This is an NBA 2K3 FAQ for the PlayStation 2 Video game console. This guide is 
intended for PS2 resources only. May not be compatible with GCN, XBOX or PC. 
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NBA 2K3 FAQ for the PLAYSTATION 2 GAMING CONSOLE///////////////////////////////
Written By: Colby "Colbison" Chambers from March 3, 2003 to March 12, 2003/////
Published By: GameFAQS.com/////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Contact the Author: ColbisonX@yahoo.com, or Ferrari360gt@aol.com///////////////

Version 1.12

[]= SQUARE, /\= TRIANGLE, O= CIRCLE, X= THE "X" BUTTON

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The Table of Contents 
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1. Introduction (i.)
 a. Purpose of FAQ (ii.)
 b. Version history (iii.)
 c. Copyright information (iv.)

2. About the Author (v.)

3. Game Basics (vi.)
 a. Modes (vii.)
 b. Controls (viii).
 c. Basic offense (ix.)
 d. Basic Defense (x.)

4. Strategy (xi.)
 a. The positions (xii.)
 b. The Key Players of the Game (xiii.)
 c. The Key Teams of the Game (xiv.)
 d. The Strategy (xv.)
 e. How to run Fast Breaks (xvi.)

5. Team information (xvii.)
 a. 50's/60's Legends. (xviii.)
 b. Transactions (xix.)

6. Street Ball!!! (xx.)
 a. How to play StreetBall! (xxi.)

7. Creations (xxii.)
 a. My created players (xxiii.)
 b. Street Ballers (xxiv.)
 c. Created teams (xxv.)

8. Miscellaneous (xxvi.)
 a. !!!! NBA QUIZ !!!! (xxvii.)
 b. The Rules of the Game (xxviii.)
 c. Codes and secrets (xxix.)
 d. Questions and comments (xxx.)

9. Contact Information (xxxi.)
10. Credits (xxxii.)

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1. The Introduction 
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Everything you need to know before starting to play NBA 2K3 is in this FAQ. 
Also includes updates and other FAQ information plus codes and secrets.

PLEASE NOTE: []= SQUARE, /\= TRIANGLE, O= CIRCLE, X= THE "X" BUTTON

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1a. The Purpose of this FAQ 
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The purpose of this FAQ is to help people to play this game better and with 
more confidence. It is help for people who need it.

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1b. Version history
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3/7/03- VERSION 1.0: I completely finished the FAQ and I posted it on 
GameFAQS.com. I left out "How to Run Fast Breaks" and a few others.

3/9/03- VERSION 1.01: I fixed most grammical errors and corrected a few other 
errors that I accidently made. 

3/12/03- VERSION 1.10: Added "How to Run Fast Breaks" section and the "How to
Play Streetball" section as well as I fixed the "Streetballers" creations
section to better fit their descriptions. I also edited the "Credits" section
so all names are correctly spelled. Also, I updated the "Questions and 
Comments" section, and I fixed some layout problems with the FAQ.

3/15/03- VERSION 1.12: I updated the "How to Shoot Free Throws" section and
also updated section 4 Stragety, thanks to SonicAD, and a few others. I also
added a few extra players to the "Key Players of the Game" section do to a high
amount of reader demand. Check the section to see the update. 

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1c. Copyright Information
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This FAQ is copyright (©) 2003 Colby *Colbison* Chambers. All information in 
this FAQ is strictly restricted to personal use ONLY, and may only be printed 
for personal use. Everything written in this FAQ is copywritten and may not be 
copied in any way, shape, or form without express written consent from the 
author and ONLY the author. 

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2. About the Author 
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Hello everyone. This is my first FAQ guide for a PlayStation 2 game. I am a 16 
year-old average teenage guy. I play JV basketball at my high school and I'm 
very athletic. I also love sports: basketball, football, baseball, golf 
(occasionaly). If you have any questions for me just e-mail me and I'll reply 
as soon as possible. Thank you for reading this FAQ. 

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3. Basics Instructions
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Everything about the controls in the game and what buttons to push to do 
everything. Pretty easy stuff to learn.

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3a. Modes 
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Practice- Pick a team and practice on your own or with a friend. You can also
work on free throws, or all your plays in a scrimmage game.

Quick start- The computer randomly picks two teams and then you pick a team
to play versus the other team.

Exhibition- You pick the teams, the place, the length, the everything. Its all 
up to you for your very own basketball game.

Season- Play along with the 02-03 season, or if 82 games is too
long for you (and don't worry it was for me), you've always got the option to
play 56, 28, or 14 games. You then have a chance to make the playoffs. Hooray!

Playoffs- Don't want to bore yourself with stupid season games? Skip right to
the playoffs and have a chance at the NBA Finals.

Tourney- Are you the champion? This is the best way to find out who is #1. Just 
like a playoff but a lot more fun with friends or family. 

Franchise- This is your chance to control every aspect of an NBA franchise. 
You're the general manager. You make trades, sign contracts, even scout college 
prospects. You can control everything with this great mode.

