NBA Street Vol. 2
Strategy guide with spoilers
Author: Chris Gee
(Copyright 2003 Christopher Gee)

Table of Contents

I.    Version History
II.   Introduction
III.  Controls
IV.   Game Features
      1. Edit Baller
      2. Edit Baller's Moves
      3. Pick up Game
      4. NBA Challenge
      5. Be A Legend
         a. Reaching a new rep level
         b. Cities and their rewards
      6. Street School
V.    How to Acquire Milestones and Throwback Jersey List
VI.   How to acquire Street Legends and NBA Legends
VII.  The Beats AKA EA Trax
VIII. Frequently asked questions
IX.   Contact me
X.    Legal Stuff
XI.   Special Thanks


Version 1.1 - 5/11/03
I took out the descriptions for the various dunks and tricks because there 
were so many that were similiar.  Also it became hard to describe some of them.
There's not much more to add except for any random email questions that aren't
addressed in the Faqs.  Enjoy your game!

vERSION 1.0 - 5/11/03
Major updates added to the faqs.  For the most part, its completed.  Street 
School, Game Features, Controls and Edit menus all added.  I may add more 
emailed questions at a later date.  Enjoy!

Version .05 - 5/7/03
I've added the moves from the "Edit Moves" screen.  I will describe them briefly
once I have more time.  Its 12PM and I've been so busy that I'm eating breakfast
right now.  Tomorrow, they will be posted with the Street school.

Version .025 - 5/6/03
I've updated most of the Milestones descriptions.  There are a few that I 
haven't accomplished yet but I'll have them by tomorrow.  I also updated the 
reward points on the Street Legends section and started detailing the NBA 
Challenge section.  I'm going to add all the players for every team and include
the NBA Legends that you have to face at the end of the Division.

Version .02 - 5/5/03
This is my first strategy guide so please bear with me.  I will add the good
stuff first and work my way backwards to the basic stuff that is in the book,
which was included with the game.  Besides, people read strategy guides for the 
stuff that they don't know, not the stuff that is given to you before you even
start playing.  I hope you enjoy it when it done.  I will be updating it very
frequently since I've been playing the game every day since the day I bought it.
And being a New York Street Baller, I have seen and played on most of the New
York courts.


I'll be brief.  NBA Street is all about basketball from the street ball 
perspective.  This is not a 5 on 5 game with substitutions and time outs.  If
you've played the original NBA Street, then the game will be easy to pick up on.
If you're new to NBA Street, then there are certain things that you need to know
in order to win.  First, there are no fouls, just like in real street ball, so 
hack, chop, push, hook, whatever...its all good.  Most of these tactics are 
pulled off by doing tricks (fancy dribbling and incredible dunks).  Second, 
there are no game clocks except for the 24 Second shot clock.  So you don't 
have to worry about 3 seconds in the paint, 10 second call to get across the 
half or time running out in a quarter or half.  Third, the game is based on 
having fun!  Do lots of tricks, embarrass your friends in Vs play, dunk on your
older brother and shoot Granny's eyes out with spectacular jump shots.


For more details on the controls, the the Street school section below


Left analog/D-button - control character
X -  pass
Square - trick move
Triangle - N/A
Circle - shoot
R1, R2, L1, L2 - turbos
R3 (press in Right analog) - strategy (pick)
start - Pause
select - pocket GB (see Street school for more)

Left analog/D-button - control character
X - change players
Square - steal
Triangle - block/rebound
Circle - N/A
R1, R2, L1, L2 - turbo
R3 (press in Right analog) - strategy (double team)
start - pause


- This is where it all happens.  The GAMEPLAY!  Play a friend in PICK UP mode, 
      take on the NBA teams of today in NBA challenge, try to make your created
      baller a street legend in BE A LEGEND mode or practice (or learn) all the
      moves in Street school taught by Old School streel legend, Stretch Monroe

- this is where you create your baller, edit your created players moves and 
      looks, or create your team for the NBA challenge

- View all the Street Legends, NBA Legends, Courts and Jerseys. You can 
      purchase them with reward points earned from winning games or earn them
      from unique scenarios (See sections below on how to earn them).  You can
      also purchase Developmental points for your created baller with reward
      points from winning games.

