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                     T   O   U   R   N   A   M   E   N   T
    
    
                           E   D   I   T   I   O   N
    
    
    Copyright Acclaim 1993, 1994
    Written By Brian P. Sulpher
    E-mail: briansulpher@hotmail.com
    Version 2.5
    Dates Written: September 21 to September 25, 2002
    
    I dedicate this to my old buddies Andrew Beimers and William Beimers.  You 
    guys got me hooked on this game, and as you know, I own you.  This even 
    carried over to NBA Street, and I look forward to whupping you boys at 
    least a couple of more times!  This includes you too little Mikey Sulpher,
    so be ready to lose when Volume Two comes out man!
    
    Also, for Cougar.  I miss you, and I hope you are living it up in the 
    afterlife as you did in this world.  You will always be in my memories, and
    you will never be forgotten.
    
    Also, In memory of Howler and Koonce.  You two never had a good start in 
    your lives, but you had a good time when you spent your time at my house.
    It was oh so unfortunate that you both had your already tragic lives cut 
    short, but I can only hope that I helped make your life a more enjoyable
    experience.  You too will be missed, but not forgotten.
    
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    -September 25th, 2002
    -Submitted FAQ
    
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    Version 1.5
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    -April 16th, 2003
    -Reformatted guide for easier viewing
    -Added ASCII title
    -added to dedications
    
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    Version 1.6
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    -June 25th, 2003
    -Corrected an error in the Orlando Magic line-up (Dennis Scott, not Byron)
    -Thanks to J.P. Ryan for the heads up on the above point
    
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    Version 2.0
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    -November 15th, 2003
    -Format changes
    -Spelling corrections
    -made a few minor corrections
    
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    -August 30th, 2004
    -Altered format slightly
    
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    Version 2.2
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    -Submitted guide on March 9th, 2005
    -I added in Honestgamers as a site allowed to use my FAQs
    -reformatted the FAQ slightly
    
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    Version 2.5
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    -Submitted guide on January 29th, 2006
    -I added in Retronintendo as a site allowed to use my FAQs
    -Altered some format in a few areas
    
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    --------------------------------Table Of Contents---------------------------
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    1) Introduction
    2) Controls
    3) Play Modes
    4) Options
    5) The Rules Of The Game
    6) Stats
    7) Teams And Players And Ratings, OH MY!
    8) Strategies
    9) Enhancement Codes
    10)Secret Player Codes
    11)Credit
    12)Final Word
    
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    ----------------------------------Introduction------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    1) WELCOME TO NBA JAM...JAM...JAM...JAM!  With these prophetic words, you
       enter into your selection of the official rosters for when the game was 
       made (Vlade on the Lakers!), and you select which of the three available
       characters you want to use off of your team of choice.  You go to the
       jump ball, you win it, you rush towards the rim, try to shoot, but 
       instead you take off into a helicopter jam!  This is what this game is 
       all about, and you should dive right in to a crazy shoot out, NBA Jam
       Style!
    
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    -----------------------------------Controls---------------------------------
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    2) This section is going to look at the controls involved both aspects of 
       play: Offence and Defense.
    
    
                                     o---------o
                                     | Offence |
                                     o---------o
    
    D-Pad   : The controls respond as you would expect them to: UP moves you UP,
              RIGHT moves you RIGHT, DOWN moves you DOWN, and LEFT moves you 
              LEFT.
    
    SELECT  : No apparent use.
    
    START   : Pauses/unpauses the game.
    
    L Button: If held, uses your turbo.
    
    R Button: If held, uses your turbo.
    
    X Button: This will cause your player to swing his arms in an attempt to
              steal the ball.  If you are using turbo, you will shove your
              opponent to the floor (more likely to get the ball).
    
    Y Button: This will cause your player to swing his arms in an attempt to
              steal the ball.  If you are using turbo, you will shove your
              opponent to the floor (more likely to get the ball).
    
    B Button: This will cause your player to jump.
    
    A Button: This will cause your player to jump.
    
    
                                     o---------o
                                     | Defense |
                                     o---------o
    
    D-Pad   : The controls respond as you would expect them to: UP moves you UP,
              RIGHT moves you RIGHT, DOWN moves you DOWN, and LEFT moves you 
              LEFT.
    
    SELECT  : No apparent use.
    
    START   : Pauses/unpauses the game.
    
    L Button: If held, uses your turbo.  Also, if you tap turbo, you will throw
               elbows in an attempt to clear out the man guarding you.
    
    R Button: If held, uses your turbo.  Also, if you tap turbo, you will throw
               elbows in an attempt to clear out the man guarding you.
    
    X Button: This will pass the ball for you.
    
    Y Button: This will pass the ball for you.
    
    B Button: If pressed, you will shoot.  If held you will jump with the ball 
              till you release.  If done when using turbo, and heading at the
              net, you will go into a huge slam.
    
    A Button: If pressed, you will shoot.  If held you will jump with the ball 
              till you release.  If done when using turbo, and heading at the
              net, you will go into a huge slam.
    
    
       When the game is paused, you can hold the L and R Buttons to quit the 
       play mode you are in.
    
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    -----------------------------------Play Modes-------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    3) This section is going to review the different play modes available to be
       played, and all of the effects involved in each.
    
    
                                    o--------------o
                                    | Head To Head |
                                    o--------------o
    
    -Two Players can face off in all out bout of ball against one another.  If
     it is on one Player only, then you play a computer opponent.  You play 
     under what rules you have set on the options menu (except two players 
     excludes tournament mode play).
    
    
                                      o-----------o
                                      | Team Game |
                                      o-----------o
    
    -Two Players will team up to face the computer opponent in an attempt to see
     who is mightier: man or machine.  One Player will play against a computer
     opponent all by themselves.    You play under what rules you have set on
     the options menu (except two players excludes tournament mode play).
    
    
                                      o----------o
                                      | Practice |
                                      o----------o
    
    -This mode allows you to go practice all of your moves without any defenders
     around to mess you up.  This is an excellent way to learn where you can 
     dunk, lay-up, and shoot well from.  Knowing how you will shoot when doing 
     so from a certain spot can be the difference between victory and defeat!
    
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    -------------------------------------Options--------------------------------
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    4) This section will review all of the possible options you can utilize, and
       it will also cover the quirks of certain ways to play.
    
    
                                     o------------o
                                     | Time Speed |
                                     o------------o
    
    This can be set on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being slowest to 5 being the 
    fastest.  These are the speeds: 1 is Very Slow
                                    2 is Slow
                                    3 is Normal
                                    4 is Fast
                                    5 is Very Fast
    
    
                                  o------------------o
                                  | Drone Difficulty |
                                  o------------------o
    
    This is the setting that controls how good your opponents will be.  Once 
    again the same number rules of 1 being the lowest to 5 being the best.  
    These are the speeds: 1 is Very Easy
                          2 is Easy
                          3 is Normal
                          4 is Hard
                          5 is Very Hard
    
    
                                      o----------o
                                      | Tag Mode |
                                      o----------o
    
    If this is off, then your teammate will be controlled by the computer.  If 
    you have this option set to on, you will control whichever player has the 
    ball, and when on defense, whichever player last possessed the ball.
    