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3b. Controls of the game
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3b1.
Offense:

(X)- Pass. This is your basic bounce or chest pass to your closest teammate on 
the court.

(R3)--(just press one of the joysticks) + (X) is touch passing.

Hold the "joystick" in the direction of the player you want to pass to. Then 
press X while the "joyStick" is pointed in the direction of the player you want 
to pass to, in order to pass to that player.
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[] + X, O, /\, L1 or L2, R1 or R2 is used to for Icon Passing.

Whenever you want to pass to a specific player on your team simple 
press /\ + any combination of X, O, [], /\, or L1, but make sure the player is 
open.

X= Point Guard

O= Shooting Guard

[]= Small Forward

/\= Power Forward

L1= Center
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Alley=Oop: to preform this, simple pass the ball to any offensive player 
waving his hands near the basket and he will automatically jump and put it in.

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O- 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.
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[]= Shoot

Press AND hold the [] button to shoot the ball. Hold [] until the top of 
your jump, then release. Practice your shots in "practice" mode. Without 
the ball, [] jumps up and rebounds the ball.
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L1= Post Up a defender

Press and hold the L1 trigger to post up against a defender. It is More useful 
if you are a bigger player then your defender. Don't hold the ball too long or
you may be called with a "3 seconds in the key" violation.

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R1= Turbo (run really fast, but you can become tired just as fast, too)
Press and hold this button to run really fast on offense or defense. 
But watch your turbo bar and use it wisely.

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Press R2 + "X", "[]", "/\", or "O" for team Playcalling. You can change the 
plays in "options". They differ for each team.

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R3 = Fake pass
L3 = Call a "Screen" for your player

Press L3 to have a teammate come up in front of the opponent guarding
you. You can use this feature to get open, shoot, or drive to the hoop.
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3b2. The Defensive Controls:

(O)- Attempt to steal the ball from your opponent, but don't foul!

Press (O) to attempt to steal the ball. Be careful though not to get a piece of
the guys arm, and be called for a reaching-in foul (it can get really annoying
so be careful).

(X)- Switch Player Control

Press (X) to switch to the closets player on your team to the ball on defense.
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([])- Block shot/rebound.

Press and hold [] to jump up for the tip, 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.

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L1= Face-up the ball handler

Press and hold the L1 button 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.
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Press R2 + "X", "[]", "/\", or "O" for defensive Playcalling.

Same as offense, Press R2 + "X", "[]", "/\", or "O" will call a defensive 
play.
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R3 = Intentional Foul
If your team is losing and you need to stop the clock press and hold R3 
to perposely foul an opponent. But watch your team fouls becuase 
otherwise the other team will get to shoot free throws if your over the limit.
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How to shoot FREE THROWS!

It really isn't that hard to do. Just follow these instructions:

First. See those two green arrows? They're off to left and right sides.
             They should look like this:
                *-------------------*
                |   g   bbbbb    g  |           (G)- Green Shooting Arrows
                | g g g bbbbb g g g |           (B)- Basket
                |   g   -----   g   |
                |    g   ---   g    |
                |     g   -   g     |
                -*******************-
Second. Squeeze the Left and Right "joysticks" so that the two arrows align. 
You must press them at the same time and make sure they line up as straight 
as possible.

Third. Both arrows should be overlaping and pointed as straight as can be: 
       *------------------*
       |      bbbbb       |            (G)- Green Shooting Arrows
       |      bbbbb       |            (B)- Basket
       |      --g--       |
       |      g-g-g       |
       |        g         |
       |        g         |
       |        g         |
       -******************-
Then you need to quickly press the [] or L1 or R1 to shoot the ball, whatever 
you prefer. You only have a spit-second to do it so make sure your quick.

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3c. Basic Offense 
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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 (O) 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

Beat your defender OR not go anywhere because of the defender's defense.
		-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 or double team you.

3. Pass the ball into the paint!!!

The best and easiest way to get to the basket and score is passing. Just pass
the ball up the floor and into the paint for an easy bucket. But beware of 
defenders who are always looking for a steal. Therefore make sure that you can
see the player your passing to otherwise it may be stolen. 

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3d. Basic Defense 
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For basic defense the idea is to stop the offensive player with the ball
from getting a good shot off or getting to the hoop. Here are some things
you can do to play basic defense:

1. You can: Steal the ball
Stealing is very dangerous because there is a high risk of your player
getting called for a foul. 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 up another player and you're in front of him.

	C.Or if 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
You can steal a pass by pressing (O). Try to do this as much as possible
because you have a small chance of getting a reach-in foul. It's very useful.


3. 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. Blocking

Blocking shots is very hard. You have to have your whole arm directly in front
of the ball to get a clean block and no foul. Press [] to block a shot. It's 
a lot easier if you're a big man in the paint.

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4. In-game Strategy 
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This part of the FAQ has information about strategy. Things from plays, 
defense and offense, positions, and players. Some useful info. 