- Choose your difficulty
- set your controller's layout
- manage game data (save, load, delete created players, etc)
- check out the music in EA Trax
- set your audio options to match your sound system
- control speech, music and SFX volume
- set how often you want the replays to show up during a game
- check out onscreen help
- turn visual effects on or off
- turn autosave on or off
- change the screen to widescreen
- adjust screen

- these are the scores put up by the NBA greats in the game or by you and your
      friends as you play

- What's New in 2: 5 unique videos narrated by Bobbito Garcia on all the new 
      things in the game
- The Moves: you can preview all the tricks and dunks in the game by scrolling
      through the menus and hitting the X button
- Bobbito Garcia: the real Bobbito (game commentator and NYC street ball 
      announcer) talks alittle about New York City ballin and Vol 2's impact
- Vol. 2 Trailer: this is the intro trailer from the game
- SSX 3 Preview: trailer video for the upcoming SSX game


There a lots of ways to hook up your baller in this game.  The biggest change
in the creating of your baller is that once you set their size (height and 
build), they remain this way for as long as you keep that player.  So there is
no making a 5'10" player in your likeness and later making him (or her) grow 
to 7'8".

Here are the things you can edit:

Gender - Male, Female or even a premade character (what fun is that)
Build - this changes depending on your players shape
     Stocky - M (5'9" 200 lbs)
              L (6'1" 220 lbs)
              XL (6'5" 240 lbs)
              XXL (6'9" 260lbs)
     Athletic - M (5'10" 185 lbs)
                L (6'2" 205 lbs)
                XL (6'6" 225 lbs)
                XXL (6'10" 240 lbs)
     Lean - M (5'11" 175 lbs)
            L (6'3" 200 lbs)
            XL (6'7" 215 lbs)
            XXL (6'11" 235 lbs)
     Massive - M (6'0" 210 lbs)
               L (6'4" 220 lbs)
               XL (6'8" 250 lbs)
               XXL (7'0" 275 lbs)
Look - choose any one from Look A to Look R
Hair - there are 18 different styles to choose from
Facial hair - you have 23 different styles to choose from (not available when
     creating a female)
Outfit - You have from outfit A to outfit I to choose from.  Each of these
     comes in 3 colors but to change to those alternate colors, you must spend
     some developmental points (which are earned from playing Be A Legend mode
     or bought with Reward points from Pick Up Game or NBA Challenge mode).
     There are also unlockable old school jerseys which you earn in different
     ways (see Jersey section below)
Skills - you can adjust your shots, dunks, power, blocks, steals, handles, 
Name - You get 8 characters to choose the players first and last name
Baller Icon - there are 7 baller icons to choose from

YAY!  You have created your baller!!

There is one more thing you can edit about your baller's appearance, which 
     becomes available when you go back to edit your baller

Edit shoes - there are a bunch of different shoes here ranging from old school
     to new (style A to style T).  You will have to purchase the shoes with 
     DP (developmental points) just like the outfits.


There are several trick moves, jump shots and dunks that can be changed for 
your player.  I will list them.

SHOTS: they are usually done by pressing 2 turbos and the shoot button.  Make
       sure you are not driving towards the hoop or they it will trigger a 
       dunk instead.

Tear Drop
The Legend

Dunk Level 3: These are accomplished by pressing 2 turbos and the shot button
              while moving toward the backet.

Spin da LP
Put it Home
Look out Below
Two Scoops
Around The way
Take that
Hang Time
Around The World
Da Hangman
High Time
Jet Stream
Special Delivery

Dunk Level 4: This time it's 3 turbos and the shoot button while moving towards
              the basket.

Mamma Jamma
Air Raid
Jam City
Honey Dip
The Hammer
Through wit it
Wake up Call
Going Dolo
The Glide
The Hawk 
Chocolate Thunder
The Doctor
Big Dipper

Dunk Level 5: All turbos and the shoot while driving STRAIGHT down the lane to
              the basket.

Dinner's Served
Nerve Damage
Krunk Junk

Trick Level 3: First thing you need is a player with handling skills.  Bust 
               these moves with 2 turbos and the trick button

Double Dutch
Back to The Lab
Gotcha Open
Hip Drop
Left No Right
Breakin you Off
The Grampa
Getting Bent

Trick Level 4: You'll need 3 turbos, the trick button and a good ball handler 
               for these

Through the Cut
Da Treadmill
Check yo Bags
Baking Biscuits
Cha Cha
Head Banger
Fro Fake
Biggie Little
Droppin' Dimes
The Oz
The Pistol
Kick it Ova Heea
Steady Rockin'
Getting Krunk

Trick Level 5: All the turbo buttons and the trick button are used to pull this

Slip 'n' Slide
On da Low Low
Heads or Tails


Play an exhibition game against a friend.  You can use any players that have 
been unlocked and any courts that you have access to.  After you pick you team,
you also have the option to change the rules of the game.

>>>My Rules<<<

You can customize your game to your advantage or to keep a better (or cheesy)
player at bay.