    
                                o---------------------o
                                | Computer Assistance | 
                                o---------------------o
    
    When this is set to on, you can tell your teammate to pass or shoot.  If it 
    is off, you have no control over your teammate what so ever.
    
    
                              o--------------------------o
                              | Controller Configuration | 
                              o--------------------------o
    
    There are six different pre programmed controller styles.  You will need to 
    experiment with them to discover which one you want to use.  Unfortunately, 
    you can not make your own up, so hopefully you will find one that is good for
    you.
    
    
                                o---------------------o
                                | View/Delete Records | 
                                o---------------------o
    
    This is where you can look at how peopleís initials are doing on your 
    cartridge.  You can also delete initials, and other info on this setting.
    
    
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                              ~~ Special Features Menu ~~
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
                                  o-----------------o
                                  | Tournament Mode | 
                                  o-----------------o
    
    If this is on, it takes out all other settings on this screen.  Also, it will
    not allow any Enhancement Codes to be used.  If it is off, you can alter the 
    other options on this menu.
    
    
                                    o------------o
                                    | Shot Clock | 
                                    o------------o
    
    It is usually 24 seconds (the maximum setting), but it can be put as low as 
    5 seconds!
    
    
                                      o----------o
                                      | Overtime | 
                                      o----------o
    
    This setting has a default of 3 minutes (once again, this is the maximum 
    setting), but you can lower it to two minutes or even one minute.
    
    
                                     o-----------o
                                     | Hot Spots | 
                                     o-----------o
    
    These are small circles that will appear on the floor.  They have an assigned
    value of anywhere from 4 to 8 (this will be displayed within the circles).  
    If you make a basket from these, you gain that many points instead of the 
    normal value.
    
    
                                   o---------------o
                                   | Powerup Icons | 
                                   o---------------o
    
    These will appear as small basketballs on the court, and they will have 
    markings indicating what type of power-up it will be.  There are: B - Bomb, 
    3 - Better 3 Point Shooting, D - Dunk From Anywhere, P - Extra Power Stats, 
    T - Infinite Turbo, Fire - Become "On Fire", and S - Speed. 
    
    
                                    o------------o
                                    | Juice Mode | 
                                    o------------o
    
    This mode will increase the speed at which the clock/game moves at.  It 
    differs from Time Speed because Time Speed directly affects the clock, where
    as this makes the players moves faster.  It is set to off (slowest setting),
    and it increases in speed each time you go up a multiple (up to X4).
    
    
       If you know of any info to add to this section, please e-mail me about 
       it.  I will check it out, and if your contribution has credibility, I 
       will use it with full credit to you.
    
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    -----------------------------The Rules Of The Game--------------------------
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    5) This section is going to review the rules of basketball that apply to 
       this version of playing.  Then, it is going to look at the over the top
       rules involved in this style of play!
    
    
                                    o------------o
                                    | Real Rules |
                                    o------------o
    
    a) 24 Shot Clock - This means you have 24 seconds from when you first get 
       the ball to get a shot on net.  By failing to do so (by not hitting the
       rim), you will lose the ball to your opposition.  This should prove to be
       a fairly rare call in this game.
    
    b) Goaltending - This is when a player grabs a ball in the air, when it is 
       on a downward trajectory towards the net.  This is an illegal move (there
       are some exceptions to this however), and you will be penalized for it by
       the awarding of the points you stopped from going in.
    
    c) Dribble - Once you pick your dribble up, you will be unable to move 
       because basketball does not allow double dribbling.  All you can do at 
       this point is shoot, pass, head fake, and throw elbows.  To pick your
       dribble up, you have either: 1) head faked a shot, or 2) threw some elbows
       after dribbling for at least one step.
    
    d) After The Buzzer - shots still count, even if the clock has expired.  So
       shoot the ball even if the clock is too low for the ball to have time to
       get there in regulation.
    
    
                               o------------------o
                               | NBA JAM TE Rules |
                               o------------------o
    
    a) Shoving - Full body contact is not only allowed, but it is in fact the
       encouraged method of causing turnovers from your opposition.  At every
       opportunity, hit your opponents to steal the ball as much as possible.
    
    b) Elbow Throwing - This is a perfectly legal move in NBA Jam TE, and it is
       an excellent way for you to clear some annoying defenders away from you
       and the ball you are protecting.
    
    c) Timed Violations - The 10 seconds to get over half, and the 3 in the key
       rules are non-existent in this game.
    
    d) Backover Rule - This is when a player passes the ball backwards over the 
       half line after crossing it.  This does not exist in this game, so pass
       backwards over half to your hearts content.
    
    e) "On Fire" - This is when you score three consecutive baskets with the
       same player.  You will then have infinite turbo, and you will be allowed
       to goaltend.  You also become a supreme scoring machine with the 
       capabilities to really blow your opponent out of the water.
    
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    -----------------------------------Stats------------------------------------
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    6) This section will explain what each stat means, and how they should be
       considered for affecting your team/player choices.  Keep in mind that the
       higher the rating of their stats score, the better they are at a certain
       skill.
    
    
                                     o-------o
                                     | Speed |
                                     o-------o
    
    This one determines how fast a player moves when running around the court.
    
    
                                   o------------o
                                   | 3 Pointers |
                                   o------------o
    
    This determines how well your player shoots from beyond the arc.  It also 
    helps the players to hit longer three pointers (higher rating means a 
    slightly better chance).
    
    
                                     o-------o
                                     | Dunks |
                                     o-------o
    
    This rating will let you know how well a player can dunk.  It also 
    determines how far out they can start a dunk, and how often the ball will 
    rim out.
    
    
                                      o------o
                                      | Pass |
                                      o------o
    
    This stat controls how well they can pass.  If a player has a low pass stat,
    they will be picked off more often than an excellent passer will.
    
    
                                     o-------o
                                     | Power |
                                     o-------o
    
    This controls a few things.  First, it is the stat that determines how 
    injured you can get (see Injuries section).  It also determines how well a 
    dunker/blocker will do on a dunk attempt, along with the other 
    corresponding stats.  It also determines how well you stand up to being 
    shoved around.
    
    
                                     o-------o
                                     | Steal |
                                     o-------o
    
    This determines how well a player can swipe the ball from a defender.  It 
    also comes into play when you are shoving your opponent as well.
    
    
                                     o-------o
                                     | Block |
                                     o-------o
    
    This is the stat determines how well a player can swat a dunk, and how well 
    the player can control the ball on a shot block (whether they swat it or 
    catch it).
    
    
                                     o--------o
                                     | Clutch |
                                     o--------o
    
    This stat is the one that comes into play for only 40 seconds in every game, 
    but becomes very important in the last 10 seconds of any quarter.  This is 
    the stat that determines how well a player plays with the pressure of the 
    time winding down.  The higher their rating, the more likely they will make 
    an incredible shot, or make a huge defensive play (block, steal, etc.).  
    These are the plays that can make or break your victory, so hopefully you 
    have a few clutch players to see you through the tight games.
    
