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                   E A  S P O R T ' S  :  N B A  L i v e  2003
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    NBA Live 2003 FAQ
    for PC (Dos/Windows)
    FAQ created by Mad Monarch Gyl
    Mad Monarch Gyl (evil_tyrant_gyl@hotmail.com)
    Copyright 2003 by Mad Monarch Gyl
    Created: February 25, 2003 (02.25.03)
    MSN Contact: evil_tyrant_gyl@hotmail.com
    Version: Final
    Date of Update: May 7, 2003 (05.07.03)
    
    
    Disclaimer:
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    Contents:
    I.    Introduction
    II.   Revisions
    III.  Controls
    IV.   Main Menu
    V.    Team Information
    VI.   2003 Team Roster Update
    VII.  Game Modes
    VIII. Create Player (Ratings explained only)
    IX.   Scoring Tips
    X.    Defensive Tips
    XI.   1 on 1 ball checks
    XII.  Tips & Tricks
    XIII. Credits
    
    
    
    
    
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                                * Introduction -
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    Hey! Gyl here! I've been writing reviews for a while now and after noticing
    that such a game like NBA Live 2003 don't have a proper guide for the PC
    version of the title. I've been playing the game and could pretty well say
    that I 've learned if not mastered most of the game's basic as well as some
    neat tricks back here. It's been a long time since I've tried writing a FAQ
    for GameFaqs but I never found the initiative to at least make the effort of
    sending the complete guide itself well anyway since the past is past, anyway
    It 's a pleasure for me to share what the Mad Monarch has learned so here we
    go!
    
    
      
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                                 * Revisions *
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    February 25, 2003 (02.25.03) Version 1
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    - It's basically what the FAQ is composed of.
    
    March 22, 2003 (03.22.03) Version 1.5
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    You could only view the FAQ from either of the two FAQ site that has my
    permission they are:
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.actiontrip.com 
    If your site is isn't there then you probably didn't asked my attention and
    still waiting to be found.
    
    Anyway the revision adds a March 21, 2003 NBA rosters update. Check it out.
    
    April 9, 2003 (04.09.03) Version 2
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    Another few batch of site that had my permission to post my work. If you ever
    saw my guide posted in a site that isn't posted here then they're in serious
    trouble. 
    www.cheatcc.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    If your site is isn't there then you probably didn't asked my attention and
    still waiting to be found.
    
    A new topic has been added it's an explanation about Creating Characters.
    
    
    April 15, 2003 (04.15.03) Version 2.2
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    - Some correction made
    - New 1 on 1 ball checks
    - Arranged some details
    
    
    May 3, 2003 (05.03.03) Final Version
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    Finally rounded up everything. From misspelled/typos/grammar error to a new
    lay out. Nothing much has changed so just check things out.
    
    
    May 7, 2003 (05.07.03) <8:37 AM> Just a Quick Update
    ----------------------------------------------------
    I've declared the guide's last update but then again just to post the list
    of website you could view this guide. I'ts listed just below the disclaimer
    so go have a look. If the sire you've viewed this isn't on the list then
    just report them to me and we'll make the move.
    
    
    
    
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                                   * Controls -
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    *You can completely customize the controls in the game so let me just run you
    over with the default key configuration.
    
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    Keyboard
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    Offense:                 Button/Key       Defense:
    Pass:                        X            Switch Player
    Shoot:                       D            Take Charge
    Spin Move/Jab Step:          E            Rebound/Block
    Crossover/Hesitation:        S            Steal
    Turbo:                                    Turbo
    Alley-oop:                                Last Man Back
    Back down:                                 Face Up/Box Out
    Direct Pass:                              Direct Switch
    Play calling:                              Play calling
    Pause:                      Esc Pause
    
    Movement:
    UP:                         UP ARROW
    DOWN:                       DOWN ARROW
    LEFT:                       LEFT RROW
    RIGHT:                      RIGHT ARROW
    
    
    =========
    Keyboard 2
    =========
    Offense:                 Button/Key       Defense:
    Pass:                    DOWN ARROW       Switch Player
    Shoot:                   RIGHT ARROW      Take Charge
    Spin Move/Jab Step:      UP ARROW         Rebound/Block
    Crossover/Hesitation:    LEFT RROW        Steal
    Turbo:                                    Turbo
    Alley-oop:                                Last Man Back
    Backdown:                                 Face Up/Box Out
    Direct Pass:                              Direct Switch
    Playcalling:                              Playcalling
    Pause:                      Esc Pause
    
    Movement:
    UP:                          E
    DOWN:                        S
    LEFT:                        X
    RIGHT:                       D
    
    
    
    
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                                    * Main Menu *
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    This section basically describes the game's menu.
    
    Play Now - The quickest way to start a game.
    Game Modes - This gives you a wide selection of game modes designed in the
                 game. An exhibition game which is very similar to play now,
                 start a Season or a Franchise, begin the Playoffs, ender the
                 Practice mode to test out your skills or play 1 on 1.
    Team Management - A place to view stats and manage the NBA's rosters and even
                      create or edit existing NBA player.
    Options - Save/Load games/roster, configure your controls, and change the detail
              setting or even view the credits.
    
    
    
    
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                                * Team Information -
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    This section will focus on a team's strength and weaknesses. This part also
    covers the most basic stuffs about the NBA teams like their current roster
    and all those basic informationís like the court's location, the coaches and
    a bit more. The points given down here are set on the basics. No plays here
    just the simple ones like Pick and roll, Isolation etc... The tips are just
    informationís to help you out so remember you could always run down your own
    strategy here. The lineup's order's is like this:
    
    |Position|Jersey|Name|Overall Rating|Height|Weight|Years Pro|
    
    With that let's begin:
    
    Atlanta Hawks(Atlanta, GA)
    ---------------------------
    Rating: 15th
    Coach: Lon Kruger
    Court: Philips Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #15 Emanual Davis       :73  6'5   195  5
    SG - #31 Jason Terry         :86  6'2   180  3
    SF - #13 Glenn Robinson      :88  6'7   230  8
    PF - #35 Shariff Abdur-Rahim :91  6'9   240  6
    C  - #42 Theo Ratliff        :85  6'10  230  7
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #8  Darvin Ham          :75  6'7   230  5
    C  - #2  Nzar Mohammed       :78  6'10  250  4
    SF - #14 Ira Newble          :73  6'7   220  2
    PF - #44 Alan Henderson      :76  6'9   240  7
    SF - #4  Chris Crawford      :75  6'9   235  5
    PG - #12 Dan Dickau          :76  6'0   190  R
    SG - #5  Dion Glover         :78  6'5   228  3
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PF - #30 Mark Strickland     :74  6'10  220  7
    SG - #1  Dermarr Johnson     :81  6'9   201  4
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Get the ball to the low post Abdur-Rahim and Ratliff could make some serious
      damage down low. And could open up players for a quick basket.
    o Get your opponent to double-team.
    o Make your long-ranged shot going, though with only 3 players with the 3pt.
      Icon (Dickau, Davis and Terry) once they get hot they're unstoppable.
    o Don't run with the ball. Always try and get the ball near the basket slowly.
      Atlanta couldn't support a running game having a few players over the 90
      speed rating.
    o Utilize Pick and Roll plays. Use Terry or Davis with it if you're planning 
      for a quick trey or shatter the defense with Glenn Robinson running the pick
      and roll. Otherwise, your big men could smash it home if yo had a trouble
      running the play.
    o Try to mix your line-up with some bench then rest up your key players.
      Atlanta needs some help on court ones its key players starts to rest.
    
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o Zoning up at times could pretty much help you out not only to grab some
      boards it'll make your opponents drive inside. Abdur and Ratliff could
      fortify your defense down low.
    o Always try to switch back to your big men inside to crash the board
      yourself. Don't rely much on the computer getting it.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #31 Jason Terry         - His 3pointing skill and a couple of FG baskets.
    SF - #13 Glenn Robinson      - He could take the ball strong to the hoop.
    PF - #35 Shariff Abdur-Rahim - Crashing the board, and a strong move down low
    
    
    Boston Celtics(Boston, MA)
    ---------------------------
    Rating: 16th
    Coach: Jim O 'Brian
    Court: FleetCenter
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #28 Tony Delk          :81  6'2   189  6
    SG - #34 Paul Pierce        :95  6'6   230  4
    SF - #55 Eric Williams      :77  6'8   220  7
    PF - #8  Antoine Walker     :91  6'9   245  6
    C  - #40 Vin Baker          :77  6'11  250  9
    
    
    Bench Players:
    C  - #4  Tony Battie        :78  6'11  240  5
    PG - #11 Shammond Williams  :77  6'1   201  4
    PF - #0  Walter McCarty     :79  6'10  230  6
    SF - #42 Kedrick Brown      :78  6'7   222  1
    SF - #5  Roshown Mcleod     :77  6'8   221  4
    PG - #2  J.R. Bremer        :74  6'2   185  R
    C  - #41 Bruno Sundov       :66  7'2   246  4
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PF - #45 Ruben Wolkowyski   :70  6'10  275  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Get your 3 pointing game going. Boston could get as much as it could from 
      it's 3-point game could hurt a lot.
    o Make Paul Pierce work. Drive the ball inside or take a shot from the outside
      Paul could create a serious damage as he could carry the offensive part of
      Boston.
    o Walker could shoot the ball from the 3pt territory making him stay back 
      there could make your opponent's fortification down-low weaker.
    o Use Baker's size to create a good screen.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o Go grab some rebounds. Switch to the nearest person and have him take the 
      board. Boston isn't a rebounding team when you let the computer do the job.
    o Try to go for steals. Boston has a lot of major pick pocket in their 
      line-up. Just watch out for the foul.
    o Force your opponent to take offensive charges. With Delk and Pierce running
      your back court you could mostly charge up and take the charge.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #34 Paul Pierce        - This guys could shot from the perimeter and take
    PF - #8  Antoine Walker       a quick trey from the 3pt mark. Utilize thier 
                                  advantages and this guys could win it for you.
    
    
    Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)
    ----------------------------
    Rating: 20th
    Coach: Bill Cartwright
    Court: United Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #22 Jay Williams       :80  6'2   195  R
    SG - #32 Eddie Robinson     :79  6'9   210  3
    SF - #5  Jalen Rose         :88  6'8   217  8
    PF - #42 Donyell Marshall   :85  6'9   210  8
    C  - #2  Eddy Curry         :79  6'11  285  1
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #21 Marcus Fizer       :81  6'8   260  2
    C  - #3  Tyson Chandler     :80  7'1   235  1
    PG - #9  Rick Brunson       :75  6'4   190  5
    SG - #44 Trenton Hassell    :76  6'5   200  1
    SG - #20 Fred Hoiberg       :73  6'5   210  7
    PG - #1  Jamal Crawford     :78  6'5   190  2
    SG - #21 Roger Mason        :74  6'5   200  R
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    C  - #11 Dalibor Bagaric    :69  7'1   290  2
    C  - #43 Corie Blount       :73  6'10  242  9
    PF - #35 Lonny Baxter       :76  6'8   260  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Play an Inside game.
    o Take 3 pointers wisely. Chicago isn't a 3pointing team.
    o Get points from your bench. Chandler, Crawford etc... could help you dish 
      out points while your players are resting.
    o Get Jalen Rose hot. He could make some serious damage once he started
      pouring it out.
    o Dual Poit Guards, Crawford and Williams could dash in or drop some dime to
      the open player using their speed. This could open up for Chicago's running
      game.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o Whip in dual centers (Curry/Chandler) and/or dual guards (Crawford/Williams)
      to either create a pressure on the back court with their speed and tight
      defending or go crashing the boards with the centers.
    o Chicago could pretty much man up on D having a decent defenders in their 
      starting 5.
    
