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    1. Introduction
      a. Version and Update History
    2. Controls
    3. Roster Updates
      a. Signings
      b. Releases
      c. Retirements
    4. Teams
    5. Assiociation
    6. 24/7
    7. Street
    8. Create-A-Shoe
      a. Real Shoes
      b. Fake Shoes
    9. Legal Information
      a. Sites With Permission
    10. Credits
    
    1. Introduction
       Hey Everybody,
    This is my first FAQ.
    This FAQ will cover everything you need to know about ESPN NBA 2K5.
    From the teams to 24/7 mode, to Create-A-Shoe.Hope you find it helpful!
       a. Version History
          1.00-original version
    2. Controls
              
    Jump Ball-Square
    
    Offense
    
    Left Analog Stick-Move Player
    Right Analog Stick-IsoMotion
    X-Pass/Tap for pass fake/Double tap for a lead pass
    O-Crossover/Hesitation Dribble
    O+R1-Spin Move
    Square-Shoot
    Triangle-Hop Step
    R2-Pass Icons
    L2-Play Call/Team Strategy
    L1-Back Down
    R1-Turbo
    Start-Pause
    Select-Timeout
    
    Free Throw Shooting
    
    Left and Right Analog Sticks-Aim Shot
    L1-Shoot
    
    Defense
    
    Left Analog Stick-Move Player
    R3-Call for intentional foul
    X-Switch Player
    O-Steal
    Square-Block/Jump
    Triangle-Take Charge
    R2-Defender Switch
    L2-Play Call Strategy
    L1-Double Team
    R1-Turbo
    Start-Pause
    Select-Timeout(during dead ball situations)
    
    3. Roster Updates (as of 10/11/2004)
       a. Signings
    
    Bobcats sign SG Steve Smith from Free Agents
    
    Bucks sign C Zendon Hamilton from Free Agents
    Bucks sign C Jelani McCoy from Free Agents
    
    Cavaliers sign SG Lucious Harris From Free Agents
    Cavaliers sign C Scott Williams from Free Agents
    
    Celtics sign C Ernest Brown from Free Agents
    
    Hawks sign PG Kenny Anderson from Free Agents
    Hawks sign SG Jon Barry from Free Agents
    Hawks sign C Kevin Willis from Free Agents
    
    Hornets sign SF Lee Nailon from Free Agents
    Hornets sign SF Tremaine Fowlkes from Free Agents
    
    Mavericks sign PG Avery Johnson from Free Agents
    
    Rockets sign SF Ryan Bowen from Nuggets
    
       b. Releases
    
    Hawks release PG Tony Williams
    Hawks release PG Mark Johnson
    Nuggets release SG Rodney White
    Hornets release SG Courtney Alexander
    T'Wolves release PF Gary Trent
    Raptors release Corie Blount
    Hawks release PF Obinna Ekezie
    Clippers release C Josh Moore
    
       c. Retirements(release players from their teams,
    and make their ratings as low as they can go)
    SF Rick Fox retires from the Celtics
    SF Scottie Pippen retires from the Bulls
    
    4. Teams
    
    In this section i will tell you the ratings and key players for each team.
    If you can shut down the key players, you should be able to beat any team.
    (This is based on the updated rosters in the section above)
    
    76ers
    Off. Rating: 76
    Def. Rating: 80
    Overall: 78
    Key Players: SG Allen Iverson, SF Glenn Robinson, SG Aaron McKie
    
    Blazers
    Off. Rating: 81
    Def. Rating: 78
    Overall: 80
    Key Players: PF Zach Randolph, PF Shareef Adur-Rahim,
    PG Damon Stoudamire
    
    Bobcats
    Off. Rating: 56
    Def. Rating: 64
    Overall: 60
    Key Players: PF Emeka Okafor, SG Steve Smith, PG Brevin Knight
    
    Bucks
    Off. Rating: 71
    Def. Rating: 66
    Overall: 70
    Key Players: SG Michael Redd, PG T.J. Ford, SF Keith Van Horn
    
    Bulls
    Off. Rating: 61
    Def. Rating: 64
    Overall: 62
    Key Players: PG Kirk Hinrich, SF Tyson Chandler, PF Antonio Davis
    
    Cavaliers
    Off. Rating: 72
    Def. Rating: 75
    Overall: 73
    Key Players: SG LeBron James, C Zydrunas Ilgauskas, PG Eric Snow
    
    Celtics
    Off. Rating: 78
    Def. Rating: 75
    Overall: 76
    Key Players: SG Paul Pierce, SG Ricky Davis, PG Gary Payton
    
    Clippers
    Off. Rating: 74
    Def. Rating: 77
    Overall: 75
    Key Players: PF Elton Brand, SF Corey Magguette, SG Kerry Kittles
    