    
                                    o----------o
                                    | Injuries | 
                                    o----------o
    
    This stat is the one you want as low as possible, and it can go far above 9.
    Every time you are hit by another player, you are risking the acquiring of 
    some injury points.  The higher this rating, the more your stats will be 
    temporarily lowered (until you rid yourself of injuries).  This means you 
    will be more likely to miss shots (even wide open ones), you will be slower,
    and your defensive efforts will be less effective.  The only way to remove 
    the damage is to sit a player out for a quarter to heal their wounds 
    completely.
    
    
       The order of importance in stats are as follows: Power, Blocks, Dunks, 3
       Pointers, Clutch, Speed, Steal, and Pass.  These should be heavily 
       considered in this order for your teams selection process.
    
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    -------------------Teams And Players And Ratings, OH MY!--------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    7) This section will be divided into conferences, and it will show all the 
       teams, their players (with their stats), and the rating of each team on a
       scale of 0 to 9.
    
    
                              o--------------------o
                              | Western Conference |
                              o--------------------o
    
    
                                 ================
                                 Dallas Mavericks
                                 ================
    
    (6/10), after roster extension (9/10)
    
    --------
    Mashburn
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 4
    
    -------
    Jackson
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 1
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -----
    Davis
    -----
    Speed     : 1
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
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    Expanded Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----
    Dumas
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ----
    Kidd
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    Jackson is a good floor general, but ultimately he is not that good.
    Davis is only useful for subbing for a quarter to rest one of your 
    players.  Low Clutch, and terrible support for Mashburn make this a 
    team you should avoid unless you are highly skilled.  Mashburn is your
    marquee player, and he has little help till you open up the extended
    rosters (when you receive two of the four top rookie talents in Kidd
    and Dumas).  This makes this team a force to be reckoned with.
    
    
                                  ==============
                                  Denver Nuggets
                                  ==============
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (8.5/10)
    
    -------
    Mutumbo
    -------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 1
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ----------
    Abdul-Rauf
    ----------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 9
    
    -----
    Ellis
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 3
    
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    Expanded Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ----
    Pack
    ----
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ----
    Rose
    ----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    These guys are a team that may have the good dunker/blocker that is useful,
    and they may have a fast shooter, but their bench player is terrible with 6
    being his highest score in any category.  A team that will require a hard
    fought defensive game to win.  With the addition of a great rookie in Rose,
    and a solid veteran like Pack, you get the bench you never had before.  
    This team becomes much deadlier with the roster extensions!
    
    
                                   ============
                                   Golden State
                                   ============
    
    (9/10), after roster extension (9.5/10)
    
    ---------
    Gugliotta
    ---------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 4
    
    --------
    Sprewell
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -------
    Seiklay
    -------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 3
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    --------
    Hardaway
    --------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ------
    Mullin
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 9
    
    Now this is an excellent team.  The starting duo of Sprewell and Gugliotta
    can dunk all over the opposition, and if they prove too tough inside, then
    they can both bomb the three with equal precision.  Seiklay offers a 
    decently talented player who gives you a strong dunker/blocker to rest your
    two all-stars (Sprewell being low on power, will need to sit a lot).  All 
    in all, despite the low Power of Sprewell, you still have a team that is in
    the top five over all.  The roster extension adds even more talent to your 
    roster in Hardaway (one of the best point guards around), and Mullin (one of
    the best shooting forwards).  Both of these guys add to one element you 
    sorely lack (Clutch).  Power is still low, but with such amazing talent 
    gathered onto one team, you are going to be ok regardless of how injured one
    player becomes.
    
    
                                  ===============
                                  Houston Rockets
                                  ===============
    
    (10/10), after roster extension (10/10)
    
    --------
    Olajuwon
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ------
    Thorpe
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 4
    
    -----
    Horry
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -------
    Maxwell
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 2
    
    -------
    Cassell
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 5
    
    These guys are the best team around (they were the champs after all).  This
    is when Olajuwon was unstoppable, when Thorpe and Horry were young up and 
    comers, and this is the team with only one skill rating (Olajuwon's 3 
    pointers which you do not need) under 4.  Clutch is good, Power is great, 
    and Pass is the only real combined stat weakness.  You may want to use 
    Horry instead of Thorpe due to his better stats along with Olajuwon.  With 
    the extra players added in, Cassell has nothing to really offer, but Maxwell
    gives you the very reliable outside presence.  Still, Olawjuwon, Thorpe, and
    Horry will play nearly all of your minutes.
    
    
                                   =============
                                   L.A. Clippers
                                   =============
    
    (3/10), after roster extension (3/10)
    
    ----------
    Richardson
    ----------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -------
    Roberts
    -------
    Speed     : 1
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 2
    
    -----
    Sealy
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 1
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Vaught
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 1
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 4
    
    These ARE the Clippers, so you know they have sucked, do suck, and probably
    will continue to suck till the end of time.  Other than Richardson, you will
    be hard pressed to get consistent scoring from Roberts or Sealy.  If you 
    have to sit an injured Richardson, you will more than likely lose very 
    badly.  The addition of Vaught gives you another warm body to add to the
    already untalented bunch.
    
    
                                   ===========
                                   L.A. Lakers
                                   ===========
    
    (5/10), after roster extension (7.5/10)
    
    -----
    Divac
    -----
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ------
    Peeler
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Van Exel
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Roster Extension Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Worthy
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -----
    Jones
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    These are not the Lakers of old (nor are they the Lakers of today).  These
    guys do have one stat going for them that bodes well (that is Clutch), but
    they are low in Power, Steals, Pass, and Dunk.  These guys will need to D up
    big time to keep it close so there Clutch rating can help you out.  With the
    additions of James Worthy (hall of famer), and Eddie Jones (all star), you get
    two men with VERY consistently high stats all around, and thusly the Lakers
    become a much stronger unit.
    
    
                              ======================
                              Minnesota Timberwolves
                              ======================
    
    (5.5/10), after roster extension (7.5/10)
    
    -----
    Rider
    -----
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 5
    
    --------
    Laettner
    --------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 0
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ----
    West
    ----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    --------
    Marshall
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -----
    Rooks
    -----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 7
    
    Minnesota is pre-Garnett here, so you will have to make due with what you
    have on hand.  A well rounded team, they do not really shine in any 
    category.  They get a little of each type of stat from each player, but they
    can not play all three of them.  You must decide what you can make due 
    without, and then go out to cover up your weaknesses.  The additions of
    slightly above average players like Marshall and Rooks at the roster
    extension however, will make you a force with these two and Rider to face the
    opposition.
    
    
                                   ============
                                   Phoenix Suns
                                   ============
    
    (7.5/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    -------
    Manning
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -------
    Johnson
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 1
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -------
    Majerle
    -------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -------
    Tisdale
    -------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -----
    Green
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 5
    
    This team is short, and does not dunk well, but it still scores very well.
    This happens because they shoot the 3 pointer very well (a good strength in
    this game).  They do suffer on blocking and stealing, which means a harder
    time on defense.  They also have great clutch, so rest assured they will
    tickle the twine in the last 10 seconds of every quarter.  The addition of
    Green and Tisdale to address the lack of Dunking ability, but are also 
    lacking in Stealing and Blocking still.
    
