NBA Live 2005 (Playstation 2) Full Guide/FAQ Written by CruThik786 Copyright (c) 2005. =========== ** Index ** =========== I. Introduction II. Controls A. Offense B. Defense C. Slam dunk contest D. Three-point contest III. Team Overviews IV. NBA Arenas V. Game Modes A. Play now B. Dynasty C. Season D. Playoffs E. 1-on-1 F. All-Star weekend G. Online play H. Slam dunk school VI. NBA Store VII. EA Jukebox Song List VIII. Credits IX. Legal Information ===================== ** Version History ** ===================== 14 Jun. 2005 Version 0.3 Began guide. Added index, introduction, and controls. Began working on team overviews. 15 Jun. 2005 Version 0.7 Completed team overviews, and added NBA Arenas section. Also added the Game Modes section and the NBA Store section. 16 Jun. 2005 Version 1.0 Finished entire guide/FAQ. ===================== ** I. Introduction ** ===================== This guide/FAQ is for the Playstation 2 version of the game NBA Live 2005. This guide/FAQ will cover almost the game controls, the various gametypes, the teams, and the extras/unlockables in the game. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, tips, etc., feel free to e-mail me at CruThik786@hotmail.com. In order to allow me to organize the e-mails and reply quickly, please use "NBA Live 2005 FAQ" as the subject for your e-mail. If you send in tips or more accurate/detailed descriptions for any part of this guide/FAQ, I will be sure to give you full credit if I put it in this guide/FAQ. Thank you. As of right now, GameFAQs, Cheat Code Central, and Neoseeker are the only websites that are permitted to post this guide/FAQ. If you find this guide/FAQ on any other website, please contact me immediately. If you want to post this guide/FAQ on your website, please e-mail me first to ask permission, and we'll take it from there. Thank you once again. ================== ** II. Controls ** ================== -- Offense -- (With ball) Move the selected player: Left analog stick Shoot: Circle Dunk/Lay-up: Square Pass: X Freestyle: Right analog stick Alley-oop to a teammate: R2 Turbo: R1 (Without ball) Call for the ball: X Set a pick: L1 Call for a shot: Circle -- Defense -- Steal: Square Switch player: X Take a charge: Circle or R2 Turbo: R1 Intentional foul: Select button Block: Triangle -- Slam Dunk Contest -- (On the floor) One footed gather: Square One footed 180 degree gather: Triangle Two foot gather: Circle Two foot 180 degree gather: X Ball toss (alley-oop to yourself): Right analog stick Move player: Left analog stick Dunk modifiers: L1 or R1 (In mid-air) Tomahawk finish: Square Pump finish: Circle Windmill finish: Triangle Clutch finish: X Rotate player (only for 180 degree gathers): Left analog stick -- Three-Point Contest -- Grab ball from rack: R1 Shoot: X, circle, square, or triangle ========================= ** III. Team Overviews ** ========================= ***These rosters are the default rosters that come with the game. The roster updates available for download online are not taken into account in this guide. -- Atlanta Hawks -- Overall rating: 77 Key Players: PF Al Harrington, PF Antoine Walker Strengths: Decent low-post game with Harrington and Walker. Both also provide them with decent outside shooting ability. Antoine Walker can simply light it up from downtown. Weaknesses: Ball handling is weak, and they turn the ball over frequently. They also do not have much height, so pound the ball inside against them. -- Boston Celtics -- Overall rating: 84 Key players: PG Gary Payton, SG Ricky Davis, SF Paul Pierce Strengths: Paul Pierce is the primary option for this team, and is a borderline superstar. He can hit the outside shot, or take it in the paint to draw the foul. Ricky Davis is an explosive player that likes to penetrate and pull-up for the mid-range jumper, or take it to the whole hard and dunk it on you. Weaknesses: They have a weak bench filled with young and unexperienced players. They also have a weak inside game, so defend the perimeter shot and force them to feed the ball inside. -- Charlotte Bobcats -- Overall rating: 58 Key players: SF Gerald Wallace, PF Emeka Okafor Strengths: Steve Smith is their best perimeter shooter,but doesn't get much playing time. Okafor is a beast down low defensively, and has the ability to dominate down-low on the offensive end if he gets too many easy baskets. Gerald Wallace has a decent shot, but likes to penetrate and draw the foul or throw it down. Weaknesses: Weak bench and weak outside shooting game. If they shoot too many three-pointers, they will live and die by the three. -- Chicago Bulls -- Overall rating: 82 Key players: PG Kirk Hinrich, SG Ben Gordon, PF Tyson Chandler, C Eddy Curry Strength: Kirk Hinrich can simply light it up from downtown if left open. They have a