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                       NBA Live 2000 (PSX & N64) 
                            Version: Final
                       Brett "Nemesis" Franklin 
                    E-mail: thebeefycow@hotmail.com 
    
    
    
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                           TABLE OF CONTENTS 
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                           I. INTRODUCTION 
                          II. LEGAL STUFF 
                         III. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY 
                          IV. CONTROLS 
                              i. SPECIAL MOVES 
                           V. GAME OPTIONS 
                          VI. TIPS 
                         VII. TOP 5 PLAYERS 
                        VIII. TOP 5 TEAMS 
                          IX. SECRETS 
                           X. FAQ
                          XI. 50 GREATEST PLAYERS*
                         XII. IMPROVEMENTS TO LIVE '01
                        XIII. READER TIPS 
                         XIV. CREDITS
                          XV. CONTACT INFO
    
    *UPDATED 
    **NEW SECTION 
    
    
    I. INTRODUCTION 
    
    
    Offical FAQ Word Count: 7,015 words
    
    ***ATTENION WEBMASTERS***
    FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY MORE E-MAILS FROM 
    ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PUT THIS, OR ANY OTHER OF MY FAQS ON THEIR SITES. 
    I'M SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE ASKING ME IF THEY CAN PUT MY FAQ ON THEIR 
    SITE. I'M NOT TRYING TO BE MEAN OR ANYTHING, BUT IT'S JUST THAT I KEEP 
    ON RECEIVING E-MAILS FROM WEBMASTERS WHO WANT TO PUT MY FAQ ON THEIR 
    SITE. ANY MORE E-MAILS THAT I GET FROM NOW ON THAT ARE ASKING ME IF THEY 
    CAN USE MY FAQ ON THEIR SITE, WILL BE DELETED AND IGNORED. THE ONLY 
    SITES THAT CAN HAVE ANY OF MY FAQS ARE THE ONES SPECIFIED IN THE LEGAL 
    STUFF SECTION OF THIS FAQ. 
    
    HOWEVER, IF YOU DO PUT THIS OR ANY OF MY FAQS ON YOUR SITE WITHOUT MY 
    PERMISSION, LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATLY. I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU 
    FOR READING THIS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT IF YOU WANT TO PUT THIS 
    OR ANY OF MY FAQS ON YOUR SITE, THE ANSWER IS NO AND WILL ALWAYS BE NO! 
    SORRY IF I'M BEING RUDE, BUT I'M SICK OF PEOPLE JUST TAKING MY FAQS 
    WITHOUT MY CONSENT. THANK YOU.
    ----------------------------------------------------------- 
    
    I just got this game for Christmas, and let me tell you, this game plays 
    better than any other basketball game on the PlayStation, and is equal 
    to NBA 2K for the Dreamcast. Even though it may not look as good, it 
    plays as good as NBA 2K looks. Trust me.  
     
    Also, playing against Michael Jordan is a dream come true, as is playing 
    with other legends such as Dr. J, Larry Bird, George " 
    Iceman" Girvin, Wilt Chamberlin, and Magic Johnson.  
     
    Oh yeah, and the soundtrack kicks total ass. 
    
    *******************************************************
    
    Here's a review from IGN that shows that NBA Live 2000 can DEFINETLY 
    compete with NBA 2K: 
     
    December 6, 1999  
     
    NBA Live 2000 is the latest in the very popular and highly successful 
    basketball series from EA Sports. Once again it proves to be the best in 
    its field, but it still needs a lot of fine-tuning in order for it to 
    gain the same legendary status as EA's NHL and NFL games.  
    
    GAMEPLAY 
    As we've all come to expect from EA Sports games, this game has it all. 
    Live 2000 is loaded with gameplay features that will undoubtedly make 
    any die-hard basketball fan wobbly in the knees. The normal stuff like 
    the exhibition mode, season mode, and playoffs are all here. Plus, 
    extras like a 1-on-1 mode, 3 Point Shootout, Practice mode, and NBA 
    Legends mode are also present.  
    
    The 1-on-1 mode is the newest addition to the NBA Live series. It 
    enables you to pit NBA stars in a 1-on-1 match-up on an outdoor court. 
    Players can use any of their favorite current NBA stars, plus past all-
    stars from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. This enables players to 
    setup match-ups like Dr. J versus Michael Jordan or Larry Bird versus 
    Magic Johnson. The gameplay in this mode is pretty basic and isn't too 
    deep, but it is fun to play around in and is a blast to mess around with 
    against other human opponents.  
    
    There is also an Arcade mode. In this mode, the action is 5-on-5 but 
    takes an NBA Jam style approach. There are no rules, you can knock down 
    players, go out of bounds and perform some out-of-this world dunks.  
    While it's fun to mess around in the arcade, 1-on-1, Legends, and 3 
    Point Shootout modes, the most significant play mode is undeniably the 
    season mode with the simulation setting. This puts the player in a real 
    NBA season with all the rules and the most realistic gameplay available. 
    It's the closest that most of us can get to playing in the NBA.  
    
    For the most part, EA Sports has successfully created a complete NBA 
    basketball simulation. As usual, you have complete control over the 
    players and they respond instantly to your button presses. The game 
    player has total control over what the on-court character does. 
    Everything from the fade-aways, dunks, spin moves, crossovers, steals, 
    and hand-checks are completely in your control.  
    The computer's artificial intelligence is the best that you'll see in 
    any PlayStation hoops game. On the All-star and Superstar difficulty 
    settings, the CPU will respond in a fairly realistic manner. However, 
    there still are plenty of instances where the CPU will pass up easy 
    drives or easy shots.  
    
    Another problem is that the difficulty isn't really handled that well. 
    The computer does get a little better on the higher settings, but most 
    of the difficulty changes only affect the human player. Instead of it 
    getting harder to stop the CPU opponent as the difficulty increases, it 
    instead seems to just get harder to make shots.  
    While playing on the Superstar difficulty setting, there wasn't a single 
    game played in simulation mode over a total of about 20 games that the 
    computer had a field goal percentage over 40%. Most games saw the 
    computer shoot well under 30% from the floor. The games still proved to 
    be challenging because the computer was very good at getting offensive 
    rebounds.  
    