    
                              =====================
                              Portland Trailblazers
                              =====================
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (7.5/10)
    
    -------
    Drexler
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ------
    Porter
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 1
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 3
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ----------
    Strickland
    ----------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 3
    
    -----
    McKie
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    
    This team is overly dependent upon the oh so amazing Drexler.  Although each
    player contributes high stats in some categories the other two do not, this
    team has two short player which is a major downside.  All in all, a decent 
    team that needs just one more quality player to become a real contender.  
    The roster extensions do not really add to this squad, but they do add a 
    decent player in Strickland (not decent enough to help though).  McKie adds 
    NOTHING of value, except mediocrity (which is not really valuable).
    
    
                                 ================
                                 Sacramento Kings
                                 ================
    
    (5/10), after roster extension (5/10)
    
    --------
    Richmond
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ----
    Webb
    ----
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -------
    Simmons
    -------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Hurley
    -----
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 6
    
    Sacramento is yet another team who have one excellent player, and very 
    little else.  Although Spud Webb does have decent dunking and speed skills,
    he has little else.  Simmons could possibly be the worst player in the game.
    If you decide to use these guys, keep Richmond uninjured as best you can, or
    else you will suffer a lot of bad losses.  The extended rosters add 
    absolutely nothing thank to a lowly rated stat set for Hurley (never use him
    unless you want to lose faster or you are desperate for a decent outside 
    threat on the floor).
    
    
                                 =================
                                 San Antonio Spurs
                                 =================
    
    (7.5/10), after the roster extension (8.5/10)
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ------
    Rodman
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ------
    Elliot
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Person
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 0
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 9
    
    --------
    Cummings
    --------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    These guys have three excellent blockers, dunkers, and speedsters.  Elliot
    provides the outside threat, while Rodman and Robinson are nasty defenders.
    This team suffers because their one real outside threat can be injured too
    easily, which renders his attack pretty well useless.  If they shot the 
    three a little better, these guys would be a tough team to beat.  The
    addition of Person gives you that deadly touch (along with amazing Clutch),
    which could spell doom for your opponent.  Cummings is not very useful.
    
    
                               ===================
                               Seattle Supersonics
                               ===================
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    ----
    Kemp
    ----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ------
    Payton
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 1
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 4
    
    --------
    Schrempf
    --------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ----
    Gill
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    This team is yet another in a long line of teams that overly depend upon one
    man to carry them to victory.  Kemp is well rounded, but not even he can do 
    it all.  To have true success, you must be able to get wide open threes for
    these guys (since their threes are mid range stats).  Their defense has good
    blocking (Kemp and Schrempf), and a great thief in Payton.  A fun team to
    use if you are an expert passer.  Otherwise, you will suffer through a lot
    of close games.  The addition of Gill to the squad gives you an amazingly
    well-rounded teammate to help remove a lot of pressure from Kemp (he also
    outstrips Payton and Schrempf in most categories).
    
    
                                    =========
                                    Utah Jazz
                                    =========
    
    (8/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    ------
    Malone
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Stockton
    --------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Hornacek
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Benoit
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 3
    
    Despite the two small guards being bad blockers/dunkers, this team is an
    excellent choice.  The Mailman (Malone) has a great all round game, and when
    you factor in two nearly identical lethal three point shooters, you have one
    of the greatest tandems to use.  The short stature of the two guards might
    be the biggest problem you will face.  Benoit adds little to your team, and
    you will probably never use him (his Dunk stat is his only real strength).
    
    
                              o--------------------o
                              | Eastern Conference |
                              o--------------------o
    
    =============
    Atlanta Hawks
    =============
    
    (7.5/10), NO ROSTER EXTENSIONS!
    
    --------
    Blaylock
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ------
    Willis
    ------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 0
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 1
    
    ------
    Augmon
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    NO ONE!
    
    These guys are a speedster team, so you should pressure your opponents on
    defense all over the court.  Power, Clutch, and Block are all incredibly
    high rated, but they are weak in a few areas (most notably 3 Pointers).  All
    in all, a very decent team that would have benefited from some more players
    after the roster extensions.
    
    
                                  ==============
                                  Boston Celtics
                                  ==============
    
    (8/10), after roster extension (8.5/10)
    
    -------
    Wilkins
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Brown
    -----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 1
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -----
    Radja
    -----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    --------
    McDaniel
    --------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 1
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Montross
    --------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    This team shoots the three well, and it has some great Clutch abilities, but
    it just does not have the physicality needed to be successful.  This team
    will need their speed to be their element that carries them over their 
    opposition.  McDaniel adds an excellent defensive player to compliment any of
    the original three members.  Montross should do lots of time as your 
    perennial bench warmer (just call him Mr. Splinter Ass ^_^).
    
    
                                 =================
                                 Charlotte Hornets
                                 =================
    
    (8.5/10), after roster extension (9.5/10)
    
    --------
    Mourning
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    -------
    Johnson
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ------
    Bogues
    ------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----
    Curry
    -----
    Speed     : 2
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -------
    Hawkins
    -------
    Speed: 5
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk: 0
    Pass: 5
    Power: 2
    Steal: 4
    Block: 3
    Clutch: 4
    
    This is a strong team that is lead by the monsters "Zo" and "L-J".  With
    these guys, you get strong stats in everything except Pass and Steal (two
    least important ones).  Bogues is good for a third quarter run to rest one
    of your starters so you will have a fresh player for the last quarter.  With
    the roster extensions, your strategy will remain the same, but Curry 
    replaces Bogues to give you a more well-rounded, consistent scorer.  A team 
    that definitely should be played with a few times.
    
    
                                  =============
                                  Chicago Bulls
                                  =============
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (7/10)
    
    ------
    Pippen
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ---------
    Armstrong
    ---------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 9
    
    -----
    Kukoc
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -------
    Longley
    -------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 4
    
    The Bulls at this time had Jordan, but his license was not bought for this
    game (too bad).  Pippen is a pretty good consolation prize, but his 
    teammates lack in too many areas.  They do well in Speed, 3 Pointers, and
    Clutch, but these are not enough when the crappy Power of all three are
    factored in.  If you use this team, be very wary of getting beaten up (they
    fall and give the ball up all too easy).  The roster extensions add nothing
    of worth in Longley (except someone who has some Power and Blocking), so use
    him if you need to match up against a strong center.
    
    
                               ===================
                               Cleveland Caveliers
                               ===================
    
    (6.5/10), after roster extension (7/10)
    
    -----
    Price
    -----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ---------
    Daugherty
    ---------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -------
    Wilkins
    -------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    --------
    Williams
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    This team is one that requires you to play Price and Daugherty ALL game to
    win.  Wilkins can play for a quarter hear and there because of his good 
    Speed and Block stats.  However, you will need to play greatly defensively
    to win your games.  The roster extensions does not add anything of value as
    Wilkins is an extremely similar to Williams.  You might use Williams 
    instead of Wilkins because Williams has better Blocking abilities.
    
    
                                  ===============
                                  Detroit Pistons
                                  ===============
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    ------
    Dumars
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Mills
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ------
    Miller
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ----
    Hill
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ------
    Curley
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    The Pistons here start off as a decent pick with Miller and Mills carrying
    the work load.  Dumars, despite being an all-time great, gets terrible stats
    given to him on a whole.  However, he is THE man you need to have on the 
    floor if you are playing catch up.  With the extended rosters, you get the
    highest stats for any player in the game who is consistent on all stats.
    Curley adds nothing but a little Clutch (he is a non-factor).  You will use
    Mills, Miller, and Kid for the most part, but Dumars is also a solid choice.
    