solid low post game with Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler controlling the paint both on the offensive and the defensive end of the floor. Defensive rebounding is important. DO NOT give them a lot of offensive rebounds, or they will make you pay. Ben Gordon can hit the outside shot, and is as clutch as they get. He is also a prolific scorer. Weaknesses: Mid-range shooting is weak, but they can hit a lot of three's if they are left open. They also rely on offensive rebounding and second-chance points, so limit their offensive rebounds. -- Cleveland Cavaliers -- Overall rating: 79 Key players: SF LeBron James, c Zydrunas Ilgauskas Strengths: LeBron James is a flat-out stud despite only being a second-year player. Don't let him go off because he is capable of scoring 30+ on any given night and will get his teammates involved. Ilguaskas is a beast down-low who also has a very good mid-range jumper. Weaknesses: They don't have very good perimeter shooters, so pack the paint and force them to beat you by hitting outside shots. They also have a weak bench that does not provide them with a lot of scoring. -- Dallas Mavericks -- Overall rating: 88 Key players: PG Jason Terry, SG Michael Finley, SF Jerry Stackhous, PF Dirk Nowitzki Strengths: They will shoot a lot of three's, and make the majority of them. Nowitzki is a versatile power-forward who can shoot the three, pull up for the mid-range jumper, or even post you up or take it strong to the hole. They have decent shot-blocking ability with 7'5" Shawn Bradley and Erick Dampier watching the paint. Weaknesses: Inside scoring and defense. They normally like to beat you by using the run-and-gun method, which basically means they'll try to score more points than you rather than playing solid defense. -- Denver Nuggets -- Overall rating: 84 Key players: SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Kenyon Martin Strengths: Carmelo Anthony is a rising star in the league, and he'll score in any and every way possible. However, they also have a solid low post game with Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby down low, so be sure to limit their offesnive rebounds, or they'll make you pay. They also have a decent perimeter shooting game, so they are a very good all-around team. The majority of their points come from the fast-break. Weaknesses: Limit their touches and baskets down-low, and you've just made it a lot harder for them to score in the half-court set. They are also a decent defensive team. -- Detroit Pistons -- Overall rating: 90 Key players: PG Chauncey Billups, SG Rip Hamilton, SF Tayshaun Prince, PF Rasheed Wallace, C Ben Wallace Strengths: A very versatile team that will shut you down on the defensive end. They are probably the best defensive team in the league, so your only hope is to force turnovers and get easy buckets in the open court. They have the ability to take over the game on the defensive end, and like to slow the game down. Weaknesses: Horrible bench. Besides Antonio McDyess they have nobody who can give them an instant lift off the bench. Rasheed sometimes like to settle for the three-pointer rather than banging down low. -- Golden State Warriors -- Overall rating: 77 Key players: SG Jason Richardson, SF Mike Dunleavy Jr. Strengths: They are an excellent fast-breaking team who can score a bunch of points off the fastbreak in a hurry. Derek Fisher is an excellent three-point shooter, so don't give him too many uncontested looks from downtown. Richardson will take it to the rack, and also has the ability to hit the three-point shot. Dunleavy is a very good shooter, so keep a hand in his face at all times. Weaknesses: They don't have a very strong low-post game on the offensive end, but get the job done defensively in terms of rebounding the ball. They commit silly fouls down low, which hurts them because they don't have much height off the bench. -- Houston Rockets -- Overall rating: 83 Key players: SG Tracy McGrady, C Yao Ming Strengths: McGrady can take over a game at any given time, as he is a very versatile superstar who can hit the three, mid-range jumper, or take it all the way to the whole. They have a very solid low-post game with Yao dominating the paint, and have a lot of three-point shooters surrounding Yao and T-Mac. Weaknesses: They are very unathletic with the exception of Tracy McGrady. They don't excel at the fastbreak, rather they are forced to play a slow-tempo game as a result of the personnel on their roster. -- Indiana Pacers -- Overall rating: 80 Key players: SF Ron Artest, SF Stephen Jackson, C Jermaine O'Neal Strengths: They are a very well-rounded team who can beat you off of perimeter shooting and feeding JO in the post. They are a defensive-minded ball club with their best defensive