    Key Players:
    SF - #5  Jalen Rose         - He could start the main offense of Chicago.
    PF - #42 Donyell Marshall   - Great support down low whenever Rose is in 
                                  Trouble.
    C  - #3  Tyson Chandler     - A great addition coming off the bench. Could 
                                  crash the board and deliver baskets as well.
    
    
    
    Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland, OH)
    -----------------------------------
    Rating: 29th
    Coach: John Lucas
    Court: Gund Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #2  Dajuan Wagner      :75  6'3   200  R
    SG - #31 Ricky Davis        :83  6'7   197  4
    SF - #21 Darius Miles       :87  6'9   210  2
    PF - #32 Tyrone Hill        :74  6'9   250  12
    C  - #11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas :80  7'3   260  6
    
    
    Bench Players:
    C  - #4  Chris Mihm         :77  7'0   265  2
    SF - #33 Jumaine Jones      :82  6'8   218  3
    PF - #4  Carlos Boozer      :74  6'9   280  R
    PF - #40 Harold Jamison     :68  6'9   269  3
    C  - #52 Desagana Diop      :69  7'0   300  1
    SG - #3  Jeff Trepagnier    :70  6'4   200  1
    SG - #10 Milt Palacio       :73  6'3   195  3
    
    
    Injured Reserve:
    SF - #23 Matt Barnes        :72  6'7   235  R
    PF - #4  Michael Stewart    :67  6'10  230  5
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Play with Darius Miles and Ricky Davis' dunking style. This delivers a sure
      basket since both have a fairly decent speed and dribbling.
    o Play the pick and roll with Ilgauskas. He's a great finisher down low.
    o Avoid shooting 3's.  Cleaveland doesn't have any 3pointer in their line-up
      probably the highest rating would be Jumaine Jones' 80.
    o Find a better shot selection. Don't just take shoots be sure that you're
      certainly it'll go in.
    o Cleaveland could get a lot with their running game. Having Miles and Davis
      around could give you easy basket with a quick jam.
    o Get help from the bench as well.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o Get Miles start his shot blocking game. He could leap and move quick
      enough to help out team mates that are mis-matched.
    o Crash the board.
    o Never ever make a player be in fould trouble since the Cavaliers don't have
      good replacements.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #31 Ricky Davis        - This two guys could be the heart and soul of the
    SF - #21 Darius Miles         team. Both could deliver the ball strong to the
                                  hoop with their speed and leaping power.
    C  - #11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas - This guy could get a lot of rebounds and could
                                  post up as he could tower most centers.
    
    
    Dallas Mavericks (Dallas, TX)
    -----------------------------
    Rating: 5th
    Coach: Don Nelson
    Court: American Airlines Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #13 Steve Nash         :85  6'3   195  6
    SG - #4  Michael Finley     :90  6'7   225  7
    SF - #41 Dirk Nowitzki      :90  7'0   245  4
    PF - #54 Popeye Jones       :78  6'8   250  9
    C  - #45 Raef Lafrentz      :86  6'11  245  4
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PG - #31 Nick Van Exel      :82  6'1   195  9
    SF - #14 Eduardo Najera     :76  6'8   235  2
    SG - #22 Michael Redd       :79  6'6   220  2
    SG - #9  Tariq Abdul-Wahid  :77  6'6   225  5
    SG - #7  Adrian Griffin     :76  6'5   230  3
    C  - #44 Shawn Bradley      :77  7'6   275  9
    C  - #42 Evan Eschmeyer     :71  6'11  255  3
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PG - #6  Avery Johnson      :76  5'11  180  14
    SF - #2  Johnny Newman      :71  6'7   210  16
    C  - #16 Zhizhi Wang        :78  7'1   220  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Dallas is a 3 pointing team so get as much from it.
    o Utilize Dirk's height advantage over most SF in the game as he towers them
      with his 7'0 hieght as well as his shooting skill.
    o Dallas could thrives in a running game as well.
    o Get as much help from the bench.
    o Dirk could play PF and Finley could play as SF as you fit in Nick Van Exel
      for added fire power.
    o FG shooting of this team is relentless.
    o Spread the ball around and get it to the open man. Dallas could pretty
      well shoot anywhere in the field.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o The rebound is no problem.
    o Dirk could make short work of smaller SF with his height.
    o Using V.Exel and Nash at the same time could create great pressure on the
      back court with their stealls.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #13 Steve Nash         - These guys could shoot absolutely anywhere and
    SG - #4  Michael Finley       could take the ball strong to the hoop. They got
    SF - #41 Dirk Nowitzki        a great shooting skill as well as speed.
    PG - #31 Nick Van Exel      
    
    
    
    
    Denver Nuggets (Denver, CO)
    ---------------------------
    Rating: 28th
    Coach: Jeff Bzdelik
    Court: Pepsi Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #11 Kenny Satterfield   :77  6'2   170  1
    SG - #41 James Posey         :84  6'8   215  3
    SF - #32 Ryan Bowen          :72  6'9   220  3
    PF - #7  Juwan Howard        :83  6'9   260  8
    C  - #23 Marcus Camby        :85  6'11  225  6
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #21 George Mccloud      :77  6'8   230  12
    SF - #22 Nikoloz Tskitishvili:76  7'0   225  R
    SF - #1  Donnell Harvey      :71  6'8   220  2
    PF - #31 Nene Hilario        :75  6'11  260  R
    SG - #4  Predrag Savovic     :71  6'6   225  R
    C  - #30 Mark Blount         :71  7'0   250  2
    PF - #5  Rodney White        :73  6'9   230  1
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    PF - #15 Chris Andersen      :75  6'10  220  1
    SF - #3  Vincent Yarbough    :73  6'7   210  R
    PG - #8  Darrick Martin      :74  5'11  170  8
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Denver could be effective with their tall lineup.
    o They could rule the game with their inside game.
    o Posey and Satterfield's speed could give them better shot selections as
      they recieve the pick and roll from bigger guys.
    o Denver has a bench that could carry out the offense.
    o Pick and Rolls plus the Isolation with either your guards could free either
      your guard for a shot or the player making the pick.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o You big men could easily get those loose balls.
    o Shot blocking shouldn't be a problem.
    o Take the charge if your opponent tries to drive inside with either of your
      guards.
    o Use taller guys at situations you need them.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #41 James Posey         - Posey is a reliable Shooting Guard, paired with
                                   speed and a decent shooting skill.
    PF - #7  Juwan Howard        - This two guys could work down low plus crash
    C  - #23 Marcus Camby          boards as well as take care of the rejection.
    SF - #22 Nikoloz Tskitishvili- From the bench his height and speed could 
                                   create a quick advantage.
    
    
    Detroit Pistons (Detroit, MI)
    -----------------------------
    Rating: 8th
    Coach: Rick Carlisle
    Court: The Palace of Auburn Hills
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #1  Chauncy Billups     :84  6'3   202  5
    SG - #32 Rip Hamilton        :82  6'7   193  3
    SF - #34 Corliss Williamson  :82  6'7   245  7
    PF - #30 Clifford Robinson   :85  6'10  225  13
    C  - #3  Ben Wallace         :85  6'9   240  6
    
    
    Bench Players:   
    PG - #7  Chucky Atkins       :78  5'11  160  3
    SG - #20 Jon Barry           :81  6'5   210  10
    C  - #39 Zeljko Rebraca      :79  7'0   257  1
    SF - #12 Michael Curry       :75  6'5   210  8
    SF - #22 Tayshaun Prince     :76  6'9   215  R
    SG - #24 Hubert Davis        :74  6'5   183  10
    PF - #52 Don Reid            :75  6'8   250  7
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    PF - #13 Memmet Okur         :75  6'11  249  R
    PG - #6  Pepe Sanchez        :69  6'4   195  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Make your role player produce some baskets.
    o Utilize 2nd or 3rd chances coming from the offensive rebound Ben Wallace
      could bring you.
    o Ben not only is a good rebounder but could post for a dunk as well.
    o Detroit has a tough starting lineup and could bring up a perimeter based
      team from its bench.
    o 3pt shoot should be selected wisely.
    o Corliss and Clifford could do some pretty serious damage inside while
      Rip could try to dash in for the hoop.
    o Utilize Detroit's bench. You could get decent points from them.
    
    Defending:
    o Don't make your opponent run for fast breaks. 
    o Rebounding wouldn't be a problem with Ben arround.
    o Detroit could seriously man up on D.
    
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #32 Rip Hamilton        - These two guys could work well in and out just
    SF - #34 Corliss Williamson    don't rely much on their outside game 
                                   preferably they'll do damage driving inside.
    PF - #30 Clifford Robinson   - These two nasty big men could do damage while
    C  - #3  Ben Wallace           securing both the offensive and defensive glass
    
    
    Golden State Warriors (Oakland, CA)
    -----------------------------------
    Rating: 19th
    Coach: Eric Musselman
    Court: The Arena at Oakland
    
    Starting Lineup: 
    PG - #3  Bob Sura            :80  6'5   200  7
    SG - #23 Jason Richardson    :85  6'6   220  1
    SF - #33 Antwann Jamison     :88  6'9   223  4
    PF - #21 Danny Fortson       :84  6'8   260  5
    C  - #25 Erick Dampier       :78  6'11  265  6
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PG - #0  Gilbert Arenas      :78  6'3   191  1
    SF - #10 Mike Dunleavy       :79  6'9   221  R
    PF - #1  Troy Murphy         :79  6'11  245  1
    SG - #4  Jiri Welsch         :72  6'7   208  R
    C  - #31 Adonal Foyle        :72  6'10  265  5
    SF - #34 Chris Mills         :80  6'7   220  9
    PG - #11 Rafer Alston        :77  6'2   173  3
    
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #22 Dean Garrett        :73  6'11   250  6
    PF - #2  Dean Oliver         :70  5'11   175  1
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Use a run and gun offensive tactic.
    o J-Rich and Jamison could take it strong to the hoop.
    o Use Sura's 3pointing skill whenever possible.
    o Mix your bench players with your starting 5, Golden State could make
      use of its bench but not rely much on it.
    o Better shot selections. Smash it down whenever it's possible.
    o Playing with dual point guards works perfectly with Arenas and Sura 
      lining up the back court.
    o Muster all fast break points as you can. Richardson and Jamison could work
      as a great finisher.
    o Play Isolation with the either Richardson/Jamison. The two could mostly
      sum up to heaps of damage.
    
    Defending:
    o Get your shot blocking game running.
    o Crash boards with your big men.
    o Zoning up and calling double teams at the right time works perfectly.
    o Pressure the back court with two point guards (Sura and Arenas).
    o Avoid getting easy baskets from their big men. GS should double up
      when necessary as they have no player in the 7'0 mark.
    
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #23 Jason Richardson    - These two guys could play well with pick and 
    SF - #33 Antwann Jamison       rolls or play one on one with isolation. These
                                   guys could take it strong to the hoop while
                                   taking advantage with their height and speed.
    
    
    
    Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)
    -----------------------------
    Rating: 17th
    Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich
    Court: Compaq Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #3  Steve Francis       :91  6'3   195  3
    SG - #5  Cuttino Mobley      :84  6'4   210  4
    SF - #41 Glen Rice           :72  6'8   220  13
    PF - #2  Maurice Taylor      :79  6'9   260  5
    C  - #11 Ming Yao            :79  7'5   296  R
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PF - #21 Kenny Thomas        :81  6'7   245  3
    PF - #33 Eddie Griffin       :83  6'10  232  1
    PG - #12 Moochie Norris      :79  6'2   185  5
    C  - #13 Kelvin Cato         :76  6'11  275  5
    SF - #42 Walt Williams       :77  6'8   230  10
    SG - #18 Oscar Torres        :75  6'6   210  1
    SF - #9  Bostjan Nachbar     :76  6'9   221  R
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #52 Jason Collier       :69  7'0   260  2
    PG - #6  Tito Maddox         :74  6'4   190  R
    PF - #44 Terence Morris      :73  6'9   221  1
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Utilize Yao's skills. He could make easy lay-ups and FG shoots with his
      height.
    o Start a 3 pointing game with Houston. You could upgrade your line up to
      a full roster of 3 pointers.
    o Bring your bench players along. Most of Houston's guys could easily hit
      those treys.
    o Pick and roll works well with Yao.
    o Get 'The Franchise' going.
    o Run with the ball. Houston could soar with their fast line up.
    