    
                                  ==============
                                  Indiana Pacers
                                  ==============
    
    (6/10), after roster extension (7.5/10)
    
    ------
    Miller
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Smits
    -----
    Speed     : 2
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 1
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -----
    McKey
    -----
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Player Roster
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----
    Davis
    -----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 8
    
    You will be completely dependent upon the laser guided bombs from the 
    outside by Miller, and the hard nosed play of Smits inside.  You will to 
    work hard on defense due to low blocking, steals, and speed ratings 
    (overall).  With the one player added on the roster extension, it was an
    excellent addition.  Davis adds amazing stats in every category (none lower
    then 6), and he will quickly become your main stay, with Miller and Smits
    relieving the other when injuries start to pile up.
    
    
                                    ==========
                                    Miami Heat
                                    ==========
    
    (8.5/10), after roster extension (9/10)
    
    ----
    Rice
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Miner
    -----
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Smith
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----
    Owens
    -----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ------
    Reeves
    ------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    
    This team is the second most pleasant surprise contained in this game.  
    Rice, Miner, and Smith all play a well rounded game, which includes high Dunk
    and 3 Point stats.  However, with their low Power stat, they can be beaten
    up quite badly (this should not be a big problem because you can sub).  The
    roster extensions gives you Reeves, who as a well rounded player himself,
    gives you four players who can all play.  This means you can start a quarter
    with two fresh bodies each time (no injuries).  You can get real far with
    these guys despite their low Power.
    
    
                                  ==============
                                  Milwakee Bucks
                                  ==============
    
    (5.5/10), after roster extension (6/10)
    
    -----
    Baker
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 1
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ---
    Day
    ---
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -------
    Murdock
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Mobley
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 0
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    Milwaukee is a team that just does not match up to snuff.  They do not have
    one player who can carry them, but they do have decent outside shooting.  
    Not one of these guys are consistent enough to make for a viable choice 
    (although Day is a decent player). The roster extension gives you Mobley, a
    rather useless individual, and Glenn Robinson, a great up and comer who will
    become the savior of this team.  Robinson and Day will be your best bet if
    you use these guys, but I suggest you make a better bet, and choose another
    team altogether.
    
    
                                  ===============
                                  New Jersey Jets
                                  ===============
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    -------
    Coleman
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Anderson
    --------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -------
    Edwards
    -------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -------
    Gilliam
    -------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ----
    Dare
    ----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    Coleman will carry you, or you will be used to wipe the dust off of the 
    court.  Anderson adds some excellent outside pop to Colemanís already accurate
    shooting, and Edwards can give you some inside presence to help out Coleman.
    The roster extension will give you a well balanced helper in Gilliam, and 
    Dare adds an even better presence on the inside.  The roster extension will
    benefit you greatly as you use Coleman along with Gilliam.  Sub in Dare for
    Coleman in the third if needed, and switch Edwards and Gilliam as needed.
    
    
                                  ===============
                                  New York Knicks
                                  ===============
    
    (8/10), after roster extension (8/10)
    
    -----
    Ewing
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ------
    Oakley
    ------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 1
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 1
    
    ------
    Starks
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Harper
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -----
    Mason
    -----
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 3
    
    The Knicks are a really strong crew here, fresh off of an NBA Final around 
    this time.  Ewing and Oakley give you a two man tough guy team that is only
    rivaled by the San Antonio Spurs Robinson and Rodman.  Starks can shoot AND
    Dunk well, but is a bit of a liability on defense.  You must decide if you 
    will be a defensive force, or if you will use Starks to score more.  The
    extended rosters unfortunately does not come even close to contributing
    anything useful (Mason and Harper are recipients of low stats).  Definitely
    use your original three in whatever combination you find the best for your
    style of play.
    
    
                                  =============
                                  Orlando Magic
                                  =============
    
    (9/10), after roster extension (9.5/10)
    
    --------
    Hardaway
    --------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -----
    Grant
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 7
    
    --------
    Anderson
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -----
    Scott
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 1
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 6
    
    Orlando is another team fresh off of an NBA Finals appearance around this 
    time, and despite the absence of a certain plus seven foot monster in the
    middle, you still have an unbelievable team.  Hardaway and Anderson are both
    great shots from the outside (Anderson is slightly better in most categories
    than Hardaway), and Grant is a great old strong blocker/dunker type.  
    Anderson and Grant are the pair to use, subbing in Hardaway if Anderson is
    injured.  Dennis Scott appears with the extended rosters, and although he is
    lacking in many areas, he is THE man to bring in for a lot of threes.  
    Still, Grant paired with Anderson/Hardaway is the best way to go with this
    team.
    
    
                          ===========================
                          Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers
                          ===========================
    
    (6/10), after roster extension (6/10)
    
    -------
    Bradley
    -------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 1
    
    ------------
    Weatherspoon
    ------------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ------
    Malone
    ------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ------
    Barros
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 2
    
    ------
    Wright
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    The Sixers are a team that is plagued by a few problems; most noticeably are
    Clutch, and 3 pointers.  This team is a jumble of talent that for some 
    reason, it does not mean you will balance out.  Malone should be your main 
    guy, along with Bradley for defensive help ( or Weatherspoon if Bradley is 
    hurt).  The extended rosters offer Barros to fill your outside threat spot,
    but he pretty much sucks at everything else.  Wright is just a tag on that
    is yet another Mr. Splinter Ass (along with Montross ^_^).  Go with Malone,
    and one of your tall blockers to help out defensively.  Go to Barros if you
    need to pressure Steal and 3 Point the opposition.
    
    
                                ==================
                                Washington Bullets
                                ==================
    
    (7/10), after roster extension (7.5/10)
    
    ------
    Webber
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -------
    Cheaney
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ------
    Skiles
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 1
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Extended Roster Player
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    -------
    Chapman
    -------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 5
    
    The Wahsington Bullets have the fastest team around, bar none.  There 
    players of Webber, Cheaney, and Skiles are all around 8, and they are also
    highly rated in 3 Pointers, and Clutch.  Webber is the man, and use Cheaney,
    with occasional rest periods when Skiles replaces Cheaney.  Rex Chapman is
    your reward for the extended roster, and he gives you a tougher version of
    your short players, with a little less 3 Point capability.  Chapman and 
    Webber become your team of choice, with occasional subbing of Cheaney to 
    rest Chapman.
    
