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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Version History Chapter 2: Introduction Chapter 3: Controls Chapter 4: Main Menu 4a - Play Now 4b - Game Modes 4c - EA SPORTS Freestyle 4d - Team Management 4e - Options 4f - EA SPORTS Extras Chapter 5: Team Information 5a - Atlanta Hawks 5b - Boston Celtics 5c - Chicago Bulls 5d - Cleveland Cavaliers 5e - Dallas Mavericks 5f - Denver Nuggets 5g - Detroit Pistons 5h - Golden State Warriors 5i - Houston Rockets 5j - Indiana Pacers 5k - Los Angeles Clippers 5l - Los Angeles Lakers 5m - Memphis Grizzlies 5n - Miami Heat 5o - Milwaukee Bucks 5p - Minnesota Timberwolves 5q - New Jersey Nets 5r - New Orleans Hornets 5s - New York Knicks 5t - Orlando Magic 5u - Philadelphia 76ers 5v - Phoenix Suns 5w - Portland Trailblazers 5x - Sacramento Kings 5y - San Antonio Spurs 5z - Seattle Supersonics 5aa - Toronto Raptors 5bb - Utah Jazz 5cc - Washington Wizards Chapter 6: Game Modes 6a - Exhibition Game 6b - Season 6c - Franchise 6d - Playoffs 6e - 1 on 1 6f - Practice Chapter 7: The Perfect Offense 7a - "Buckets": Easy Jump Shots 7b - "This Is My House!": Inside Scoring 7c - "The Next Big Thing": Offensive Rebounds Made Easy Chapter 8: The Perfect Defense 8a - "Where'd the Ball Go?": Easy Steals 8b - "Charge!": Getting the Offensive Foul 8c - "Get That Outta Here!": Blocking Shots Made Easy Chapter 9: Hints and Tips Chapter 10: Conclusion/Contact Information Chapter 1: Version History (January 26, 2003) Version 0.25: I finished the table of contents, intro, controls, and the Main Menu, but not all the teams. I won't get too much done because of the Super Bowl. (January 27, 2003) Version 0.50: I finished the rosters of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland. (February 1, 2003) Version 0.60: I finished the rosters of Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Memphis, Miami, and Milwaukee (February 2, 2003) Version 0.65: I added more content to the table of contents, and finished the lineups for Minnesota and New Jersey. (February 8, 2003) Version 0.70: I finished the rosters for the rest of the teams and did some spelling corrections. (February 9, 2003) Version 0.80: I finished Chapter 6 and 7 today. (February 12, 2003) Version 0.90: I finished Chapter 8 and took some things off the Table of Contents. (February 20, 2003) Version 1.00: I finally finished the whole FAQ! I finished the last two chapters and changed the Table of Contents one tiny bit. Chapter 2: Introduction Hello everyone! This is thebomb1345 with an FAQ about the wonderful game, NBA Live 2003 for the Nintendo Gamecube. Now, this is my first FAQ ever, so if some things don't seem right, just bear with me. I will make enough improvements so in the end, this guide will be perfect. Chapter 3: Controls This is the game controls part of the FAQ. It will have the menu controls and the in-game controls. Main Menu Controls: A or Start/Pause: Select Menu Item R: Next Song Up or Down: Next Menu Item Z: Help Menu Y: Back L: User Profiles (On Team Select Screen) B: Starting Lineups (On Team Select Screen) In-Game Controls: Default: On Offense Y: Alley oop / fast break X: Crossover / Spin Move A: Pass / Give and Go B: Shoot L: Back Down Z: Direct pass R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays On Defense Y: Take Charge X: Steal A: Switch Players B: Block / Rebound L: Face Up / Box Out Z: Direct Switch R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays Preset 1: On Offense Y: Alley oop / Fast Break X: Crossover / Spin Move A: Shoot B: Pass / Give and Go L: Back Down Z: Direct Pass R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays On Defense Y: Take Charge X: Steal A: Block / Rebound B: Switch Players L: Face Up / Box Out Z: Direct Switch R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays Preset 2: On Offense Y: Back Down X: Alley oop A: Pass / Give and Go B: Shoot L: Direct Pass / Fast Break Z: Crossover / Spin Move R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays On Defense Y: Block / Rebound X: Steal A: Switch Player B: Take Charge L: Direct Switch / Last Man Back Z: Face Up / Box Out R: Turbo D-Pad Up, Down, Left, and Right: Quick Plays Note: In this year's version of NBA Live, the makers of the game added a little control called the EA SPORTS Freestyle control. This allows you to do crossovers, defensive stances, spin moves, and all sorts of cool stuff by using the C-Stick. Chapter 4: Main Menu This is the section of the FAQ where I describe the Main Menu. Play Now: This is where you play an ordinary exhibition game with 1-4 players Game Modes: This is where you play either an Exhibition Game, start a Season, start a Franchise, start the Playoffs, play against the CPU or against a friend in 1 on 1, our build up your skills in Practice Mode. EA SPORTS Freestyle: This is just a basic tutorial on the new EA SPORTS Freestyle controls. Team Management: This consists of Roster Management and Stat Central. In Stat Central you can look at real-life player stats, team stats, or your very own stats on User Stats (You need a user profile to view this.) In Roster Management, you can reorder rosters, trade players, sign or release players, create-a-player, edit a player, look at a created player list (you have to create players to view this), or reset your rosters. Options: All you can do here is load or save from a memory card, or change the Controller configuration. EA SPORTS Extras: Look at the game's credits, or look at previews from Madden NFL 2003, FIFA Soccer 2003, and NHL 2003. Chapter 5: Team Information In this section, you will see the entire NBA roster. Note: This game does not have Yao Ming for the Houston Rockets, so he is not on their roster. Atlanta Hawks - City: Atlanta, GA Coach: Lon Kruger Court: Philips Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #15 Emanual Davis OVRL:73 SG - #31 Jason Terry OVRL:86 SF - #13 Glenn Robinson OVRL:88 PF - #35 Shariff Abdur-Rahim OVRL:91 C - #42 Theo Ratliff OVRL:85 Bench Players: SG - #1 Dermarr Johnson OVRL:81 C - #2 Nzar Mohammed OVRL:78 SF - #14 Ira Newble OVRL:73 PF - #44 Alan Henderson OVRL:76 SF - #4 Chris Crawford OVRL:75 PG - #12 Dan Dickau OVRL:76 SG - #5 Dion Glover OVRL:78 Injured Reserve: PF - #6 Cal Bowlers OVRL:75 PF - #30 Mark Strickland OVRL:74 Key Players: PF - #3 Shariff Abdur-Rahim SF - #13 Glenn Robinson SG - #31 Jason Terry Rank:24th Boston Celtics - City: Boston, MA Coach: Jim O'Brian Court: FleetCenter Starting Lineup: PG - #28 Tony Delk OVRL:81 SG - #34 Paul Pierce OVRL:95 SF - #5 Roshown Mcleod OVRL:77 PF - #8 Antoine Walker OVRL:91 C - #40 Vin Baker OVRL:77 Bench Players: C - #4 Tony Battie OVRL:78 SF - #55 Eric Williams OVRL:77 SG - #20 Erick Strickland OVRL:79 PG - #11 Shammond Williams OVRL:77 PF - #0 Walter McCarty OVRL:79 SF - #42 Kedrick Brown OVRL:78 PG - #2 J.R. Bremer OVRL:74 Injured Reserve: C - #41 Bruno Sundov OVRL:66 Key Players: SG - #34 Paul Pierce PF - #8 Antoine Walker Rank:5th Chicago Bulls - City: Chicago, IL Coach: Bill Cartwright Court: United Center Starting Lineup: PG - #22 Jay Williams OVRL:80 SG - #32 Eddie Robinson OVRL:79 SF - #5 Jalen Rose OVRL:88 PF - #42 Donyell Marshall OVRL:85 C - #2 Eddy Curry OVRL:79 Bench Players: SF - #21 Marcus Fizer OVRL:81 PF - #34 Charles Oakley OVRL:76 C - #3 Tyson Chandler OVRL:80 PG - #5 Travis Best OVRL:81 SG - #44 Trenton Hassell OVRL:76 SG - #20 Fred Hoiberg OVRL:73 PG - #1 Jamal Crawford OVRL:78 Injured Reserve: C - #11 Dalibor Bagaric OVRL:69 C - #43 Corie Blount OVRL:73 SG - #21 Roger Mason OVRL:74 Key Players: PG - #22 Jay Williams SF - #5 Jalen Rose PF - #42 Donyell Marshall Rank:28th Cleveland Cavaliers - City: Cleveland, OH Coach: John Lucas Court: Gund Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #2 Dajuan Wagner OVRL:75 SG - #21 Darius Miles OVRL:87 SF - #30 Lamond Murray OVRL:85 PF - #32 Tyrone Hill OVRL:74 C - #11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas OVRL:80 Bench Players: SG - #31 Ricky Davis OVRL:83 C - #4 Chris Mihm