    Defending:
    o Attempt for steals. Houston has a couple of major pick pockets.
    o Pressure the back court with dual guards.
    o Crash the board with Yao. Adding in Cato for the PF position fortifies 
      the basket.
    o Attempt for offensive fouls. Houston could really run.
    o Make Yao work his shot blocking power.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #3  Steve Francis       - Pick and Roll and some more pick and rolls.
    C  - #11 Ming Yao              combination would surely power houston
                                   offensively creating space for your three
                                   pointers as they try to stop the two.
    
    
    Indiana Pacers (Indianapolis, IN)
    ---------------------------------
    Rating: 14th
    Coach: Isiah Thomas
    Court: Conseco Fieldhouse
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #11 Jamaal Tinsley      :81  6'3   195  1
    SG - #31 Reggie Miller       :84  6'7   195  15
    SF - #5  Ron Mercer          :79  6'7   210  5
    PF - #7  Jermaine O'Neal     :87  6'11  242  6
    C  - #52 Brad Miller         :82  7'0   261  4
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SG - #15 Ron Artest          :84  6'7   246  3
    SF - #44 Austin Croshere     :80  6'10  242  5
    SF - #3  Al Harrington       :79  6'9   250  4
    PF - #24 Jonathan Bender     :80  7'0   219  3
    PF - #10 Jeff Foster         :76  6'11  242  3
    SG - #20 Erick Strickland    :79  6'3   218  6
    SG - #20 Fred Jones          :71  6'2   218  R
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    C  - #27 Primoz Brezec       :64  7'1   252  2
    PG - #2  Jamison Brewer      :66  6'4   184  1
    PF - #6  Carlos Rogers       :70  6'11   232  8
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Try to control the game and make it flow your way. 
    o Try to not run with the ball. Indiana's big men couldn't run as quick as 
      they should.
    o Make serious damage with O'Neal and the two Millers.
    o O'neal could pretty much put up big numbers and could play a good postup
      game.
    o Get your bench running. Artest, Harrington etc... could juice up a couple of
      additional baskets.
    o Attempt to create a space for Reggie Miller and attempt for a quick 3points.
    o Mix it up. The starting 5 and Indiana's bench pretty well match up when
      mixed properely.
    
    Defending:
    o Crash boards with your big guys.
    o Try not to make turnovers to avoid fast breaks which Indiana couldn't
      defend much at times.
    o Your big men is pretty much enough to guard downlow just be sure to reject
      a lot of baskets.
    o Manning up on D is great for Indiana's guys.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #31 Reggie Miller       - He could make those 3 pointers... and some 
                                   more of it.
    PF - #7  Jermaine O'Neal     - He could pretty much post up and slam it down
                                   as wells as crashing boards and making some
                                   rejections.
    C  - #52 Brad Miller         - He could shoot and play hard down low.
    SG - #15 Ron Artest          - A great help coming from the bench and an
                                   extremely good defender.
    
    
    Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)
    --------------------------------------
    Rating: 12th
    Coach: Alvin Gentry
    Court: Staples Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #24 Andre Miller        :88  6'2   200  3
    SG - #50 Corrie Maggette     :84  6'6   228  3
    SF - #7  Lamar Odom          :88  6'10  221  3
    PF - #42 Elton Brand         :90  6'8   265  3
    C  - #34 Michael Olowakandi  :82  7'0   270  4
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #3  Quentin Richardson  :84  6'6   236  2
    PF - #54 Chris Wilcox        :77  6'8   221  R
    C  - #2  Matt Ely            :77  6'10  260  R
    SG - #20 Bryant Stith        :76  6'5   210  10
    SG - #52 Eric Piatkowski     :77  6'6   225  8
    SG - #0  Marko Jaric         :68  6'7   198  2
    PG - #1  Keyon Dooling       :74  6'3   196  2
    
    Injured Reserve:
    SF - #32 Tremaine Fowlkes    :70  6'8   220  2
    C  - #45 Sean Rooks          :68  6'10  260  10
    C  - #18 Cherokee Parks      :73  6'11  240  7
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Avoid taking 3's. LAC isn't a good 3 pointing team.
    o Make a perimeter game. The clippers could do damage with their outside
      shooting.
    o Brand and Olowakandi could sum up heaps of damages with their height 
      and power. The two could support a strong low post game.
    o Drive inside. Odom and Miller could drive in and dish to either of your
      big men if they're in trouble.
    o Rest key player whenever they're low in stamina. The Clippers doesn't
      have much of a bench.
    o Pick and rolls do some major scoring as well.
    
    Defending:
    o Use Olowakandi and Brand's strenght to make a tight D' down low.
    o The clippers could support a major man to man defense as their players
      have an average height and could run after their defender.
    o Avoid getting easy baskets when you try to go on an all out bench only a
      few players from it could do some defense.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #24 Andre Miller        - He could drive in and dish it out.
    SF - #7  Lamar Odom          - Let him show of his dunking skills. He could
                                   seriously slam it home.
    PF - #42 Elton Brand         - A great low post player with a bag of FG
                                   shooting as well. He could grab a lot of boards
                                   for you.
    
    
    
    Los Angeles Lakers (Los Angeles, CA)
    ------------------------------------
    Rating: 1st
    Coach: Phil Jackson
    Court: Staples Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #2  Derek Fisher        :82  6'1   205  6
    SG - #8  Kobe Bryant         :95  6'7   215  6
    SF - #17 Rick Fox            :81  6'7   235  11
    PF - #52 Samaki Walker       :78  6'9   255  6
    C  - #34 Shaquille O'Neal    :96  7'1   224  10
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PF - #5  Robert Horry        :86  6'10  238  10
    SF - #3  Devean George       :81  6'8   225  3
    SG - #20 Brian Shaw          :77  6'6   200  13
    SF - #35 Tracy Murray        :77  6'7   228  10
    PG - #11 A.J. Guyton         :73  6'2   185  2
    PF - #35 Mark Madsen         :71  6'9   245  2
    C  - #45 Soumaila Samake     :67  6'10  240  1
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    PF - #14 Stanislav Medvedenko:75  6'10  255  2
    PG - #12 Jannero Pargo       :72  6'2   170  R
    SG - #21 Kareem Rush         :77  6'6   215  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Let Shaq and Kobe do the damage. The two could seriously put up monstrous
      numbers.
    o Line-up for three point baskets. The Lakers could do a serious damage with
      it having almost half a dozen of player who could score the 3 ball.
    o Let Kobe and Shaq create some mismatch as well as conjuring up trouble 
      down low.
    o With Shaq's strenght he could power his way in for a shot.
    o Kobe could play a wild game with his mad speed and dribbling ability. He
      could dash in and leap for the dunk, take a perimeter shot or even take
      a quick three,
    o The Laker's bench can produce some numbers.
    o Pick and roll shines.
    o Kobe's isolation shines even brighter.
    o Run and gun!
    
    
    Defending:
    o Man to man D works perfectly.
    o They could match mostly any team and not find a trouble with the rebounds.
    o Make Shaq block shots as well as grab loose boards.
    o Kobe could also play as a Point guard either adding more fire power or
      a defensive player in the game.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #8  Kobe Bryant         - The two dynamic duo could shoot well, grab
    C  - #34 Shaquille O'Neal      the rebound, reject shot as well as making 
                                   some troubles on the offensive side.
    
    
    
    Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)
    -------------------------------
    Rating: 13th
    Coach: Sidney Lowe
    Court: The Pyramid
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #2  Jason Williams      :84  6'1   190  4
    SG - #8  Michael Dickerson   :84  6'5   190  4
    SF - #31 Shane Battier       :84  6'8   220  1
    PF - #16 Pau Gasol           :86  7'0   227  1
    C  - #42 Lorenzen Wright     :81  6'11  240  6
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PF - #0  Drew Gooden         :79  6'10  230  R
    PG - #22 Brevin Knight       :77  5'10  170  5
    PF - #4  Stromile Swift      :83  6'9   225  2
    SG - #1  Wesley Person       :80  6'6   200  8
    PF - #44 Tony Massenburg     :77  6'9   250  10
    PG - #25 Earl Watson         :73  6'1   190  R
    SG - #13 Gordon Giricek      :69  6'6   216  R
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    C  - #15 Cezary Trybanski    :74  7'2   240  R
    PF - #21 Robert Archibald    :77  6'11  250  R
    PF - #20 Chris Owens         :68  6'7   245  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Pau could work well down the stretch.
    o Jason Williams could run it down for a drive or dish it out for quick
      basket to either Gasol or Wright.
    o Memphis' Bench could help out and score some numbers as well.
    o The team could start a 3 pointing game as well but don't rely much on it.
    o Pick and roll plays works with Gasol perfectly.
    o Posting up with your big men could produce some numbers as well.
    
    
    Defending:
    o Man to man D works well.
    o Crash the boards with Gasol, utilizing his height.
    o Attempt to take charge to gain the possession back.
    o Never let fast break points go.
    o Make your big players block shots.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #2  Jason Williams      - Get him to run the pick and roll. He could
                                   shot from the perimeter as well.
    SF - #31 Shane Battier       - Get his shooting going. Give him a quick screen
                                   then use it for a shot.
    PF - #16 Pau Gasol           - With his height he could create a serious 
                                   match-up when down in a SF spot.
    
    
    
    
    
    Miami Heat (Miami, FL)
    -----------------------
    Rating: 25th
    Coach: Pat Riley
    Court: American Airlines Arena
    
    Starting Lineup: 
    PG - #5  Travis Best         :81  5'11  181  7
    SG - #6  Eddie Jones         :89  6'6   210  8
    SF - #4  Caron Butler        :79  6'7   217  R
    PF - #44 Brian Grant         :82  6'9   254  8
    C  - #50 Vladimar Stepania   :78  7'1   255  4
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #3  Laphonso Ellis      :77  6'8   240  10
    PG - #21 Anthony Carter      :74  6'2   195  3
    SG - #24 Jimmy Jackson       :80  6'6   220  10
    PF - #22 Sean Marks          :69  6'10  250  4
    PG - #7  Mike Jones          :74  6'2   190  1
    C  - #52 Ernest Brown        :66  7'0   244  1
    PG - #5  Ellie House         :77  6'1   180  2
    
    Injured Reserve:
    
    PF - #35 Malik Allen         :67  6'10  255  1
    SF - #45 Rasual Butler       :73  6'7   205  R
    PG - #11 Khalid El-Amin      :74  5'10  200  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Caron could support the team's running game as the finisher. He could easily
      slam it down the hoop.
    o Get Eddie Jones the ball and have him work his way for a basket. He could
      score both inside and outside effectively.
    o Have Grant post up near the basket and make a quick slam.
    o Make your bench productive.
    
    Defending:
    o Put a tighter defense down low.
    o Be sure to catch all loose rebounds.
    o Zoning up works well but if he goes for a 3 pointing game shift to
      man-to-man then make a quick double team.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #6  Eddie Jones         - Great permiter shooter. He could carry Miami's
                                   main offense.
    SF - #4  Caron Butler        - A great support player when Jones starts to
                                   struggle.
    