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4a. The positions of the Game
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Before you can use strategy, it's important to know what the positions are.
Here you go:

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PG (Point Guard)- The point guard is always the best ball handler on the floor.
He should also have the ability to pass (a big factor), shoot, and call the 
plays. Usually the PG is the smallest player on the court as well (although 
Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen are around 6-8) and can dribble the ball very
well. Some of the NBA's best point guards include: Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd,
Gary Payton, Mike Bibby, Steve Nash, and Oscar Robertson are some of the best
ever. Point guards are often able to get to the basket easy and are usually one
of the quickest players, so be careful if you're guarding one and are not a PG.
You may get shook!

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SG (Shooting Guard)- Shooting Guards are often times the best players on the
team. They can shoot (obviously), dribble pretty well, pass, and hit shots
when the team needs them. Usually the SG is around 6-5 or sometimes smaller or 
taller. Some of the best in the game are: Tracy Mcgrady, Kobe Bryant, Ray 
Allen, Michael Finley, Jerry Stackhouse, and Allen Iverson. Shooting guards are 
usually the go-to players and can score in a number of ways including three-
pointers, dunks, mid-range jump shots, and posting-up in the paint for easy 
buckets. When guarding a SG try to keep him from getting easy lay-ups otherwise
they can get "hot" and heat up from the perimeter. 

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SF (Small Forward)- The small forwards are not usually the best players on the
court unless you have Dirk Nowitzki. They can rebound and score near the basket
for easy points. Sometimes they are good 3-point shooters and sometimes not. 
Most SF like to post-up in the paint and shoot good mid-range jump shots. Some
of the greatest small forwards in the NBA are: Jamal Mashburn, Michael Jordan,
Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, Peja Stojakovic, and Larry Bird. 
Most SF are around 6-8, plus or minus three inches depending on who you have as 
your small forward. 

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PF (Power Forward)- Being a power forward is almost always the hardest position
to play. You have to guard players who can hit three-pointers, post-up in the
paint, and hit mid-range jumpers. Some of the best PF are: Kevin Garnett, Tim
Duncan, Rasheed Wallace, Antoine Walker, Chris Webber, and Elton Brand. Power 
forwards are depended upon for rebouding and scoring as well as passing and
shooting. There are many, amny great PF in the league and most of them are 
around 6-10, smaller or taller. Rebounding is the biggest thing they are the 
best at.

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C (Center)- The center is the player completely relied on to get rebounds. 
Their whole job is bascially to get boards, and be a force in the paint for 
the other team. If you want to win games you will need a dominant center, such 
as: Shaquille O'neal, Vlade Divac, Dikembe Mutumbo, Ben Wallace, and Wilt 
Chamberlain, and Theo Ratliff. If you want to be a great center pound the ball 
inside for easy points. Most centers are about 7 feet, plus or minus 2 inches. 

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4b. The Key players of the Game
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Key players are the go-to guys on the team and always the best players on
the court. He's the guy you're counting on to score the winning basket. 
The following is a breakdown of some of the best key players in the NBA.

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Breakdown of Key Players:

Paul Pierce- This player is an extremely good shooter (three-point and 
mid-range). He can score in a number of ways and averages over 25 points a 
game and 5 rebounds and 4 assists a game. He is ONE of the best players in 
the NBA, playing small forward. 

Allen Iverson- Many people say AI is overrated. Although he leads the league
in steals per game and steals overall he doesn't play the best defense you
could want. He does score a lot for the Sixers though and is a go-to guy. 
But watch out for his quickness and speed, he is a shorty after all.

Kobe Bryant- This player went on a huge tear midway through the '02-'03 season. 
With averages of 30 points per game and 5 assists and 5 rebounds Bryant has 
the comeplete offense and defense as well, getting many steals per game and 
rebounds. He can easily go for 40 one night and 35 the next. When playing 
Bryant try to double as much as possible and keep him away from the hoop.

Dirk Nowitzki- Dirk is so versatile it's amazing. He can shoot 3-pointers very,
very well AND post-up in the paint. He is the best overall big man in the game.
His size allows him to get a lot of rebounds, too. Great player.

Antoine Walker- AW is not a very good player. He only shoots about 30% from 
the field and less then that from the three-point range. He is a good spot-up
shooter for the Celtics, though. 

Gary Payton- An All-Star, the best defender in the game, a very sharp and 
accurate offense, great passer, what more could you want from a PG. Plays 
great with Sam Cassell on the Bucks.

Shaquille O'neal- Easily the most dominant center (and player for that matter)
in the NBA. He is so strong and powerful that if you have him on your team it
is almost impossible to lose if you use him correctly. GET HIM TO THE BASKET!

Tracy McGrady- Probably the best overall shooting guard in the NBA right now.
With averages of 32 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds he scores extremely 
easily. One of the best 3-point shooters in the game, although sometimes he 
will miss the first couple or so, but don't worry, just keep shooting. The 
Magic would be nothing without T-MAC. 

Ray Allen- This shooting guard for the Seattle Super Sonics is one of the 
purest shooters in the game (both NBA and in 2K3). In NBA 2K3 he is the 
best 3-point shooter over every other player. Not only can he dribble well and
shoot great, he also can get to the basket very easily and pass. It is hard to 
stop a player who is as versatile as Ray Allen. 