    This brings up another grievance. The computer-controlled teammates 
    seemed to have a weaker AI than the opponents that were controlled by 
    the CPU. On most rebounds, the CPU teammates would jump up and towards 
    the rim, only to have the rebound go over their heads and right into the 
    hands of the opponent. Even with the gameplay set to crash the boards, 
    it was fairly common for the CPU opponent to dominate the offensive 
    boards.  
    
    GRAPHICS 
    Live 2000 is among the elite when it comes to basketball games on the 
    PlayStation. The game starts out with an excellent FMV introduction 
    that's by far the best I've seen for any sports videogame. It features a 
    brilliant collection of dunks, exciting plays and some fine NBA 
    cheerleaders all spliced together in an exciting intro.  
    
    The gameplay graphics are also top-notch, yet far from perfect. The 
    player motion is generally really smooth and the game features some of 
    the best-animated basketball players you'll find on the PS. For 
    instance, when watching the action on the court, you'll notice little 
    things like players turning their heads to look toward the man that 
    they're supposed to be covering.  
    
    There are also numerous signature moves for he NBA stars, plus little 
    extras like knuckle touches and extra free throw animations. In some 
    cases, the players will look a lot like their real-life counterparts, 
    but for the most part, they only slightly resemble them. Players vary in 
    height and size, but they still don't really represent the real NBA 
    players as accurately as they should. For instance, Shaq doesn't quite 
    stand out as much in Live 2000 because of his size like he does in the 
    NBA.  
    
    The game's biggest problem in the graphics department is its horrible 
    framerate. The framerate is really choppy during the game and it worsens 
    when one of the auto-replays begins. While this is a problem that needs 
    to be remedied, it actually doesn't hinder the gameplay at all.  
    
    SOUND 
    The play-by-play is handled by Don Poier (Vancouver Grizzlies), with 
    color commentary by two-time NBA All-Star Reggie Theus. In general, the 
    color commentary that is provided lacks emotion and seems pretty dry, 
    but the play-by-play is much more enthusiastic. It's still nothing 
    special and it won't impress anyone.  
    
    All the in-game sounds are there, with excellent noises for the ball 
    bouncing, shoes squeaking, and balls slamming off the rim or backboard. 
    The crowd cheers and noises are good and help add to the game's 
    enjoyment. Lastly, the music that's included with Live 2000 is the best 
    you'll find in any console basketball videogame. 
     
    NBA Live 2000 is undeniably the best basketball game currently on the 
    PlayStation. It's jam-packed with all the features that any die-hard 
    hoops fan would want in a basketball game. And with all of the Legends, 
    it's bound to attract fans of previous generations. Personally, I grew 
    up with players like Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Dr. J, so playing 
    around with the '80s team was especially pleasurable.  
    
    Whilst the game is loaded with features and does so many things right, I 
    found a lot of flaws in it. The AI of your teammates could use a lot of 
    improvement and so many things need to be done to the game to make it 
    more realistic. All of this brings me to my dilemma: Live 2000 is the 
    best basketball game on the system, it's better than the previous games 
    in the series, and last year's version was given a 9.0. 
    Conversely, the game has a lot of flaws and doesn't deserve any sort of 
    legendary status. So, how should it be rated?  
    
    Should I go with strictly how I think the game should be and rate it on 
    that solely? Or should I rate it solely on how it compares to other 
    games in its genre? After a lot of thought, I decided to take both 
    things into consideration when giving it the 8.8. It's better than Live 
    '99 and Shootout '97 even though each of those received 9.0s. However, 
    neither of the games deserves to be rated that high, nor does Live 2000. 
    It's a very good game and the best on the system, but I think that 
    things can be better. In fact, they can be much better.  
    PlayStation basketball fans that have been pleased with the Live series 
    will buy this game and will most likely be pleased with the game and 
    their purchase. I personally expect a LOT from my sports games, more so 
    than any other genre. EA Sports has managed to meet my expectations with 
    its NHL series and Madden NFL series. Live doesn't reach my lofty 
    expectations. Though, it's still a solid and enjoyable gaming experience 
    and I recommend it for any PlayStation owner looking to buy an NBA 
    basketball game. 
     
    OVERALL SCORE: 8.8 out of 10 
     
    --David Zdyrko 
     
    
     
     
    
    
    II. LEGAL STUFF 
    
    
     
    This FAQ can only appear on the following sites: 
     
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    -Vgstrategies.com(<http://vgstrategies.about.com>). 
     
    If anyone finds it on any other site, please inform me ASAP. 
     
    E-Mail Address: thebeefycow@hotmail.com
     
    Copyright:
     Copyright 1999-2000 Brett "Nemesis" Franklin. It may not be stolen, 
    altered, or used for any type of profit. It may be reproduced 
    electronically, and printed for PRIVATE, PERSONAL use. It may not be 
    placed on a CD, printed in a magazine or any type of publication. If you 
    would like to contribute to this FAQ (you will be credited,) please e-
    mail me, as well as any questions, comments, or corrections, to the 
    address above. 
     
     
     
     
    
    
    III. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY 
    
    
     
    Version 0.2 (12/26/99) 
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    First version. Just got the game, so I should be adding more things in 
    the future.
    
    Version 0.4 (12/27/99)
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    Tiny update. Just corrected how to unlock Michael Jordan. Also, there IS 
    a create-a-player mode. Here's how to get to it. At the opening screen 
    (the one that shows all of the modes) press Circle, and then you should 
    see an icon that sats PLAYERS. Just click on it. Thanks to 
    SaiyanPride1@aol.com for this. Added even more Secrets. Also added MJ's 
    stats. Added a TON of codes, so check 'em out.
    
    Version 0.6 (12/28/99)
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    Added two new sections: 50 Greatest Players and Improvements to Live 
    '01. 
    
    Version 0.8 (12/29/99)
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    Re-added the review that was so strangley absent from the last version. 
    Also added some new questions, added another NEW Section: READER TIPS. 
    This is where, you, the readers, can send in any tips or strategies you 
    have to me, where I will share them with fellow NBA Live-er's (Me thinks 
    that Live-er's isn't a real word. Hmmm...)
    