OVRL:77 SF - #33 Jumaine Jones OVRL:82 PF - #4 Carlos Boozer OVRL:74 PF - #40 Harold Jamison OVRL:68 PG - #12 Bimbo Coles OVRL:73 C - #52 Desagana Diop OVRL:69 Injured Reserve: SG - #3 Jeff Trepagnier OVRL:70 SF - #25 Nick Anderson OVRL:72 Key Players: SG - #21 Darius Miles C - #11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas SF - #30 Lamond Murray Rank: 26th Dallas Mavericks - City: Dallas, TX Coach: Don Nelson Court: American Airlines Center Starting Lineup: PG - #13 Steve Nash OVRL:85 SG - #4 Michael Finley OVRL:90 SF - #14 Eduardo Najera OVRL:76 PF - #41 Dirk Nowitzki OVRL:90 C - #45 Raef Lafrentz OVRL:86 Bench Players: PG - #31 Nick Van Exel OVRL:82 PG - #6 Avery Johnson OVRL:76 SF - #2 Johnny Newman OVRL:71 SG - #7 Adrian Griffin OVRL:76 C - #44 Shawn Bradley OVRL:77 C - #16 Zhizhi Wang OVRL:78 SG - #9 Tariq Abdul-Wahid OVRL:77 Injured Reserve: C - #42 Evan Eschmeyer OVRL:71 Key Players: PG - #13 Steve Nash SG - #4 Michael Finley PF - #41 Dirk Nowitzki Rank:3rd Denver Nuggets - City: Denver, CO Coach: Jeff Bzdelik Court: Pepsi Center Starting Lineup: PG - #13 Mark Jackson OVRL:81 SG - #41 James Posey OVRL:84 SF - #32 Ryan Bowen OVRL:72 PF - #7 Juwan Howard OVRL:83 C - #23 Marcus Camby OVRL:85 Bench Players: SF - #21 George Mccloud OVRL:77 SF - #22 Nikoloz Tskitishvili OVRL:76 SF - #1 Donnell Harvey OVRL:71 PF - #31 Nene Hilario OVRL:75 SG - #4 Predrag Savovic OVRL:71 PG - #11 Kenny Satterfield OVRL:77 C - #30 Mark Blount OVRL:71 Injured Reserve: PF - #52 Don Reid OVRL:75 PF - #15 Chris Anderson OVRL:75 C - #27 Mengke Pateer OVRL:76 Key Players: C - #23 Marcus Camby PF - #7 Juwan Howard SG - #41 James Posey Rank:25th Detroit Pistons - City: Detroit,MI Coach: Rick Carlisle Court: The Palace of Auburn Hills Starting Lineup: PG - #1 Chauncy Billups OVRL:84 SG - #42 Jerry Stackhouse OVRL:93 SF - #34 Corliss Williamson OVRL:82 PF - #30 Clifford Robinson OVRL:85 C - #3 Ben Wallace OVRL:85 Bench Players: PG - #7 Chucky Atkins OVRL:78 SF - #12 Michael Curry OVRL:75 SG - #20 Jon Barry OVRL:81 PF - #1 Dana Barros OVRL:74 C - #39 Zeljko Rebraca OVRL:79 PF - #5 Rooney White OVRL:73 SF - #35 Brian Cardinal OVRL:70 Injured Reserve: PF - #13 Memmet Okur OVRL:75 C - #44 Ratko Varda OVRL:70 C - #31 Mikki Moore OVRL:75 Key Players: SG - #42 Jerry Stackhouse C - #3 Ben Wallace PF - #30 Clifford Robinson Rank:8th Golden State Warriors - City: Oakland, CA Coach: Eric Musselman Court: The Arena at Oakland Starting Lineup: PG - #10 Mookie Blaylock OVRL:76 SG - #23 Jason Richardson OVRL:85 SF - #33 Antwann Jamison OVRL:88 PF - #21 Danny Fortson OVRL:84 C - #25 Erick Dampier OVRL:78 Bench Players: PG - #0 Gilbert Arenas OVRL:78 SF - #10 Mike Dunleavy OVRL:79 SG - #3 Bob Sura OVRL:80 C - #31 Adonal Foyle OVRL:72 PF - #1 Troy Murphy OVRL:79 SF - #34 Chris Mills OVRL:80 SG - #4 Jiri Welsch OVRL:72 Injured Reserve: C - #22 Dean Garrett OVRL:73 SF - #45 Cedric Henderson OVRL:73 PF - #2 Dean Oliver OVRL:70 Key Players: SF - #33 Antwann Jamison SG - #23 Jason Richardson Rank:27th Houston Rockets - City: Houston, TX Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich Court: Compaq Center Starting Lineup: PG - #3 Steve Francis OVRL:91 SG - #5 Cuttino Mobley OVRL:84 SF - #41 Glen Rice OVRL:72 PF - #2 Maurice Taylor OVRL:79 C - #13 Kelvin Cato OVRL:76 Bench Players: PF - #33 Eddie Griffin OVRL:83 SF - #42 Walt Williams OVRL:77 C - #21 Kenny Thomas OVRL:81 PG - #12 Moochie Norris OVRL:79 SG - #18 Oscar Torres OVRL:75 SF - #9 Bostjan Nachbar OVRL:76 PF - #44 Terence Morris OVRL:73 Injured Reserve: SF - #14 Dan Langhi OVRL:63 C - #52 Jason Collier OVRL:69 Key Players: PG - #3 Steve Francis SG - #5 Cuttino Mobley Rank:21st Indiana Pacers - City: Indianapolis, IN Coach: Isiah Thomas Court: Conseco Fieldhouse Starting Lineup: PG - #11 Jamaal Tinsley OVRL:81 SG - #31 Reggie Miller OVRL:84 SF - #5 Ron Mercer OVRL:79 PF - #7 Jermaine O'Neal OVRL:87 C - #52 Brad Miller OVRL:82 Bench Players: SG - #15 Ron Artest OVRL:84 SF - #44 Austin Croshere OVRL:80 SF - #3 Al Harrington OVRL:79 