Ben Wallace- Last years Defensive Player of the Year Wallace is probably the
best defender near the basket in the game of basketball. He leads the league
in rebounding and is in the top 3 in blocked shots. His defense is so very 
good that you may want him on your team just for that. Although he can also
score when he needs to. 

Tim Duncan- This player was last years season MVP and can get a whole lot of
rebounds, plus score very well. He averages a double-double (at least 10 points
and 10 rebounds or assists). He is a great rebounder as a power forward. 

Michael Jordan (WIZARDS)-
Although his rating may not say he isn't a very good player, he actually is. He
averages 20 points a game and is still a very good ball handler. His shooting
percentage is usually not very good but eventually he WILL score. I played with 
him as the WIzards and he scored 20 straight points in the third quarter. It 
takes a while for him to heat up sometimes, but when he does MJ is extremly 
dangerous.

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4c. The Strategy 
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How to do what and where to do it.

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Offensive Moves:

Fade-a-way- a very good way to get a shot off is to do a fade-a-way. You
can never get blocked and it almost always gets you points. The best place to
use this move is either on the baseline where you can fake (by taping []) and
shoot or fake and drive. Another good spot to use this is at the top of the 
key.

Crossover- Use this move when you need to penetrate to the basket. Pick 
one side of the defender and when you get close hit the "O" button.

Spin- Spin past a defender, use just like the crossover.

Game strategy- What I like to do for defense is put the game tempo on very high
and put offensive and defensive rebounding on really high that way my players
go for the ball with more intensity. Then I match up good players with good 
players and bad players with bad players. I try to score in all ways too: 
shooting three-pointers, dunks, penetration lay-ups, mid-range jump shooting 
and baseline drives, as well as post-up moves with my centers and power 
forwards. Then whenever I score a point I get and play tight defense on the 
other teams point guard so the in-bounds passer has a hard time passing it in. 
Then when he tries to pass it in I simple steal it and pass or shoot for 
antoher easy two points.* 

*Picking off passes is an important part in this game. You should NOT play your
opponent hard on D if he does not have the ball. You should have "court 
awareness" 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, if you don't the computer will make every shot--as you'll soon find 
out... 

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4d. How to run Fast Breaks 
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Follow these steps to fast break more often and easier.

The first and foremost part of the fast break is the point guard. You should 
have a speedy and fast PG (in the high 90's) and a good rebounding squad.
Afterall you can't run a fast break without getting the ball first. Okay, once
your PG has the ball press TRIANGLE and look up-floor for open teammates. When
your playing as a point guard you need to be unselfish so look ahead to open
players on your team and pass to them, hopefully they will be running the left
and right lanes down the court. Once another player has the ball, like a SG or
SF then try to go diagonally to the basket from an angle from where you get the
ball that way you have a higher chance of getting a good shot off and/or 
two points. 

Another option with the fast break is by changing the likelihood of your team
running a FB. You can raise or lower the bar in the "coaching" section on the
start menu. But be careful because if you raise the bar all the way your team
will become extremly tired very often and you will probably end up losing the 
game when all is said and done. Just a note of caution for you...

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5. Team Information (as of March 11, 2003)
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This section is devoted to every team of the NBA. It tells the team name,
coach name, leading scorer, and the arena where they play their home games at,
as well as what their uniforms (both home and away) look like. 

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Philadelphia 76er's
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Coach: Larry Brown

Leading scorer: Allen Iverson 

Arena: First Union Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White with a Sixer logo on the front

Away: Same as home but black

Secondary Away: Same as Home and Away, but blue.

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Portland Trail blazers
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Coach: Maurice "Mo" Cheeks

Leading scorer: Rasheed Wallace

Arena: Rose Garden

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Uniforms
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Home: White, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then
black.

Away: Black, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then
white.

Secondary Away: Red with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, white and
then black.

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Milwaukee Bucks
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Coach: George Karl

Leading scorer: Gary Payton

Arena: Bradley Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White, with purple trim and sides.

Away: Purple, with green trim and black sides.

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Chicago Bulls
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Coach: Bill Cartwright

Leading scorer: Jalen Rose

Arena: United Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White with black trim

Away: Red with Black letters that say "Bulls"

Secondary Away: Black with Red trim

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Cleveland Cavaliers
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Coach: Kieth Smart

Leading scorer: Ricky Davis

Arena: Gund Arena

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Uniforms
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Home: White, with cyan letters that say "Cavs"

Away: Black with Bluish-Grey letters that say "Cleveland"

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Boston Celtics
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Coach: Jim O'Brien

Leading scorer: Paul Pierce

Arena: FleetCenter (Called "Boston Arena" in the Game)

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Uniforms
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Home: White with Green Trim and letters that say "Celtics"

Away: Green with White letters that say "Celtics"

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Los Angeles Clippers
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Coach: Dennis Johnson

Leading scorer: Elton Brand

Arena: Staples Center (Clippers)

