunk contest is a highly technical event that requires both skill and practice to master. If you want to be the best, you need to put in the work. Although there are many ways to approach the contest, this guide should give you all the information you need to get started. Good luck!

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