Smooth and realistic movements are easily visible in ESPN NBA 2K5 with the Next Movement. At the basic level, players will notice the small details in animations as players protect the ball while dribbling, footplant when changing directions, sprint when accelerating in the lane, and much more. When players look closer, they will experience The Next Movement, adding a natural element to ESPN NBA 2K5.The Next Movement emphasizes realistic momentum, contact-sensitive moves and actions dependent on opponents, and control that is more fluid than ever before.
ESPN NBA 2K5 expands upon the IsoMotion dribble system with IsoMotion2. Now, players can use IsoMotion to expand their game in every area of the floor. In the backcourt players can use IsoMotion2 to get past defenders with wicked crossovers and spins. In the paint, IsoMotion2 empowers post-up players with new head-fakes and up-and-under moves. Players can also use IsoMotion2 in the air to make last minute adjustments to layups and dunks.