PF - #24 Jonathan Bender OVRL:80 PF - #10 Jeff Foster OVRL:76 PG - #12 Kevin Ollie OVRL:72 SG - #20 Fred Jones OVRL:71 Injured Reserve: C - #27 Primoz Brezec OVRL:64 PG - #2 Jamison Brewer OVRL:66 PF - #6 Carlos Rogers OVRL:70 Key Players: SG - #31 Reggie Miller PF - #7 Jermaine O'Neal Rank:12th Los Angeles Clippers - City: Los Angeles, CA Coach: Alvin Gentry Court: Staples Center (Shared with the Lakers) Starting Lineup: PG - #24 Andre Miller OVRL:88 SG - #50 Corie Maggette OVRL:84 SF - #7 Lamar Odom OVRL:88 PF - #42 Elton Brand OVRL:90 C - #34 Michael Olowakandi OVRL:82 Bench Players: SF - #3 Quentin Richardson OVRL:84 PF - #54 Chris Wilcox OVRL:77 C - #45 Sean Rooks OVRL:68 SG - #20 Bryant Stith OVRL:76 SG - #52 Eric Piatkowski OVRL:77 SG - #0 Marko Jaric OVRL:68 PG - #1 Keyon Dooling OVRL:74 Injured Reserve: - #24 Doug Overton OVRL:69 - #32 Tremaine Fowlkes OVRL:70 Key Players: PG - #24 Andre Miller SF - #7 Lamar Odom PF - #42 Elton Brand Rank:17th Los Angeles Lakers - City: Los Angeles, CA Coach: Phil Jackson Court: Staples Center Starting Lineup: PG - #2 Derek Fisher OVRL:82 SG - #8 Kobe Bryant OVRL:95 SF - #17 Rick Fox OVRL:81 PF - #52 Samaki Walker OVRL:78 C - #34 Shaquille O'Neal OVRL:96 Bench Players: PF - #5 Robert Horry OVRL:86 SF - #3 Devean George OVRL:81 SG - #20 Brian Shaw OVRL:77 SF - #35 Tracy Murray OVRL:77 PG - #11 A.J. Guyton OVRL:73 PF - #35 Mark Madsen OVRL:71 C - #45 Soumaila Samake OVRL:67 Injured Reserve: PF - #14 Stanislav Medvedenko OVRL:75 PG - #12 Jannero Pargo OVRL:72 SG - #21 Kareem Rush OVRL:77 Key Players: SG - #8 Kobe Bryant C - #34 Shaquille O'Neal Rank:1st Memphis Grizzlies - City: Memphis, TN Coach: Sidney Lowe Court: The Pyramid Starting Lineup: PG - #2 Jason Williams OVRL:84 SG - #8 Michael Dickerson OVRL:84 SF - #31 Shane Battier OVRL:84 PF - #16 Pau Gasol OVRL:86 C - #42 Lorenzen Wright OVRL:81 Bench Players: PF - #0 Drew Gooden OVRL:79 PG - #22 Brevin Knight OVRL:77 PF - #4 Stromile Swift OVRL:83 SG - #1 Wesley Person OVRL:80 SG - #32 Rodney Buford OVRL:77 PG - #25 Earl Watson OVRL:73 PF - #44 Tony Massenburg OVRL:77 Injured Reserve: SG - #13 Gordon Giricek OVRL:69 PG - #7 Eddie Gill OVRL:73 C - #15 Cezary Trybanski OVRL:74 Key Players: PF - #16 Pau Gasol PG - #2 Jason Williams Rank:29th Miami Heat - City: Miami, FL Coach: Pat Riley Court: American Airlines Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #21 Anthony Carter OVRL:74 SG - #6 Eddie Jones OVRL:89 SF - #13 Kendall Gill OVRL:77 PF - #44 Brian Grant OVRL:82 C - #33 Alonzo Mourning OVRL:87 Bench Players: SG - #24 Jimmy Jackson OVRL:80 SF - #3 Laphonso Ellis OVRL:77 SF - #4 Caron Butler OVRL:79 C - #50 Vladimar Stepania OVRL:78 PF - #22 Sean Marks OVRL:69 PG - #7 Mike Jones OVRL:74 C - #52 Ernest Brown OVRL:66 Injured Reserve: PF - #35 Malik Allen OVRL:67 SF - #45 Rasual Butler OVRL:73 SG - #42 Luke Recker OVRL:72 Key Players: C - #33 Alonzo Mourning SG - #6 Eddie Jones Rank:22nd Milwaukee Bucks - City: Milwaukee, WI Coach: George Karl Court: Bradley Center Starting Lineup: PG - #10 Sam Cassell OVRL:86 SG - #34 Ray Allen OVRL:92 SF - #5 Tim Thomas OVRL:85 PF - #17 Anthony Mason OVRL:80 C - #40 Ervin Johnson OVRL:73 Bench Players: SF - #7 Toni Kukoc OVRL:78 SF - #21 Darvin Ham OVRL:75 PG - #50 Greg Anthony OVRL:79 PF - #35 Jason Caffey OVRL:74 C - #8 Jake Przybilla OVRL:71 PF - #12 Marcus Haislip OVRL:77 SG - #15 Ronald Murray OVRL:71 Injured Reserve: PG - #34 Mike Wilks OVRL:70 C - #50 Dan Gadzuric OVRL:69 PG - #11 Rafer Alston OVRL:77 Key Players: SG - #34 Ray Allen PG - #10 Sam Cassell SF - #5 Tim Thomas Rank:18th Minnesota Timberwolves - City: Minneapolis, MN Coach: Flip Saunders Court: Target Center Starting Lineup: PG - #7 Terrell Brandon OVRL:83 SG - #10 Wally Szczerbiak OVRL:83 SF - #21 Kevin Garnett OVRL:95 PF - #32 Joe Smith OVRL:83 C - #8 Rasho Nesterovic OVRL:79 Bench Players: SG - #44 Anthony Peeler OVRL:77 PG - #11 Troy Hudson OVRL:81 C - #25 Marc Jackson OVRL:77 SF - #13 Felipe Lopez OVRL:76 C - #3 Loren Woods OVRL:74 SG - #1 Maurice Evans