    
    Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee, WI)
    -------------------------------
    Rating: 24th
    Coach: George Karl
    Court: Bradley Center
    
    Starting Lineup: 
    PG - #10 Sam Cassell         :86  6'3   185  9
    SG - #34 Ray Allen           :92  6'5   205  6
    SF - #17 Anthony Mason       :79  6'8   255  13
    PF - #5  Tim Thomas          :86  6'10  240  5
    C  - #40 Ervin Johnson       :73  6'11  255  9
    
    
    Bench Players:   
    SF - #7  Toni Kukoc          :78  6'11  235  9
    PG - #12 Kevin Ollie         :72  6'2   195  5
    PF - #35 Jason Caffey        :74  6'8   256  7
    C  - #8  Jake Przybilla      :71  7'1   255  2
    PF - #12 Marcus Haislip      :77  6'10  230  R
    SG - #15 Ronald Murray       :71  6'4   190  R
    SF - #45 Cedric Henderson    :73  6'7   225  5
    Injured Reserve: 
    PF - #31 Jamal Sampson       :70  6'11  235  R
    C  - #50 Dan Gadzuric        :69  6'11  240  R
    PG - #34 Mike Wilks          :70  5'11  185  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Ray Allen is the man. He could carry the whole offense up and start firing
      from the perimeter.
    o Sam could drive it strong or dish it to Allen.
    o Thomas could create space and start throwing down some baskets. He's quick
      and could move great down low.
    o Use Allen and Thomas for the Pick and Roll. Take a quick trey with Allen or
      pass it to the rolling Thomas.
    o Mix the starting 5 with the bench. Milwaukee's bench isn't as productive
      as it should be.
    o Run a slow game whenever your main guns (Cassell/Allen/Thomas) is out
      resting. Buying out as much time is very essential.
    
    Defending:
    o Switch to the guard Cassell to double up on D. He's quick enough to get
      right back to his man if he descided to pass it back.
    o Tim Thomas could be your #1 man when it comes to rebounding and rejecting
      shots so be sure to have him do those things.
    o Force the offense to turnover the ball with the offensive foul violation
      Allen and Cassell could do most things perfectly and at the same time
      get right back to their man.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #10 Sam Cassell         - Great point guard, he could dish points and 
                                   assist all together.
    SG - #34 Ray Allen           - You main gun. Use him up to the fullest. He
                                   could drive in, shoot or take 3s.
    PF - #5  Tim Thomas          - Good low post player.
    
    
    Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)
    ----------------------------------------
    Rating: 11th
    Coach: Flip Saunders
    Court: Target Center
    
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #7  Terrell Brandon     :83  5'11  173  11
    SG - #10 Wally Szczerbiak    :83  6'7   244  3
    SF - #21 Kevin Garnett       :95  6'11  220  7
    PF - #32 Joe Smith           :83  6'10  225  7
    C  - #8  Rasho Nesterovic    :79  7'0   248  4
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SG - #44 Anthony Peeler      :77  6'4   208  10
    SF - #13 Kendall Gill        :77  6'5   215  12
    PG - #11 Troy Hudson         :81  6'1   170  5
    C  - #25 Marc Jackson        :77  6'10  270  2
    SF - #13 Felipe Lopez        :76  6'5   195  4
    SG - #1  Maurice Evans       :69  6'5   220  1
    PF - #20 Gary Trent          :78  6'8   250  7
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #3  Loren Woods         :74  7'1   246  1
    PG - #36 Igor Rakocevic      :71  6'2   184  2
    PG - #99 Randy Livingston    :73  6'4   209  6
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Get Garnett rocking the rim. He could power his way in or shoot a jumper
      near the hoop.
    o Szczerbiak's shooting skill could come in handy. Use pick and rolls to free
      a space for this shooter.
    o The bench could get hot if you start using them right but it'll result to a
      slower game.
    o Use KG to the fullest. Have him do most of the offense and have Szczerbiak
      rest earlier then replace him if he's tired and with the rested Szczerbiak
      to carry the offense.
    o Supporting players like Joe Smith, Brandon and Nestorovic should get on the
      act and start helping out if the two started to struggle. Simple Pick and
      Roll or +Isolation could pretty much bring easy baskets.
    
    Defending:
    o Use Garnett's height and leaping ability to crash the boards and reject
      some shots. He's one crazy defender.
    o Just stay ahead of the player you're guarding and attempt for a steal.
    o Your big men could easily swarm driving players that are smaller making it
      less frequent to hit the shot.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #10 Wally Szczerbiak    - Could carry out the offense with KG. He
                                   could really shoot well.
    SF - #21 Kevin Garnett       - He's one crazy offensive and defensive player.
    
    
    
    New Jersey Nets (East Rutherford, NJ)
    -------------------------------------
    Rating: 6th
    Coach: Byron Scott
    Court: Continental Airlines Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #5  Jason Kidd           :93  6'4   212  8
    SG - #30 Kerry Kittles        :82  6'5   180  6
    SF - #24 Richard Jefferson    :82  6'7   222  1
    PF - #6  Kenyon Martin        :87  6'9   234  2
    C  - #55 Dikembe Mutombo      :83  7'2   2650  11
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PF - #54 Rodney Rogers        :85  6'7   255  9
    SG - #12 Lucious Harris       :76  6'5   205  9
    SF - #34 Aaron Williams       :76  6'9   240  8
    PG - #2  Chris Childs         :77  6'3   195  8
    C  - #35 Jason Collins        :74  7'0   260  1
    PF - #14 Jamie Feick          :74  6'8   255  6
    SG - #1  Brandon Armstrong    :71  6'5   188  1
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PF  - #21 Brian Scalabrine    :67  6'9   240  1
    SG  - #8  Tamar Slay          :74  6'8   215  R
    SF  - #13 Donny Marshall      :72  6'7   230  5
    
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Get the ball to everyone. New Jersey's lineup could hit shots from almost 
      anywhere in the field.
    o Create damage down low with K-Mart. He could speed things up and slam it
      down with a dunk.
    o Kidd could create space simply driving inside and dishing it out to the open
      player.
    o Jefferson could take the ball strong to the hoop and smash it down or he
      could make a quick jumper.
    o Almost all of the NJ's players are able to hit a pretty decent perimeter
      jumper and at the same time some could smash it hard.
    o Even their bench could create a lot of bench production.
    
    Defending:
    o Switch to Jason Kidd to help out grab those rebounds. He's one of the few
      guards who could grab 2 or more boards in a night.
    o K-Mart could reject shots as good as he could smash it in the hoop.
    o Rebounding is never a problem.
    o Man to man D is great simply double with Jason Kidd when there's a
      mis-match.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #5  Jason Kidd           - He could pass, shoot, grab boards. Any 
                                    Questions?
    PF - #6  Kenyon Martin        - Take the ball to the low post and smash it in
                                    he could reject shots as well.
    
    
    
    New Orleans Hornets (New Orleans, LA)
    -------------------------------------
    Rating: 7th
    Coach: Paul Silas
    Court: New Orleans Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #1  Baron Davis         :91  6'3   223  3
    SG - #4  David Wesley        :81  6'1   203  9
    SF - #24 Jamal Mashburn      :85  6'8   247  9
    PF - #42 P.J. Brown          :83  6'11  239  9
    C  - #5  Elden Campbell      :85  7'0   279  12
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #9  George Lynch        :77  6'8   235  9
    C  - #21 Jamaal Magloire     :80  6'11  259  2
    SF - #2  Stacey Augmon       :77  6'8   213  11
    SG - #32 Courtney Alexander  :77  6'6   205  2
    SF - #54 Lee Nailon          :77  6'9   238  2
    PF - #35 Kirk Haston         :71  6'9   242  1
    PG - #17 Bryce Drew          :77  6'3   184  4
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PF - #50 Matt Bullard        :70  6'10  229  11
    PF - #6  Jerome Moiso        :70  6'10  232  2
    PF - #34 Robert Traylor      :79  6'8   284  4
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Elden Campbell is very effective downlow and could hit short ranged jumpers
      as well.
    o Monster Mash could take it strong to the hoop or shoot outside.
    o Baron could start firing and would be great with the pick and rolls.
    o You should rest up one of your key players and have the other work the
      offense. It's pretty hard to come up with a high number bench score.
    o Use your big guys.
    o Fast breaks!
    
    Defending:
    o Man-to-man is the choice.
    o Grab loose balls.
    o Never let fast breaks happen.
    o Clog the driving line when using a bigger line up.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #1  Baron Davis         - He could shoot well and come up a point from
                                   pick and roll plays. He could produce even with
                                   isolations.
    SF - #24 Jamal Mashburn      - An offensive monster. That's why he's named as
                                   Monster Mash.
    C  - #5  Elden Campbell      - Great player underneath the rim.
    
    
    
    
    New York Knicks (New York, NY)
    ------------------------------
    Rating: 18th
    Coach: Don Chaney
    Court: Madison Square Garden
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #4  Howard Eisley         :77  6'2   180  8
    SG - #20 Allan Houston         :84  6'6   200  9
    SF - #8  Latrell Sprewell      :88  6'5   195  10
    PF - #34 Antonio Mcdyess       :86  6'9   245  7
    C  - #40 Kurt Thomas           :81  6'9   235  7
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #35 Clarence Weatherspoon :78  6'7   270  10
    PF - #32 Othella Harrington    :78  6'9   235  6
    PG - #21 Charlie Ward          :83  6'2   185  8
    SG - #49 Shandon Anderson      :78  6'6   210  6
    PF - #31 Mark Pope             :69  6'10  235  4
    C  - #51 Michael Doleac        :73  6'11  262  4
    C  - #50 Felton Spencer        :64  7'0   290  12
    
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PG - #30 Frank Williams        :76  6'3   205  R
    SF - #7  Lavor Postell         :71  6'5   215  2
    C  - #44 Travis Knight         :73  7'0   235  6
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Fuel your offense with Houston and Sprewell.
    o Both could hit shots from almost anywhere in the field.
    o Use Mcdyess and Thomas downlow. They could add some more baskets.
    o Mcdyess is explosive down low and could come up with doulbe digit numbers.
    o There's a pretty decent points that could be acquired from the bench.
    
    Defending:
    o Zone up. New York lacks taller guys and could find themselves in trouble 
      when facing taller opponents.
    o Doubling up isn't a problem since most guys could quickly run back to
      defense.
    o Get the rebounds. With the height of your PF and C you should personally
      grab the ball yourself.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #20 Allan Houston         - These guys could start throwing out 3pointers
    SF - #8  Latrell Sprewell        as well as driving inside or a FG shoot.
    PF - #34 Antonio Mcdyess       - An explosive dunker and a great defender.
    
    
    Orlando Magic (Orlando, FL)
    ---------------------------
    Rating: 4th
    Coach: Doc Rivers
    Court: TD Waterhouse Centre
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #10 Darrell Armstrong   :87  6'1   180  8
    SG - #1  Tracy Mcgrady       :95  6'8   210  5
    SF - #33 Grant Hill          :86  6'8   225  8
    PF - #8  Pat Garrity         :82  6'9   238  4
    C  - #54 Horace Grant        :78  6'10  245  15
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #50 Mike Miller         :80  6'8   218  2
    PG - #11 Jacque Vaughn       :76  6'1   190  5
    C  - #34 Steven Hunter       :75  7'0   220  1
    PF - #40 Shawn Kemp          :78  6'10  280  13
    PF - #4  Ryan Humphrey       :72  6'8   235  R
    SG - #5  Jeryl Sasser        :74  6'6   200  1
    C  - #55 Andrew Declercq     :75  6'10  255  7
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    C  - #44 Peter Cornell       :69  6'11  270  1
    C  - #00 Olumide Oyedeji     :66  6'10  240  2
    SG - #2  Jaren Jackson       :77  6'7   225  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Two words! Tracy Mcgrady!
    o Grant Hill could deliver some baskets as well.
    o Pat Garrity could send home a 3 pointer a couple of times.
    o Lining up for the three pointers is a great Idea having Garrity
      Miller, Mcgrady and Armstrong right there.
    o Run those fast break.
    o Get the bench productive with simple plays. Posting up or give an Isolation
      or even use the 3 point plays.
    o Orlando could create damage with their shooting game.
    