GAME MODEs: There are a few different ways you can play NBA Street 2

*Pick up game - just a regular old pick up game
*Trick Point Challenge - points don't really count but the trick points do.
       You can play up to 100,000 points or all the way up to 10 million points
       (yikes!).  The key is to link lots of trick moves together and convert
       the GBs.
*Dunks Only - dunks to layups, 2 pointers (even the shooting GBs) or any short
       range buckets don't count.  Pick your team accordingly.  Make sure 
       everyone on your team has some dunking ability.
*No Gamebreakers - I turn this off when I play less experienced players.  Not
       fair to them because I run the trick point up real quickly.
*NBA Scoring - All shots inside the arc are worth 2 and behind the arc are
       worth 3...just like the NBA.
*Old School Scoring - Just like in the old day, ever shot is worth 1 point,
       except the GB2
*Gamebreaker wins - you can set this so you can play to a GB1 or a GB2.  Two
       major tricksters playing?  Make it a GB2 and cancel each other out.
*Back To Basics - trick points don't count so there are no gamebreakers.  Only
       1 and 2 points will get the win here.  Just run and gun the whole game
       (grab a rebound and pass to the man ahead and score before the defense
       can get back)

SPOT POINTS: Use this to give another player a handicap.  This is only good 
       when you're experienced and are playing someone new to NBA Street.

SHOT CLOCK: can make it 12 seconds, 24 seconds, 48 seconds or turn it off all 


- You wanna earn reward points fast? Set the mode on legendary, go to my rules
  and give yourself a handicap of 20 in a 21 point game.  You could also make 
  the game go up to 1 point but you run the risk of not getting the first shot 
  off and damaging your record.

- Wanna run up the trick points fast? Use the player with the best handle and 
  do the Off the Heezy trick on a slower defensive player.  Follow up with a 
  couple more Off the Heezy tricks on the already dazed opponent then go in for
  the dunk.  You should fill up your trick meter in about 2 shots.  Pocket the
  first one and repeat the strategy until you hit the GB2. 


In this mode, you get to face all the NBA teams in the league in a 3 on 3, 
first to 21 league.  First you pick a division to start in and then you pick a 
team.  If you have a weak created baller at this point then you should start in
the East and work your way up to the harder divisions.  For every win, you 
receive 100 reward points and once you beat all the teams, you receive 1000 
reward points.  Now I will break down the divisions and the NBA Legends that
you'll have to face in the Championship game. 

NORTHWEST - Golden State Warriors, Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings, 
            Seattle Sonics, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets
            NBA LEGENDS: David Thompson, George Gervin, Pistol Pete Maravich
            *BREAKDOWN: The Kings and Portland are the only real threats in 
                        this division.  Patience is key.  Wait to block those
                        jump shots and take advantage of fast breaks.  When 
                        you face the legends, Pistol Pee is the man to guard.
                        He's your playmaker and will demand most of the shots
                        and believe me, he has sick range.  Thompson likes to
                        throw down the dunks so look for him to attack the
                        basket at every opportunity.

CENTRAL - Chicago Bulls, Detriot Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, 
          Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Caveliers
          NBA LEGENDS: Clyde Drexler, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird
          *Breakdown: This division is pretty tough every team is pretty well
                      balanced, except Cleveland.  Facing the Legends in this
                      round is all about the blocked shot.  Bird is the scorer
                      on this team, Isiah is always looking to steal and Clyde
                      is after the alley oop on every play down court.  They
                      are all playmakers and can score at will.  Run up the
                      trick points and drop the Gamebreakers on them to slow
                      them down.

SOUTHWEST - Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio 
            Spurs, Houston Rockets
            NBA LEGENDS: Moses Malone, James Worthy, Dominique Wilkins
            *Breakdown: The toughest division in the game.  Once again, 
                        patience is the key.  Keep a man in the face of 
                        whichever player has the ball and it SHOULD lead to a
                        team living by the jump shot.  The legend to watch is
                        Dominique.  He's the main go-to guy and loves to fast
                        break.  Beware!

EAST - New Jersey Nets, Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, 
            Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors
            NBA LEGENDS: Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Archibald, Bill Russell
            *Breakdown: The easiest of all the divisions by far.  Start it off
                        with the Knicks and finish it off with the Nets.  Even
                        the legends aren't that much of a problem.  Dr. J 
                        should be your main concern but he rarely completes a
                        play without help (a pick, an alley oop).  Wilt stays
                        in the center and just swats everything so try to draw
                        Wilt outside the paint, fake him out with a trick then
                        take it to the hole. 

SOUTHEAST - Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets,
            Atlanta Hawks
            NBA LEGENDS: Darryl Dawkins, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson
            *Breakdown: Another easy division.  Slightly harder than the East 
                        because of the huge team play they provide.  This 
                        legends squad plays very cautious. They didn't fall 
                        for all the fakeouts and got back on defense rather 
                        quickly.  Kill them with dunks and you should win this
                        one quickly.