    
                              o-------------------o
                              | Alternate Choices |
                              o-------------------o
    
                                     =======
                                     Rookies
                                     =======
    
    (7.5/10)
    
    --------
    Montross
    --------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ----
    Kidd
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ----
    Rose
    ----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ----
    Hill
    ----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -----
    Dumas
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ------
    Curley
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -----
    Jones
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ------
    Reeves
    ------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    ------
    Mobley
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 0
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 5
    
    --------
    Marshall
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ----
    Dare
    ----
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 7
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    --------
    Williams
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 6
    
    --------
    Thompson
    --------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ------
    Wright
    ------
    Speed     : 4
    3 Pointers: 0
    Dunk      : 6
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 7
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ------
    Person
    ------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 4
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 5
    
    -----
    McKie
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 3
    Clutch    : 6
    
    The Rookies will probably be skipped over by most players, but they have
    every conceivable stat covered in one member or another.  You also get well
    rounded players (Kidd, Rose, Hill, Dumas), who are all interchangeable to 
    give you an extremely balanced attack.  The only problem you might encounter
    is a stiff defense that can shut you down well enough outside, and gives you
    no dunks.  This is an extremely underrated group, and you should consider 
    them as your team.  These guys get NO roster extensions.  What you do get is
    the next team for you to use!
    
    
                                    =========
                                    All Stars
                                    =========
    
    (9/10)
    
    -----
    Grant
    -----
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 7
    
    --------
    Mourning
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    ------
    Pippen
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 5
    
    ------
    Oakley
    ------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 1
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 1
    
    ------
    Starks
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 8
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 6
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 6
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -----
    Ewing
    -----
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    -----
    Price
    -----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -------
    Wilkins
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 2
    Power     : 3
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -------
    Johnson
    -------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 2
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 1
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ------
    Malone
    ------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 4
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 8
    
    -------
    Drexler
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 6
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 6
    Clutch    : 6
    
    -------
    Manning
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 6
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 5
    Clutch    : 7
    
    ------
    Payton
    ------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 1
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 4
    
    ----
    Kemp
    ----
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 3
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 6
    
    ---------
    Armstrong
    ---------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 5
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 4
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 9
    
    --------
    Olajuwon
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 2
    Dunk      : 9
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 9
    
    --------
    Richmond
    --------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 6
    Power     : 8
    Steal     : 5
    Block     : 2
    Clutch    : 7
    
    --------
    Robinson
    --------
    Speed     : 5
    3 Pointers: 3
    Dunk      : 7
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 9
    Clutch    : 2
    
    --------
    Blaylock
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 5
    Dunk      : 3
    Pass      : 7
    Power     : 5
    Steal     : 8
    Block     : 4
    Clutch    : 7
    
    --------
    Sprewell
    --------
    Speed     : 6
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 4
    Steal     : 3
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 5
    
    --------
    Stockton
    --------
    Speed     : 8
    3 Pointers: 9
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 9
    Power     : 0
    Steal     : 9
    Block     : 0
    Clutch    : 8
    
    --------
    Anderson
    --------
    Speed     : 9
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 0
    Pass      : 8
    Power     : 2
    Steal     : 7
    Block     : 1
    Clutch    : 7
    
    -------
    Coleman
    -------
    Speed     : 7
    3 Pointers: 7
    Dunk      : 8
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 2
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 8
    
    ------
    Oakley
    ------
    Speed     : 3
    3 Pointers: 1
    Dunk      : 5
    Pass      : 4
    Power     : 9
    Steal     : 1
    Block     : 8
    Clutch    : 1
    
    Well, what can I say?  These are among the best players this game has to
    offer, and ye I only rate them as a 9/10.  Now why might I do this, you ask?
    Well, my problem with this team is that their are not many good pairings, 
    you are forced to use the assigned pairings the game has given you.  If you
    could mix and match on this team, you would be able to make whatever
    combination you might have needed.  Instead, you rarely find a pairing that
    gives you the balance you want.  Besides, by this point you have reached the
    position where your team of choice will be a better fit for you anyway!
    
    
      This is all my opinion, so feel free to ignore it.  I do advise you try to
      keep a good balance of defense and offense on the floor.  Also, try to
      avoid using shorter players because there shots are blocked easier than
      taller player will be (they also sturggle to block dunks and shots 
      themselves, due to their tiny stature).
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------Strategies-------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    8) This section will give you some useful tricks to keep in mind while 
       playing.  Not all will fit into your style of game, but use as many as 
       you can, and be ready to apply them to your game to make yourself a more
       rounded, dangerous opponent.
    
    
                                o--------------------o
                                | Aggressive Defense |
                                o--------------------o
    
    One of the most important things in NBA Jam TE is to try to be aggressive 
    on defense.  By doing so, you increase your chances of stealing the ball, 
    you can lower the percentage of a players shot, you annoy your opponent 
    (human only), and you injure your opponent (lowering their stats some).  By
    doing this, you give yourself a much better chance to outscore your 
    opponent.  It also is an excellent way to power your player up by getting 
    on fire.
    
    
                                     o----------o
                                     | Blocking |
                                     o----------o
    
    Whenever an opponent gets in close to your basket, park yourself under the 
    net, and prepare to jump as they attempt their slam dunk (try to time it so
    you will be at the rim when the ball is at the rim).  Quite often you will 
    reject the dunk, and possibly even get the ball back easily.  Also try to 
    challenge any three pointer shots so you can maybe block it, or at least 
    cause it to clang off of the iron.
    
    
                                     o-----------o
                                     | Jump Ball |
                                     o-----------o
    
    To win the jump ball, just tap the jump button (B or A Button) to win 
    easily every time.  If against a fellow human player, it will often go to 
    the one player with more height and blocking ability.
    
    
                                    o------------o
                                    | Rebounding |
                                    o------------o
    
    Try to time your jump so you will get to the rim just a split second after 
    the ball.  If the ball hits any rim, and you are there, you will be able to
    grab the loose ball before it has another shot at bouncing in.  When you 
    land on the ground, and your opponent will be right there with you, tap 
    turbo (L or R Button), and you will throw elbows which will clear your 
    opposition out for you.
    
    
                                      o---------o
                                      | Putback |
                                      o---------o
    
    This move is pulled off in the offensive end, when you get a rebound, but 
    before you land.  You have the ball, and there are no defenders to block 
    you, press a shoot button (B or A Button) to throw a lob at the net that is
    almost guaranteed to go in.  This is a great way to score off of a missed 
    jump shot (or an intercepted shot).
    
    
                                     o-----------o
                                     | Dunk Dish |
                                     o-----------o
    
    This should happen for two reasons: 
    
     i) you are going to be rejected at the rim by the defenders. 
    ii) your good three point  shooting teammate has a wide open look.
    
    This will not only stop a turnover, but it can also get you more points 
    than you were attempting in the first place!
    
    
                                    o------------o
                                    | Head Fakes |
                                    o------------o
    
    If you need to shoot a three, and your opponents are playing their defense 
    too tight for you to get a shot off.  Well, what you do is tap shoot (B or A
    Button), and you will pretend to start a shot, and your opponent will 
    probably leave the ground to block, meaning you can shoot on your second 
    pressing of shoot to take your real shot.  Keep in mind this is not as good 
    as a wide open shot, but it will give you a decent chance of scoring when 
    compared to a possible block.
    
    
                                o---------------------o
                                | On Fire Goaltending |
                                o---------------------o
    
    When you have achieved "on fire" status, you are given two great gifts: 
    infinite turbo, and the waiving of the goaltending rule!  The best strategy
    is to try to steal the ball in their end, but if they get to your end, fall 
    back to under your hoop, and block/catch anything they throw up at your net.
    This means your fire will continue a little longer than if you played 
    conventional defense.
    