OVRL:69 PF - #20 Gary Trent OVRL:78 Injured Reserve: PG - #5 Will Avery OVRL:71 PG - #14 Robert Pack OVRL:72 Key Players: SF - #21 Kevin Garnett SG - #10 Wally Szczerbiak PG - #7 Terrell Brandon Rank:10th New Jersey Nets - City: East Rutherford, NJ Coach: Byron Scott Court: Continental Airlines Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #5 Jason Kidd OVRL:93 SG - #30 Kerry Kittles OVRL:82 SF - #24 Richard Jefferson OVRL:82 PF - #6 Kenyon Martin OVRL:87 C - #55 Dikembe Mutombo OVRL:83 Bench Players: PF - #54 Rodney Rogers OVRL:85 SG - #12 Lucious Harris OVRL:76 SF - #34 Aaron Williams OVRL:76 PG - #2 Chris Childs OVRL:77 C - #35 Jason Collins OVRL:74 PF - #14 Jamie Feick OVRL:74 SG - #1 Brandon Armstrong OVRL:71 Injured Reserve:PF - #21 Brian Scalabrine OVRL:67 SG - #8 Tamar Slay OVRL:74 SF - #13 Donny Marshall OVRL:72 Key Players: PG - #5 Jason Kidd PF - #6 Kenyon Martin C - #55 Dikembe Mutombo Rank:4th New Orleans Hornets- City: New Orleans, LA Coach: Paul Silas Court: New Orleans Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #1 Baron Davis OVRL:91 SG - #4 David Wesley OVRL:81 SF - #24 Jamal Mashburn OVRL:85 PF - #42 P.J. Brown OVRL:83 C - #5 Elden Campbell OVRL:85 Bench Players: SF - #9 George Lynch OVRL:77 C - #21 Jamaal Magloire OVRL:80 SF - #2 Stacey Augmon OVRL:77 SG - #32 Courtney Alexander OVRL:77 SF - #54 Lee Nailon OVRL:77 PF - #35 Kirk Haston OVRL:71 PG - #17 Bryce Drew OVRL:77 Injured Reserve: PF - #50 Matt Bullard OVRL:70 PF - #6 Jerome Moiso OVRL:70 PF - #34 Robert Traylor OVRL:79 Key Players: PG - #1 Baron Davis SF - #24 Jamal Mashburn Rank:9th New York Knicks - City: New York, NY Coach: Don Chaney Court: Madison Square Garden Starting Lineup: PG - #4 Howard Eisley OVRL:77 SG - #20 Allan Houston OVRL:84 SF - #8 Latrell Sprewell OVRL:88 PF - #34 Antonio Mcdyess OVRL:86 C - #40 Kurt Thomas OVRL:81 Bench Players: SG - #49 Shandon Anderson OVRL:78 C - #50 Felton Spencer OVRL:64 PG - #21 Charlie Ward OVRL:83 SF - #35 Clarence Weatherspoon OVRL:78 PF - #32 Othella Harrington OVRL:78 C - #51 Michael Doleac OVRL:73 PG - #30 Frank Williams OVRL:76 Injured Reserve: SG - #25 Larry Robinson OVRL:71 SF - #7 Lavor Postell OVRL:71 C - #44 Travis Knight OVRL:73 Key Players: SG - #20 Allan Houston SF - #8 Latrell Sprewell PF - #34 Antonio Mcdyess Rank:23rd Orlando Magic - City: Orlando, FL Coach: Doc Rivers Court: TD Waterhouse Centre Starting Lineup: PG - #10 Darrell Armstrong OVRL:87 SG - #1 Tracy Mcgrady OVRL:95 SF - #33 Grant Hill OVRL:86 PF - #8 Pat Garrity OVRL:82 C - #54 Horace Grant OVRL:78 Bench Players: SF - #50 Mike Miller OVRL:80 PG - #11 Jacque Vaughn OVRL:76 C - #34 Steven Hunter OVRL:75 PF - #4 Ryan Humphrey OVRL:72 SG - #5 Jeryl Sasser OVRL:74 C - #00 Olumide Oyedeji OVRL:66 C - #55 Andrew Declercq OVRL:75 Injured Reserve: SG - #2 Jaren Jackson OVRL:77 Key Players: PG - #10 Darrell Armstrong SG - #1 Tracy Mcgrady SF - #33 Grant Hill Rank:11th Philadelphia 76ers - City: Philadelphia, PA Coach: Larry Brown Court: First Union Center Starting Lineup: PG - #20 Eric Snow OVRL:81 SG - #3 Allen Iverson OVRL:91 SF - #4 Keith Van Horn OVRL:84 PF - #44 Derrick Coleman OVRL:81 C - #11 Todd Macculloch OVRL:76 Bench Players: SG - #8 Aaron Mckie OVRL:82 SF - #21 Greg Buckner OVRL:74 C - #1 Samuel Dalembert OVRL:70 SF - #5 Monty Williams OVRL:76 PF - #23 Brian Skinner OVRL:74 C - #14 Efthimios Rentzias OVRL:72 SF - #7 John Salmons OVRL:73 Injured Reserve: C - #0 Alvis Jones OVRL:65 PF - #25 Damone Brown OVRL:71 PF - #50 Sam Clancy OVRL:73 Key Players: SG - #3 Allen Iverson SF - #4 Keith Van Horn Rank:14th Phoenix Suns - City: Phoenix, AZ Coach: Frank Johnson Court: America West Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #3 Stephon Marbury OVRL:87 SG - #1 Penny Hardaway OVRL:84 SF - #31 Shawn Marion OVRL:91 PF - #24 Tom Gugliotta OVRL:79 C - #25 Jake Tsakalidis OVRL:75 Bench Players: PF - #45 Bo Outlaw OVRL:79 C - #42 Scott Williams OVRL:72 SF - #2 Joe Johnson OVRL:78 PF - #32 Amare Stoudemire OVRL:74 PF - #4 Alton Ford OVRL:68 SG - #23 Casey Jacobson OVRL:74 PG - #0 Randy Brown OVRL:69 Injured Reserve: SG - #10 Milt Palacio OVRL:73 PG - #11 Joe Crispin OVRL:71 C - #43 Jake Voskuhl OVRL:71 Key Players: PG - #3 Stephon Marbury SF - #31 Shawn Marion Rank:20th Portland Trailblazers - City: Portland, OR Coach: Maurice Cheeks Court: Rose Garden Starting Lineup: PG - #3 Damon Stoudmire OVRL:84 SG - #6 Bonzi Wells OVRL:86 SF - #33 Scottie Pippen OVRL:83 PF - #30 Rasheed Wallace OVRL:93 C - #34 Dale Davis OVRL:82 Bench Players: SG - #1 Derek Anderson OVRL:81 SG - #10 Antonio Daniels OVRL:78 SF - #21 Ruben Patterson OVRL:80 PG - #5 Jeff Mcinnis OVRL:79 PF - #50 Zach Randolph OVRL:78 SG - #24 Qyntel Woods OVRL:76 C - #44 Ruben Boumtje OVRL:67 Injured Reserve: SG - #7 Charles Smith OVRL:77 C - #00 Amal Mccaskill OVRL:64 Key Players: PF - #30 Rasheed Wallace SG - #6 Bonzi Wells PG - #3 Damon Stoudmire Rank:7th Sacramento Kings - City: Sacramento, CA Coach: Rick Adelman Court: Arco Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #10 Mike Bibby OVRL:83 SG - #13 Doug Christie OVRL:86 SF - #16 Peja Stojakovic OVRL:85 PF - #4 Chris Webber OVRL:95 C - #21 Vlade Divac OVRL:85 Bench Players: C - #7 Keon Clark OVRL:84 PG - #24 Bobby Jackson OVRL:82 SF - #5 Kedo Turkoglu OVRL:77 C - #31 Scott Pollard OVRL:78 PF - #51 Lawrence Funderburke OVRL:76 SG - #8 Mateen Cleaves OVRL:71 SF - #3 Gerald Wallace OVRL:78 Injured Reserve: PF - #52 Chucky Brown OVRL:72 PG - #25 Brent Price OVRL:72 SF - #34 Corsley Edwards OVRL:70 Key Players: PG - #10 Mike Bibby PF - #4 Chris Webber SF - #16 Peja Stojakovic Rank:2nd San Antonio Spurs - City: San Antonio, TX Coach: Gregg Popovich Court: SBC Center Starting Lineup: PG - #9 Tony Parker OVRL:79 SG - #8 Steve Smith OVRL:81 SF - #12 Bruce Bowen OVRL:75 PF - #21 Tim Duncan OVRL:95 C - #50 David Robinson OVRL:86 Bench Players: PG - #10 Speedy Claxton OVRL:76 SF - #3 Stephen Jackson OVRL:72 PF - #31 Malik Rose OVRL:81 C - #42 Kevin Willis OVRL:78 SG - #13 Emanuel Ginobili OVRL:78 PG - #25 Steve Kerr OVRL:72 SF - #35 Danny Ferry OVRL:70 Injured Reserve: PG - #22 Erick Barkley OVRL:72 C - #18 Cherokee Parks OVRL:73 PG - #1 Jason Hart OVRL:72 Key Players: PF - #21 Tim Duncan C - #50 David Robinson Rank:6th Seattle Supersonics - City: Seattle, WA Coach: Nate McMillan Court: Key Arena Starting Lineup: PG - #20 Gary Payton OVRL:92 SG - #24 Desmond Mason OVRL:83 SF - #7 Rashard Lewis OVRL:89 PF - #52 Calvin Booth OVRL:74 C - #33 Jerome James OVRL:74 Bench Players: PG - #8 Kenny Anderson OVRL:81 SF - #31 Brent Barry OVRL:86 PF - #77 Vladimar Radmanovic OVRL:80 C - #9 Vitaly Potapenko OVRL:76 PF - #35 Art Long OVRL:71 SG - #40 Joe Forte OVRL:77 PG - #99 Randy Livingston OVRL:73 Injured Reserve: SF - #45 Ansu Sesay OVRL:74 C - #14 Peja Drobnjak OVRL:74 Key Players: PG - #20 Gary Payton SG - #24 Desmond Mason SF - #7 Rashard Lewis Rank:16th Toronto Raptors - City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Coach: Lenny Wilkins Court: Air Canada Centre Starting Lineup: PG - #20 Alvin Williams OVRL:81 SG - #24 Morris Peterson OVRL:82 SF - #15 Vince Carter OVRL:94 PF - #33 Antonio Davis OVRL:86 C - #34 Hakeem Olajuwon OVRL:80 Bench Players: SF - #13 Jerome Williams OVRL:79 PG - #11 Lindsey Hunter OVRL:76 SG - #30 Dell Curry OVRL:75 PF - #5 Michael Bradley OVRL:76 C - #00 Eric Montross OVRL:66 SG - #8 Jermaine Jackson OVRL:70 SG - #44 Derrick Dial OVRL:75 Injured Reserve: C - #32 Mamadou N'Diaye OVRL:67 PF - #4 Michael Stewart OVRL:67 C - #7 Nate Huffman OVRL:72 Key Players: SF - #15 Vince Carter PF - #33 Antonio Davis Rank:13th Utah Jazz - City: Salt Lake City, UT Coach: Jerry Sloan Court: Delta Center Starting Lineup: PG - #12 John Stockton OVRL:85 SG - #21 Matt Harpring OVRL:82 SF - #47 Andrei Kirilenko OVRL:84 PF - #32 Karl Malone OVRL:92 C - #13 John Amaechi OVRL:73 Bench Players: SF - #29 Calbert Cheaney OVRL:73 SG - #9 John Starks OVRL:75 C - #31 Jarron Collins OVRL:74 SG - #2 Deshawn Stevenson OVRL:75 C - #00 Greg Ostertag OVRL:71 PF - #2 Curtis Borchard OVRL:74 SG - #20 