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    NBA 2K3 Master's FAQ Version 0.1 Controls intended for GCN, rest of FAQ may be
    used with PS2 and XBox.
    By: Courtney "Master Gamer" Johnson.
    (mastergamer@email.pokemonparadise.com) 1/06/03
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    Table of Contents /0000
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    1. Introduction (1000)
     a. Purpose of FAQ (1001)
     b. Update history (1002)
     c. Copyright information (1003)
     d. How to locate any section of this FAQ (1004)
    2. About the Author (2000)
    3. Game Basics (3000)
     a. Modes (3001)
     b. Controls (3002)
     c. Basic offense (3003)
     d. Basic Defense (3004)
    4. Strategy with Ravenous SuperThug and MVP (4000)
    a. The positions and their jobs (4001)
    b. Breakdown of Key players (4002)
    c. Breakdown of Key Teams (4003)
    d. The Strategy (4004)
    e. The Art of Fast Breaks (by MVP) (4005)
    5. Street Ball time! (5000)
    a. The stratigical difference. (5001)
    6. The Teams*(6000)
    a. Team info.* (6001)
    b. Transactions\ (6002)
    7. Create-o-ramma!* (7000)
    a. My created players* (7001)
    b. My created teams* (7002)
    8. Other stuff* (8000)
    b. Description of rules (8002)
    c. Codes (8003)
    d. Questions* (8004)
    9. Contact information + FAQ Wishlist(9000)
    10. Credits (0001)
    1. The Introduction /1000
    This is where you learn why I took my time to write this FAQ, the updates and
    copyright info.
    1a. The Purpose of this FAQ /1001
    The main reason for this FAQ is to help gamers; both new and old to the 2K
    series get better at the game.
    1b. Update history /1002
    1c. Copyright Information /1003
    This FAQ is copyright (©) 2003 Courtney "Master Gamer" Johnson. This FAQ may
    not be sold or Profited off of in any way electronically, or manually. It may
    be printed for personal use ONLY. This FAQ may be used on another site only if
    my permission is given first. If my FAQ is used, even with my permission, it
    MAY NOT be altered in any form.
    List of permitted sites:
    Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com)
    The Gamemasterz Realm (http://www.quia.com/pages/gaming.html)
    Cheat Codes.com (http://www.cheatcodes.com)
    Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com)
    1d. How to locate any section of this FAQ /1004
    If you're wondering about the 4-digit number codes at the contents and headers,
    this is where they come into place. To locate any section of this FAQ (or teams
    in the roster listing), follow these steps:
    1. Begin by pressing Control and F (the key) at the same time.
    2. Check "match whole word only" and type in a forward-slash and then the
    4-digit code listed by the section name on the table of contents (It's in
    parenthesis, DO NOT include the parenthesis in the code).
    3. Ta-da! You're at the section with minimal scrolling!!! You should memorize
    the codes.
    4. If you're still here, type in code (0000) to return to the table of
    2. About the Author /2000
    I'm a teenage girl living in Indiana. I have been playing games for most my
    life. I like almost all game genres (except puzzle and real-time strategy), but
    my favorite series is Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm not very athletic so I virtually
    get my taste of sports.
    3. Basics /3000
    This covers what the modes, controls and basics are, after all, you can't play
    without knowing what buttons to push.
    3a. Modes /3001
    Exhibition- set up any two teams. You make the rules, time and any other
    options, or don't play it! Just set up and watch.
    Quick start- can't decide on what to play for exhibition? Let the comp decide
    for you!
    Practice- Pick a team and practice on your own or with a friend. You can also
    practice free throws, or different drills in scrimmage.
    Season- Play along with the actual 02-03 season, or if 82 games is too
    grueling, you've always got the option to play 56 28 or 14 games. You may even
    make the playoffs.
    Playoffs- ARE YOU TOO LAZY TO PLAY 14 GAMES!? If so, just start from the
    playoffs, and work your way to the finals.
    Tourney- Who's da dawg? Find out set up 4, 8, or 16 teams and have a tourney,
    more fun with friends.
    Franchise- You're the General Manager now! You make the trades and guide the
    teams to the playoffs and back for many years.
    3b. Controls /3002
    A= Pass This is your basic pass, bounce or chest, to your closest teammate.
    Joystick + A= "Touch" Passing
    Hold the "Stick" in the direction of the player you want to pass to. Then press
    (or press and hold to throw a harder pass if max passing is on) A while the
    "Stick" is pointed in the direction of the player you wanna pass to, in order
    to pass to that player.
    Y + A, B, X, Y R or L= "Icon" Passing.
    Any time on offense (or defense) with the ball, press the "Y" button, then
    press either the "A", "B", "X", "Y" or "R trigger" buttons, depending on the
    player's position, to pass to that player. To switch to the player closest to
    the hoop on defense, press Y and then L Trigger. The
    positions and buttons are as follows, memorize them and do yourself a favor.