    
                                o---------------------o
                                | Extending "On Fire" |
                                o---------------------o
    
    As you may already know, your "on fire" status only remains for as long as 
    you stop your opponent, or you score four baskets.  Well, extending it 
    would be a great help for your defense (as explained in the last point), so
    you should try to do so.  To do this, try to feed your teammate the ball as
    much as possible so they will score a few buckets, and you can continue to 
    play killer defense.
    
    
                                 o-------------------o
                                 | Player Selections |
                                 o-------------------o
    
    Find a team that has a well rounded player (controlled by the human player),
    and at least one tall blocker.  This way, your computer teammate will be 
    able to help out on defense a little more (since their AI is not that 
    great).  This also means your teammate can dunk a little bit easier as well 
    on offense.  The other option is to pick a great shooter you can dish to if 
    your dunk is going to be blocked.
    
    
                                  o------------------o
                                  | Sitting A Player |
                                  o------------------o
    
    You may want to sit your best player for the third quarter of a game, 
    especially if you have a good lead.  Why do we do this you ask?  Well, if 
    you do this, your best player enters the fourth quarter with no injuries, 
    which means you will have a much easier time scoring, which means your 
    opponents will have troubles catching up.  A tie-in to this is that if you 
    can greatly injure their best player, he will be less effective in the 
    fourth (or they might have to sit that player out even).
    
    
                             o----------------------------o
                             | End Of Quarter Goaltending |
                             o----------------------------o
    
    This is a great little trick to stop your opponent from making one of those
    windmill long bomb shots at the end of a quarter (or even one for the win at
    the end of the game).  Whenever, there is about five seconds or less left, 
    run down the court (using turbo), and as the ball comes in at the hoop, jump
    up and grab/swat the ball away to deny any chance of a score.
    
    
                                    o---------------o
                                    | Run The Clock |
                                    o---------------o
    
    It is the fourth quarter, and you hold a slight lead.  Your priority should 
    be to keep the ball away from your opponents unbelievably accurate three 
    point shooting selves.  The best way to do this is to just sit inactive in 
    your own end, and they will stand there watching you!  They will charge you
    eventually, and at that point throw a long bomb pass to your teammate, 
    getting the shot/dunk off before the shot clock expires.  That way, instead 
    of scoring in about 8 seconds on a possession, you will score in about 24 
    seconds.  This is a great way to keep the game lower scoring when you have a
    weak line-up (lack of charismatic scorers on the floor).
    
    
                                     o-------------o
                                     | Outlet Pass |
                                     o-------------o
    
    If you grab a rebound, and you partner has taken off down court, do not be 
    afraid to risk a long pass to him so he will have an  easy (possibly 
    uncontested) shot at the hoop.  This is a great way to score "buckets" of 
    points (man I am so NOT funny!).
    
    
                               o---------------------------o
                               | Stopping "On Fire" Status |
                               o---------------------------o
    
    If your opponent is "heating up" (one basket from being "on fire"), and they
    shoot a wide open shot at the net, chances are it is going in.  So they will
    be "On Fire", right?  Well, yes they might be, but you can stop them by 
    goaltending the shot.  They still get the points, but they will remain in 
    the "heating up" status.  You should score quickly to cancel their impending
    "On Fire" chances.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------Enhancement Codes----------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    9) This section will list all of the Enhancements Codes that can be entered
       when you are not playing in Tournament Mode.  Remember that these are
       entered when the game is on the "Tonight's Match Up" screen.  Also 
       remember you can enter as many codes as time allows.  Some of them have
       messages show up to say they are active, but not all will indicate they
       have been toggled.
    
       The following table will display the proper button to hit (avoid 
       confusion on directional pad entries, and the Button entries):
    
          +---------------------+
          |Table Of Code Entries|
          |                     |
          |B button - B         |
          |A Button - A         |
          |X Button - X         |
          |Y Button - Y         |
          |L Button - L         |
          |R Button - R         |
          |UP - u               |
          |DOWN - d             |
          |LEFT - l             |
          |RIGHT - r            |
          |                     |
          +---------------------+
    
    
                                   o-------------o
                                   | Dunk Better |
                                   o-------------o
    
    Code: l, r, A, B, B, A 
    
    This code allows your dunk stat to be heightened, and so only the most
    perfectly timed blocks will stop the dunk.
    
    
                           o----------------------------o
                           | Increased Shooting Ability |
                           o----------------------------o
    
    Code: A, B, u, A, B, u, d 
    
    This increases your teams ability to shoot, causing your offense to be a
    little better.
    
    
                             o-------------------------o
                             | Display Shot Percentage |
                             o-------------------------o
    
    Code: u, u, d, d, B 
    
    This code will allow you to see what the percentage (out of 100%) you
    have of making the shot you have just let fly.
    
    
                                 o-----------------o
                                 | Easy 3 Pointers |
                                 o-----------------o
    
    Code: u, d, l, r, l, d
    
    This code will power-up your 3 point stat for every member of your team. 
    
    
                           o----------------------------o
                           | Increased Blocking Ability |
                           o----------------------------o
    
    Code: d, r, A, B, A, r, d 
    
    With this beauty of a code, your players become just that much better at
    blocking the dunks of your opponents.
    
    
                           o----------------------------o
                           | Increased Stealing Ability |
                           o----------------------------o
    
    Code: l, l, l, l, A, r
    
    This will make your player have sticky fingers while on defense, and thusly 
    they will thieve the ball a lot more often.
    
    
                                 o----------------o
                                 | Infinite Turbo |
                                 o----------------o
    
    Code: B, B, B, A, d, d, u, l 
    
    This gives the player who entered it infinite turbo (but not their 
    teammate).
    
    
                              o---------------------o
                              | Goaltending Allowed |
                              o---------------------o
    
    Code: r, u, d, r, d, u 
    
    When this code is put in, the player who entered it may goaltend to their
    hearts content, and not be penalized by the points still being counted to
    their opponents total.
    
    
                               o------------------o
                               | Always "On Fire" |
                               o------------------o
    
    Code: d, r, r, B, A, l 
    
    When you enter this snazzy code, you will always be on fire regardless of
    who score a basket.  You also get the bonuses that go along with being 
    "on fire" (ie infinite turbo and goaltending is legal).
    
    
                     o--------------------------------------o
                     | Push down one opponent and both fall |
                     o--------------------------------------o
    
    Code: u, u, u, u, l, l, l, l, A, A
    
    This code will make it that if you push one opponent down, the teammate to 
    the fallen player will inexplicably fall as well.
    
    
                     o---------------------------------------o
                     | Push Down Opponent and Teammate Falls |
                     o---------------------------------------o
    
    Code: u, u, u, u, l, l, l, l, A, B 
    
    This code is even stranger than the last because when you push your opponent
    down, your teammate decides to take a dive as well.
    
    
                               o-------------------o
                               | Rainbow Shot Mode |
                               o-------------------o
    
    Code: d, u, d, r, u, A, A, A, A, d 
    
    When this is entered in, you will find your shots will have an extreme arc
    on them.
    