    Version 1.0 (12/30/99)
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    Added Cliff Hagen in the 50 Greatest Players Section. Also added another 
    Suggestion for Making Live '01 better.
    
    Version 1.2 (01/04/00)
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    Added some more reader tips, and some more improvements for Live '01, 
    and updated the FAQ Section.
    
    Version 1.4 (01/07/00)
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    Added an answer to a question in the FAQ Section regarding how to view 
    standings in season mode, and I just wanted to say something:
    
    ** I HAVE RECIEVED NUMEROUS E-MAILS TELLING ME THAT THERE IS A CREATE A 
    PLAYER MODE IN LIVE 2000. APPARENTLY THESE PEOPLE DO NOT READ THE FAQ, 
    BECAUSE SINCE 12/27/99, I'VE TOLD EVERYONE THAT THERE IS A CREATE A 
    PLAYER MODE, AND HOW TO GET TO IT. YET, PEOPLE STILL E-MAIL ME TO THIS 
    VERY DAY TELLING ME HOW WRONG I AM, AND THAT THERE IS A CREATE A PLAYER 
    MODE. I KNOW THIS, AND IT'S LISTED IN THREE PARTS OF THIS FAQ: VERSION 
    UPDATE FOR 12/27/99, SECRETS SECTION, AND THE FAQ SECTION. IF SOME OF 
    YOU WOULD JUST TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS FAQ, YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT 
    I KNEW ABOUT THE C.A.P MODE. I DON'T WANT TO SOUND UNGRATEFUL FOR THE 
    HELP AND ALL, BUT I'VE GOTTEN MORE THAN 50 E-MAILS TELLING ME THAT THERE 
    IS THIS MODE IN LIVE 2000, AND FRANKLY, I'M SICK OF IT. SO FOR NOW ON, 
    IF I RECIEVE ANY MAIL TELLING ME ABOUT THE C.A.P MODE, THEY WILL BE 
    DELETED. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING, AND FOR READING THIS. ;)
    
    Version 1.6 (01/09/00)
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    Added the controls for the N64 version of Live 2000. This FAQ is now for 
    BOTH versions(PSX and N64) of NBA Live 2000, so it can be accessible to 
    more people.
    
    Version 1.8 (01/20/00)
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    Added some more reader tips, and another suggestion for making Live 2000 
    better next year.
    
    Version 1.9 (01/28/00)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Added some simple ASCII art at the top of this FAQ, added some more 
    Greatest Players and which team they retired on. Also, I added some more 
    reader tips, and some more general tips. BTW, this will most likely be 
    the LAST update for this FAQ.
    
     
     
     
    
    
    IV. CONTROLS 
    
    
     
    *NOTE* These controls came straight from the game manual. 
     
    
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    PSX VERSION 
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    DEFENSE 
    ********* 
    START-----------Selects Pause menu 
    SELECT----------No use 
     
    L1--------------Direct switch/walk 
    L2--------------Switch player 
     
    R1--------------Turbo 
    R2--------------Face up 
     
    TRIANGLE--------Jump 
    CIRCLE----------Hand check 
    SQUARE----------Steal 
    X---------------Switch Player 
     
     
    ********* 
    OFFENSE  
    ********* 
    START-----------Selects Pause Menu 
    SELECT----------No use 
     
    L1--------------Direct shoot 
    L2--------------Direct pass/walk 
     
    R1--------------Turbo 
    R2--------------Stutter Step/Fakes 
     
    TRIANGLE--------Back down 
    CIRCLE----------Shoot 
    SQUARE----------Crossover 
    X---------------Pass
    
    
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    N64 VERSION
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    EVERYTHING
    ***********
    Z------------Quick menu
    
    Start--------Pause menu, go to the next screen
    
    A------------Selects whatever is highlighted
    B------------Goes back to previous screen
    D pad/Joystick--Used to highlight things
    
    ***********
    DEFENSE
    ***********
    Start--------Pause menu
    
    Z------------N/A
    
    A------------Switch players
    B------------Jump
    
    C-Down-------Weak steal
    C-Right------Strong steal
    C-Left+C-Right--Strongest steal
    C-Up---------Double team
    C-Left-------Speed burst
    
    
    ************
    OFFENSE
    ************
    Start-------Pause menu
    
    Z-----------N/A
    
    A-----------Pass ball
    B-----------Shoot ball
    
    C-Left------Turbo
    C-Down------Spin move/Post up
    C-Up--------Call for a pick
    C-Right-----Crossover/Dribble between legs
    
    
    
     
     
     
     
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    ******************** i. SPECIAL MOVES ******************** 
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    SPIN MOVE--------Triangle while holding down Turbo. 
     
    COOLER, MORE POWERFUL DUNKS-----Dunking while holding down Turbo. 
     
    MORE AIR ON DUNKS----------Get a running start (hold Turbo), then press 
    Circle when you're on the freethrow line. 
     
     
     
    
    
    V. GAME OPTIONS 
    
    
     
    Here are the various game options: 
     
     
    EXHIBITION: Just a fast game between any two teams. This is where it is 
    usually good to hone in on your skills. During Exhibition I usually try 
    to accomplish difficult feats such as having 15 steals a game on the 
    hardest level, triple doubles, over 15 assists, beating a team by ten 
    points, and making an amazing 15 three pointers in the game.  
     
     
    MICHAEL JORDAN IN 1-0N-1: Even though it says just Michael Jordan, you 
    can pick anybody you want to play against. In this mode it lets you 
    prove yourself on a street court against the NBA's best, past and 
    present. However in order to play as Michael Jordan you must beat hime 
    first. In order to beat your opposition you must win by at least 2 
    points. Every point inside the perimeter counts as 1, while the shots 
    behind the arc count as 2. This mode is incredibly fun and also lets you 
    tune on your b-ball skills. 
     
     
    SEASON: Lets you compete in a full regaualr season consisting of up to 
    82 games. During this you can choose the amount of teams in the league, 
    season length, playoff length, schedule type, stat tracking, trade 
    deadlines, and trade restrictions. For an extra challenge attempt to 
    play the full season of the 82 games and all 29 teams.  
     
     
    NBA LEGENDS: Lets you play as one of the faboulous teams in the last 50 
    years, in a single exhibition game. In this mode up to 8 players can 
    play. This mode is very similar to the Shick Rookie Game which is not 
    included in Live 2000.  
     