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Uniforms
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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"

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Memphis Grizzlies
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Coach: Hubie Brown

Leading scorer: Pao Gasol

Arena: The Pyramid

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Uniforms
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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"

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Atlanta Hawks
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Coach: Terry Stotts

Leading scorer: Glenn Robinson

Arena: Phillips Arena

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Uniforms
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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"

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Miami Heat
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Coach: Pat Riley

Leading scorer: Eddie Jones

Arena: American Airlines Arena

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Uniforms
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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"

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New Orleans Hornets
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Coach: Paul Silas

Leading scorer: Jamal Mashburn

Arena: New Orleans Arena
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Uniforms
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Home: White with teal green letters that say "New Orleans"

Away: Teal Green with white letters that say "New Orleans"

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Utah Jazz
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Coach: Jerry Sloan

Leading scorer: Karl Malone

Arena: Delta Center
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Uniforms
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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"

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Sacramento Kings
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Coach: Rick Adelman

Leading scorer: Chris Webber

Arena: Arco Arena

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Uniforms
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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.

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New York Knicks
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Coach: Don Chaney

Leading scorer: Allan Houston

Arena: Madison Square Garden

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Uniforms
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Home: White with Orange letters that say New York

Away: Blue with orange letters that say New York

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Los Angeles Lakers
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Coach: Phil Jackson

Leading scorer: Kobe Bryant

Arena: Staples Center (Lakers)

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Uniforms
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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
white.

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Orlando Magic
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Coach: Glenn "Doc" Rivers

Leading scorer: Tracy Mcgrady

Arena: TD Waterhouse Centre

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Uniforms
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Home: Dark Sky Blue with the magic logo and white player number.

Away: White with the magic logo and blue player number.

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Dallas Mavericks
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Coach: Don Nelson

Leading scorer: Dirk Nowitzki

Arena: American Airlines Center

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Uniforms
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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.

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New Jersey Nets
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Coach: Byron Scott

Leading scorer: Jason Kidd

Arena: Continental Airlines Arena

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Uniforms
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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

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Denver Nuggets
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Coach: Jeff Bzdelik

Leading scorer: Juan Howard

Arena: Pepsi Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White with "Nuggets" in dark blue.

Away: Dark Blue with "Nuggets" in Gold

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Indiana Pacers
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Coach: Isiaah Thomas

Leading scorer: Jermaine O'neal

Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse

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Uniforms
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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.

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Detroit Pistons
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Coach: Rick Carlisle

Leading scorer: Richard Hamilton

Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills

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Uniforms
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Home: White with "Pistons" in red.

Away: Blue with "Detroit" in Red

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Toronto Raptors
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Coach: Lenny Wilkins

Leading scorer: Vince Carter

Arena: Air Canada Centre

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Uniforms
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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.

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Houston Rockets
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Coach: Rudy Tomjonavic

Leading scorer: Steve Francis

Arena: Compaq Center

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Uniforms
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Home: Striped white with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand
corner.

Away: Striped Dark Blue with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand
corner.

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Seattle (Super)Sonics
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Coach: Nate MacMillan

Leading scorer: Ray Allen

Arena: Key Arena

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Uniforms
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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.

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San Antonio Spurs
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Coach: Gregg Poppavich 

Leading scorer: Tim Duncan

Arena: SBC Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White with black spurs logo.

Away: Black with White Spurs logo.

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Phoenix Suns
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Coach: Frank Johnson

Leading scorer: Stephon Marbury

Arena: America West Arena

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Uniforms
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Home: White with purple sides and "Suns" in purple.

Away: Purple with grey sides and "Phoenix" in white.

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Minnesota Timberwolves
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Coach: Flip Saunders

Leading scorer: Kevin Garnett

Arena: Target Center

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Uniforms
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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.

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Golden State (Oakland) Warriors
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Coach: Eric Musselmen

Leading scorer: Antawn Jamison

Arena: The Arena in Oakland

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Uniforms
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Home: White with "Warriors" In black with gold outline.

Away: Dark Blue with "Warriors" in gold.

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Washington Wizards
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Coach: Doug Collins

Leading scorer: Michael Jordan

Arena: MCI Center

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Uniforms
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Home: White with "Wizards" in Medium white.

Away: Medium Blue with "Wizards" in blue.


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5a. 50's/60's Legends
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Coach: Red Auerbach 

Arena: Legends Arena

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Uniforms
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Uniforms vary By player:

Bob Cousy:

Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green.

Away: Boston Celtics: Green with "Boston" in white.

Oscar Robertson:

Home: White with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes.

Away: Cincinatti Royals: Medium Blue with
"Royals" in white vertically between two vertical red stripes.

Elgin Baylor:

Home: White with "Lakers" in grey and the number in red.

Away: Minneapolis Lakers 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 with 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 Green with "Boston" in white.

Bob Petit:

Home: White with "Hawks" in Red.

Away: 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: 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 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.

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5b. Transactions
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Ray Allen from Milwaukee Bucks was dealt to Seattle Super Sonics for Gary 
Payton and Desmond Mason. 