    Grizzlies
    Off. Rating: 81
    Def. Rating: 81
    Overall: 81
    Key Players: PF Pau Gasol, SG Bonzi Wells, PG Jason Williams
    
    Hawks
    Off. Rating: 68
    Def. Rating: 60
    Overall: 64
    Key Players: PF Antoine Walker, SF Al Harrington, SG Jason Childress
    
    Heat
    Off. Rating: 82
    Def. Rating: 86
    Overall: 84
    Key Players: C Shaquille O'Neal, PG Duane Wade, SG Eddie Jones
    
    Hornets
    Off. Rating: 80
    Def. Rating: 82
    Overall: 81
    Key Players: PG Baron Davis, SF Jamal Mashburn, C Jamaal Magloire
    
    Jazz
    Off. Rating: 79
    Def. Rating: 81
    Overall: 80
    Key Players: SF Andrei Kirilenko, PF Carlos Boozer, PG Carlos Arroyo
    
    Kings
    Off. Rating: 94
    Def. Rating: 78
    Overall: 90
    Key Players: SF Peja Stojakovic, PF Chris Webber, PG Mike Bibby
    
    Knicks
    Off. Rating: 78
    Def. Rating: 78
    Overall: 78
    Key Players: PG Stephon Marbury, SG Allen Houston, PF Kurt Thomas
    
    Lakers
    Off. Rating: 81
    Def. Rating: 82
    Overall: 82
    Key Players: SG Kobe Bryant, SF Lamar Odom, PF Karl Malone, C Vlade Divac
    
    Magic
    Off. Rating: 64
    Def. Rating: 66
    Overall: 65
    Key Players: PG Steve Francis, SF Grant Hill, SG Cuttino Mobley
    
    Mavericks
    Off. Rating: 91
    Def. Rating: 79
    Overall: 85
    Key Players: PF Dirk Nowitzki, SF Jerry Stackhouse,
    PG Jason Terry, SG Michael Finley, C Eric Dampier
    
    Nets
    Off. Rating: 65
    Def. Rating: 78
    Overall: 72
    Key Players: PG Jason Kidd, SF Richard Jefferson, SG Ron Mercer
    
    Nuggets
    Off. Rating: 82
    Def. Rating: 81
    Overall: 81
    Key Players: SF Carmello Anthony, PF Kenyon Martin,
    PG Andre Miller, C Marcus Camby
    
    Pacers
    Off. Rating: 81
    Def. Rating: 90
    Overall: 85
    Key Players: PF Jermaine O'Neal, SF Ron Artest, SG Reggie Miller
    
    Pistons
    Off. Rating: 83
    Def. Rating: 93
    Overall: 90
    Key Players: C Ben Wallace, PF Rasheed Wallace,
    SG Richard Hamilton, PG Chauncey Billups
    
    Raptors
    Off. Rating: 79
    Def. Rating: 75
    Overall: 77
    Key Players: SG Vince Carter, PF Donyell Marshall, SF Jalen Rose
    
    Rockets
    Off. Rating: 84
    Def. Rating: 88
    Overall: 86
    Key Players: SG Tracy McGrady, C Ming Yao
    
    Sonics
    Off. Rating: 78
    Def. Rating: 68
    Overall: 73
    Key Players: SG Ray Allen, SF Rashard Lewis
    
    Spurs
    Off. Rating: 81
    Def. Rating: 94
    Overall: 90
    Key Players: PF Tim Duncan, SG Brent Barry, SG Manu Ginobli,
    PG Tony Parker
    
    Suns
    Off. Rating: 79
    Def. Rating: 76
    Overall: 78
    Key Players: SF Shavn Marion, PG Steve Nash, PF Amare Stoudemire,
    SG Joe Johnson
    
    T'Wolves
    Off. Rating: 93
    Def. Rating: 87
    Overall: 91
    Key Players: PF Kevin Garnett, PG Sam Cassell, SG Latrell Sprewell
    
    Warriors
    Off. Rating: 72
    Def. Rating: 80
    Overall: 74
    Key Players: SG Jason Richardson, PG Derek Fisher
    
    Wizards
    Off. Rating: 68
    Def. Rating: 62
    Overall: 65
    Key Players: PG Gilbert Arenas, SF Antawn Jamison, SG Larry Hughes
    5. Assiociation
    
    In this mode you get to be the team owner, GM, coach, and players.
    You choose a team and try to get them to the championship.
    In this mode, you can also do a fantasy draft and start from scratch.
    You also get to control the off-season.
    