     
    NBA DRAFT: Complete a draft and save your new/updated rosters to a 
    memory card. This mode is a very interesting way to start a new season 
    or playoffs because it adds some varitey to your every day game. This 
    means that you will most likely win and have a fun time doing it. 
     
     
    PRACTICE: This mode is excactly what it says; it lets you practice. This 
    is probably the best place to perfect your shooting skills. The only bad 
    thing about it is that you can only practice with one person, unlike NBA 
    2K.  
     
     
    PLAYOFFS: This mode allows you to skip over the season all together and 
    head for the gold early on. During the mode you can select playoff 
    length, and whether or not full stat tracking is on or off. You can also 
    either disable trading if that's what you prefer. 
     
     
    3 POINT SHOOTOUT: This mode allows to compete against either 2 or up to 
    8 human or computer opponents. During this mode you and your opponents 
    take turn to see who can drill the most 3's in 60 seconds. During this 
    there are 5 balls at each rack. The regular ones are worth one point 
    each, while the last ABA ball is worth 2 points. 
     
     
     
     
    
    
    VI. TIPS 
    
    
     
    Here are some helpful tips: 
     
    -When you release the ball, the ball should always be realeased at the 
    top of the jump. If it is not you will not have great success and will 
    loose some of your scoring opportunities. 
     
     
    -Always remember in the Michael Jordan 1-on-1 to clear out the ball. 
    I've had so many times when the points were unaccounted for because of 
    my forgetfulness. 
     
     
    -Whenever you go for a dunk or a lay-up sometimes it might be better to 
    hold L1. This gives you different dunks and lay-ups and can lead for a 
    more exciting time. Some of the dunks vary from a regular dunk, to a 360 
    dunk, and to the whirlwind dunk. Many of the dunks are spectacular and 
    the trash-talking makes it even funnier.  
     
     
    -During the Exhibition, if your going for the goal of 15 steals, it 
    might be better to turn off the fouls and just start intentially fouling 
    them. This could lead to some faboulous fast breaks, and stunning dunks. 
     
     
    -While playing in a game always remember to pass. There is no I in team 
    work. The AI is much improved from previous incarnations of the series. 
    This time it is much harder to drive to the hole. Pass it around the 
    perimeter and give it to the big man or hit the open 3.  
     
     
    -Use your teamates to your advantage. Use the smalls guys to steal and 
    the big guys to hit the big dunks. Try to use the quickness of the small 
    guys to run down the court and the advantage of the big guy to block the 
    shots. 
     
     
    -During the fastbreaks it might be helpful to pull of the big alley-opp. 
    This is astounishing how they created this effect. To throw the lob hit 
    L2 and X at the same time. 
     
     
    -Since Michael Jordan is such a threat in 1-on-1 mode on the superstar 
    difficulty level, here are some extra tactics to use while playing 
    against him: 
    - One thing you can do is to use the intential foul to 
    your advantage, in other words, foul like a mother. 
     
    - Another thing to do that's funny is to foul while there 
    going for the dunk. Sometimes they'll hit the asphalt 
    so hard there head bangs or they hit the pole and 
    scream in profanity. 
     
    - During the rookie level you'll find that he is very 
    easy to shake and will fall for just about any fake. 
    So it's pretty easy to shoot wide open.  
     
    - Also, use the face up move (R2) and it might make it 
    easier to guard him.  
     
    - While he is shooting try to predict the shot. I must 
    at least get 10-20 swats a game. All you do is to wait 
    until you see him go up and try to plan it at the same 
    time. You can also hit it while it's in mid-air. 
     
    - Also, use the stutter step. This can provide the first 
    step and lead to an easy dunk. It may also lead to a 
    saying " Ah, you broke my ankles."
    
    - When your opponent shoots, while the ball is in  
    the air, run into him. Be sure not to shove him, just hit him. 9 out of 
    10 times the shot will miss. I have no idea why it does that but it 
    works, try it. Also, if you are playing against a big forward like Shaq, 
    use the hook shot because it can't be blocked(r2+triangle).                
    
    -From: "Matt Clark" <magnificentmatt@hotmail.com>
    
    - First I would like to make it known that I am the greatest NBA Live 
    2000 player on the face of the earth. Second I wanted to make a 
    correction: select calls for a pick on offense you have to stand there 
    for a second to give a team mate a change to set up, then just go around 
    and drive to the well or shoot a jumpshot. Select on defense call for 
    the double team. Great for playing against Houston or Jordan. Takes 
    Houston completely out of the game if your playing a friend. 
     
    The elusive "rebound dunk" we all have seen the computer catch the 
    offensive board off the glass and ram it back down the hole. And as we 
    cringe in pain we think to our selves "how the hell do I do that??" Well 
    my friends cringe no more. It's best to go to practice and try this out. 
    It's hard as hell to get in a game and you probably will never get it on 
    the CPU since the box out so well. But do a little hook shot which will 
    probably miss then hold down L2 then hit triangle(jump)+circle(shoot) at 
    the same time, twice, fast. Then watch the fireworks!!  
     
    P.S. It's hard to tap circle+triangle 2 times fast so if you have 
    trouble just hold L2 and keep mashing the hell out of them, fast as soon 
    as the ball hits the rim. -From: "Mclennan, Ketema" 
    <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com> 
    
    - Hey brett  
     
    Sorry I gave you that bad info on the rebound dunk, it had beed a while 
    since I had done it and I forgot the right way, but anyway this is how 
    it's done: 
     
    REBOUND DUNK: 
    When you miss a shot get between a defender and the basket. HOLD DOWN L2 
    + R1 and then hit Triangle(jump) + Circle(shoot)TWICE. You must tap jump 
    and shoot at the same time twice while holding R1+L2. If you have 
    trouble just mash the hell out of jump and shoot while holding R1+L2 and 
    the guy will do it. Try to perfect this move in practice mode before 
    trying it in a game. 
     
