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Tossing the lob up can be relatively easy, but the player who is finishing must press the "shoot' button when they are in the green region of the meter to knock it down. While I don't feel it's necessary although I can be aware that all activities requires some degree of skill and precision, even if they'ren't particularly challenging during moment to moment play.
On the defensive side, the biggest improvement comes in the way of a newly developed shoot blocking technique. I've often felt that blocking in earlier NBA 2K titles felt lifeless and ultimately subject to chance. Thanks to the latest animations and an overall smoother feeling of flow and physicality, blocks seem precise and robust giving a much needed toughness to the game's great centers that, I think, were never really portrayed as a threat previously.
You can play with Wilt Chamberlain's Lakers or Bill Russell's Celtics and you'll understand the difference. This sense of accuracy and authenticity extends to mid-air confrontations, as players inside the ring seem more organic in motion.
Highlight reels from previous games were often marred or straight up ruined with glitchy animations that left my big men looking like frozen machines in get NBA 2K22 MT with cash thin air. In NBA 2K22 players reach, swat and protect in a manner that is more natural and is therefore more effective in the majority of defensive plays and situations.