    6. 24/7
    
    In this mode you get to create a player and play streetball with the 
    pros based on the day and the time of day.
    Your player starts off with all of his attributes at 50; you have to train him.
    Everyime you beat a player, your attributes will go up.
    You will also get the player's phone number and items.
    You use the phone numbers for 2 vs. 2 challenges.
    
    7. Street
    
    In this you can play streetball.
    The street modes are Full Court, Half Court, One-On-One, and 21
    In Full Court and Half Court you can play 2-On-2 to 5-On-5
    One-On-One is played on half court.
    I don't get what 21 is so if anyone can describe it tell me
    
    8. Create-A-Shoe
    
    This is where you create your own shoe(hence the name Create-A-Shoe)
    
       a. Real Shoes
    The following shoes have been made by Notion:
    
    TMac III All-Star Red/Silver
    
    Upper: 53
    Fastener: 11
    Heel: 10
    Midsole: 31
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: 3
    Logo: 4
    
    TMac III All-Star Royal/Silver
    
    Upper: 56
    Fastener: 14 or 42 (your pref)
    Heel: 41
    Midsole: 35
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: 7
    Logo: 4
    
    A3 Superstar Ultra White/Red/Silver
    
    Upper: 1 or 28 (your pref)
    Fastener: 31 or 37 (your pref)
    Heel: 46
    Midsole: 31
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: none
    Logo: 7
    
    Starbury Low White/Orange/Silver
    
    Upper: 30
    Fastener: 31
    Heel: 36
    Midsole: 12
    Sole: 38
    Toe: N/A
    Logo: 20
    
    Air Zoom Huarache White/Royal/Red (As close as I can get)
    
    Upper: 64
    Fastener: 2
    Heel: 33
    Midsole: 31
    Sole: 2 or 48 (your pref)
    Toe: 26
    Logo: None
    
    Shox VC III White/Royal/Silver
    
    Upper: 18
    Fastener: 24
    Heel: 48
    Midsole: 35
    Sole: 43
    Toe: 18
    Logo: None
    
    Air Uptempo Sensation White/Black (These are grayish..sorry)
    
    Upper: 58
    Fastener: 46
    Heel: 19
    Midsole: 76
    Sole: 2
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Air Jordan Melo 1.5 White/Blue 
    
    Upper: 4
    Fastener: 10
    Heel: 13 or 41 (your pref)
    Midsole: 15 or None (your pref)
    Sole: 35
    Toe: 50
    Logo: N/A
    
    KobeTwo Yellow or White
    
    Upper: 7 or 4 (your pref)
    Fastener: 19
    Heel: 47
    Midsole: None
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: 13 
    Logo: 30
    
    KobeTwo Dark Gray
    
    Upper: 3
    Fastener: 16
    Heel: 43
    Midsole: None
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: 21 
    Logo: 29
    
    Nike Shox Elevate Black/University Blue
    http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xl309181118.jpg
    
    Upper: 2
    Fastener: None
    Heel: None
    Midsole: 24
    Sole: 2 
    Toe: 6 or 12 (its hard to get just right)
    Logo: None
    
    Dada Sprees White/Blue
    http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xlmb098wzw.jpg
    
    Upper: 4
    Fastener: 29
    Heel: 33
    Midsole: 15
    Sole: 11 or 43 
    Toe: None
    Logo: 2
    
    Reebok NBA Spectacle White/Royal
    http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xl110792wry.jpg
    
    Upper: 16
    Fastener: 2
    Heel: 23
    Midsole: None
    Sole: 1 or 20 
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Air Jordan XII White/Baby Blue
    http://www.cankicks.com/images/jordans/rareaj/rjr12/rjr5.jpg
    
    Upper: 33
    Fastener: 32 or 39 (your pref)
    Heel: 40 or 41 (your pref)
    Midsole: 24
    Sole: 1 or 51 
    Toe: None
    Logo: 19 (would probably work here, your pref)
    
    Air Zoom Huarache Jetstream/White/Royal
    
    Upper: 44 or 66
    Fastener: 2 or 23
    Heel: 33 or 48 (your pref)
    Midsole: 20
    Sole: 1 or 25 (your pref)
    Toe: 18
    Logo: None
    
    
    And1 Skip to My Lou white/patent blue
    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/athletic/and1_skip_wht.htm
    
    Upper: 23
    Fastener: 29
    Heel: None
    Midsole: 45
    Sole: 34
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Nike Air Pippen 3 black
    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/athletic/nike_pippen3_blk.htm
    
    Upper: 2
    Fastener: None
    Heel: None
    Midsole: 29 
    Sole: 2
    Toe: 21
    Logo: None
    
    Adidas AW8 (Antoine Walker) Limited Edition Green/White/Black
    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/adidas_aw8.jpg
    