    Corrections: select calls for a pick on offense and a double team on 
    defense. -From: "Mclennan, Ketema" <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com> 
     
     
    
    
     
    
    
    VII. TOP 5 PLAYERS 
    
    
     
    These are my picks for the top 5 players in NBA Live 2000: 
     
    5) ANTONIO McDYESS 
     
    Overall Rating--79 
    Jump Shooting---83 
    3 Point FGs-----52 
    Dunking---------97 
     
    Antonio McDyess, in my opinion the best powar foward to play the game 
    right now. He has a nice turn around and very great dunking abillities. 
    The only thing that keeps him from being recognized is that he plays for 
    the Nuggets in Denver, my hometown. 
     
     
    4) JASON WILLIAMS 
     
    Overall Rating--76 
    Jump Shooting---84 
    3 Point FGs-----80 
    Dunking---------60 
     
    Jason Williams, probably the best and most exciting point guard in the 
    league. He throws the nicest passes and does some of the most miraculous 
    moves. Have you seen that NIKE commercial?  
     
     
     
    3) LARRY BIRD 
     
    Overall Rating--83 
    Jump Shooting---98 
    3 Point FGs-----97 
    Dunking---------72 
     
    Larry Bird, the best all time forward to ever grace the court. He has 
    the beautiful inside and outside shots which make him a big threat. He 
    also has a reputation of doing nice moves which led to the 3 titles in 
    the Boston Legacy. 
     
    2) VINCE CARTER 
     
    Overall Rating--81 
    Jump Shooting---88 
    3 Point FGs-----72 
    Dunking---------99 
     
    Vince Carter, the most exciting forward to ever play the game. He has 
    beatiful dunks and flys above the rim to soaring hights. He also has a 
    nice shot and is good under pressure in big time situations. My vote for 
    NBA MVP this year. Bye, Bye Mr. Duncan. 
     
    1) MICHAEL JORDAN 
     
    overall--------88 
    inside scoring-95 
    jump shooting--99 
    3 point--------77 
    free throw-----84 
    dunking--------99 
    stealing-------87 
    blocking-------74 
    Def Awareness--97 
    Quickness------95 
    Off Awareness--98 
    Off Rebound----67 
    Def rebound----70 
    Jumping--------99 
    Strength-------85 
    Passing--------86 
    Speed----------96 
    Dribbling------94 
     
    
    Michael Jordan, the best guard to ever play the game. He is probably the 
    most household name in all of America. He has a well known reputation of 
    being above the rim. People don't know that he also has intimidating 
    defense and a pretty shot. He also passes...sometimes. And now he has a 
    follower--named Kobe Bryant.  
     
     
     
     
    
    
    VIII. TOP 5 TEAMS 
    
    
     
    And now, here are MY top picks for the top 5 teams in NBA Live 2000: 
     
     
    5) THE 90'S ALL-STAR TEAM: 
     
    This is one of the best teams of all times. The only reason this team is 
    good is because of Michael Jordan and the soon to be Hall of Famers, 
    Vince Carter and Jason Williams. Enough said. 
     
    4) THE 80'S ALL-STAR TEAM: 
     
    This is probably the best All-Star team. It has the greats like Larry 
    Bird, Dr. J, Magic Johnson, and George Girvin. Also, they had the 
    complete package: they had the big man, the pure shooter, the passer, 
    the dunker, and the greatest fingerroller of all-time, George Girvin. 
     
    3) THE DENVER NUGGETS 
     
    One team not well known, but very well known to me. Their losing streaks 
    in the past few years, and now the major comebacks of today. Right now I 
    think they are among the top contenders to the Finals and the World 
    Champions. With the strong leadership of McDyess, VanExel, and Ron 
    Mercer they have a really good chance. 
     
    2) THE SACRAMENTO KINGS 
     
     
    The main reason they are in here is because of their highlights and 
    unselfishness that keeps them going. The presence of passer Jason 
    Williams and the rebounder Chris Webber make them outstanding. They are 
    probably the best duo next to Jordan and Pippen, and Malone and 
    Stockton. The unique passing always keeps me at the edge of my seat 
    waiting to see what happens next and to soon see that on a card next 
    year. They are possible contenders for the championship. 
     
    1) THE TORONTO RAPTORS 
     
    The only reason they made the list was because of Vince Carter. Then his 
    cousin Tracy McGrady. These two are THE dunking duo and can probably win 
    the slam dunk contest every year. Vince Carter jumps so high for lobs 
    and spectacular dunks. Tracy dosen't dunk as much, but when he does he 
    creates a breathtaking image. Another reason is because of the long 
    distance shooting of Doug Christy and Dee Brown. It's pretty funny to 
    see Mugusy Bouges run next to Shaq. Let's all laugh. 
     
     
     
    
    
    IX. SECRETS 
    
    
    
    There IS a create-a-player mode. Here's how to get to it:
    
    At the opening screen (the one that shows all of the modes) press 
    Circle, and then you should see an icon that sats PLAYERS. Just click on 
    it. Thanks to SaiyanPride1@aol.com for this.
    
     
    Here are the secrets that I've unlocked so far:
     
     
    ISAIAH THOMAS: Get 15 steals in one game with one person on the 
    Superstar difficulty setting. 
     
    MICHAEL JORDAN: Beat Michael Jordan in One-on-One mode on Superstar 
    difficulty setting with default rules on. He should then be in the 
    Legends mode, playable.
     
    RICHARD GUIREN: Get over 20 points in the Three Point Shootout on any 
    difficulty setting. 
    
    
    LEGEND PLAYERS
     
    At the "Game Setup" screen, press Circle to display the quick menu. 
    Highlight the player icon, press Right and press X to select the "Create 
    Player" icon. Enter one of the following first and last names and press 
    X to accept the entries at the "Create Player" screen. If you entered 
    the code correctly, a message will appear. Press Start to return to the 
    "Game Setup" screen. Press Circle to display the quick menu. Highlight 
    the star icon and press X to display the Unlock Legends screen. 
    Highlight a Legend player that has been unlocked and press X to add him 
    to the free agents pool. The Legend player may then be signed to any 
    empty slot on a team. 
    