    A= Point Guard
    X= Shooting Guard
    B= Small Forward
    Y= Power Forward
    R Trigger= Center
    A timed = Alley-Oop Pass
    If a player has a clear path to the hoop, and is waving his hand, pass to
    himand he may perform an Alley-Oop.
    X= Crossover Dribble.
    The crossover is much easier this year. When close to your
    "opponent" or the one guarding you, press X to attempt to fake him out and get
    past him. Depending on your timing, this may work, and this may not.
    B= Shoot
    Press AND hold the B button to shoot (obviously the ball). Hold the button
    until the top of your jump, then release. (Note that release time is much
    shorter this year) Practice your shots in "practice" mode. Without the ball, B
    jumps up and rebounds.
    L trigger= Post Up
    Press and hold the L trigger to "Back Down" or post up against the defender. It
    is recommended you hold the "Turbo" button to have more power. More useful if
    you are the bigger player in the post-up "war". Make sure to turn to face the
    basket every five seconds or be whistled for the "Back to Basket" violation.
    L trigger + Left or Right on Joystick= Drop Step
    When posting up, press left or right on the stick to turn and run toward the
    basket. If the D anticipates this you can either Also use the "D-S" to get a
    chance to shoot from a post up move.
    R Trigger= Turbo Button
    Hold this to activate a turbo boost and move faster. Watch your turbo bar and
    use it wisely!
    D pad down + "A", "B", "X", or "Y"= Playcalling.
    Call a play (from your playbooks) by pressing the D pad down and then pressing
    "A", "B", "X" or "Y"
    Up on the D-Pad = "Screen"
    Press the D Pad Up to have a teammate come up in front of an opponent guarding
    you, use this to take
    advantage and drive, or get open for a shot.
    3B2. Defensive Controls:
    "A"= Switch Player Control
    Press "A" to change to your teammate closest to the ball.
    X = Steal Attempt
    Press X to attempt to steal the ball. Be careful though not to get a piece of
    the guys arm, and be called for Reaching-in.
    B = Block/Jump/Pass Stealing.
    Press and hold B to jump up, release to attempt to block a shot.
    Press to jump up and get the ball, also useful to give the shooter less
    accuracy. Run towards a pass and press B to attempt to steal it. (Note that you
    must anticipate the receiver of the pass). I'm not the world's greatest
    blocker, but I find it useful to Line your arm up with the ball, and time your
    release of the B button with the ball's release. Be careful when you go up, not
    to touch anything but the ball, or you'll got called for a shooting foul 'less
    you're in street.
    Y + L Trigger = Switch to the last defender.
    Press Y plus L Trigger to switch to your teammate closest to your opponent's
    basket, very useful.
    L Trigger= "Face Up"
    Press and hold the L Trigger to Face your opponent and spread your arms and
    Legs, making yourself harder to get around, this will make you slower, so it
    would be very helpful to use the turbo.
    Down on the D-Pad + "A", "B", "X", or "Y"= Playcalling
    Same as offense, Pressing the D pad down, then "A", "B", "X", or "Y" will call
    a defensive play.
    Z = Call for Double-Team.
    Press the Z Button to call for one of your teammates to
    help double-team. Remember, the Illegal D rule from 2K1 is gone so feel free to
    Double-team anyone, watch out Shaq!
    Z + A  = Intentional Foul
    If you need to stop the clock or need to sub players, just hit the D pad, then
    the Right
    Trigger to call for all of your players to chase the ball handler and push him.
    Be careful not
    to have a high fouler (that even a word?), or in other words, a guy with 4 or 5
    fouls foul the
    player (real obvious). Also, after two intentionals (first if there had been
    other fouls
    that quarter) a free throw is awarded.
    Free Throws
    OK, kind of tough to explain, but hang with me.
    1. See those two green arrows? There off to the sides, so they won't fall like
    that, ever. They should look like this:
                       g    bbbbbb     g              G= Green Arrows
                     g g g  bbbbbb  g g g             B= Basket
                         g           g
                          g         g
                           g       g
    2. Squeeze the Left and Right Triggers so that the two arrows will align. Even
    though the Manual
    says you can't move one and then the other, this is the way I do it (as long as
    you at least SLIGHTLY press down the other trigger) and I am able to make FT's
    in a moving semi (My dad's a trucker). Either way will work.
    3. Once the arrows look like this (They are overlapping): Quickly press the B
    button to shoot.
    You must press it quickly (It could be a split second for some players such as
    Shaq on All-star
    difficulty) so the arrows DO NOT continue over.
                  g g g
    3c. Basic Offense /3003
    I said BASIC. OK, obviously, try to move the ball as close to the basket as
    possible. (DUH!) Don't think that the players are going to let you through. The
    players will start to block your path to the basket, but don't worry, there are
    plenty of ways to get to the
    basket, as I will list.
    1. Crossover Dribble:
    This move is much easier than last year. You may do an arm fake and then go the
    other way, or something behind the back, or a spin. Keep pressing X to keep
    trying to get past those defenders!