player, Ron Artest, being capable of shutting down any opposing player. They are a very physical team, and will bang down low. If their perimeter shots are falling, they are a very dangerous team. Weaknesses: They will miss a lot of mid-range shots, and sometimes they will be off from downtown, so try to limit their offensive rebounding. Limit them to one shot per possession, and you should be fine. -- Los Angeles Clippers -- Overall rating: 74 Key players: SG Corey Maggette, PF Elton Brand Strengths: They have a very solid low-post game with Brand and C Chris Kaman patrolling the paint on defense. Brand is a premiere power forward, and can take over a game instantly. Corey Maggette is a rising star on the perimeter. He has a suspect jumper, but can use his size and strength to back down his defender. The Clippers will spread the court to try and take advantage of their excellent spot up shooting. Weaknesses: They are a weak rebounding team, and have a weak bench. They rarely get much help offensively off the bench, so limit the amount of second-chance points you give to their starting team. -- Los Angeles Lakers -- Overall rating: 88 Key players: SG Kobe Bryant, SF Caron Butler, PF Lamar Odom Strengths: Kobe Bryant will flat out dominate the offensive end with his brilliant one-on-one skills, and ability to set up his teammates. When Kobe isn't dominating the ball, they'll feed it to Lamar Odom and let him do his thing on the low block, or set up Caron Butler for a spot-up jumper. Weaknesses: Not a great defensive team, but they get the job done on some nights. With Shaquille O'Neal gone to Miami, their low-post game is basically non-existant with the exception of Lamar Odom (who is more of a SF than a PF). -- Memphis Grizzlies -- Overall rating: 91 Key players: PG Jason Williams, C Pau Gasol Strengths: They will post Gasol up often, and he will deliver on the low-block. If you double team him, he'll kick it out to the perimeter where almost everybody on their team can hit the three and the mid-range jumper. Cover the shooters, or they'll burn you with their three-point shooting. Weaknesses: Their only real weakness is that they tend to have a myriad of injuries, yet they always seem to overcome that. Their ballhandlers are young, and don't respond well to pressure, so cover them tightly to force turnovers. -- Miami Heat -- Overall rating: 80 Key players: SG Dwyane Wade, C Shaquille O'Neal Strengths: Shaq dominates on the low-block, and his partner D-Wade will tear you apart on the perimeter with his pull-up jumper, and his spectacular drives to the basket. Oh, and when their done tearing you apart, they'll give it up to their excellent three-point shooters. Defensively, they are a good ball-club. Take it into the paint for a lay-up and Shaq will swat the ball like a fly. Weaknesses: Don't have many weaknesses. On some nights their bench will be a non-factor, and on others they will destroy you. Just keep applying pressure to D-Wade and Shaq, and make their supporting cast beat you. -- Milwaukee Bucks -- Overall rating: 79 Key players: SG Michael Redd, SF Desmond Mason Strengths: Michael Redd will simply shoot the lights out from the floor even if you play him tightly. Desmond Mason will continuously attack the rim, and does not fear contact at all. Their big guys mainly score off of getting offensive rebounds, so limit them and they will struggle. Weaknesses: Their inside game is weak, as they rely on offensive rebounds and put-backs to score on the offensive end. Defensively, they are a struggling ball-club without a premiere shotblocker. -- Minnesota Timberwolves -- Overall rating: 82 Key players: PG Sam Cassell, SG Latrell Sprewell, PF Kevin Garnett Strenghts: KG will score in every way possible, will dominate the boards, and will set-up his teammates for good looks. Cassell has a deadly jumper, especially late in the game. Sprewell gets his points off of jumpers and drives to the baskets. They have a solid bench with Eddie Griffin, a PF who can bang down low and go outside and knock down three's. Weaknesses: They are an old ball club. Both their backcourt players are over 30 years old. C Michael Olowokandi is an often-injured player, who isn't much of a factor even when he is on the court. -- New Jersey Nets -- Overall rating: 68 Key players: PG Jason Kidd, SF Richard Jefferson Strengths: They are a very good fastbreaking team with Jason Kidd at the helm. Kidd can do it all, but is frequently injured. He has the ability to average 10+ assists a night. Jefferson is an athletic SF with a suspect, yet improving, jumper. Don't let this club get on the fastbreak a lot, or you're in for a long night. Weaknesses: Their half-court offense is horrendous since Kenyon Martin was traded. Consequently, they are very weak