    *PLAYER*                *ERA*        *FIRST NAME*        *LAST NAME*
    
    Andrew Philip            50's          Whiz               Kid
    Bill Sharman             50's          Charity            Stripe
    Bob Cousy                50's          B-Balls            Cooz
    Bob Pettit               50's          Crash              Boards
    Carlo Braun              50's          Hard               Wood
    Cliff Hagen              50's          Hook               Shoot
    Dolph Schayes            50's          Set                Shot
    George Yardly            50's          Yard               Bird
    Harry Gallatin           50's          Iron               Horse
    Larry Costello           50's          Cross              Over
    Paul Arizin              50's          Pitchin'           Philli
    Richard Guerin           50's          Play               Maker
    Bill Russell             60's          All                Defensive
    Elgin Baylor             60's          Offensive          Force
    Hal Greer                60's          Jump               Shot
    Jerry Lucas              60's          Lucas              Layup
    Jerry West               60's          The Mr.            Clutch
    Lenny Wilkins            60's          Player             Coach
    Oscar Robertson          60's          Bucks              Big O
    Sam Jones                60's          Bank               Shot
    Tommy Heinsohn           60's          Flat               Shot
    Walt Bellamy             60's          No                 Comment
    Willis Reed              60's          Soft               Touch
    Wilt Chamberlin          60's          Big                Goliath
    Bill Walton              70's          Shot               Blocker
    Billy Cunningham         70's          Leaping            Kangaroo
    Bob Lanier               70's          Big                Foot
    Dave Bing                70's          The                Duke
    Dave Cowens              70's          Red                Head
    Earl Monroe              70's          Magic              Pearl
    John Havlicek            70's          John               Hondo
    Nate Archibald           70's          Big                Tiny
    Pete Maravich            70's          Passing            Pistol
    Rick Barry               70's          Foul               Shot
    Walt Frazier             70's          Cool               Clyde
    Wes Unsled               70's          Glass              Cleaner
    Charles Barkely          80's          Mound of           Rebound
    Dominique Wilkins        80's          High               Light
    Earvin Johnson           80's          Magical            Guard
    George Gervin            80's          Chilled            Iceman
    Hakeem Olajuwan          80's          The Dream          Machine
    Isiah Thomas             80's          Bad Boy            Zeke
    James Worthy             80's          Big                Game
    Julius Erving            80's          Doctor's           In
    Kevin McHale             80's          Sixth              Man
    Larry Bird               80's          Celtic's           Pride
    Michael Jordan           80's          Come Fly           With Me
    Moses Malone             80's          Free               Throws
    Robert Parish            80's          Celtic             Chief
    David Robinson           90's          Spurs              Admiral
    Gary Payton              90's          Human              Glove
    Grant Hill               90's          Class              Act
    John Stockton            90's          Jazz               Man
    Karl Malone              90's          Mailman            Delivers
    Mitch Richmond           90's          Live               Coverman
    Patrick Ewing            90's          Player             President
    Reggie Miller            90's          Outside            Threat
    Shaquille O'Neal         90's          Little             Warrior
    Shawn Kemp               90's          Power              Dunker
    Scottie Pippen           90's          Complete           Game
    
    
    
    
    
    
    X. FAQ 
    
    
     
    Q: Can you play as Michael Jordan? 
    A: Yes, you can. Just beat him and he's yours to play as. 
     
    Q: What's so different in this years version from last years version? 
    A: Well, better graphics, refined b-ball engine, updated rosters, a new 
    One-on-One mode where you can play against anyone, even the great MJ, 
    players trash talk in One-on-One mode, and the inclusion of the NBA 
    Legends players; the 50 greatest players of all-time. 
     
    Q: Is it better than NBA 2K? 
    A: Well, yes and no. Graphically, hell no. But gameplay wise, it is 
    better than NBA 2K in most areas. It also has a ton more options than 
    NBA 2K. 
     
    Q: How many different hidden players are there to open? 
    A: So far, I've opened only three, but I assume there's got to be more 
    hidden somewhere. 
     
    Q: Are there any women's teams from the WNBA? 
    A: Not in this year's version, but there should be in next year's 
    version. 
     
    Q: Will there ever be a slam dunk contest in Live? 
    A: Probably, but I wouldn't be suprised if it did make it on the 
    PlayStation2 version.  
     
    Q: How come there's no create-a-player mode? 
    A:  There is. Look in the Secrets Section for info on how to find it. 
    
    Q: How often do you update your guide? -From: PRK3307@aol.com
    A: I usually update my guide(s) daily, but I usually slow down the 
    updates when the FAQ is finished, or when I stop getting e-mail about 
    it.
    
    Q: How to create player in live 2000 for playstation and how to see  
    standings during season mode? -From GeoffS333@aol.com
    A: Look in the Secrets Section about the create a player mode, and look 
    at the second question down for this answer. 
    
    Q:  Is MJ on the 90's team, or is beating him the only way to play with 
    him?
    A: MJ is on the 80's because that's when he started playing in the NBA, 
    and you have to beat him anyways to get him.
    
    Q: Have you figured out how to view the season standings? I can't find 
    them for the life of me. From: <Benjili2@aol.com>
    A: Go to the Stats Central menu icon and then push right. The Standings 
    icon should then appear. -From: Marvin Tan <tanmarvin@yahoo.com> 
     
    
    
    
    
    
    XI. 50 GREATEST PLAYERS
    
    
    
    By request, here are the 50 greatest players (Legends) and the teams 
    that they retired with.
    
    *NOTE*- I've put all of the players and what team they retired with that 
    I know of, so there are some players that I don't which team they 
    retired with. If anyone knows the teams of players I don't know of, 
    please tell me, and I'll give you credit, and post them. Thanks!
    