Quincy Lewis OVRL:73 Injured Reserve: SF - #34 Scott Padgett OVRL:81 SG - #5 Rusty Larue OVRL:75 Key Players: PF - #32 Karl Malone PG - #12 John Stockton Rank:15th Washington Wizards - City: Washington D.C., USA Coach: Doug Collins Court: MCI Center Starting Lineup: PG - #20 Larry Hughes OVRL:85 SG - #32 Rip Hamilton OVRL:82 SF - #23 Michael Jordan OVRL:89 PF - #54 Popeye Jones OVRL:78 C - #55 Jahidi White OVRL:75 Bench Players: PG - #12 Chris Whitney OVRL:81 C - #00 Brendon Haywood OVRL:76 PF - #44 Christian Laettner OVRL:79 PF - #5 Kwame Brown OVRL:78 PG - #10 Tyronne Lue OVRL:81 SG - #24 Hubert Davis OVRL:74 PF - #1 Jared Jeffries OVRL:78 Injured Reserve: SF - #21 Bobby Simmons OVRL:74 C - #36 Etan Thomas OVRL:76 PG - #3 Juan Dixon OVRL:74 Key Players: SF - #23 Michael Jordan PG - #20 Larry Hughes SG - #32 Rip Hamilton Rank:19th Chapter 6: Game Modes In this section, I talk about the Game Modes section of the Main Menu. 6a - Exhibition Game: This mode is exactly like the Play Now mode, so I don't need to explain a whole lot. The only difference is that the mode is more organized by how they space out each option separately. 6b - Season: In this mode, you just play a regular NBA season with the team of your choice. In the middle of the season, you play in the All-Star Game, where the best players of the season are playing against each other. At the end of the regular season, your team, (if they qualified) will play in the playoffs. After the playoffs, you will see who got the Finals MVP, and you will also see the roster of the championship team. 6c - Franchise: In this mode, you play numerous seasons with an NBA team. This is just like Season mode, but offers a whole lot more to do. This is because you are part- player part-GM of the team. You trade players, sign free agents, and more. After every season, you will see the league's retiring players, see the order of the year's draft in Draft Lottery, resign players from your team, draft rookies in the Rookie Draft, sign free agents, trade players, or start a new season. If you think that's a lot, think about what the real GM's in the NBA are doin'! You will be doing the same thing after each season you play in Franchise mode. 6d - Playoffs: This mode is the exact same playoffs you play Season or Franchise mode. The difference is you pick which teams you want to be in the playoffs. 6e - 1 on 1: This mode is exactly what the title says it is. You pick one player out of the entire league and play against the player of your choice. You can play against the CPU or a friend to see who's the big dog (or little puppy) in town. 6f - Practice: This mode helps you hone your skills by being alone in a gym just shooting around. You can try out new crossovers or work on your jump shot without any distractions with any NBA player for as long as you like. Chapter 7: The Perfect Offense: This is my guide to help you take down those teams that seem unstoppable in "The Perfect Offense". 7a - "Buckets": Easy Jump shots: These are my tips to have an unbelievably high percentage from behind the arc or by the free throw line (my inside scoring tips are in the section after this). Tip 1: Look at the person your controlling! You know you won't make a three pointer with Shaq! So Pick a good shooter and exploit the defense with his jump shot. Note: Pick point guards, shooting guards, or high percentage shooting forward for these kinds of shots. Tip 2: Pump fake often! This works with inside and outside scoring as well. Tapping the B button will sometimes cause the defense to jump in the air, letting you have extra time to shot. Tip 3: Time your shot! You can't just press the B button and expect he shot to go in. You have to time your shot. When you're in the air shooting, let go of the B button at the peak of the players jump. This way you have a less chance of getting blocked compared to if your lower to the ground. 