    2. Post and Drop
    POSTmark it, and drop it in the mail! (Really corny, I know) Anyways, with a
    good post-player, post up and then while posting, press left or right on the
    analog joystick to perform a drop-step.  You’ll either
    A. Shake the defender. Or
    B. Not go anywhere because of the defender's hand.
    if this happens, you can either take a shot or pass it off.
    Also, be careful when posting because another defender may come up and try to
    steal from you.
    3. (The most obvious) pass the ball inside!!!
    Passing is likely the easiest way to get the ball to the hoop. Just find the
    player, pass, and viola! You’re that much closer to two points! But WAIT! Watch
    out because the other team will
    try to steal your pass. (and they're better about that this year too)
    For this reason, DO NOT pass to a receiver you can't see, it's like
    asking for a turnover. Also, don't pass too far unless it's an absolute must.
    (ie: two seconds left to win) There is a greater
    chance of the ball being intercepted or flying outta bounds if you pass from
    far away.
    3d. Basic Defense /3004
    Your Basic idea for D is to stop the ball from going into the basket. There's a
    few ways to do that:
    1. Steal the ball
    This is probably the hardest way to get the ball back, next to blocking (For me
    anyway). Don't steal unless:
    A. The defender is facing you or you are on the side of the opponent that has
    the ball.
    B. The player is posting to another player and you're in front of him.
    C. Other times I forgot to mention that you have a clean shot at the ball. Be
    sure you only touch the ball, or you'll be called for the reach.
    2. Steal a pass
    This can be hard, but can be done. I try to intercept as often as possible,
    yes, it may go out of Bounds, but the opponent doesn't earn Free Throws, nor
    does it earn a star player a foul against them.
    3. Blocking
    This is probably the toughest part of defense. First remember the math: Arm +
    ball = Block. In other words, Your arm must be lined up with the ball for a
    block. Once you're lined up (and your arm is in the air) Press B to smack that
    ball into outer space. Fortunately, blocking is MUCH easier.
    4. Rebounding
    If the player gets his shot off, switch players to the one nearest basket (Y
    and R for your Center and Y and Y again for your Power Forward) If the shot
    doesn't fall, be ready to jump up and grab the ball.
    4. Strategy with Ravenous SuperThug and MVP /4000
    This section includes those little things from plays, to players. Ravenous
    Superthug provides the information in the first two sections, then MVP takes
    over in 4d. on the art of fast breaks.
    I only write the intros (the section's first line) , the two before-mentioned
    people write the rest of the section.
    4a. The positions and their jobs  /4001
    Before you can use strategy, it's important to know why there are positions.
    PG (Point Guard)- This guy is usually the smallest guy on the floor for your
    team (unless your point guard is Magic Johnson or Larry Hughes). The PG runs
    the whole offense, he gets the ball where it needs to be in order for the plays
    to run. He controls how the team performs when you are on offense. Like if you
    need a quick basket, you can run down the court on a breakaway, maybe crossover
    or spin on somebody, then take it to the hole, or he can just give it to the
    big man (the center), and let him deal with it, or if you are down by three
    points or so, the PG can penetrate in the lane (the colored part in the middle
    of where everyone stands when the person is taking a foul shot.....a.k.a. the
    key), and when he penetrates, he draws more defenders making a shooting guard,
    small forward, or possibly a power forward open to shoot a three pointer. But
    be careful what you do with what point guard you have.
    If you have a point guard like Jason Kidd, you will not want to shoot all the
    time because he is mainly an "assist man". If you have a PG like Derek Fisher,
    he can shoot the three. If you have a PG like Gary Payton, you are in luck
    there because he has great defense with a very nice three pointer and a nice
    jump shot.
    SG (Shooting Guard)- My favorite position. The shooting guard is mainly the key
    to the offense. He is usually the best player. Take for instance, Tracy
    McGrady, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,
    Reggie Miller, Allan Houston, and Kobe Bryant can throw a toss-up with
    Shaquille O'neal for who is the best player. But the SG should be able to do
    everything (unless its AI a.k.a. Allen Iverson, who is a mere 6'1 who cannot
    possibly rebound). the SG should be used to penetrate and score using a variety
    of ways to score. Like dunking, posting, three pointers, and my personal
    favorite- the fade-a-way. the fade-a-way is basically unstoppable because you
    are going away from your defender.
    SF (Small Forward)- The small forward is not that important to the offense
    because there are no really good small forwards out there (except Michael
    Jordan, who is only the best basketball player ever, Larry Bird, only the best
    three point shooter ever, and Dirk Nowitzski who has a dangerous shot for man
    of his size). The small forward is usually a bigger, slower, version of the SG
    who cannot penetrate as easily but does have a better outside shot. The SF can
    rebound pretty good depending on who you have.
    PF (Power Forward)- This to me is the absolute worst position. The greatest
    power forwards in the league are Rasheed Wallace, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan,
    Chris Webber, and Antoine Walker. BUT ALL OF THESE GUYS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY
    ARE!! Some try to be like shooting guards, but they are too big and get the
    ball stripped (stolen). Some try to be like centers by having a post-up game
    but they are almost every time outsized. For me, any team I play with, that
    teams PF only gets about 6-12 points a game. Unless there is a big miss-match
    like Tim Duncan getting defended by Christian Laettner.