at the SG, PF, and C positions. Take advantage of this teams inability to defend the paint. -- New Orleans Hornets -- Overall rating: 89 Key players: PG Baron Davis, SF Jamal Mashburn, C Jamaal Magloire Strengths: Explosive play by Baron Davis always gives this team a chance to win. Jamal Mashburn is flat out deadly shooting the ball. Jamaal Magloire is a solid player down low both offensively and defensively, and the play of PJ Brown at the PF position rounds out their solid front court. Weaknesses: Defensive problems and injuries plague this team, as does a weak bench. -- New York Knicks -- Overall rating: 87 Key players: PG Stephon Marbury, SG Jamal Crawford Strengths: They have a very good backcourt, as well as a solid front court. Weaknesses: The play of their front court is very inconsistent, and their defense shortcomings are a problem. Sometimes their backcourt will settle for the outside shot rather than penetrating and taking it hard to the hole. -- Orlando Magic -- Overall rating: 83 Key players: PG Steve Francis, SG Cuttino Mobley, SF Grant Hill, PF Dwight Howard Strenghts: Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley play very well as a backcourt since they have been together for years. Francis can take over games with his all-around brilliant play, and Cuttino Mobley will destroy you with his accurate shooting and athletic drives to the rim. Grant Hill can hit the open jumper, and Howard will control the paint every night. Weaknesses: Defense is a problem, as is rebounding. Their bench isn't spectacular, but are inconsistent on a night-to-night basis. They are also prone to commit a lot of turnovers with Steve Francis primarily handling the ball. -- Philadelphia 76ers -- Overall rating: 76 Key players: PG Allen Iverson, SG Andre Iguodala, SF Kyle Korver, C Samuel Dalembert Strengths: Allen Iverson will dominate the game by scoring and setting up his teammates for open shots. He will continually attack the basket on every possession, and will leave it all out on the court every single night. They excel on the fastbreak, which they cause by forcing over 12 turnovers a night from their opposition. Kyle Korver is deadly from downtown, and Andre Iguodala will do everything for them. He is an excellent defensive player who is capable of shutting down the brightest of stars. Dalembert is a defensive monster. Weaknesses: Bench play is a question mark, and sometimes they don't have the defensive intensity from their front court that is needed. They also may sometimes struggle to score in the half-court set. -- Phoenix Suns -- Overall rating: 81 Key players: PG Steve Nash, SG Quentin Richardson, SF Joe Johnson, PF Shawn Marion, C Amare Stoudemire Strengths: The most athletic team in the league. They run an unstoppable fast break and score at will. The most offensively explosive team in the entire league, they will run-and-gun until their opponent tires and cannot keep up with their scoring pace. Amare Stoudemire is a beast down low, and Shawn Marion helps with the rebounding and is unstoppable in the open court. Steve Nash has unbelievable court vision and can average 10+ assists a night. JOe Johnson and Quentin Richardson will shoot the lights out from downtown. Weaknesses: Defense is not the main focus of their philosophy. They don't play much defense so they can run the break and stay out of foul trouble because they don't have much of a bench. Bench play is horrible, so their starters average about 40 minutes a game. Get them in foul trouble, and they won't be as tough to beat. -- Portland Trail Blazers -- Overall rating: 83 Key players: SF Darius Miles, PF Zach Randolph, C Theo Ratliff Strengths: A very versatile team, they can score in the half-court set and can also run the fastbreak efficiently. They have a good three-point shooter in Derek Anderson. The ball will usually go down low to Zach Randolph on the offensive end, and everybody will feed off him. On defense, they have one of the top shotblockers in the league down low in Theo Ratliff. It is tough to control the boards against them. Weaknesses: Off-court problems usually hinder the on-court success of this team. They also have many problems playing with one another. Their defense and shooting is suspect in some games. -- Sacramento Kings -- Overall rating: 92 Key players: PG Mike Bibby, SF Predrag Stojakovic, PF Chris Webber, C Brad Miller Strengths: Great shooting team, and play well off of one another. They are constantly in motion without the ball, making it easy for the two best passing big men in the league (Chris Webber and Brad Miller) to find them for easy lay-ups from the high post. Leave Peja Stojakovic open, and he'll make the shot 95% of the time. They are an excellent team in the open-court as well. Weaknesses: Defense