    Defending:
    o They pretty much match up well on D.
    o Mind the rebounds.
    o Get your opponents to take the charge.
    o Try to swat the ball away with Armstrong who could really steal balls.
    
    Key Player:
    SG - #1  Tracy Mcgrady       - He could perform miracle acts. He could power
                                   the Orlando Magics to victory with his mad
                                   shooting capability.
    
    
    Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)
    -------------------------------------
    Rating: 27th
    Coach: Larry Brown
    Court: First Union Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #20 Eric Snow           :81  6'3   204  7
    SG - #3  Allen Iverson       :91  6'0   165  6
    SF - #4  Keith Van Horn      :84  6'10  255  5
    PF - #44 Derrick Coleman     :81  6'10  270  12
    C  - #11 Todd Macculloch     :76  7'0   255  3
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SG - #8  Aaron Mckie         :82  6'5   209  8
    SF - #21 Greg Buckner        :74  6'4   210  3
    C  - #1  Samuel Dalembert    :70  6'11  250  1
    SF - #5  Monty Williams      :76  6'8   225  8
    PF - #23 Brian Skinner       :74  6'9   265  4
    PG - #5  Will Avery          :71  6'2   180  3
    SF - #7  John Salmons        :73  6'7   210  R
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #0  Alvis Jones         :65  6'11  265  1
    PF - #25 Damone Brown        :71  6'8   202  1
    PF - #50 Sam Clancy          :73  6'7   240  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o AI, he's the faster player around so have him dish in for the drive. He
      could perform killer crossover to leave his man behind.
    o DC performs well down low and could take fouls as he proves to be making
      those 3 point play over and over.
    o Kieth Van Horn and AI could line up for 3 but you better sure it's a wise
      decision.
    o Get help from the bench.
    o Run and gun. 76ers could thrive itself with fast break points.
    
    Defending:
    o Go help AI when he's facing a larger and more aggressive player.
    o Pull down some rebounds.
    o 76ers should not let dashing player in easily.
    o Create steals. 76ers has the best player who could steal the ball.
    
    Key Player:
    SG - #3  Allen Iverson       - AI could produce point for the 76ers. He could 
                                   use his speed to create trouble down the
                                   stretch.
    
    
    Phoenix Suns (Phoenix, AZ)
    --------------------------
    Rating: 26th
    Coach: Frank Johnson
    Court: America West Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #3  Stephon Marbury     :87  6'2   205  6
    SG - #1  Penny Hardaway      :84  6'7   215  9
    SF - #31 Shawn Marion        :91  6'7   215  3
    PF - #24 Tom Gugliotta       :79  6'10  250  10
    C  - #25 Jake Tsakalidis     :75  7'2   290  2
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PF - #45 Bo Outlaw           :79  6'8   220  9
    C  - #42 Scott Williams      :72  6'10  260  12
    SF - #2  Joe Johnson         :78  6'7   235  1
    PF - #32 Amare Stoudemire    :74  6'10  245  R
    PF - #4  Alton Ford          :68  6'9   280  1
    SG - #23 Casey Jacobson      :74  6'6   215  R
    PG - #0  Randy Brown         :69  6'2   190  11
    
    Injured Reserve: 
    C  - #43 Jake Voskuhl        :71  6'11  245  2
    SF - #14 Dan Langhi          :71  6'11  220  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Starbury and 'The Matrix' could start the show for the Suns.
    o Marbury has a mad scoring talent and even works well running with the pick
      and roll. He could dish out some dimes as well.
    o Shawn Marion is the man. He could score serious baskets and still manage to
      play tight defense.
    o Get help from the bench. E.i. the rookie Amare could grab major boards, Bo
      Outlaw could play a better D than Gugliotta, etc...
    o Better shot selection. Pass it to the open man.
    
    Defending:
    o The Suns has a number of rebounding players which will not give you a
      problem getting the rebounds.
    o Play a tight man-to-man Defense.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #3  Stephon Marbury     - They could get the whole Sun's offense
    SF - #31 Shawn Marion          fired up.
    
    
    Portland Trailblazers (Portland, OR)
    ------------------------------------
    Rating: 3rd
    Coach: Maurice Cheeks
    Court: Rose Garden
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #3  Damon Stoudmire     :84  5'10  171  7
    SG - #6  Bonzi Wells         :86  6'5   210  4
    SF - #33 Scottie Pippen      :83  6'8   228  15
    PF - #30 Rasheed Wallace     :93  6'11  230  7
    C  - #34 Dale Davis          :82  6'11  252  11
    
    
    Bench Players:
    C  - #11 Arvydas Sabonis     :78  7'3   292  7
    SG - #1  Derek Anderson      :81  6'5   195  5
    SG - #10 Antonio Daniels     :78  6'4   205  5
    SF - #21 Ruben Patterson     :80  6'5   224  4
    PG - #5  Jeff Mcinnis        :79  6'4   179  5
    PF - #50 Zach Randolph       :78  6'9   253  1
    SG - #24 Qyntel Woods        :76  6'8   221  R
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #44 Ruben Boumtje       :67  7'0   257  1
    SG - #7  Charles Smith       :77  6'4   200  4
    C  - #00 Amal Mccaskill      :64  6'11  245  3
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Pass the ball around. The Trailblazers could shoot almost anywhere in the
      court.
    o Take the ball inside and let Rasheed do some damage.
    o Use pick and roll plays. Wallace and Davis could pretty much do a great
      screen and at the same time get the basket as they roll.
    o Dash inside. Portland got a fast back court. Stoudmire and Wells could
      run inside for a quick basket.
    o Isolation. Those two could play it with their dribbling and speed.
    o Get your bench production going. Portland needs a productive bench while
      key players are resting.
    o Get shots from behind the arc but not too much. Taking a screen will be a
      nice idea then simply pass the ball to the rolling player if you couldn't 
      find a shot.
    
    Defending:
    o You can use a taller Center (replacing Davis with Sabonis) this will secure
      a good rebound as well as a possible shot blocker down low.
    o Double Team. Portland's back court could run back and forth with their speed
    o Zone in and clog the middle. You could cause a turnover but at times it'll
      result for a foul or a pass to the outside so be careful.
    o Attempt for steals and block shots.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #6  Bonzi Wells         - His speed and scoring ability is great.
    PF - #30 Rasheed Wallace     - A relentless attacker down low. He could get
                                   those rebounds and reject shots as well.
    
    Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)
    ---------------------------------
    Rating: 2nd
    Coach: Rick Adelman
    Court: Arco Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #10 Mike Bibby           :83  6'1   190  4
    SG - #13 Doug Christie        :86  6'5   205  10
    SF - #16 Peja Stojakovic      :85  6'9   229  4
    PF - #4  Chris Webber         :95  6'10  245  9
    C  - #21 Vlade Divac          :85  7'1   260  13
    
    
    Bench Players:
    C  - #7  Keon Clark           :84  6'11  221  4
    PG - #24 Bobby Jackson        :82  6'1   185  5
    SF - #5  Kedo Turkoglu        :77  6'10  220  2
    SG - #8  Mateen Cleaves       :71  6'2   205  2
    C  - #31 Scott Pollard        :78  6'11  265  5
    PF - #51 Lawrence Funderburke :76  6'9   230  5
    SF - #3  Gerald Wallace       :78  6'7   215  1
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PF - #52 Chucky Brown         :72  6'8   220  13
    PG - #25 Brent Price          :72  6'1   185  9
    SF - #34 Corsley Edwards      :70  6'9   275  R
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Half a dozen of Sacramento's line up could hit a Jumper from almost anywhere
      in the field.
    o The King's could start firing three pointers all night long.
    o You could upgrade your line up with a dual point guard for added speed.
    o Work down low. A lot of players could easily bring it home in that territory
      Chris Webber could deliver it easily for you.
    o Peja could shoot and will tend to not miss so take advantage of his skill.
    o Sacramento's bench could score as much as some of the league's starting
      lineup.
    
    Defending:
    o Not much of a problem defending. Man-to-man Defense is enough.
    o Simply double up on D whenever there's a problem.
    o Grab the boards. Anyone in their line up could do it.
    o Get some shots rejected.
    
    Key Players:
    SF - #16 Peja Stojakovic      - He hit shots from almost anywhere.
    PF - #4  Chris Webber         - He could easily slam it down, shoot from
                                    the perimeter, Grab rebounds and block 
                                    shots.
    
    
    San Antonio Spurs (San Antonio, TX)
    -----------------------------------
    Rating: 21st
    Coach: Gregg Popovich
    Court: SBC Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #9  Tony Parker          :79  6'2   180  1
    SG - #8  Steve Smith          :81  6'8   221  11
    SF - #12 Bruce Bowen          :75  6'7   200  6
    PF - #21 Tim Duncan           :95  7'0   260  5
    C  - #50 David Robinson       :86  7'1   250  13
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PG - #10 Speedy Claxton       :76  5'11  166  1
    SF - #3  Stephen Jackson      :72  6'8   220  2
    PF - #31 Malik Rose           :81  6'7   255  6
    C  - #42 Kevin Willis         :78  7'0   245  18
    SG - #13 Emanuel Ginobili     :78  6'6   210  R
    PG - #25 Steve Kerr           :72  6'3   180  14
    SF - #35 Danny Ferry          :70  6'10  235  12
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PG - #22 Erick Barkley        :72  6'1   185  2
    PG - #1  Jason Hart           :72  6'2   181  2
    C  - #27 Mengke Bateer        :76  6'11  290  1
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Play with your big men down low. They could create serious damage.
    o Or bail out with an outside shot. San Antonio is a good all around team
      passing the ball around could create space and slowly bring down baskets.
    o 3 pointing seemed to be an option for this team as they have a number who
      could shoot it from that range.
    o An even bench production.
    o Make Tim run the whole offense. Get the double team and drop off assists.
    o Run for fast breaks. The Spurs could run pretty well.
    
    Defending:
    o Your big men could take care of the rebounds.
    o Go try out for steals.
    o Reject shots if you can.
    o Manning up on Defense is pretty much enough.
    
    Key Players:
    PF - #21 Tim Duncan           - He could shoot the ball from the perimeter as
                                    good as he could take it strong to the basket.
    
    
    Seattle Supersonics (Seattle, WA)
    ---------------------------------
    Rating: 10th
    Coach: Nate McMillan
    Court: Key Arena
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #20 Gary Payton         :92  6'4   180  12
    SG - #24 Desmond Mason       :83  6'5   222  2
    SF - #7  Rashard Lewis       :89  6'10  215  4
    PF - #52 Calvin Booth        :74  6'11  231  3
    C  - #33 Jerome James        :74  7'1   272  2
    
    
    Bench Players:
    PG - #8  Kenny Anderson      :81  6'1   168  11
    SF - #31 Brent Barry         :86  6'6   203  7
    PF - #77 Vladimar Radmanovic :80  6'10  234  1
    C  - #14 Peja Drobnjak       :74  6'11  272  1
    C  - #9  Vitaly Potapenko    :76  6'10  285  6
    SF - #45 Ansu Sesay          :74  6'9   225  1
    SG - #40 Joe Forte           :77  6'4   194  1
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Gary, Desmond and Rashard could deal with the offensive side. They could
      carry the whole offense up.
    o Have them drive in and score down low.
    o Get the pick and roll running.
    o Start a running game. It's hard to stop the Sonics when they run.
    o Start a problem down low and simply pass it to the open man when they double
    
    Defending:
    o Watch for the rebounds.
    o Zone if bigger guys or the opponent started driving a lot.
    o Man up if they're thinking of perimeters.
    o Be sure to reject shots and attempt for steals.
    o Force your opponent to take offensive charges.
    o Pressure them right away from the back court.
    