    *PLAYER*                    *TEAM RETIRED WITH*
    
    Andrew Philip                Boston Celtics
    Bill Sharman                 Boston Celtics
    Bob Cousy                    Boston Celtics
    Bob Pettit                   St. Louis Hawks
    Carlo Braun                  ???
    Cliff Hagen                  Atlanta Hawks
    Dolph Schayes                Syracuse Nats
    George Yardly                Detroit Pistons/Syracuse Nats
    Harry Gallatin               Detriot Pistons
    Larry Costello               ???
    Paul Arizin                  Philedelphia 76ers
    Richard Guerin               Atlanta Hawks
    Bill Russell                 Boston Celtics
    Elgin Baylor                 Los Angles Lakers
    Hal Greer                    Philedelphia 76ers
    Jerry Lucas                  New York Knicks
    Jerry West                   Los Angles Lakers
    Lenny Wilkins                Atlanta Hawks
    Oscar Robertson              Mil. Bucks
    Sam Jones                    Boston Celtics
    Tommy Heinsohn               Boston Celtic
    Walt Bellamy                 New Orleans Jazz
    Willis Reed                  New York Knicks
    Wilt Chamberlin              Los Angles Lakers
    Bill Walton                  Boston Celtics
    Billy Cunningham             Philedelphia 76ers
    Bob Lanier                   Detroit Pistons
    Dave Bing                    Boston Celtics
    Dave Cowens                  Boston Celtics
    Earl Monroe                  New York Knicks
    John Havlicek                Boston Celtics
    Nate Archibald               New York Knicks
    Pete Maravich                Utah Jazz
    Rick Barry                   Los Angles Lakers
    Walt Frazier                 New York Knicks
    Wes Unsled                   Washington Bullets
    Charles Barkely              Houston Rockets
    Dominique Wilkins            Orlando Magic
    Earvin Johnson               Los Angles Lakers
    George Gervin                San Antonio Spurs
    Hakeem Olajuwan              N/A
    Isiah Thomas                 Detroit Pistons
    James Worthy                 Los Angles Lakers
    Julius Erving                Philedelphia 76ers
    Kevin McHale                 Boston Celtics
    Larry Bird                   Boston Celtics
    Michael Jordan               Chicago Bulls
    Moses Malone                 Philedelphia 76ers
    Robert Parish                Chicago Bulls
    David Robinson               N/A
    Gary Payton                  N/A
    Grant Hill                   N/A
    John Stockton                N/A
    Karl Malone                  N/A
    Mitch Richmond               N/A
    Patrick Ewing                N/A        
    Reggie Miller                N/A
    Shaquille O'Neal             N/A
    Shawn Kemp                   N/A
    Scottie Pippen               N/A
    
    *N/A- Not yet retired
    
    
    
    
    XII. IMPROVEMENTS TO LIVE '01
    
    
    
    This is a new section where you, the readers can view your options of 
    Live 2000, and can send in your thoughts on how Live '01 can be improved 
    upon. So send in your improvements and thoughts to me, and I'll post 
    'em!
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    From: "Matt Clark" <magnificentmatt@hotmail.com> 
    
    I have also been thinking of how they could make NBA Live '01 the 
    greatest game ever. Add a dunk contest, full team practice like you 
    suggested, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, more outside courts, make each individual 
    arena exactly like its real life one, add a rookie draft in franchise 
    mode possibly with the real college players included, a true franchise 
    mode where you can be fired and you work in a salary cap and the team 
    can be relocated, refs on the court, WNBA of course, more custom moves 
    like crossovers and stuff like that, have the legends again but make 
    them harder to unlock, include Kareem Abdul Jabaar in the all 80's team, 
    the Shick Rookie Game, historic teams like they have in Madden, and 
    finally my greatest idea; have each teams real announcer do the 
    commentary for home games. That would be awesome to have Miami's 
    announcer do Miami home games, it would make the game a more realistic 
    experience. Of course these ideas probably won't happen but it would be 
    cool if they did.
    
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    From: Ansel McPherson <booker_m@yahoo.com>
    
     I am the one who gave you the tip. I have a suggestion 
    for the 01. I would like to see more realism. Teams 
    that lose alot would have smalller crowds, with near 
    empty arenas. The allstar game would be complete with 
    all star weekend. 
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    
    From: Josh <miguel.nathanson@worldnet.att.net>
    
    To have the announcers before the game, saying their predictions, for 
    the game, at the beginning of the game. And having real advertisments on 
    thew side where players sit ready to substitute.
    
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    From: "Mclennan, Ketema" <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com> 
    
    An improvement I would like to see would be to allow players to dive 
    out of bounds to save runaway rebounds or blocked shots like you could 
    on the old Genesis game 95 live etc. I would also like to see a full 
    exhibition game outside with complete teams in street clothes.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    From: "Mclennan, Ketema" <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com>
    
    Improvements:  
     
    What the hell is up with those weak blocks??? When you slap rubber you 
    should go into Garnett mode and spike that garbage like a volleyball!! 
    
    You should also be able to dive out of bounds and save loose balls like 
    Rodman!! The defense shouldn't be so damn fast!! I hate it when you blow 
    past a defender then Sabonis or some other slow guy runs you down and 
    stops the break. Oh, and when you get fouled on a shot the ball should 
    go toward the rim more often than it does.
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    XIII. READER TIPS
    
    
    
    Here are some tips from readers out there. If you have any tips for NBA 
    Live 2000, send them to me!
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    From: booker_m@yahoo.com
    
    First, I selected a player who was good overall. This 
    player also has a good height matchup, speed matchup, 
    and as defensively capable as Michael Jordan. The man 
    is my favorite NBA Player Scottie Pippen. Without 
    actually using these other players I could suggest 
    Grant Hill(He is a taller younger quicker Scottie 
    Pippen type player), You could use a guy like 
    Sprewell, or Houston.(they are a good height Matchup 
    and speed matchup, and Houston's jumper is good. 
     
    Next, if you take Scottie Pippen here is what you can 
    do: 
    
    He has a good jump shot rating so you can generally 
    hit the ball possession shot. It really doesn't matter 
    if MJ gets the ball first anyway.  
    
    When you get the ball, try to post up MJ. Scottie 
    Pippen is an inch taller, but He has a sight weight 
    advantage due to his position as a small forward/(he 
    takes on large guys) MJ will fight back with his 
    leverage put continue to post him up and back him into 
    the key. The you can use the spin off move and usually 
    get off a good shot or a dunk. If you have winner's 
    outs you will get the ball back. If this is the case, 
    try a head fake when he checks you the ball. He will 
    sometimes bite on the fake and you have open lane.  
    Take occasional 2 pt aka 3 point shots. Scottie has a 
    good chance of making them after you score a few times 
    and stop MJ a few times. 
    
    On defense, you can play him close and foul him if he 
    tries to dunk. MJ will not shoot easily over Scottie 
    due to the obvious reasons. 
    