    C (Center)- The center controls the boards (rebounds), and is the most dominant
    player on the court because of his size. IF YOU WANT TO WIN, MAKE SURE YOUR
    TEAM HAS A GREAT CENTER. Like a Shaquille O'neal. The C can dominate like no
    one else. He controls who gets the important rebounds, he controls who to pass
    to when he gets double teamed in the paint (another name for the lane, or key).
    4b. Breakdown of Key players /4002
    Every team has it's center player (I'm not talking about positions) in which
    it's strategy is based upon, these are some of those players.
    Breakdown of Key Players-
    Allen Iverson- He just plain out sucks. He is so overrated. He is so short and
    cannot play great defense although it says his defense is 100. His defense only
    consists of great stealing. His offense is OK. But the 76ers need more scorers.
    The weight is too much for Iverson to bare.
    Derek Anderson- This guy is sooooo underrated. His ratings might not be the
    best but every time I play with him I shoot like 50-70% from the field and like
    60% from the three point line.
    Rafer Alston- Any one that knows anything about basketball knows that Rafer
    Alston is the best basketball player. You might be saying "What??, This guy is
    crazy!". Butin New York City, on the Rucker Park court, (as you have seen in
    the game), there are leagues there and any one that knows anything about
    basketball would have heard about "Skip to My Lou". One of the greatest Rucker
    Park players of all time. That is Rafer Alston. He does not do good in the NBA
    only because of the playground moves you cannot perform in the NBA. He does not
    have the nicest shot, but he is quick and creative.
    Antoine Walker- Plain out sucks. Yeah he will score 20-25pts a game but only
    like 35% from the field.
    Shaquille O'neal- THE most dominant player in the game. Have him on your team
    and you cannot lose if you use him effectively.
    Tracy McGrady (T-Mac)- I think he is the best SG in the real NBA right now but
    in the game he shoots pretty good. He will miss his first 2-4 three pointers
    but then will make his next 6 or so.
    Dirk Nowitzski- This big man can do basically anything. I believe he is one of
    or the best overall player in the NBA today.
    Vince Carter- Without his dunk, he is a bum. He is very inconsistent.
    Gary Payton- This guy can defend great, and his offense is very, very sharp.
    Michael Jordan (Note this refers to the Jordan of the Wizards, NOT the bulls)-
    I swear this guy has a hidden rating or something because his
    offense says that he is not that great but I always shoot 70-80% with him. His
    three pointer is bad though. Me and my friend were playing 2-on-2 and I had
    Jordan and Jahidi White and he had Larry Bird and Moses Malone. We said that we
    would not score with the centers at all and that we would just shoot with
    Jordan and Bird. And you could not dunk or lay-up. I had 87pts with Jordan and
    he had 76pts with Bird. And Bird has a 50 rating for three pointers. Jordan is
    THE best in the game.
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson- Best overall player ever. A 6'9 PG who in real life has
    played center in a game and I believed grabbed 14rebounds in the NBA. And he
    can pass with the best of them and still do a variety of many other things.
    Michael Ray Richardson- In real life he was a great slasher who played for the
    New Jersey Nets. He could just get the ball into the lane no matter who was
    guarding him. Use him to penetrate a lot.
    4c. The Strategy /4003
    Now we get to the real strategy :)
    Crossover- Use this move when you need to penetrate, pick one side of the
    defender and when you get close hit the button.
    Spin- same way as crossover
    MY FAVORITE MOVE-----FADE-A-WAY.....the fade-a-way is UNSTOPPABLE. You can use
    the fade-a-way in many situations. You can penetrate towards the baseline using
    a crossover, and pull a fade-a-way which is what I mainly do, or you can do
    this move that I pulled from the real life Jordan. You can post up, TAP the
    shoot button for a fake, then pull a fade-a-way right when the defender comes
    back to the ground from jumping up. This post-fade even works on the pro or
    all-star level.
    Game strategy- during the in game options....I put tempo up and crash boards
    all the way up for both. Then I go and I match up the players with the players
    on the other team to see if there is a mismatch. I put the defense on tight and
    always double team. that really helps. I just penetrate, fade-a-way. Penetrate,
    dunk. Penetrate, pass outside for a three pointer. then ill give it to the
    center, back down, spin around the opponent (by holding the back down button
    then pressing left or right) and dunk. On defense after I score, I take a PG or
    SG and I hold down the L button and I try to stop the inbound by stealing the
    ball by picking it off in the air like a beautiful interception by Charles
    Picking off passes is an important part in this game. You should NOT play your
    opponent tight if he does not have the ball. You should have "court vision"
    like I like to call it. Where I can see one part of the court while paying
    attention to the other part. You have to anticipate where your opponent will
    pass the ball. If you play on pro or all-star, you have to get a hand in your
    opponents face when he shoots. Or else the computer will make everything.