    
                                 o---------------o
                                 | Slippery Mode |
                                 o---------------o
    
    Code: A, A, A, A, A, r, r, r, r, r 
    
    The traction of the court with this code put in becomes much like a skating 
    rink.
    
    
                                   o------------o
                                   | Speed Mode |
                                   o------------o
    
    Code: u, u, u, u, l, l, l, l, B, A 
    
    With this code entered into play, you will notice a huge increase of the
    game speed.
    
    
                                   o-------------o
                                   | Strong Mode |
                                   o-------------o
    
    Code: r, r, l, r, B, B, r 
    
    With this code put in, your players will be extremely hard to knock over, 
    steal the ball from, to dunk on, and to block.
    
    
                                 o-----------------o
                                 | Super Dunk Mode |
                                 o-----------------o
    
    Code: l, r, A, B, B, A 
    
    With this code on, your players will have the ability to dunk from anywhere
    on the court, even their won end!
    
    
                                  o---------------o
                                  | Teleport Mode |
                                  o---------------o
    
    Code: u, r, r, l, l, A, d, l, l, r, B 
    
    With this code input, your passes will teleport instead of actually flying
    between you and your teammate.  The passes can still be picked off despite
    the new way of travel however.
    
       If anyone else knows any good codes, please send them to me, and I will
       gladly add them in (after I test them to see if they work first).  If any
       of these codes do not work, please let me know so I can test them to be 
       sure (and if they do not, I will remove them and credit you for the heads
       up).
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------Secret Player Codes----------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    10)This section will list all of the Secret Players that can be entered when
       you are not playing in Tournament Mode.
    
       The letters be entered bill have ' ' around them to make it easier to
       read.  Remember that all special players have unknown stats, so try out
       each one to see what you think of each.
    
    
                                     o--------o
                                     | Adrock |
                                     o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'A', press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'D', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'R', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Heavy D |
                                    o---------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'H', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'V', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Y', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                      o-----o
                                      | MCA |
                                      o-----o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'M', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'A', and press A.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Mike D |
                                    o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'M', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'K', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'D', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                 o--------------o
                                 | Bulls Mascot |
                                 o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'B', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'N', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Y', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                o----------------o
                                | Hornets Mascot |
                                o----------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'H', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'G', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'O', hold START and press A.
    
    
                             o---------------------o
                             | Timberwolves Mascot |
                             o---------------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'C', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'R', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'N', and press A.
    
    
                                 o------------o
                                 | Larry Bird |
                                 o------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'B', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'R', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'D', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Frank Thomas |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'S', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'O', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'X', hold START and press A.
    
    
                              o-------------------o
                              | Randall Cuningham |
                              o-------------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'P', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'H', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'I', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Fresh Prince |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'W', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'I', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'L', and press A.
    
    
                                 o------------o
                                 | Jazzy Jeff |
                                 o------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'J', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'A', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Z', hold START and press A.
    
    
                               o----------------o
                               | Hilary Clinton |
                               o----------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'H', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight ' ', and press A.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Bill Clinton |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'C', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'I', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    
    
                               o----------------o
                               | Prince Charles |
                               o----------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'R', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'O', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Y', and press A.
    
    
                                  o---------o
                                  | Air Dog |
                                  o---------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'A', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'I', press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'R', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                   o-------o
                                   | Blaze |
                                   o-------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'B', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'L', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Z', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                   o--------o
                                   | Brutah |
                                   o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'L', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'G', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'N', and press A.
    
    
                                 o-----------o
                                 | Chow Chow |
                                 o-----------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'A', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'M', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'X', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                   o--------o
                                   | Facime |
                                   o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'X', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'Y', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Z', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                   o--------o
                                   | Falcus |
                                   o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'J', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'F', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight ' ', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                    o------o
                                    | Hill |
                                    o------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'N', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'D', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'H', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Jamie Rivett |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'R', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'J', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'R', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                  o----------o
                                  | Jay Moon |
                                  o----------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'J', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'A', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Y', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | John Carlton |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'J', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'M', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                   o--------o
                                   | Kabuki |
                                   o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'D', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'A', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'N', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                  o----------o
                                  | Kid Silk |
                                  o----------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'K', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'S', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'K', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                   o-------o
                                   | Kirby |
                                   o-------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'K', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight ' ', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Mark Turmell |
                                o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'M', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'J', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'T', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                  o----------o
                                  | Moosekat |
                                  o----------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'M', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'P', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'F', and press A.
    
    
                                  o---------o
                                  | Muskett |
                                  o---------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'M', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'C', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'M', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                                o------------o
                                | Sal Divita |
                                o------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'S', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'A', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'L', and press A.
    
    
                               o-------------o
                               | Scooter Pie |
                               o-------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'H', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'T', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'P', hold START and press Y.
    
    
                               o--------------o
                               | Shawn Liptak |
                               o--------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'S', and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'L', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight ' ', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                   o-------o
                                   | Snake |
                                   o-------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'G', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'O', hold START and press Y.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'F', hold START and press B.
    
    
                                o-------------o
                                | Tony Goskie |
                                o-------------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'T', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'W', and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'G', hold START and press A.
    
    
                                  o--------o
                                  | Weasel |
                                  o--------o
    
    Letter Entry #1 => highlight 'R', hold START and press B.
    Letter Entry #2 => highlight 'A', hold START and press A.
    Letter Entry #3 => highlight 'Y', hold START and press Y.
    
    
       If you have any more of these secret player codes, just e-mail me to let
       me know.  If they work, I will add them to this FAQ, and I will credit
       you for the contribution.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------Credit--------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    11)This section credits all of the sources I used to put this guide
       together.
    
    
                                o-----------o
                                | Microplay |
                                o-----------o
    
    - For selling this for $4.99 Canadian to me.  I love getting great games so 
      cheap!
    
    
                              o----------------o
                              | Nintendo Power |
                              o----------------o
    
    - For the Enhancement Codes.
    - For the Secret Players Codes.
    - For years of great information.
    
    
                                  o-------o
                                  | CJayC |
                                  o-------o
    
    - For hosting this FAQ.
    - For creating the great site www.gamefaqs.com.
    - For the rest of the Secret Players Codes (on the NBA Jam TE Codes).
    
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    -----------------------------Final Word-------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    12)As is the usual, this walkthrough is copyright property of Brian P. 
       Sulpher, 2003.  The only website, group, person, etc. to have access to
       post it is www.gamefaqs.com, www.ign.com, www.retronintendo.com, and 
       www.honestgamers.com.  You must ask for permission before posting this, 
       as doing so without consent is a violation of international copyright 
       law.
    
       If you liked it, hated it, have anything to add, then please E-mail me at
       briansulpher@hotmail.com.  You can also contact me through MSN messenger
       through the same E-mail address.
      
       A good one player game, and an excellent multiplayer romp.  I highly 
       advise you to get four players in on the action to really get your blood
       pumping, and to have a real fun time.  There is nothing like a four 
       player game that comes down to the wire, where a buzzer beater is the 
       difference between winning and losing!  Will they make the shot?  Will 
       they get a shot?  Will they lose the ball?  Will they get the easy 
       bucket?  These are the questions that will haunt you for the last few 
       seconds of the game until that buzzer sounds, and the ball goes down, or
       goes out!

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