    A side note: MJ has a good(really good) chance of 
    hitting his shots if you play that lacksadaisical 
    defense. Guard him close. He will hit many jumpers if 
    he is allowed free air. He may blow past you a few 
    times, but if you foul him it may not hurt you too 
    much. 
    Thanx
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    From: "Matt Clark" <magnificentmatt@hotmail.com>
    
    When your opponent shoots, while the ball is in  
    the air, run into him. Be sure not to shove him, just hit him. 9 out of 
    10 times the shot will miss. I have no idea why it does that but it 
    works, try it. Also, if you are playing against a big forward like Shaq, 
    use the hook shot because it can't be blocked(r2+triangle).    
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    
    From: <Benjili2@aol.com>
    -Easiest way to beat Jordan is to use Mitch Richmond...Just shoot twos.  
    Better to use him than Bird because he's quicker on D. 
     
    -you don't have to hold turbo for a spin move, just tap Triangle instead 
    of holding it 
     
    -on defense control the point guard all of the time and move him to 
    double team on every pass. you get a ton of steals this way and the 
    computer has trouble getting a good shot. be sure to leave the double 
    early so your man isn't wide open for the shot. AI point guards can all 
    shoot, even Derek Fisher and Avery Johnson who never score in the real 
    game. 
     
    -The Knicks and Blazers are probably the best teams overall. Houston and 
    Smith hit almost all their threes if they're open. The Lakers, Spurs, 
    Kings, and Heat are also good but have weak benches. Unless you're 
    playing with fatigue turned off you need a team with at least a couple 
    of scorers on the bench. It is often hard to find scoring when your 
    stars are on the bench.
    
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    From: Matt Tennihan <shawn_hbk@mail.com> 
    Here's another option to try for beating MJ on Superstar difficulty 
    (hey, it worked for me) 
     
    Pick a small, superquick player - I used Iverson (76ers if your looking 
    for him) 
     
    I hear some of you out their complaining that Iverson can't match up 
    with Jordan on D, but he has a distinct advantage on offense, his 
    quickness. 
     
    Use R2 to face up to MJ on defense and try to keep him to the outside. 
    If he works his way into the paint, you may as well just foul him (O), 
    because his height becomes a big advantage inside. MJ will make many of 
    his shots, but hopefully you will be able to score even more frequently 
    using these tips: 
     
     
    1) When you get the check, wait for MJ to step up to you to defend you 
    closely. Immediately (timing is important) use turbo (R1) to burst by 
    him wide to one side. Most of the time, you will get by him and have an 
    easy dunk. MJ IS VULNERABLE TO THIS QUICK MOVE WHEN HE IS CLOSING IN ON 
    YOU SO PRACTICE TIMING 
     
    2) When you get the check, quickly tap the shot button to make a shot 
    fake. A few times during the game, MJ will fall for the fake and 
    immediately leap to attempt to block the shot. When he does this, drive 
    quickly to the hole for the open dunk. 
     
    3) If you are having trouble getting by MJ, try backing up beyond the 
    halfcourt line and driving toward him using turbo. Do a move when you 
    get near him (tap R2 or square, or triangle, etc.) Often you will be too 
    quick for Michael to keep up and be able to make an easy lay up or dunk. 
     
    **KEEP TRYING AND BE PATIENT**
    
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    TOP TEAMS & PLAYERS 
    -------------------
    PLAYERS 
    1: JORDAN is almost automatic from inside the arc. His speed combined 
    with defense are unmatched and he will bust the wide open three. 
     
    2: PIPPEN 90's is almost as good as Jordan from within the arc and is 
    better on D overall and outside the arc. 
     
    3: CHAMBERLAIN is unstoppable down low and gets all the boards. 
     
    4: BIRD is deadly and can score from anywhere on the court. He's 
    taller than most small forwards and can shoot right over them. 
    He also dribbles very well and has great D. 
     
    5: GARNETT is WILT but with more speed a better jumper and more 
    dribbling skills. Definitely the best regular player on the game. 
     
    TEAMS: 90's, 80's, Spurs, Lakers, Portland in that order. 
     
    From: "Mclennan, Ketema" <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    REBOUND DUNK: 
    When you miss a shot get between a defender and the basket. HOLD DOWN L2 
    + R1 and then hit Triangle(jump) + Circle(shoot)TWICE. You must tap jump 
    and shoot at the same time twice while holding R1+L2. If you have 
    trouble just mash the hell out of jump and shoot while holding R1+L2 and 
    the guy will do it. Try to perfect this move in practice mode before 
    trying it in a game. 
     
    Corrections: select calls for a pick on offense and a double team on 
    defense. 
    
    -From: "Mclennan, Ketema" <Ketema_Mclennan@bscc.bls.com> 
    
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    XIV. CREDITS 
    
    
     
    Andy Johnson <bballplayer51385@aol.com -For some of the tips and 
    secrets. 
     
    NBA Live 2000 game manual- For the info on the controls, and some of the 
    game modes. 
     
    CJayC <www.gamefaqs.com <http://www.gamefaqs.com>- For creating the best 
    web site on earth.
    
    SaiyanPride1@aol.com- For the Create-a-player info.
    
    Andy Tao" <bullz74@hotmail.com>- For Michael Jordan's stats. 
    
    Cheat Codes Central <www.cheatcc.com>- For most of the codes.
    
    NBA.com <www.nba.com>- For some of the retired player info. 
    
    "Matt Clark" <magnificentmatt@hotmail.com>- For giving me the idea for 
    the Improvements Section. Thanks!
    
    booker_m@yahoo.com- For the tip on how to beat MJ. Thanks! 
    
    hurt4u@mis.net- For telling me that Cliff Hagen retired with the Hawks. 
    Thanks!
    
    "Donald Strother" <ddstrother@msn.com> - For telling me who Bob Lanier 
    and Tommy Hiensohn retired with. Thanks!
    
    "Paul & Jeannie Otto" <paul.otto3@gte.net>- For giving me the controls 
    for the N64 version of the game. Thanks!
    
    "mike paparazzi" <paparazzi_019@hotmail.com>- For letting me know some 
    of the 50 Greatest players, and what team they retired on. Thanks! 
    
     
    
    
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