    4d. The Art of Fast Breaks (by MVP) 4004
    Follow these steps to fast break more often.
    First, you need a fast PG, SG, and SF ideally in 90's preferably high 90's.
    Next, setup a Man to Man Defense. Now hopefully you can get the opponent to
    miss and you can grab the rebound. When this happens, look for one of your fast
    players to be heading down court. You then press Y and the players
    corresponding button (L may work too) This sends the ball to that guy. You may
    have to experiment with how long you wait taking into account the defense
    getting back and your players
    running down court.
    After you pass you should hopefully have one or no guys in front of you. Then,
    just put it in. You can also experiment with the fast break setting found in
    the coach screen.
    I have found that setting the fastbreak to full hurts my team more. They run
    out of energy quicker and usually run too far for me to pass without being
    stolen. I like to have my setting around half or just above half way for the
    fastbreaks. To solve your stopping to catch, I also experience that. One
    possible solution is to wait for them to run a little farther down court before
    you pass to them. Another is solution involves the play you are running. For
    example, if you run a Iso Lo Post with your SG, he will setup up closer to the
    hoop and will run there to start the play. As opposed to a BURN CLOCK play
    where he is setup at the perimeter. I recommend finding a play where at least a
    SF or SG is near the hoop at the start of the play, then when you run a
    fastbreak, wait and dish it to them when they are near or just inside the 3
    Point Line.
    5. Street ball Time!!! /5000
    Here you will find out how to play one of the games coolest modes, street ball.
    Although some have an attitude that  "Street players have no skill", this
    section may prove them wrong because it shoes that you need to learn how to
    adjust to having little or no rules.
    5a. The stratigical Difference /5001
    Most Players play with the cheapest fouls on, such as Shot Clock, Goaltending
    and Pushing (Probably the cheapest of all) (See section 8B for descriptions of
    these rules.). These Strategies were designed with these rules on. These
    strategies were also designed with either 2on2 or 3on3 players.
    1. Dunking is cool, unless you're blocked...
    Keep in mine that it's easier to block dunk's due to the fact that there are no
    shooting, blocking, or charging fouls. But if your Shaq Or J'O, you can just
    plow over AI, 'less he tries to block (that doesn't mean it's going to work
    2. The crossover, is a bit easier.
    The crossover is a bit easier now due to the fact that there are less players.
    In 3 on 3, if you got two guys blocking you, it's better to pass. Knowing when,
    and when not to crossover can be a big success factor.
    3. Don't be afraid to steal!!!
    You cannot be called for the reach, so try to steal whenever you think you have
    a good shot.
    4. Stats tell all!!!
    Check the stats of your last street ball game.
    Fast Breaks: FB's are a CRUCIAL part of winning street games, especially on
    Blocks: To score you need the ball, blocks are easiER so go for them more
    Dunks: Dunk as much as you can and don't take many three pointers, unless it's
    part of your main strategy and you're comfortable taking them. Cross, spin do
    whatever you have
    In exhibition
    there were players to block you even if you got past the guy you pulled it on.
    In 2on2, unless
    the guy's REALLY stupid, he's gonna be guarding the lone player, so generally,
    you'll need to
    worry about getting past one guy. OR if the guy tries to block you, one player
    should be open,
    pass to him (unless he's like really far back and is not good at threes, orto
    do to get to the hoop.
    6. The Teams /6000
     This is where team listings will be. There will be no complete rosters, but I
    will post key players and possible street mode setups here.
    6a. Team info /6001
    Philadelphia 76er's
    Coach: Larry Brown
    Arena: First Union Center
    Home: White with a sixer logo on the front
    Away: Same as home but black
    Secondary Away: Same as Home and Away, but blue.
    Portland Trailblazers
    Arena: Rose Garden
    Home: White, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then
    Away: Black, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then
    Secondary Away: Red with two diagona lstripes in the lower section, white and
    then black.
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Coach: George Karl
    Arena: Bradley Center
    Home: White, with purple trim and sides.
    Away: Purple, with green trim and black sides.
    Chicago Bulls
    Coach: Bill Cartwright
    Arena: United Center
    Home: White with black trim
    Away: Red with Black letters that say "Bulls"
    Secondary Away: Black with Red trim
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Arena: Gund Arena
    Home: White, with cyan letters that say "Cavs"
    Away: Black with Bluish-Grey letters that say "Cleveland"
    Boston Celtics
    Coach: Jim O'Brien
    Arena: FleetCenter (Called "Boston Arena" in the Game)
    Home: White with Green Trim and letters that say "Celtics"
    Away: Green with White letters that say "Celtics"
    Los Angeles Clippers
    Coach: Alvin Gentry
    Arena: Staples Center (Clippers)
    Home: White with Red, cursive letters that say "Clippers"
    Away: Red with white, cursive letters that say "Clippers"
    Secondary Away: Blue with red, cursive letters that say "Los Angeles"
    Memphis Grizzlies
    Coach: Hubie Brown
    Arena: The Pyramid
    Home: White with green sides and black letters on front that say "Memphis"
    Away: Black with green sides and white letters on front that say "Memphis"
    Atlanta Hawks
    Arena: Phillaps Arena
    Home: White with red sides and red letters on front that say "Hawks"
    Away: Red with White sides and letters on front that say "Hawks"
    Miami Heat
    Coach: Pat Riley
    Arena: American Airlines Arena
    Home: White with red sides and red letters on front that say "Heat"
    Away: Black with red sides and white letters on front that say "Heat"
    Secondary Away: Red with White letters that say "Miami"
    New Orleans Hornets
    Arena: ??? Hornet's Arena
    Home: White with teal green letters that say "New Orleans"
    Away: Teal Green with white letters that say "New Orleans"
    Utah Jazz
    Arena: Delta Center
    Home: White with a mountain and Green and Purple letters that say Jazz.