is suspect, as they aren't the most athletic team and aren't the most determined team on the defensive end of the floor. Their bench has also been depleted due to trades made in the offseason, so their bench is not as strong as it was in past years. -- San Antonio Spurs -- Overall rating: 88 Key players: PG Tony Parker, SG Manu Ginobili, SF Bruce Bowen, PF Tim Duncan Strengths: The Spurs offense runs through the Big Fundamental (Tim Duncan) in the low-post, and Ginobili and Parker run rampant on the perimeter. They have excellent spot-up shooters who thrive off of the penetration and dish out to the perimeter. Probably one of the top three defensive teams in the league. They just might be the best all-around team in the league, and are extremely versatile. Weaknesses: They basically have no weaknesses to exploit. However, if Tim Duncan is injured or out for long stretches, they may struggle offensively. -- Seattle Supersonics -- Overall rating: 82 Key players: SG Ray Allen, SF Rashard Lewis Strengths: Their offense mainly consists of the three-point shot. They live and die by the three, and Ray Allen is one of the best in the league at creating, and making, his own shot at will. Rashard Lewis is a versatile SF who can beat you off the dribble, or take advantage of his size by posting his defender on the low block. Weaknesses: Inside scoring and bench play is a question mark for this ball club. They aren't a great rebounding team, so play the perimeter tight and things will be a lot easier. They aren't a good defensive team either. -- Toronto Raptors -- Overall rating: 86 Key players: SG Vince Carter, SF Jalen Rose, C Chris Bosh Strengths: Vince Carter is an explosive player who can drive by his defender at any moment and unleash a crazy dunk over the opposing big man. Jalen Rose is a decent all-around player who can hit the open shot, and create a shot for himself. Chris Bosh is basically a beast down low. There is no containing him. Weaknesses: Defense is a big question mark, as is injuries. Vince Carter is often injured, and when he is on the court, he isn't as aggressive as he needs to be. He often settles for the outside shot. Carter also has problems co-existing with the other players on the team. Besides Bosh, they aren't a good rebounding team. -- Utah Jazz -- Overall rating: 80 Key players: PG Carlos Arroyo, SF Andrei Kirilenko, PF Carlos Boozer Strenths: Good defensive team with Kirilenko capable of blocking 4+ shots a game. He is their best player, and their leader. If he isn't playing well, they will struggle. Weaknesses: Shooting is a big weakness. They are a suspect shooting team who rely on their defense to win them games. They aren't a good fastbreaking team either. -- Washington Wizards -- Overall rating: 85 Key players: PG Gilbert Arenas, SG Larry Hughes, PF Antawn Jamison Strengths: Aggressive both offensively and defensively. They have one of the most dynamic backcourts in the league. Both Arenas and Hughes can take over a game instantly, as can Antawn Jamison, a PF who can bang down low and step outside and knock down the trey. They rely on fastbreak points to score a lot of points. They are good at playing the passing lanes and getting easy buckets off of steals. Weaknesses: Rebounding and inexperience. They aren't very good at boxing out, and have one of the youngest teams in the league who will turn the ball over quite frequently. Capitalize on these two weaknesses, and you should have a great game against them. ============== IV. NBA Arenas ============== -- Atlanta Hawks -- Arena: Phillips Center Location: Atlanta, GA Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 1999 -- Boston Celtics -- Arena: FleetCenter Location: Boston, MA Capacity: 19,600 Year opened: 1995 -- Charlotte Bobcats -- Arena: Charlotte Arena Location: Charlotte, NC Capacity: 18,500 Year opened: 2004 -- Chicago Bulls -- Arena: United Center Location: Chicago, IL Capacity: 20,500 Year opened: 1988 -- Cleveland Cavaliers -- Arena: Gund Arena Location: Cleveland, OH Capacity: 20,500 Year opened: 1994 -- Dallas Mavericks -- Arena: American Airlines Center Location: Dallas, TX Capacity: 18,500 Year opened: 2000 -- Denver Nuggets -- Arena: Pepsi Center Location: Denver, CO Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 1995 -- Detroit Pistons -- Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills Location: Detroit, MI Capacity: 22,077 Year opened: 1988 -- Golden State Warriors -- Arena: Oakland Arena Location: Oakland, CA Capacity: 18,500 Year opened: 1996 -- Houston Rockets -- Arena: Toyota Center Location: Houston, TX Capacity: 19,000 Year opened: 2003 -- Indiana Pacers -- Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse Location: Indianapolis, IN Capacity: 18,645 Year opened: 1999 -- Los Angeles Clippers -- Arena: Staples Center Location: Los Angeles, CA Capacity: 21,000 Year opened: 1999 -- Los Angeles Lakers -- Arena: Staples Center Location: Los Angeles, CA Capacity: 21,000 Year opened: 1999 -- Memphis Grizzlies -- Arena: The Pyramid Location: Memphis, TN Capacity: 20,150 Year opened: 2001 -- Miami Heat -- Arena: American Airlines Arena Location: Miami, FL Capacity: 19,500 Year opened: 1999 -- Minnesota Timberwolves -- Arena: Target Center Location: Minneapolis, MN Capacity: 19,000 Year opened: 1990 -- Milwaukee Bucks -- Arena: Bradley Center Location: Milwaukee, WI Capacity: 18,500 Year opened: 1988 -- New Jersey Nets -- Arena: Continental Airlines Arena Location: East Rutherford, NJ Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 1981 -- New Orleans Hornets -- Arena: New Orleans Arena Location: New Orleans, LA Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 2002 -- New York Knicks -- Arena: Madison Square Garden Location: New York, NY Capacity: 19,500 Year opened: 1968 -- Orlando Magic -- Arena: TD Waterhouse Centre Location: Orlando, FL Capacity: 17,000 Year opened: 1989 -- Philadelphia 76ers -- Arena: Wachovia Center Location: Philadelphia, PA Capacity: 20,500 Year opened: 1996 -- Phoenix Suns -- Arena: America West Arena Location: Phoenix, AZ Capacity: 19,000 Year opened: 1992 -- Portland Trail Blazers -- Arena: Rose Garden Location: Portland, OR Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 1995 -- Sacramento Kings -- Arena: Arco Arena Location: Sacramento, CA Capacity: 17,000 Year opened: 1988 -- San Antonio Spurs -- Arena: SBC Center Location: San Antonio, TX Capacity: 19,500 Year opened: 2002 -- Seattle Supersonics -- Arena: Key Arena Location: Seattle, WA Capacity: 17,000 Year opened: 1995 -- Toronto Raptors -- Arena: Air Canada Centre Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Capacity: 19,500 Year opened: 1999 -- Utah Jazz -- Arena: Delta Center Location: Salt Lake City, UT Capacity: 20,000 Year opened: 1991 -- Washintgon Wizards -- Arena: MCI Center Location: Washington, DC Capacity: 21,500 Year opened: 1997 ============= V. Game Modes ============= ** Note: the following descriptions come straight from the NBA Live 2005 manual. -- Play Now -- Before you slam and jam during the NBA All-Star Weekend, get your feet wet with an exhibition game against your toughest rival in Play Now mode. - Jersey Select Screen: From the Jersey Select screen you have the option to change you team's jersey for the upcoming game. Press (D-pad right) to select a Home, Away, or Alternate jersey. Some jerseys have to be unlocked in the NBA Store (using earned Task List points). - Pre-Matchup Screen: Select the skill level for the next game, along with quarter length, arena location, and camera view. You can also adjust the rules, preferences, gameplay settings, and in-game settings from the Settings screen. -- Dynasty Mode -- Build pro basketball's greatest franchise of all-time. For multiple seasons, you manage the roster; you coach the team; you play the games. Dynasty Mode operates on a year-round NBA calendar so be prepared to handle the duties on the court, as well as off it. After choosing a team and selecting your settings, Season One begins. - Dynasty Development: Starting from your first Training Session, use your Dynasty Points to improve player and team abilities. You can also use your points to hire specialist coaches and pay for scouting trips. Dynasty Points are awarded for accomplishing feats in the Task List (displayed after each game, season, and playoffs) during the current season. - PDA/Roster Management/GM's Desk: Run your franchise with the help of the all-new PDA communication system. With the PDA, you'll receive valuable information from the league, players, and coaches that can help determine the success of your franchise. Other than the PDA, most of the action off the court occurs from the Roster Management screen or the GM's desk. From the Roster Management screen you can reorder rosters, view injury reports, sign, release, trade, and edit players. Review your Manager's Statetment, get the latest news from around the league, view upcoming free agents, and more from the GM's Desk. - Off-Season: After the playoffs, it's time for all the GM's to evaluate their respective teams for the upcoming season. Be sure to use valuable information from you team scouts to help evaluate talent. Listen to their advice and study up on the incoming class before draft day. Making a wrong pick could set your franchise back a few years. After the Rookie Draft is complete, you have the chance to bid on and offer contracts to free agents. Financial security is the main selling point to many of the players, but don't break the bank to sign them. Be sure to keep enough money in the budget in