    Key Players:
    PG - #20 Gary Payton         - This three guys could bring off the offense
    SG - #24 Desmond Mason         firing. They could drive in for the basket or
    SF - #7  Rashard Lewis         deal it off with a jumper.
    
    
    Toronto Raptors (Toronto, CND)
    ------------------------------
    Rating: 22nd
    Coach: Lenny Wilkins
    Court: Air Canada Centre
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #20 Alvin Williams       :81  6'5   185  5
    SG - #24 Morris Peterson      :82  6'7   215  2
    SF - #15 Vince Carter         :94  6'6   225  4
    PF - #33 Antonio Davis        :86  6'9   230  9
    C  - #00 Eric Montross        :66  7'0   270  8
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #30 Lamond Murray        :85  6'7   235  8
    SF - #13 Jerome Williams      :79  6'9   206  6
    PG - #11 Lindsey Hunter       :76  6'2   195  9
    C  - #7  Nate Huffman         :72  7'1   245  R
    PF - #5  Michael Bradley      :76  6'10  225  1
    SF - #1  Chris Jefferies      :75  6'8   215  R
    SG - #8  Jermaine Jackson     :70  6'5   204  3
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #32 Mamadou N'Diaye      :67  7'0   255  2
    SG - #44 Derrick Dial         :75  6'4   184  3
    SG - #30 Dell Curry           :75  6'5   205  16
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Have Vince start pouring points and simply have other players (like Davis,
      Peterson) to help out.
    o Never attempt a 3 pointing game. The raptors doesn't thrives itself with it
      but they could evenly hit those baskets.
    o Pick and rolls.
    o Isolation. Vince Carter could really shine with it.
    
    Defending:
    o Watch for the rebounds.
    o Zone if bigger guys or the opponent started driving a lot.
    o Man up if they're thinking of perimeters.
    o Be sure to reject shots and attempt for steals.
    o Force your opponent to take offensive charges.
    o Pressure them right away from the back court.
    
    Key Players:
    SF - #15 Vince Carter         - Vinsanity could deliver the ball strong to the
                                    basket. He could start out a running game for
                                    the Raptors evenly.
    
    
    
    Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City, UT)
    ------------------------------
    Rating: 23rd
    Coach: Jerry Sloa
    Court: Delta Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #12 John Stockton       :85  6'1   175  18
    SG - #21 Matt Harpring       :82  6'7   231  4
    SF - #47 Andrei Kirilenko    :84  6'9   225  2
    PF - #32 Karl Malone         :92  6'9   256  17
    C  - #31 Jarron Collins      :75  6'11  252  1
    
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #29 Calbert Cheaney     :73  6'7   217  9
    PG - #13 Mark Jackson        :81  6'3   195  15
    PF - #2  Curtis Borchardt    :74  7'0   240  R
    SG - #22 Deshawn Stevenson   :75  6'5   210  2
    C  - #00 Greg Ostertag       :71  7'2   280  7
    C  - #13 John Amaechi        :73  6'10  270  4
    PG - #30 Carlos Arroyo       :71  6'2   202  1
    
    Injured Reserve:
    PG - #24 Raul Lopez          :70  6'0   160  R
    SF - #34 Scott Padgett       :81  6'9   240  3
    SG - #9  John Starks         :75  6'5   190  13
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Stockton to Malone is as effective as that of the real thing.
    o Utah could create an outside game or make Malone fight inside.
    o Harpring and Kirilenko could send those perimeter jumpers in.
    o Use your bench a lot. They could bring doulbe number down.
    
    Defending:
    o Watch for the rebounds.
    o Zone if bigger guys or the opponent started driving a lot.
    o Man up if they're thinking of perimeters.
    o Be sure to reject shots and attempt for steals.
    o Force your opponent to take offensive charges.
    o Pressure them right away from the back court.
    
    Key Players:
    SF - #47 Andrei Kirilenko    - He could start firing from any where. He could
                                   bring it strong to the basket as well.
    PF - #32 Karl Malone         - He could shoot as good as he could dunk it.
                                   He could grab the boards or even dish out
                                   assists.
    
    
    
    Washington Wizards (Washington D.C.)
    ------------------------------------
    Rating: 9th
    Coach: Doug Collins
    Court: MCI Center
    
    Starting Lineup:
    PG - #20 Larry Hughes        :85  6'5   184  4
    SG - #42 Jerry Stackhouse    :93  6'6   218  7
    SF - #23 Michael Jordan      :89  6'6   216  14
    PF - #5  Kwame Brown         :78  6'11  248  1
    C  - #55 Jahidi White        :75  6'9   290  4
    
    Bench Players:
    SF - #3  Byron Russel        :83  6'7   225  9
    PG - #12 Chris Whitney       :81  6'0   175  9
    C  - #00 Brendon Haywood     :76  7'0   268  1
    PF - #44 Christian Laettner  :79  6'11  245  10
    PG - #3  Juan Dixon          :74  6'3   164  R
    PF - #34 Charles Oakley      :76  6'9   245  17
    PF - #1  Jared Jeffries      :78  6'11  230  R
    
    Injured Reserve:
    C  - #36 Etan Thomas         :76  6'10  260  2
    PG - #10 Tyronne Lue         :81  6'0   178  4
    SF - #35 Brian Cardinal      :70  6'8   245  2
    
    On the Offensive Side:
    o Get Stack and MJ firing. They could really rally the offensive side.
    o Sink those 3 pointers. The Wizards could bring up a back court of 3-pointers
      they could deal damage as much as they can.
    o Perimter game. You could mostly hit shots from the perimeter with a good
      screen with this team.
    o Play it down low. Brown, White, Laettner or Haywood could deal it down low.
    o Use your bench. You could find that some players is more effective that your
      current line up.
    
    Defending:
    o Watch for the rebounds.
    o Zone if bigger guys or the opponent started driving a lot.
    o Man up if they're thinking of perimeters.
    o Be sure to reject shots and attempt for steals.
    o Force your opponent to take offensive charges.
    o Pressure them right away from the back court.
    
    Key Players:
    SG - #42 Jerry Stackhouse    - This two guys could run the fast breaks, score
    SF - #23 Michael Jordan        from the perimeter or take it strong to the 
                                   hoop.
    
    
    
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                                * 2003 Roster Update -
                                *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
    
    This Roster team update is accurate as of March 21, 2003. The ( * ) denotes
    that that certain player is in the injured list. Players with a little
    identification are missing players. Denoted by a ( ??? ) their jersey number
    position, height, weight, birth date, college and the years pro. 
    
    
    Atlanta
    -------
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    Chris Crawford *
    Emanual Davis *
    Dan Dickau 
    Dion Glover 
    Darvin Ham 
    Alan Henderson 
    Jermaine Jackson 
    DerMarr Johnson *
    Nazr Mohammed 
    Ira Newble 
    Theo Ratliff 
    Glenn Robinson 
    Jason Terry 
    
    
    Boston
    ------
    Tony Battie
    Mark Blount 
    J.R. Bremer 
    Kedrick Brown 
    Mark Bryant *
    Bimbo Coles 
    Tony Delk 
    Grant Long 
    Walter McCarty 
    Paul Pierce 
    Bruno Sundov 
    Antoine Walker 
    Eric Williams 
    
    
    Chicago
    -------
    Dalibor Bagaric 
    Lonny Baxter 
    Corie Blount 
    Rick Brunson 
    Tyson Chandler 
    Jamal Crawford 
    Eddy Curry 
    Marcus Fizer *
    Trenton Hassell 
    Fred Hoiberg *
    Donyell Marshall 
    Roger Mason Jr. 
    Eddie Robinson *
    Jalen Rose 
    Jay Williams 
    
    Cleaveland
    ----------
    Carlos Boozer 
    Tierre Brown 
    Ricky Davis 
    DeSagana Diop 
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas 
    Jumaine Jones 
    Chris Mihm 
    Darius Miles 
    Milt Palacio 
    (???)17 Smush Parker G 6-4 180 6/01/81 Fordham '04 R 
    Michael Stewart
    Dajuan Wagner 
    
    Dallas
    ------
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad 
    Raja Bell 
    Shawn Bradley 
    Evan Eschmeyer *
    Michael Finley 
    Adrian Griffin 
    Avery Johnson *
    Popeye Jones 
    Raef LaFrentz 
    Eduardo Najera 
    Steve Nash 
    Dirk Nowitzki 
    (???)17 Antoine Rigaudeau* G 6-7 210 12/17/71 France R 
    Nick Van Exel 
    Walt Williams 
    
    Denver
    ------
    Chris Andersen 
    Ryan Bowen 
    Marcus Camby 
    (???)6 Junior Harrington G 6-4 190 10/02/80 Wingate '02 R
    Donnell Harvey 
    Nene Hilario 
    Juwan Howard 
    Predrag Savovic 
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili 
    Rodney White 
    Shammond Williams 
    Vincent Yarbrough 
    
    Detroit
    -------
    Chucky Atkins 
    Jon Barry 
    Chauncey Billups 
    Michael Curry 
    Hubert Davis 
    Richard Hamilton 
    Danny Manning 
    Mehmet Okur 
    Tayshaun Prince 
    Zeljko Rebraca *
    Don Reid*
    Clifford Robinson 
    Pepe Sanchez *
    Ben Wallace 
    Corliss Williamson 
    
    Golden State
    ------------
    Gilbert Arenas 
    Earl Boykins 
    Erick Dampier 
    Mike Dunleavy Jr
    Danny Fortson 
    Adonal Foyle 
    Antawn Jamison 
    Chris Mills 
    Troy Murphy 
    Jason Richardson 
    Bob Sura 
    Jiri Welsch 
    
    Houston
    -------
    Kelvin Cato
    Jason Collier *
    Steve Francis 
    Eddie Griffin 
    Juaquin Hawkins 
    Tito Maddox *
    Cuttino Mobley 
    Terence Morris 
    Bostjan Nachbar 
    Moochie Norris 
    James Posey 
    Glen Rice 
    Maurice Taylor 
    Yao Ming 
    
    Indiana
    -------
    Ron Artest
    Jonathan Bender 
    Jamison Brewer *
    Primoz Brezec 
    Austin Croshere 
    Jeff Foster 
    Al Harrington 
    Fred Jones *
    Ron Mercer 
    Brad Miller 
    Reggie Miller 
    Jermaine O'Neal 
    Erick Strickland 
    Jamaal Tinsley 
    
    Los Angeles Clippers
    --------------------
    Elton Brand*
    Keyon Dooling*
    Melvin Ely
    Tremaine Fowlkes 
    Marko Jaric 
    Corey Maggette 
    Andre Miller 
    Lamar Odom 
    Michael Olowokandi *
    Cherokee Parks 
    Eric Piatkowski 
    Quentin Richardson 
    Sean Rooks 
    Zhizhi Wang 
    Chris Wilcox 
    
    Los Angeles Lakers
    ------------------
    Kobe Bryant 
    Derek Fisher 
    Rick Fox 
    Devean George 
    Robert Horry 
    Mark Madsen 
    Stanislav Medvedenko 
    Tracy Murray *
    Shaquille O'Neal 
    Jannero Pargo 
    Kareem Rush 
    Brian Shaw 
    Samaki Walker 
    
    Memphis
    -------
    Robert Archibald 
    (???)24 Mike Batiste F 6-8 225 11/21/77 Arizona State '99 R 
    Shane Battier 
    Michael Dickerson *
    Pau Gasol 
    Ryan Humphrey 
    Brevin Knight 
    Mike Miller 
    Chris Owens *
    Wesley Person
    Stromile Swift 
    Cezary Trybanski *
    Earl Watson 
    Jason Williams 
    Lorenzen Wright
    