    Away:Purple with a white mountain and green and purple letters that say "Jazz"
    Secondary Away: Black with White letters that say "Jazz"
    Sacramento Kings
    Coach: Rick Adelman
    Arena: Arco Arena
    Home: White with purple letters that say "Kings"
    Away: Purple with white letters that say "Sacramento"
    Secondary Away: There is none! I believe this is an error in the game.
    New York Knicks
    Arena: Madison Square Garden
    Home: White with Orange letters that say New York
    Away: Blue with orange letters that say New York
    Los Angeles Lakers
    Coach: Phil Jackson
    Arena: Staples Center (Lakers)
    Home: Gold with purple sides. On the front the word "Lakers" is in Purple and
    the number is in white.
    Secondary Home: White with gold sides and the word "Lakers" In purple.
    Away: Purple with gold sides and the word "Lakers" in gold and the number in
    Orlando Magic
    Coach: Glenn "Doc" Rivers
    Arena: TD Waterhouse Centre
    Home: Dark Sky Blue with the magic logo and white player number.
    Away: White with the magic logo and blue player number.
    Dallas Mavericks
    Coach: Don Nelson
    Arena: American Airlines Center
    Home: White with dark blue trim. Dark blue letters that say "Dallas" and Light
    blue player number.
    Away: Dark Blue with Light blue trim. The word "Dallas" in white.
    New Jersey Nets
    Coach: Byron Scott
    Arena: Continental Airlines Arena
    Home: White with the word "Nets" in dark blue
    Away: Dark blue with "New Jersey" in white outlined in Pink.
    Secondary Away: Grey with "New Jersey" in White outlined with Pink
    Denver Nuggets
    Arena: Pepsi Center
    Home: White with "Nuggets" in dark blue.
    Away: Dark Blue with "Nuggets" in Gold
    Indiana Pacers
    Coach: Isiaah Thomas
    Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse
    Home: White with stripes and "Indiana" in Dark Blue. Gold sides.
    Away: Dark Blue striped. "Indiana" in Gold
    Secondary Away: Striped gold with "Indana" in Dark Blue.
    Detroit Pistons
    Coach: Rick Carlisle
    Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills
    Home: White with "Pistons" in red.
    Away: Blue with "Detroit" in Red
    Toronto Raptors
    Arena: Air Canada Centre
    Home: White with "raptors" in red and a nice l'il "Toronto" on the butt.
    Away: Black on the back, purple on the front "Toronto" in red on the front.
    Houston Rockets
    Coach: Rudy Tomjonavic
    Arena: Compaq Center
    Home: Striped white with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand
    Away: Striped Dark Blue with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand
    Seattle (Super)Sonics
    Arena: Key Arena
    Home: White with green arched in the middle. Word "Sonics" White atop green and
    number in green atop white.
    Away: Green with white arched in the middle. Word "Seattle" Green atop of
    white. Number in white atop of green.
    San Antonio Spurs
    Coach: Gregg Poppavich (sp?)
    Arena: SBC Center
    Home: White with black spurs logo.
    Away: Black with White Spurs logo.
    Phoenix Suns
    Arena: America West Arena
    Home: White with purple sides and "Suns" in purple.
    Away: Purple with grey sides and "Phoenix" in white.
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    Arena: Target Center
    Home: White with green trim. "Timberwolves" is in black outlined in light blue.
    Away: Medium Blue with Green Trim and "Timberwolves" in White.
    Secondary Away: Black with Green Trim and "Timberwolves" in grey
    Golden State (Oakland) Warriors
    Arena: ??? (I think it might be Network Associates but not sure)
    Home: White with "Warriors" In black with gold outline.
    Away: Dark Blue with "Warriors" in gold.
    Washington Wizards
    Coach: Doug Collins
    Arena: MCI Center
    Home: White with "Wizards" in Medium Blue.
    Away: Medium Blue with "Wizards" in White.
    50's/60's Legends
    Arena: Legends Arena
    Uniforms Vary By player
    Bob Cousy:
    Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green.
    Away: Boston Celtics (year???): Green with "Boston" in white.
    Oscar Robertson:
    Home: White with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes.