order to sign the key role players as well. To manage your roster, you can also re-sign and release players from the lineup. After the free agent period ends and your roster is set, the new season begins. **Note: Be sure to save your Settings file often in order to store NBA points, NBA Store purchases, and Hall of Fame records. -- Season -- Play through the trials of a full NBA season. Set up a 29-, 58-, or 82-game season and make your run for the championship. You can play the season with any team using current NBA rosters, or assemble your team through a Fantasy Draft. You can even randomize your schedule or customize your league by switching up the teams in your division. -- Playoffs -- Take part in the excitement of the NBA playoffs. You can participate in a traditional format or you can customize your tournament--with or without a Fantasy Draft. -- One-on-One -- Schoolyard basketball hits the NBA. Prove yourself against anybody in a 1 on 1 showdown for ultimate bragging rights. -- All-Star Weekend -- The energy explodes off the court during the NBA All-Star Weekend. From the Rookie Challenge to the NBA All-Star game, prove yourself in each electrifying All-Star event. There are four events during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Your first event pits the rookies against the sophomore players during the Rookie Challenge. After slamming and jamming with the league's newest talent, rip the back of the net during the 3 Point Shootout as you battle up to seven of the best long-range shooters in the league. Playing in a tournament format, you have 60 seconds to make as many shots (and score as many points) as you can. The winner moves on, the losers go home. Next on the bill--the Slam Dunk Contest. Bust out your best Freestyle moves and wow the judges with an aerial assault that expresses your game like never before. Finally, show off your skills against the best players in the league during the NBA All-Star Game. It's East vs. West in this action-packed, winner-take-all game. -- Online Play -- Go Freestyle against the best basketball players in the country. **Note: you must have a subscription to Xbox Live in order to play online. -- Slam Dunk School -- In Slam Dunk School, progress through the ranks of Beginner Practice, Alley-oop Practice, and Advanced Practice and perfect your skills along the way. You'll need to master the moves learned here before you can fully compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. ============= VI. NBA Store ============= -- Hardwood Classics Jerseys -- Item Points Needed 1. Atlanta 1971-1972 Away 200 2. Atlanta 1974-1975 Away 100 3. Boston 1923-1924 Home 200 4. Chicago 1970-1971 Away 100 5. Chicago 1995-1996 Alt. 200 6. Cleveland 1976-1977 Away 100 7. Cleveland 1986-1987 Home 200 8. Dallas 1994-1995 Home 200 9. Denver 1977-1978 Home 100 10. Denver 1978-1979 Home 100 11. Denver 2001-2002 Away 50 12. Denver 2001-2002 Home 50 13. Detroit 1981-1982 Away 250 14. Detroit 1997-1998 Home 100 15. Golden State 1976-1977 Home 200 16. Golden State 1990-1991 Home 200 17. Houston 1969-1970 Home 200 18. Houston 2002-2003 Home 50 19. Houston 2002-2003 Away 50 20. Indiana 1988-1989 Away 200 21. Indiana 1993-1994 Home 100 22. LA Clippers 1973-1974 Away 250 23. LA Clippers 1979-1980 Home 100 24. LA Lakers 1949-1950 Away 200 25. LA Lakers 1961-1962 Home 200 26. LA Lakers 1961-1962 Away 200 27. Memphis 2000-2001 Away 50 28. Memphis 2000-2001 Home 50 29. Miami 1995-1996 Alt. 100 30. Milwaukee 1986-1987 Home 200 31. Milwaukee 1996-1997 Alt. 200 32. New Jersey 1983-1984 Away 100 33. New Jersey 1991-1992 Home 150 34. New Orleans 1997-1998 Alt. 150 35. New York 1979-1980 Away 200 36. New York 1985-1986 Away 150 37. Orlando 1994-1995 Away 150 38. Philidelphia 1965-1966 Home 250 39. Philidelphia 1977-1978 Home 200 40. Pheonix 1970-1971 Home 250 41. Pheonix 1988-1989 Away 150 42. Pheonix 1988-1989 Home 200 43. Pheonix 1996-1997 Alt. 200 44. Portland 1971-1972 Away 200 45. Portland 1991-1992 Home 150 46. Sacramento 1961-1962 Away 200 47. Sacramento 1986-1988 Away 250 48. San Antonio 1968-1969 Home 200 49. San Antonio 1973-1974 Home 250 50. Seattle 1967-1968 Away 150 51. Seattle 1993-1994 Away 150 52. Utah 1976-1977 Away 200 53. Utah 1983-1984 Away 250 54. Utah 1987-1988 Home 100 55. Utah 1987-1988 Away 100 56. Utah 2002-2003 Away 150 57. Washington 1971-1972 Away 250 58. Washington 1995-1996 Home 200 59. East 1963-1964 Home 250 60. West 1970-1971 Home 250 -- Shoes -- Item Points Needed 1. Air Jordan III 200 2. Air Jordan III 200 3. Air Jordan IV 200 4. Air Jordan VII 150 5. Air Jordan XI 200 6. Air Jordan XI 200 7. Air Jordan XI IE Low 150 8. Air Jordan XII 150 9. Air Jordan XIII 150 10. Air Jordan XIX 150 11. Jordan Big Fund 100 12. Jordan Team 10/16 100 13. Jordan Team 10/16 100 