Mike Miller from Orlando Magic to Memphis Grizzlies for Drew Gooden and Gordon 
Giricek.

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6. Street ball Time!!! 
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Streetball is one of, if not THE, coolest and most often played features of NBA
2K3. It's great because you can play your friends in a good ol' 3 on 3 game
and you get to pick anyone in the NBA today for your team. You can also play 5
on 5, 4 on 4, and 2 on 2, but unfortunatly they don't have a 1 on 1 feature, I
really wanted them to add this, but oh well, maybe next year. Streetball is a
great way to learn how to play basketball without the rules and violations. 

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6a. How to play StreetBall!
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Streetball is really fun if you know how to do it. Follow these instructions: 

1. Dunking
Keep in mine that it's easier to block dunk's due to the fact that there are no
shooting, blocking, or charging fouls. If you're a big center or other player
you can just block everything that comes near the basket. 

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, so try to figure it out.

3. Always go for the steal, since you cannot be called for a reach-in foul in
streetball mode MAKE SURE YOU TRY TO STEAL AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!

4. Statistics show everything about how your team and individuals played in
the game, including points, blocks, steal, FGA and FGM, 3PM and 3PA. These are
important to playing streetball as they tell everything about the game. So pay
attention to your streetball stats next time you play.

Fast Breaks: 'Breaks are an hugely important part of winning street games, 
especially on the internet games, and when you play your friends in 
multiplayer. 

Blocks: To score you need the ball, blocks are easier so go for them more
often, but not as often as steals. 

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 to do to win the basketball game, if it can be called that.

In exhibition there were players to block you even if you got past the guy who
was guarding you. In 2 on 2, 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, or to do to 
get to the hoop.

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7. Creations 
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Created players and teams. Ask for my permission before you copy or use. 
E-mail: ColbisonX@aol.com or Ferrari360gt@aol.com

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7a. Created players 
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These are just some of my made-up players. If you want to use
any of my created players all you have to do is e-mail me. 

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1.
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First Name: Baller
Last Name: Colbison
Position: Shooting Guard (SG) 
Jersey Number: #1 
Height: 6'8"
College: Oregon (THE DUCKS!)
Best Hand: Right

Skin Color: 4 
Face: Face 6
Hair Style: 2
Hair Color: Brown
Goatee 1 
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Ripped
No body size changes
Headband: White
Shades: 1
Left Tattoo: 4
Left and Right Elbows: Black Sleeve
Left and Right armbands: White wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: White
Left and Right Knees: Black Sleeve
Shorts Length: short
Socks Length: knee-length
Socks color: Black

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      88
Shooting (Medium)     89
Shooting (3pt)        70
Free Throws           99
Layups                91
Dunking               99
Ballhandling          98
Passing               86
Low Post Offense      78
Low Post Defense      70
Blocking              55
Stealing              62
Offensive Rebounding  79
Defensive Rebounding  81
Speed                 93
Stamina               90
Durability            90
Offensive Awareness   96
Defensive Awareness   97

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2.
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First Name: Just
Last Name: Too Hot
Position: Point Guard (PG) 
Jersey Number: #20
Height: 6'4"
College: Duke 
Best Hand: Left

Skin Color: 2 
Face: Face 7
Hair Style: 5
Hair Color: Black
No facial hair.
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Strong
No body size changes
Headband: Black
Shades: 3
Left Tattoo: None
Right Tattoo: 6
Left and Right Elbows: Black Sleeve
Left and Right armbands: Red wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: Black
Left and Right Knees: Black Sleeve
Shorts Length: Long
Socks Length: Short
Socks color: White

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      80
Shooting (Medium)     78
Shooting (3pt)        48
Free Throws           88
Layups                96
Dunking               82
Ballhandling          98
Passing               85
Low Post Offense      69
Low Post Defense      70
Blocking              40
Stealing              66
Offensive Rebounding  69
Defensive Rebounding  80
Speed                 97
Stamina               92
Durability            92
Offensive Awareness   98
Defensive Awareness   97

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7b. Street Ballers (created) 
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These are some of the best streetballers from "AND 1 MIX TAPE"

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1.
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First Name: High
Last Name: Octane
Position: Shooting Guard (SG) 
Jersey Number: #23
Height: 6'6"
College: None
Best Hand: Right

Skin Color: 4 
Face: Face 3
Hair Style: 4
Hair Color: Black
No facial hair.
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Strong
No body size changes
Headband: White
Shades: None
Left Tattoo: None
Right Tattoo: 6
Left and Right Elbows: Black Sleeve
Left and Right armbands: Red wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: Black
Left and Right Knees: Black Sleeve
Shorts Length: Long
Socks Length: Short
Socks color: White

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      80
Shooting (Medium)     78
Shooting (3pt)        48
Free Throws           88
Layups                96
Dunking               95
Ballhandling          91
Passing               86
Low Post Offense      82
Low Post Defense      75
Blocking              40
Stealing              66
Offensive Rebounding  69
Defensive Rebounding  80
Speed                 97
Stamina               92
Durability            92
Offensive Awareness   88
Defensive Awareness   88