    Away: (??? Where are they from? and what year?) Royals: Medium Blue with
    "Royals" in white vertically between two  (oviously vertical) red stripes.
    Elgin Baylor:
    Home: White with "Lakers" in grey and the number in red.
    Away: Minneapolis Lakers (What year???) Medium blue with "Lakers" in Red.
    Nate Thurmond:
    Away: Medium blue with "The City" in gold and the number and golden gate bridge
    inside a circle.
    Home: San Francisco (I think cause of GG Bridge) (Year???) Gold with "The City"
    in black and the number and golden gate bridge inside a circle.
    Bill Russell:
    Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green.
    Away: Boston Celtics (year???) Green with "Boston" in white.
    Bob Petit:
    Home: White with "Hawks" in Red.
    Away: (Hawks in atlanta at time?) Hawks: Red with "Hawks" in white.
    Jerry Lucas:
    Home: White with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes.
    Away: Medium blue with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes.
    Dolph Schayes:
    Home: White with "Nats" in medium blue.
    Away: (What year and where are "Nats" from? IS that even their name?) Red with
    "Nats" in White and the number in dark blue.
    Bill Sharman:
    Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green.
    Away: Boston Celtic: Green with "Boston" in white.
    George Mikan:
    Home: White with "Lakers" in grey and the number in red.
    Away: Minneapolis lakers: Medium Blue with "Lakers" in red.
    Harold Greer:
    Home: White with "Phila" at bottom in red.
    Away: Philadelphia (76ers? What year): Black with Phila at bottom in red.
    Jeff Havlicek
    Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green.
    Away: Boston Celtics: Green with "boston" in white.
    6b. Trades /6002
    7. Create-o-ramma! /7000
    Created players and teams, feel free to send in your own, you'll get full
    7a. Created players /7001
    Note that these players are not based on any real life person, place, or thing.
    Although Master
    Gamer is modeled somewhat after me. If you want to use my characters, please
    E-mail me first
    asking permission.
    First Name: Master (nickname)
    Last Name: Gamer (nickname)
    Position: Shooting Guard (SG) (I'm a Reggie Miller fan)
    Jersey Number: #64 (My fav number)
    Height: 6'3"
    College: Ball State (where I live)
    Best Hand: Left (after me)
    Skin Color: 5 (skin got tanned after living in vegas for 6 months)
    Face: Face 8
    Hair Style: 2
    Hair Color: Black
    No Facial Hair
    No facial tweaks, except for maxing out ear size.
    Muscle Tone: Ripped
    No body size changes.
    Headband: Black
    Shades: 1
    Left Tattoo: 11
    Left and Right Elbows: Blue Sleeve
    Left and Right armbands: Gold wristbands
    Left and Right finger Tape: White
    Left and Right Knees: Blue Sleeve
    Shorts Length: Medium
    Socks Length: Short
    Socks color: Black
    Shooting (Close)      88
    Shooting (Medium)     89
    Shooting (3pt)        91
    Free Throws           99
    Layups                91
    Dunking               99
    Ballhandling          98
    Passing               90
    Low Post Offense      80
    Low Post Defense      65
    Blocking              87
    Stealing              60
    Offensive Rebounding  79
    Defensive Rebounding  92
    Speed                 94
    Stamina               90
    Durability            90
    Offensive Awareness   95
    Defensive Awareness   97
    7b. Created teams /7002
    Ravenous Superthug's 2002 All Star Team (not the real life 2002
    all-star team)
    PG-Gary Payton
    SG-Tracy McGrady
    SF-Dirk Nowitzski
    PF-Tim Duncan
    C-Shaquille O'neal
    Kevin Garnett
    Rasheed Wallace
    Chris Webber
    Vince Carter
    Allen Iverson
    Michael Jordan
    Derek Anderson
    Master Gamer's Dream Team
    PG: Allen Iverson
    SG: Reggie Miller
    SF: Tracy McGrady
    PF: Jermaine O'Neal
    C:  Alonzo Mourning
    Bench PG:        Jason Kidd
    Bench SG:        Michael Jordan
    Bench SF:        Vince Carter
    Bench PF:        Chris Webber
    Bench C:         Brad Miller
    3rd String PG:   Jay Williams
    3rd String SG:   Ray Allen
    3rd String SF:   Ron Artest
    3rd String PF:   Kevin Garnett
    3rd String  C:   Dikembe Mutombo
    This team is designed to not have the greatest players, which is the reason for
    Shaq, Nowitzki, Kobe, Duncan, and other major stars.
    8. Other stuff /8000
    Stuff that didn't fit anywhere else as good as here.
    8b. Description of Rules /8002
    1. Shot Clock- You will get called for this foul if you don't shoot for
    twenty-four seconds, the ball must be released from the players hands AND touch
    the rim in order not to get a shot clock violation.
