Facing the ball is something new players should get used to using in NBA 2K21. On your side of the court, facing the ball, especially when a player you are defending has the ball, will allow you to better challenge the shot. And in attack, facing the ball can help you get a pass. So how do you tackle basketball in NBA 2K21? Let's see what you need to do.
To face the ball in NBA 2K21, all you have to do is press and hold LT/L2. This will move your player's eyes and body directly to the ball. If you hold down LT/L2 while moving the left stick, you can also face the ball, while moving your player on the pitch.
Be careful, however, when moving your player in front of the ball. Because you will be focusing on basketball, you will not be able to move at full speed when using the left stick to move the controlled player. Keep that in mind, because you won't want to be caught in a transition.