    Miami
    -----
    Malik Allen 
    Travis Best 
    Caron Butler 
    Rasual Butler 
    Anthony Carter 
    LaPhonso Ellis 
    Brian Grant 
    Eddie House 
    Mike James 
    (???)54 Ken Johnson C-F 6-11 227 2/01/78 Ohio State '01 R 
    Eddie Jones *
    (???)21 Sean Lampley F 6-7 227 9/03/79 California R 
    Sean Marks *
    Alonzo Mourning*
    Vladimir Stepania 
    
    Milwaukee
    ---------
    Jason Caffey
    Sam Cassell
    Dan Gadzuric
    Marcus Haislip 
    Ervin Johnson 
    Toni Kukoc 
    Anthony Mason 
    Desmond Mason 
    Gary Payton 
    Joel Przybilla *
    Michael Redd
    Jamal Sampson
    Tim Thomas
    
    Minessota
    ---------
    Terrell Brandon*
    Kevin Garnett
    Kendall Gill 
    Troy Hudson
    Marc Jackson
    Felipe Lopez*
    Radoslav Nesterovic
    Anthony Peeler
    Igor Rakocevic*
    Joe Smith
    Rod Strickland
    Wally Szczerbiak
    Gary Trent
    Mike Wilks
    Loren Woods
    
    New Jersey
    ----------
    Brandon Armstrong 
    Jason Collins
    Jamie Feick*
    Lucious Harris
    Richard Jefferson
    Anthony Johnson
    Jason Kidd
    Kerry Kittles
    Donny Marshall
    Kenyon Martin
    Dikembe Mutombo*
    Rodney Rogers
    Brian Scalabrine
    Tamar Slay*
    Aaron Williams
    
    New Orleans
    -----------
    Courtney Alexander
    Kenny Anderson
    Stacey Augmon
    P.J. Brown
    Baron Davis
    Bryce Drew*
    Kirk Haston*
    George Lynch
    Jamaal Magloire
    Jamal Mashburn
    Jerome Moiso
    Robert Pack
    Robert Traylor
    David Wesley
    
    New York
    --------
    Shandon Anderson
    Michael Doleac
    Howard Eisley
    Othella Harrington
    Allan Houston
    Travis Knight
    Antonio McDyess*
    Lee Nailon
    Mark Pope*
    Lavor Postell*
    Latrell Sprewell
    Kurt Thomas
    Charlie Ward
    Clarence Weatherspoon
    Frank Williams
    
    Orlando
    -------
    Darrell Armstrong
    (???)31 Pat Burke* C-F 6-11 250 12/14/73 Auburn '97 R - Undrafted
    Andrew DeClercq
    Pat Garrity
    7 Gordan Giricek 
    9 Drew Gooden 
    Grant Hill*
    Steven Hunter
    Shawn Kemp
    Tracy McGrady
    Olumide Oyedeji
    Jeryl Sasser
    Jacque Vaughn
    Chris Whitney
    
    Philladelphia
    -------------
    Greg Buckner
    Sam Clancy*
    Derrick Coleman
    Samuel Dalembert*
    Tyrone Hill
    Allen Iverson
    Todd MacCulloch*
    Aaron McKie
    Efthimios Rentzias
    John Salmons
    Brian Skinner
    Eric Snow
    Kenny Thomas
    Keith Van Horn
    Monty Williams
    
    Phoenix
    -------
    Randy Brown*
    Alton Ford
    Tom Gugliotta
    Anfernee Hardaway
    Casey Jacobsen
    Joe Johnson
    Dan Langhi
    Stephon Marbury
    Shawn Marion
    Bo Outlaw
    Amare Stoudemire
    Jake Tsakalidis
    Jake Voskuhl
    Scott Williams
    
    Portland
    --------
    Derek Anderson
    Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje*
    Antonio Daniels
    Dale Davis
    Chris Dudley*
    Jeff McInnis
    Ruben Patterson
    Scottie Pippen
    Zach Randolph
    Arvydas Sabonis
    Charles Smith*
    Damon Stoudamire
    Rasheed Wallace
    Bonzi Wells
    Qyntel Woods
    
    Sacramento
    ----------
    Mike Bibby
    Doug Christie
    Keon Clark
    Mateen Cleaves*
    Vlade Divac
    Lawrence Funderburke
    Bobby Jackson
    Jim Jackson
    Damon Jones*
    Scot Pollard
    Brent Price*
    Predrag Stojakovic
    Hidayet Turkoglu
    Gerald Wallace
    Chris Webber
    
    San Antonio
    -----------
    Mengke Bateer
    Bruce Bowen
    Speedy Claxton
    Tim Duncan
    Danny Ferry
    Emanuel Ginobili
    Stephen Jackson
    Steve Kerr
    Tony Parker
    David Robinson*
    Malik Rose
    Steve Smith
    Kevin Willis
    
    Seattle
    -------
    Ray Allen
    Brent Barry
    Calvin Booth
    Elden Campbell
    Predrag Drobnjak
    Reggie Evans
    Joseph Forte
    Jerome Jame
    Rashard Lewis
    Ronald Murray*
    Kevin Ollie
    Vitaly Potapenko
    Vladimir Radmanovic
    Ansu Sesay*
    
    Toronto
    -------
    Rafer Alston
    Maceo Baston
    Michael Bradley
    Vince Carter
    Antonio Davis
    Lindsey Hunter
    Chris Jefferies
    Voshon Lenard
    Jelani McCoy
    Eric Montross*
    Lamond Murray*
    Mamadou N'diaye
    Morris Peterson
    Alvin Williams
    Jerome Williams
    
    Utah
    ----
    John Amaechi
    Carlos Arroyo
    Curtis Borchardt
    Calbert Cheaney
    Jarron Collins*
    Matt Harpring
    Mark Jackson
    Andrei Kirilenko
    Raul Lopez*
    Karl Malone
    Tony Massenburg
    Greg Ostertag
    Scott Padgett
    DeShawn Stevenson
    John Stockton
    
    Washington
    ----------
    Kwame Brown 
    Juan Dixon 
    Brendan Haywood 
    Larry Hughes 
    Jared Jeffries *
    Michael Jordan 
    Christian Laettner 
    Tyronn Lue 
    Charles Oakley 
    Bryon Russell 
    Bobby Simmons 
    Jerry Stackhouse 
    Etan Thomas *
    Jahidi White 
    
    
    
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                                  * Game Modes -
                                  *-*-*-*-*-*-*-
    
    This part of the game would go deeper on the game modes option. I'll talk 
    about most of what's what here and I'll just separate the Franchise guide
    into another topic. Anyway here we go!
    
    
    Exhibition Game
    ---------------
    Exhibition Game is exactly the Play Now option. The only difference is it has
    more options than the Play now mode. The options are like those when playing a
    game under the season/playoff/franchise mode.
    
    Season
    ------
    In this mode you simply play right through the regular NBA season either with
    the team of your choice or a fantasty draft. It's much like the regular season
    have an All-Star Game, attempt for trades or sign-in free agents for help. 
    After the season, the season's MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Defensive Player,
    Sixth Man and the most improved player is given an award. A playoff will 
    follow afterwards. The only difference is the Season mode doesn't have net
    points that has something to do with trading players.
    
    Franchise
    ---------
    The Franchise mode let's you play through the whole 25 NBA season with the
    team of your choice or a fantasy draft again. Much like the season mode but
    here you're the GM and either seal of trades as well, sign free agents or
    scout for upcoming free agents. After every season the season's MVP, Rookie 
    of the Year, Most Defensive Player, Sixth Man and the most improved player 
    is given an award as well. After playing with the Playoffs you'll be prompted
    to the offseasson part of the game where you can draft, resign, sign-free,
    trade, view retiring players or draft lotteries. After which the next season
    starts again. The Franchise mode makes player age, get better or stink.
    Players improves through numbers and old players retires in a time so you
    need a set of good rookies and veterans.
    
    Playoffs
    --------
    This mode is the exact same playoffs you play Season or Franchise mode. The
    only difference is you'll choose which team you want to be in the playoffs.
    
    1 on 1
    ------
    A one vs one game in the court of your choice. You could pick any player in
    the league and match it up on any player as well.
    
    Practice
    --------
    You can sharpen your skills here. You're alone in a gym and simply shoot
    around and practice.
    
    
    
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                                * Create Player *
                                *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    
    Okay I've been recieving e-mails about certain part of the create player
    ratings that needed some explanations. I'll disregard the usuall stuffs that
    are pretty common and is pretty straight-forward. Well, the rating needed some
    explanations so here we go!
    
    Here's a somewhat basic explanation with the ratings given.
    
    50 - 60  - The rating's pretty dull
    60 - 70  - Below Average
    70 - 80  - Average
    80 - 90  - Good
    90 - 99  - Excellent
    
    All ratings differs depending on the combination of ratings. Let say you've
    given a player a 99 in rebounding but just a 50 in jumping. This means that
    he won't stand a chance against a player with a 50 rebounding and a 99
    jumping same goes to shooting. A 99 FG could shot almost anywhere in the
    court but with a low Off. Awareness makes him shoot pretty bad when guarded.
    But a player with let say a 70 in FG and a 99 in Off. Awareness could pretty
    much hit shot even when guarded. Basically, creating a player needs some key
    points to be distributed to create a perfect one(I'm not talking about some
    player who has maxed stats.) I'll refer to that little chart up there later
    on so it won't be hard for me to keep on assuming things.
    
    Template - You could choose a pre-set rating of a player either a defensive
               or an offensive one.
    Field Goal - It's basically how well a player could hit a jumper from
                 anywhere in the court.
    3 Pointers - A 85 rating here gives the player a 3pting Icon. This determines
                 how well a player could hit baskets from behind the arc.
    Free Throw - This determines how slow the guage would be. The higher it is the
                 better you could time your shot on the free throw land.
    Dunking - A 85 rating here gives the player a Dunking Icon. This determines
              how hard and the intensity of your dunks. Note that some dunks are
              customly for players so you won't see a created player dunk like
              Kobe or T-Mac.
    Inside Scoring - The higher the rating is the better he could make lay-ups
                     and the easier he could score from defenders beneath the rim.
                     Notice that MJ could always do those lay-ups despite the
                     fact that he has not much of a Dunking rating or a high
                     jumping rating. A player with a high rating here is great 
                     on dealing easy baskets beneath the rim as well as easy 
                     lay-up shots.
    Off. Rebounds - It determines how well a player could crash the offensive
                    boards
    Jumping - This gives the character the ability to either fly like MJ or jump
              like a sumo-wrestler. Jumping affects almost a lot of aspects in 
              the rating.
    Strength - The strenght determines how well you could post up and it also 
               affects some aspects of the game play.
    Quickness - The quickness has some math behind it when pressing the turbo
                button so I'll probably not go deeper with it. Quickness also
                affects some roles like Blocking/Stealing or releasing the ball.
    Speed - Basically the speed a player could run.
    Passing - How well a player could pass it in the traffic. The higher it is
              the less chance of getting an errant pass or a stolen ball.
    Dribbling - It affects how fast a player could crossover and pivot. Also it
                affects how a player could dribble the ball making a lesser chance
                for the opposition to steal it.
    Off. Awareness - A very mysterious part yet after experimenting I've revealed
                     what it does. It basically a player's athleticism. A higher
                     Off Awareness could shoot the ball better than anyone else
                     and It's the player's intensity in the game as well as his
                     offensive intelligence. A result of this gives the player
                     to automatically follow up a shot.
    Def. Rebounds - Detemines how good a player could crash the defensive boards.
    Stealing - A 85 rating here gives the player a Tight-Defender Icon. It renders
               how well a player could steal the ball.
    Blocking - A 85 rating here gives the player a Blocker Icon. It shows how
               well a player could swat the ball.
    Def. Awareness - A player's defensive intensity/intelligence. A higher
                     awareness means a greater defense. Def. Awareness touches
                     the rebounding portion as well. A higher rating here
                     automatically makes the palyer steal the ball or swat it
                     away as well as crashing the boards.
    Endurance - Basically the stamina of the palyer.
    Hardiness - The higher the rating the less chance of the player getting
                injured and the lower it is the greater chance of him to keep
                on getting injured.
    Primacy - A vital role in the rating both offesively and defensively much
              like off. and deff. awareness though this has something to do with
              clutch shots. Primacy basically determines how good the player is
              the higher it is the better level of playing he'll show.
    