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2.
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First Name: Hot
Last Name: Sauce
Position: Small Forward (SF) 
Jersey Number: #11
Height: 6'1"
College: None 
Best Hand: Right

Skin Color: 5 
Face: Face 4
Hair Style: 2
Hair Color: Black
No facial hair.
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Ripped
No body size changes
Headband: Black
Shades: None
Left Tattoo: 2
Right Tattoo: 4
Left and Right Elbows: None
Left and Right armbands: White wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: White
Left and Right Knees: None
Shorts Length: Long
Socks Length: Short
Socks color: Black

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      75
Shooting (Medium)     78
Shooting (3pt)        40
Free Throws           85
Layups                90
Dunking               99
Ballhandling          82
Passing               85
Low Post Offense      92
Low Post Defense      91
Blocking              90
Stealing              51
Offensive Rebounding  70
Defensive Rebounding  85
Speed                 88
Stamina               90
Durability            90
Offensive Awareness   88
Defensive Awareness   90

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3.
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First Name: Half-man
Last Name: Half-amazing
Position: Shooting Guard (SG) 
Jersey Number: #44
Height: 6'3"
College: None
Best Hand: Right

Skin Color: 3 
Face: Face 5
Hair Style: 2
Hair Color: Black
No facial hair.
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Ripped
No body size changes
Headband: None
Shades: None
Left Tattoo: 3
Right Tattoo: 1
Left and Right Elbows: Black Sleeve
Left and Right armbands: Black wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: White
Left and Right Knees: None
Shorts Length: Long
Socks Length: Short
Socks color: Black

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      85
Shooting (Medium)     79
Shooting (3pt)        66
Free Throws           83
Layups                92
Dunking               98
Ballhandling          91
Passing               82
Low Post Offense      77
Low Post Defense      70
Blocking              50
Stealing              71
Offensive Rebounding  70
Defensive Rebounding  78
Speed                 95
Stamina               90
Durability            92
Offensive Awareness   92
Defensive Awareness   95

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4.
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First Name: Fifty
Last Name: 50
Position: Power Forward (PF) 
Jersey Number: #8
Height: 6'8"
College: None
Best Hand: Right

Skin Color: 5 
Face: Face 3
Hair Style: 1
Hair Color: Black
No facial hair.
No facial changes.
Muscle Tone: Ripped
No body size changes
Headband: None
Shades: None
Left Tattoo: 3
Right Tattoo: 1
Left and Right Elbows: Black Sleeve
Left and Right armbands: Black wristbands
Left and Right finger Tape: White
Left and Right Knees: None
Shorts Length: Long
Socks Length: Short
Socks color: Black

Stats:

Shooting (Close)      82
Shooting (Medium)     76
Shooting (3pt)        67
Free Throws           80
Layups                95
Dunking               97
Ballhandling          80
Passing               81
Low Post Offense      89
Low Post Defense      78
Blocking              82
Stealing              71
Offensive Rebounding  70
Defensive Rebounding  78
Speed                 95
Stamina               90
Durability            92
Offensive Awareness   93
Defensive Awareness   91

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7c. Created Teams
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James "Jimmy" Park's 2003 Premiere All-Star Team 


Starters-

PG-Gary Payton
SG-Kobe Bryant
SF-Kevin Garnett
PF-Tim Duncan
C-Shaquille O'neal

Bench-
Tracy Mcgrady
Rasheed Wallace
Chris Webber
Vince Carter
Allen Iverson
Michael Jordan
Jason Kidd


Neal's All-Star Dream Team

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Tracy McGrady
PF: Karl Malone
C:  Shaquille O'neal

Gary Payton
Michael Jordan
Kevin Garnett
Chris Webber
Theo Ratliff
John Stockton
Ray Allen
Vince Carter
Rasheed Wallace
Dikembe Mutombo

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8. Miscellaneous 
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All random stuff goes here. I don't know what to really put here though...

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8a. !!!! NBA QUIZ !!!!
-----------------------
The winner of this quiz is: Patrick McDaniel! Congrats. He was the first 
person to get all these answeres correct. He beat all of you. But don't worry
another quiz will be posted soon enough...

1. When Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game in 1962 who had the 
   second most points on his team that night?

2. Who was the first black player to ever play in the NBA?

3. Basketball was invented by James Naismith in what year?

4. What was World B. Free's original name (first and last)?

5. In 1977 the Portland Trail Blazers won the NBA Finals against the 
   Philadelphia 76ers. Who won the Finals 2 years + 11 years - 3 years - 7 
   years + 4 years - 1 year + 4 years later and who was the Finals MVP of that 
   year? 

E-mail: ColbisonX@yahoo.com, title the e-mail: "Colbison Awards"

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8b. The Rules 
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1. 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.

2. Backcourt Violation: This means that you crossed the half-court line and 
then tried to step back across to the other side. Once you cross the line you
can't go back or this violation will be called.