    Upper: 40
    Fastener: 16 (too bad its not white)
    Heel: None
    Midsole: 19 or 55 (26 looks tight, but it doesn't match pic) 
    Sole: 2
    Toe: 21
    Logo: 29
    
    Nike Uptempo Real (Chicago Bulls Edition) white/red/black
    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/adidas_aw8.jpg
    
    Upper: 68 (switched to use this Red, since no white avail)
    Fastener: 51 or 37 (your pref)
    Heel: 9 (I added this cause it looked weird w/o a heel)
    Midsole: 11 or 39 (your pref)
    Sole: 2
    Toe: 3
    Logo: None
    
    AND1 Mad Game Select Mid (Special Edition) black
    http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/And1-Mad-Game-Select.jpg
    
    Upper: 51
    Fastener: None or (possibly 34, hard to see from pic)
    Heel: None or 9 (your pref)
    Midsole: 64 
    Sole: 2
    Toe: 41
    Logo: 
    
    Nike Shox Jump Off white/red/black
    
    Upper: 60
    Fastener: 51
    Heel: 23
    Midsole: 1
    Sole: 2
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Nike Jordan II Retro White/University Blue/V Maize
    
    Upper: 43
    Fastener: 29 (there are no blue string in the CAS, :( )
    Heel: 25
    Midsole: 15
    Sole: 49
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Ben Wallace's All Star And1's red/blue/silver
    http://www.ma-mart.com/img/l3061.jpg
    http://www.ma-mart.com/img/3061-2p.jpg
    
    Upper: 37
    Fastener: 44
    Heel: 21 or 41 (your pref)
    Midsole: 15
    Sole: 9
    Toe: 31 
    Logo: None 
    
    Nike Men's Air Flight Techniques white/green/silver
    
    Upper: 4 or 43
    Fastener: 33
    Heel: 42 or 20 
    Midsole: 49
    Sole: 1
    Toe: None 
    Logo: 14
    
    Uprise Mid white/royal/silver
    
    Upper: 33
    Fastener: 2
    Heel: 41 
    Midsole: 10
    Sole: 1
    Toe: 11 
    Logo: None
    
    Air Zoom Huarache (Kobe) purple/White/yellow
    http://www.solecollector.com/sports.htm
    
    Upper: 65
    Fastener: 30
    Heel: 22
    Midsole: 13
    Sole: 7 or 49 (your pref)
    Toe: 18 or 54
    Logo: None
    
    Reebok (Yao) red/White
    http://www.solecollector.com/sports.htm
    
    Upper: 29
    Fastener: 31 or 37 (your pref)
    Heel: None
    Midsole: None
    Sole: 1
    Toe: None
    Logo: None
    
    Nike Zoom (Lebron II) black/red/white
    http://www.nike.com/nikebasketball/usa/index.jhtml?ref=http://www.nike.com
    
    Upper: 2
    Fastener: None or (16 could probably work)
    Heel: 43 or None (your pref)
    Midsole: 11
    Sole: 48
    Toe: 18 
    Logo: None or 13 (your pref)
    
    Note: For some odd reason when you save it, the sneaker returns back 
    to Upper 1. (for home games, and black for away)
    
    Air Zoom Huarache (Dirk Nowitzki) Jetstream/White/Royal
    http://www.nikeshoesonline.com/Air-Zoom-Huarache-2K4.shtml
    
    Upper: 44 or 66
    Fastener: 2 or 23
    Heel: 33 or 48 (your pref)
    Midsole: 20
    Sole: 1 or 25 (your pref)
    Toe: 18
    Logo: None
    
      b. Fake Shoes
    The following shoes were made by me:
    
    "The Truth"-White/Green/Black
    Upper-1
    Fastener-19
    Heel-9
    Midsole-26
    Sole-8
    Toe-9
    Logo-19
    
    "The Truth"-Green/Black
    Upper-40
    Fastener-13
    Heel-9
    Midsole-26
    Sole-8
    Toe-9
    Logo-19
    
    Juwan Howard-White/Red
    Upper-1
    Fastener-37
    Heel-46
    Midsole-31
    Sole-2
    Toe-3
    Logo-7
    
    Ray Allen-Green/Yellow/White
    Upper-15
    Fastener-2
    Heel-8
    Midsole-49
    Sole-36
    Toe-35
    Logo-None
    
    9. Legal Information
    
    Copyright 2004 Nathan Farrer
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for private use.
    It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly
    without advance written permission.
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display
    is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of copyright.
    
       a. Sites with permission
    GameFAQs
    CheatCC
    and any site made by me
    
    10. Credits
    ESPN
    SEGA
    NBA
    Notion
    GameFAQs
    
    This FAQ was made by EAgamerNate