You dribble with the left stick, pass with A and shoot with X. OK? Good, but, you'll also want to be able to bounce a pass, so to do that you have to press L2 as you press the pass button. Yeah, but if you want to fake, it's Square and X at the same time. That's useful, but not as useful as a driving lateral, which you can do by holding the right stick away from the hoop. And double-tap Circle to flop. 'Kay, your signature skills and personality badges are up on the d-pad, your points of emphasis are down, OTFC offense strategy and substitutions are right and left, respectively. Wait, did I say right and left? I meant left and down. That's it, and points of emphasis are right! Silly me! Well, you'll pick it up soon enough.
OK, so let's start the game. You want to send a teammate in on cut, right? Well, tap L1, tap a desired team-mate's icon, then move the right stick in the direction you want him to cut. Yeah, then when he's got it, you'll want to Up & Under, so Pump fake, then right stick again before the pump fake ends. Oh my GOD, what are you doing? You should have held R2 then moved the pro stick left towards the hoop! Do you want to be able to step through the layup, or what? Where are you going? At least push both shoulder buttons simultaneously if you're gonna take a Timeout!