    Okay now for about the combinations: I'll just categorize them into simple 
    categories. The rating here are tested and are set to the minimum so it's up
    to you to either tweak it or buff it up. BTW, It has nothing to do with the
    templates it's rather more of an experiment. Also, It's up to you to add the 
    rating I'll just dish in what they need.
    
    
    A Rebounder
    Off/Deff Rebound - Good - Excellent
    Jumping - Average
    Deff. Awareness - Average
    
    A good Defender
    Deff Awareness - Good to Excellent
    Stealing - Good(85) to Excellent(92 at least)
    Quickness - Good
    Speed - Average
    Jumping - Good
    Blocking - Below Average
    
    A good Point Guard
    FG - Average
    3pt - Average
    Quickness - Good
    Speed - Good
    Dribbling - Excellent
    Passing - Excellent
    Off Awareness -  Good
    
    A scorer
    FG - Good to Excellent
    3pt - Good to Excellent
    Quickness - Good to Excellent
    Speed - Good to Excellent
    Off. Awareness - Excellent
    Primacy - Excellent
    
    There, basically that should be it. It's somehow will teach you a thing or
    two when creating a pretty decent player.
    
    
    
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                                * Scoring Tips -
                                *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
    
    This part will help you score baskets and beat almost any one. These are
    simple yet very effective tips but I tell you experience and proper knowledge
    of the game is the key here tips are just to remind you of what's right.
    
    o !Easy Baskets! o
    
    Tip 1 - Who's who?
    Know who the player you're using. You don't want to make Ben Wallace attempt
    to take 3 pointers. The Icons are helpful to know what kind of player they are
    and what can they do. If you know that this guy is great at slamming it down
    the stretch then that's that.
    
    Tip 2 - Make space with the cross over dribble.
    A dribbling stationary player could create space with simply hitting the
    crossover button this'll either make the defense shake a little OR running it
    to the basket with a crossover and some jab steps would do. Just watch out for
    fouls.
    
    Tip 3 - Pivot!
    Do you know that when a player who had the ball but hadn't put it down could
    perform pivot moves? Yes they can. Simply press the Spin Move button + any
    directional button will make him pivot. Know the right buttons here, ones 
    you've learned them all. Taking a Pivot move pushes the defender back or will
    give the ball handler space.
    
    Tip 4 - Dash
    Using the Pivot then calling an Isolation play is a great combination. Pivot
    then run all the way to the basket with a crossover dirbble plus the turbo
    button will give you decent looks at the basket.
    
    Tip 5 - Jab Step/Hesitation move.
    As you run towards the basket press and hold the Cross over key and the
    character will perform a jab step. You can pull up for a jumper and earn
    a high percentage shot with this. The Jab step creates an opening for the
    dribbler and possibly pushes the defender a few steps away.
    
    Tip 6 - Fake
    Faking the opponent off the dribble and before shooting is a great idea.
    Before shooting perform pump fakes and at times the defender would bite the
    fake if he does then convert a quick jumper.
    
    Tip 7 - Shoot on top of the Jump
    When shooting you not just let it go right away. You have to press then
    release the ball on top of the jump. This way the shot is converted to a
    higher percentage shot and would be tougher to block.
    
    Tip 8 - Post up
    This is great with bigger and stronger big men. You can back down on your
    defender and take a fake. Mostly players would bit the fake when the posting
    player attempted it really really near the basket. If he do bit the fake
    slam it home or convert a jumper.
    
    Tip 9 - Looking for the double team
    Down low players automatically double up posting players. If he does pass
    it to the wide open man. 
    
    Tip 10 - The Hook
    Simply have a player post up then hook it right up. A hook shot is a very
    high percentage shot and is very tough to block.  You could pour in a
    couple of easy baskets with this.
    
    Tip 11 - Pick and Roll
    Pick and roll is a great play that delivers an easy basket. Set a pick and
    roll and either take a shot of the screen or pass it to the rolling player
    to convert it to an easy basket.
    
    
    o !Trick Shots! o
    
    Tip 1 - Jordan's fade away
    This is a very effective move but will need practice to master. Have a decent
    shooter back down on his defender. After 2 or three steps back turn left or
    right and take a straight jumper or press back and shoot. The release of the
    ball is simply a second right after the jump.
    
    Tip 2 - Jab Step Fade away
    Prime guards with a fast speed could do this. When dashing hold the turbo and
    perform a jab step at the same time releasing the turbo and letting go off a
    fade away jumper. This is a high percentage shot again but is hard to master.
    
    Tip 3 - Laying the hook shot
    This is a very hard art to master but quite easy to learn all you gotta do is
    to have a quick player run inside and instead of letting the usual shot go
    quickly perform a hook shot. Small but quick players could shine in this way
    even against taller opponents.
    
    
    o !Extra Scores! o
    
    Tip 1 - Easy 3 point plays
    When driving in the lane quickly do a fake if the guarding player bites the
    fake quickly dunk the ball before he could fall back down at times it will
    cause a foul right away.
    
    Tip 2 - Easy 3 point plays (Part II)
    Have a quick player (Players like Bryant, Pierce, Iverson etc...) to drive in
    the lane and simply do a spin move before shooting the ball. If you time it
    right the player running after you will automatically be charged with a foul
    just be sure that he's using turbo and he's running after you.
    
    Tip 3 - Come back to papa!
    When shooting a free throw miss the last one. The easiest way to rebound
    the ball back is to quickly switch(note that using the direct switch would
    rather be tricky) the switch will automatically switch you to either of the
    two teammates near the basket. Just screen out and press the turbo and 
    time your jump if you're able to master this art then 60% of the time you'll
    managed to get the ball back.
    
    
                                *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
                                * Defensive Tips -
                                *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
    
    o !Crash Boards! o
    
    Tip 1 - Switch to the nearest man
    To grab the rebound switch to the nearest man underneath the rim and hold
    the turbo button before hitting the rebound button. This makes the player
    jump higher and get those boards.
    
    Tip 2 - Boxing out
    You simply press the box out button and position yourself on front of the 
    player who'll be fighting for the ball. Screen them out and take the high
    jump for the ball.
    
    Tip 3 - Run after the ball
    Switch to a good leaper mostly some shooting guards could leap high. Press the
    Turbo button and make him run towards the basket and jump for the rebound.
    This is a very effective strategy more so with a smaller player who could 
    grab boards.
    
    
    o !Forcing Turnovers! o
    
    Tip 1 - Face up
    If a player you're guarding is near the line. Face up on him and let 
    him move. Around the defender 2 of 5 times he'll be stepping on the line.
    
    Tip 2 - Take charge
    When you see the ring rotating quickly(the one that's being controlled the one
    they're stepping on) that means they're using the turbo. Simply step up and 
    press the take charge once. Time it right. It could easily create a turnove 
    plus the foul. 
    
    Tip 3 - No post allowed
    If a player decided to post up and back down on you. After a push or two 
    hit the take charge button. Chances are an offensive foul will be called if
    not then you've just awarded him an easy shot.
    
    Tip 4 - Force shots
    When defending always make use of the face up icon and simply move in front
    of yur man. A player doing this close enough lowers the chance of the ball
    getting. This could cause for a quick rebound and fast break.
    
    Tip 5 - Dirupting Passes
    When a player tries running the fast break and he tried a court cross pass
    simply have the nearest player jump or press the steal button. At times 
    it'll go out of bound.
    
    
    o !Rejecting and the Steal! o
    
    Tip 1 - The Rejection
    Always control the defender and try not to bit fakes. If he do take the shot
    jump and reject it.
    
    Tip 2 - Not in my house
    Let the defender play one on one and if it looks like he'll take it to the 
    hoop switch to a high leaper and have him turbo his way and attempt for the
    double team or possibly block shots.
    
    Tip 3 - Steals
    To perform steals simply face up the dirbbling player and press the steal
    button. He could slap it off or if you were too agressive you'll be
    asserted for a foul. Sometimes simply moving around the defender on the
    side of the ball while facing up causes a steal.
    
    
    o !Nearly Cheating! o
    
    Tip 1 - Move out of the way
    At times when a player in full turbo dashes towards the ball handler. At times
    the ball handles wouldbe pushed down and will leave the ball bouncing for you
    to run after. This works well with players who have a high speed. Simply 
    press the turbo and normally bumping from the sides or from the back results 
    to a more successful push.
    
    Tip 2 - Hey! I didn't pushed him!
    When a player with the ball is near the line. Step back and press the turbo
    button and dash towards him. Then press the block button and your guy will
    jump and smahs the air hard. The turbo and the jump would push the ball
    handler back and will cause the ball to be out of bounds. Sometimes you'll be
    called for a defensive foul.
    
    Tip 3 - Nearly Goaltending
    Sometimes you could swat the ball while it's trying to roll it's way in.
    
    Tip 4 - Eat my Knee!
    When a player tries to hold the ball and tried pivoting. Switch to a quick 
    high leaping player and have him rush up to the pivoting player and have him
    swat the ball if your luck enough the ball will magically appear on his hands
    and quickly perform a fast break for a quick score.
    
    
    
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                             * 1 on 1 Ball checks -
                             *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
    
    Here's a section just to tell you about different ball checks in the 1 on 1
    game.
    
    Pass - A simple pass. The Ball will simply be handed over to the player.
    Turbo + Pass - The ball will be rolled over to the other player. It'll be
                   picked up from the floor.
    Face Up + Pass - Chest pass
    
    
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                               * Tips & Tricks *
                               *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    
    Here's a few. Courtesy of gamewinners.com. There isn't a cheat in the game
    actually simply a place to create a perfect player or go and make Busta
    Rhymes appear.
    
    Play as B-Rich:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter DOLLABILLS as a last name. 
    A message will confirm correct code entry. B-Rich will appear in the 
    free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" option to get him 
    on your team. 
    
    Play as Busta Rhymes:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter FLIPMODE as a last name.
    A message will confirm correct code entry. Busta Rhymes will appear 
    in the free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" option to 
    get him on your team. 
    
    Play as DJ Clue:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter MIXTAPES as a last name.
    A message will confirm correct code entry. DJ Clue will appear in 
    the free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" option to get 
    him on your team. 
    
    Play as Ghetto Fabulous:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter GHETTOFAB as a last name. 
    A message will confirm correct code entry. Ghetto Fabulous will 
    appear in the free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" 
    option to get him on your team. 
    
    Play as Hot Karl:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter CALIFORNIA as a last name. 
    A message will confirm correct code entry. Hot Karl will appear in 
    the free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" option to get 
    him on your team. 
    
    Play as Just Blaze:
    Enter the create-a-player screen and enter GOODBEATS as a last name. 
    A message will confirm correct code entry. Just Blaze will appear 
    in the free agent pool. Select the "Sign/Release Player" option to 
    get him on your team. 
    
    
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                                  * Credits *
                                  *-*-*-*-*-*
    
    I would like to thank the following:
    EA SPORTS - For creating such a wonderful game. They've done a heck of a job
                this time.
    GameFaqs - The best FAQ site in the world nuff' said.
    thebomb1345 - I based my guide on his Nintendo Gamecube guide.
    Gamewinners - For having heaps of codes/secrets in their database.
    NBA.com - For the supply of various NBA knowledge as well as the rosters.
    YOU - This won't be called a guide with out anyone being guided. Thank you.
    
    If I ever missed someone e-mail me. I'm just tired and desperate to finish
    the guide early enough to get it on the site. THANK YOU!!!!