Penalty: Other team gets ball out of bounds

3. Out of Bounds: You lost ball out of bounds either vertically or 
horizontally, but either way it means the ball was lost out of bounds or the 
person with the ball stepped out of bounds.

Penalty: Other team gets the ball out of bounds

4. 8 second half-court clock: Once you inbound the ball in the backcourt, you
have 8 seconds (it used to be 10) to get the ball onto the other half, 
otherwise you'll be called for an 8 second half-court clock violation.

Penalty: Other team gets ball out of bounds

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 out of bounds

6. 3 Seconds in the key: If you are in the key (area near the basket) for 3 
seconds or more then you will be called for this violation.

Penalty: Other team gets ball out of bounds

7. Defensive 3 second violation: On defense, you can't stay in the key more
then 3 seconds without guarding an offensive player or else you'll be called 
for this violation.

Penalty: Other team gets one free throw and the ball out of bounds

8. Foul Out: If any player on the court gets 6 fouls in a game they will "foul
out" and not be able to play anymore. 

Penalty: The player that is fouled out cannot play the rest of the game

9. Charging/Blocking: Charging: Charging is if you knock over another player
during a dunk, lay-up, or just plain running anywhere on the court. You must 
be standing completely still for a charge.*

*A charge is where your player has to be standing completely still in a
set position (holding L1) OUTSIDE of the half circle that is in the key, a
players foot may not be on that line if you want a charge. If it is the call
will be a blocking foul. 

Penalties: 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) or gets 
pocession of the ball if the charging foul occured away from the basket. 

10. 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.

11. Pushing: When you push another player it's called an "intentenal foul". If
your team is down by 1 with 5 seconds to go and the other team has the ball you
need to push him to stop the clock. But it is a violation. 

Penalties: 1. Other team gets ball. 2. Foul will be called against the player. 
3. two Free Throws if you're over the foul limit.

12. Shooting Foul: If a player who's attempting a block touches anything but
the ball, he is called for this foul.

Penalties: A foul is called against the player who did it. The player fouled
gets two free throws or one if his shot went in the hoop anyway. 

13. 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 violation. Note: It can be 
called on both offense and defense so be careful...

Penalty: The shot counts

14. Shot Clock: This violation means that the ball did not hit the rim within 
24 seconds of you getting it in-bounded. You must shoot the ball and have it 
hit rim before the 24 second clock gets to 0.

Penalty: Other team gets the ball out of bounds

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8c. Codes and Secrets
----------------------
All of the codes from 2K2 have been confirmed to work in 2K3.

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 "code"s menu to enter codes. (Note that codes are case-sensitive)

MEGASTARS- Enter MEGASTARS as a case-sensitive code to unlock the Sega Sports, 
Visual Concepts, and Team 2K3 in exhibition and street modes. 

SPRINGER- Enter SPRINGER as a case-sensitive code to see trash in the streets. 
Note: This does not work in the gym.

DUOTONE- Enter DUOTONE as a case-sensitive code to have your player in color 
with all other players in black and white. 

Hint: Easy lay-up:
While doing a dunk, press Square in the air to do an easy lay-up 
(similar to how the Computer does it)

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8d. Questions 
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Ggoma928 asks: Who is better Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady?

This is a very arguable subject. Many people will say it's T-MAC, others will
say it's Kobe. Statistically Tracy Mcgrady is the better player. He avereges 
more points, rebounds, and assists per game than Kobe Bryant and his team is 
playing better then the Lakers, too. My personal pick: T-mac is the better 
overall player. In the NBA 2K3: Kobe Bryant.

kaneloBoY5 asks: What does NBA stand for?

It stands for National Basketball Association, what are you doing reading this 
FAQ?

E-mail me if you have any other questions. ColbisonX@yahoo.com

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9. Contact information 
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If you have anything to say to me about this FAQ just e-mail me at 
ColbisonX@yahoo.com or Ferrari360gt@aol.com. Make sure you put "NBA 2K3 FAQ" on 
the subject line or I may not read it. Please send me any corrections, 
contributions, or comments, through the e-mails above. If you would like to 
request a FAQ you can send me an e-mail titled: "FAQ Request" and just give me 
your name and what FAQ you want me to do next. Please give your name when 
e-mailing me if you want credit. Thanks!

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10. Credits 
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Courtney "Master Gamer" Johnson's NBA 2K3 FAQ, from which I based this FAQ on,
without her help I couldn't have even come close to doing this. Thank you so 
much! If you ever need anything from me just ask. Thanks!

Neal Silvester for being a really tight friend and for some knowledge of 
the NBA. Thanks IAN! (inside joke...)

James "Jimmy" Park for helping with some of the rosters, even though he didn't
know it. Thanks.

Gamefaqs.com for excepting this FAQ to be put on their website and for having 
such a great game site overall. Thank you cordially! 

SonicAD for giving me a few hints with the Free Throws section, thank you!

GameWinners.com for providing some codes and secrets of NBA 2K3. Thanks!

Everybody who is reading this FAQ right now, thank you for taking the time to
read this and I hope you found out what you need to know, thanks!
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