    Penalty: Other team gets the ball
    2. Out of Bounds- The Ball goes out of one of the outermost lines on the court.
    (If you're the ballhandler, it's if your foot goes out of this boundary
    Penalty: Other Team gets the ball
    3. Backcourt Violation- Once you enter your half of the court, you can't pass
    or, run back to the other half. If you do, you will be called for this
    Penalty: Other Team gets ball
    4. 8 second half-court clock- Once you inbound the ball in the backcourt, you
    have 8 seconds to get the ball into your half, otherwise you'll be called for
    this violation.
    Penalty: Other Team gets ball
    5. 5 second inbound clock- you have 5 seconds to inbound the ball. If you don't
    inbound the ball in this time, you will be called for this violation.
    Penalty: Other Team gets ball
    6. 3 Seconds in the key- If you stay in the "key" (The usually colored part)
    for more than three seconds without shooting, the ref will blow his whistle.
    Penalty: Other team gets ball
    7. Defensive 3 second violation- On defense, you can't stay in the "key" more
    than 3 seconds without actively guarding them, or else you'll be called for
    this violation.
    Penalty: Other Team gets automatic free throw (1) and ball afterward.
    8. 5 seconds back to Basket- On offense, if you have your back to the basket
    (usually in a post-up situation) for more than 5 seconds, you'll be called for
    Penalty: Other Team gets ball
    9. Foul Out- If any single player accumulates a certain number of fouls
    (Default or "on" is 6, can be set to any lower number).
    Penalty: The player that is fouled out cannot play the rest of the game.
    10. Charging/Blocking- Charging: Charging is if you knock over another player
    during a dunk, lay-up, etc. You must be standing totally still for a charge.
    Correction by Ravenous Superthug: a player may go for a dunk, lay-up, lean-in
    shot, etc. as you said but there is a big difference between a charge and a
    block. A charge is where your player has to be standing completely still in a
    set position (holding L) OUTSIDE of the half circle that is in the key, a
    players foot may not be on that line if you want a charge.
    Blocking: A blocking foul is the same as above, except that the player who was
    knocked over was moving.
    Penalties: Penalties are decided by type. A CHARGING FOUL IS AGAINST THE
    OFFENSE, while a BLOCKING FOUL IS AGAINST THE DEFENSE. A foul is called against
    the player who committed the foul. In a charging situation, the ball is turned
    over, in a blocking call, the opposing team gets two free throws (one if the
    shot went in)
    11. Pushing- Pushing is a different name for "Intentional foul". If on an
    Intentional Foul will be called. If off, no call will be made and the ball will
    come out of the ballhandelers
    hands. (Cheap to
    the infinite power)
    Penalties: A. Foul will be called against a player. B. Other team gets ball. C.
    2 Free Throws if over foul limit.
    12. Reaching In Foul- When a player is attempting to steal the ball he can only
    touch the ball. If the player touches any other part of the opponent, then,
    you'll be called for reaching in.
    Penalty: Player who committed the foul receives a foul against them. Other team
    gets ball.
    13. Shooting Foul- If a player who's attempting a block touches anything but
    the ball, he is called for this foul.
    Penalties: Foul against the person who committed it. Other Team automatically
    gets two Free Throws. (Exception: One free throw if original shot goes in)
    14. Goaltending- After a shot is released you can't touch it before it touches
    the rim. If you do you will be called for this foul.
    Correction by Ravenous Superthug:
    A player can touch the ball before it hits the rim after the shot BUT he can
    not touch it when the ball is on a downward motion towards the rim. You can
    still block a high-arching shot that way or a high-arching lay-up Also, if a
    person shoots the ball and the shot is NOWHERE near the hoop, then you can
    snatch it out of the air. Example, if Shaq takes a 3 pointer to try to make a
    buzzer beater or something else, then most likely it will not get close to the
    rim, enabling you to snatch that ball out of the air.
    Penalty: The shot counts.
    15. Traveling- If you attempt a shot, you have to release it (or pass it)
    before you land, otherwise you'll be called for traveling.
    Penalty: Other Team gets ball.
    8c. Codes /8003
    None of the codes from 2K2 have been confirmed to work in 2K3 so far.
    To access the code menu, from the main menu, enter the options menu. From
    there, enter the gameplay menu. One there, hold left on the control pad, right
    on the analog stick, and press start. Exit game play and go down to the new
    codes menu to enter codes. (Note that codes are case-sensitive)
    MEGASTARS- Unlock the SEGA Sports, NBA 2K3 and Visual Concepts teams.
    SPRINGER- Unlock street trash blowing on the ground.
    8d. Questions /8004
    None as of yet.
    9. Contact information /9000
    If you have questions, corrections, suggestions, or contributions, my
    E-mail is mastergamer@email.pokemonparadise.com put "FAQ Submission" in the
    subject line. Please give a name, real or fake, so I can credit you.
    FAQ Wishlist: (This is what I'd like people to submit)
    All Question marks filled in for team info.
    Full Franchise Section
    10. Credits /0001
    Ravenous SuperThug (Ravenousuperthug@aol.com)- He has done incredible work for
    this FAQ, submitting strategy, answer corrections, trades, and created teams.
    MVP (DKneisler@new.rr.com)- He submitted the fast break section.