14. Jordan Elite II 100 15. Jordan Pro Status 100 16. Jordan Pro Status 100 17. Nike Air Zoom LeBron II 200 18. Nike Air Huarache 2K4 100 19. Nike Air Huarache 2K4 100 20. Nike Shox Elite 150 21. Nike Shox Elite 150 22. Nike Shox Elite 150 23. Nike Shox Elevate 100 24. Nike Shox Elevate 100 25. Nike Shox Elevate 100 26. Nike Shox Elevate 100 27. Nike Shox Elevate 100 28. Nike Shox Elevate 100 29. Nike Shox Elevate 100 30. Nike Shox Elevate 100 31. Nike Shox Elevate 100 32. Nike Shox Elevate 100 33. Nike Shox Elevate 100 34. Nike Shox Jumpoff 100 35. Nike Shox Jumpoff 100 36. Nike Shox Supremacy 100 37. Nike Shox Supremacy 100 38. Nike Shox Status 100 39. Nike SHox Status 100 40. Nike Air Foamposite Pro 150 41. Nike Air Foamposite Pro 150 42. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3 100 43. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3 100 44. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3 100 45. Nike Air Force 1 100 46. Nike Uptempo Game 150 47. Nike BG Ultraposite 150 48. Nike Air Force Max 100 49. Nike Air Hyperflight 100 50. Nike Air Intense 75 51. Nike Air Intense 75 52. Nike Air Unlimited 100 53. Nike Uptempo Game 150 54. Nike Delta Force 100 55. Nike BG Rollout 75 56. Nike BG Rollout Low 75 57. Nike Zoom Drive 100 58. Nike Air Flight Hops 50 59. Nike Air Flight Hops 50 60. Nike Blazer 100 -- Gear -- Item Points Needed 1. Retro Socks 1 50 2. Retro Socks 2 50 3. Retro Socks 3 50 4. Retro Socks 4 50 5. Retro Socks 5 50 6. Retro Socks 6 50 7. Retro Socks 7 50 8. Retro Socks 8 50 9. Retro Socks 9 50 10. Retro Socks 10 50 11. Multicolored Headband 1 50 12. Multicolored Headband 2 50 13. Multicolored Headband 3 50 14. Multicolored Headband 4 50 15. Multicolored Headband 5 50 16. Multicolored Headband 6 50 17. Multicolored Headband 7 50 18. Multicolored Headband 8 50 19. Multicolored Headband 9 50 20. Multicolored Headband 10 50 -- Practice Jerseys -- Item Points Needed 1. Atlanta Hawks Home 50 2. Atlanta Hawks Away 50 3. Boston Celtics Home 50 4. Boston Celtics Away 50 5. Charlotte Bobcats Home 50 6. Charlotte Bobcats Away 50 7. Chicago Bulls Home 50 8. Chicago Bulls Away 50 9. Cleveland Cavaliers Home 50 10. Cleveland Cavaliers Away 50 11. Dallas Mavericks Home 50 12. Dallas Mavericks Away 50 13. Denver Nuggets Home 50 14. Denver Nuggets Away 50 15. Detroit Pistons Home 50 16. Detroit Pistons Away 50 17. Golden State Home 50 18. Golden State Away 50 19. Houston Rockets Home 50 20. Houston Rockets Away 50 21. Indiana Pacers Home 50 22. Indiana Pacers Away 50 23. LA Clippers Home 50 24. LA Clippers Away 50 25. LA Lakers Home 50 26. LA Lakers Away 50 27. Memphis Grizzlies Home 50 28. Memphis Grizzlies Away 50 29. Miami Heat Home 50 30. Miami Heat Away 50 31. Milwaukee Bucks Home 50 32. Milwaukee Bucks Away 50 33. Minnesota Timberwolves Home 50 34. Minnesota Timberwolves Away 50 35. New Jersey Nets Home 50 36. New Jersey Nets Away 50 37. New Orleans Home 50 38. New Orleans Away 50 39. New York Knicks Home 50 40. New York Knicks Away 50 41. Orlando Magic Home 50 42. Orlando Magic Away 50 43. Philidelphia 76ers Home 50 44. Philidelphia 76ers Away 50 45. Pheonix Suns Home 50 46. Pheonix Suns Away 50 47. Portland Blazers Home 50 48. Portland Blazers Away 50 49. Sacremento Kings Home 50 50. Sacremento Kings Away 50 51. San Antonio Spurs Home 50 52. San Antonio Spurs Away 50 53. Seattle Supersonics Home 50 54. Seattle Supersonics Away 50 55. Toronto Raptors Home 50 56. Toronto Raptors Away 50 57. Utah Jazz Home 50 58. Utah Jazz Away 50 59. Washington Wizards Home 50 60. Washington Wizards Away 50 ========================= VII. EA Jukebox Song List ========================= **Note: The following songs appear in the NBA Live 2005, and are listed in the default order in which they are played. You can edit the order of the songs in the EA Jukebox in the EA Lounge. Songs denoted with a * are exclusive tracks available only in NBA Live 2005. *Bump J - "We Don't Play No Games" *MC Lyte - "My Main Aim" *Joell Ortiz - "Mean Business" Nomb - "Carolina Pride" Don Yute - "Dem Gals (NBA Live 2005 Mix)" Pete Rock featuring Kardinal Offishall - "Warzone (NBA Live 2005 Mix)" *Stat Quo - "The Best" Wylde Bunch - "Our Lyfe" Will.I.Am - "Go!" Dirtbag - "Here We Go" *Murphy Lee featuring Jazze Pha & Jody Breeze - "It's In Da Game" *Lloyd Banks and Young Buck - "Me Against You" The D.O.C. - "Mind Blowin" *Brand New Heavies - "Jump 'N More" ============= VIII. Credits ============= Once again, GameFAQs, Cheat Code Central, and Neoseeker are the only sites currently allowed to host this guide/FAQ, and I thank them for hosting it as well. Also, thanks to Alex Gormley (slickmarcusvick1) for allowing me to use his guide as a basis for mine. ===================== IX. 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