7b - "This Is My House!": Inside Scoring: These are my tips to help you blow past defenders and score easy inside. If you a big man, this will also help you dunk over your defender. Tip 1: Use the C Stick! Use the C Stick to crossover at the top of the key. If you're a big man, use the C Stick to back down defenders. Tip 2: Post up! If you're a big man, press the L button when you have the ball to post up on your defender. But be aware, if your getting double teamed, the defense can steal the ball easily. If this happens, just pass the ball back out and try again. Tip 3: Pump fake often! Like I said before, this makes the defender jump in the air, allowing you to just go past him for the easy two points. 7c - "The Next Big Thing": Offensive Rebounds Made Easy These are my tips to making you become the "king of the boards". Tip 1: Box Out! When a shot goes up, simply press and hold the L button if someone is close to you. That way, that's one less person able to get a rebound for the other team. Tip 2: Jump, Jump! After you box out, the only way your going to get to ball is by jumping! So, press the B button after you box out and you should get the rebounds easily. Chapter 8: The Perfect Defense This is my guide to help you close out those games and come out victorious. 8a - "Where'd The Ball Go?": Easy Steals I really only have one tip that can help you steal the ball Tip 1: Swat at the Ball! Use the C Stick in push it in the direction the person is dribbling the ball. This way, your hand will swat directly at the ball and knock it away. You can also use the X button to swat in any direction. 8b - "Charge!": Getting the Offensive Foul These are my tips to get the ref yelling "Charge!" Tip 1: Stay in Front of your Man! That might sound funny, but what I mean is use your turbo so you can always be one step ahead of whomever you're guarding. Tip 2: Stand Still! After you get in front of your man, press the Y button and if the player runs into you, it will most likely be an offensive foul 8c - "Get That Outta Here!": Blocking Shots Made Easy These are my tips to have the ball being knocked from here to outer space. Tip 1: Look at who You're Controlling! You need a moderately tall person to block another moderately tall. So match up the size on the two teams so you won't be at such a disadvantage. Tip 2: Jump! No matter what, jump when the offensive person looks like he is about to shoot. More than half the time he is going to shot, but if he doesn't, you'll have help inside. Chapter 9: Hints and Tips In this section, I will display cheats on how to get special players, and toss in a tip or hint about the game. Cheats: Special Players To get this right, go to Create Player in Roster Management. Then, go to the Bio part and type in the names I give you in the Last Name slot. Enter CALIFORNIA to unlock Hot Karl Enter FLIPMODE to unlock Busta Rhymes Enter GHETTOFAB to unlock Fabolous Enter GOODBEATS to unlock Just Blaze Enter MIXTAPES to unlock DJ Clue Enter DOLLABILLS to unlock B. Rich Hints: During Gameplay Hint: Use the D-Pad often during gameplay to use Quick Plays, where you can change from zone defense to man-to-man, or double team a player. You can also intentional foul on defense. On offense, you can pick an isolation play, a 3- point play, a post up play, or a pick and roll play. Hint: Try to find new maneuvers using the C-Stick. You can learn new crossovers, do post up moves, or put your hands up on defense to distract a shooter's view. Hint: On defense, try to steal the ball by moving the C-Stick in the direction of where the ball handler is dribbling the ball (i.e. if the players is dribbling with his right hand, move the C-Stick to the right to steal the ball; same with the left hand). Chapter 10: Conclusion/Contact Information Conclusion: Thank you for reading my first FAQ! I hope it was thorough in explaining the game. I will continue to make updates and improve my document. I would like to thank EA SPORTS for making such a wonderful and fun game. Contact Information: To contact me, e-mail me at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org See ya later!