Congratulations! You've beaten every team and now your baller can play for any
team they want.  Just choose a NBA team for your Created Baller to join.

You are awarded with a trophy that resembles the NBA Finals trophy.  Hooray!

Now you must pick an NBA team to put your created character on.  You can either
go with your home town favorite to spice up your team or just go for one of the
powerhouse teams like LA Lakers, Portland Trailblazers, Dallas Mavericks or 
Sacramento Kings.  I took Portland because of their versatility but you can 
choose whatever team you like best.


This is the most demanding of all the game modes in the game.  You create a
player, give them a look and some skills then try to become a street legend by
playing all over the country in various tournaments, challenges and pick up 
games.  The first thing you have to do is create a baller.  My player was 
modeled after me so he was a shooter, 5'10" with the little belly at 200 lbs.
As you finish different locales, you will gain progress points towards your 
street ball rep, some developmental points (depending on how well you played)
and unlock some of the local legends, moves and jerseys.


Level 0:
Reward:  Nothing!  You're a scrub with a scrubby team.  Make sure you pick a 
         well balanced team with what you have to work with.  A solid shot 
         blocker, someone with good handle to get you some decent trick points 
         and a shooter with range.  You'll need them to beat your first few 

Level 1: Rookie
Reward:  Now people know your name.  They've seen you around the courts and you
         are starting to draw some attention from the ballers.
         Clyde Drexler Throwback Jersey

Level 2: Baller
Reward:  Starting to move up in the world.
         David Thompson Throwback Jersey

Level 3: All-Star
Reward:  You are given a nickname by your fans and our announcer Bobito Garcia.
         Mine was "Ice Water" since my outside jumper was deadly.  Its very cool
         to be recognized in the game when you show off your stuff.

Level 4: Super star
Reward:  You're one step closer to completing your legendary tour.
         Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey
         Boss Move: Nique (the 360 tomahawk dunk used by the Human Highlight
         reel in the 1988 Slam Dunk contest)

Level 5: Legend
Reward:  That's it!  You've beat all the courts and all the challenges that 
         come with being a legend.  Now, for the Grand Prize!
         New Audio track - "Young Guru" by Just Blaze
         NBA Legends - Dr. J, Connie Hawkins, Earl Monroe are playable
         characters now
         Street Champ Jersey (Black with yellow trim jersey with shorts
         to match)
         "Be A Legend Mode" Trophy


The description under the court is taken directly from the game.  I have 
included an explanation of what has to be done and the way I completed it.  
The progress states the number of progress points you must earn in order to 
complete this court and the Rewards reveals what your hard work will net you.

>>>>New York<<<<
NYC Rec Center: Pick up Games
They call it the Rec Center, but there's nothing recreational about this 
basketball court in Harlem world.  Y'know how they do it.  Either come strong 
or don't come at all.
Explanation: Get used to playing the game.  You'll have some crappy competition
             but even on Got Game (easy), they can play pretty well.  Don't
             pick up anyone from these teams since they are low in basic skills.
Progress:    15
Rewards:     Progress points acquired

Soul in the Hole: Tournament
Deep it the heart of do or die, Bed-Stuy is one of the most storied courts in 
all the land, Soul in the Hole.  But just who do you think is responsible for 
putting the Soul in the Hole?  Right On!  The old school playa with the eternal
game, Stretch.  Don't jump.
Explanation: Your first real challenge.  The key is to try to double Stretch
             and make his teammates score.  After you win, take Stretch along
             for the ride with your team.
Progress:    25
Rewards:     Level Boss - Stretch
             Boss Move - 
             Progress points acquired

Soul in the Hole: Street Challenge (Old School Rules )
When Stretch started running at this court, there was no long range arc.  All 
shots were worth one point, no matter where you shot the ball.  Return to 
yesteryear and win a 12- point game with old school style.
Progress:    none
Rewards:     Pete Maravich Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - The Pistol

The Cage: Pick up Games
West 4th Street, NYC, a.k.a. The Cage.  One look and you'll know why they used 
to call players "cagers".  The court may be small, but the balers are big.
Gotta bring your game if you want the fame at this one.
Progress:    30
Rewards:     Progress points acquired

Uptown: Pick up Games
Everybody's got ups uptown.  That's because it's high in the sky.  Our advice: 
leave your jimmy at home and take it to the baja as often as possible.  
'Cause up here, the winds through lots of block parties.
Progress:    40
Rewards:     Progress points acquired

Rucker Park: Tournament
Ballers around the world know this court.  Welcome to the one and only - Rucker
Park.  And if you don't know (please tell us you know), Bonafide will Clue you 
in.  Miss a shot, and he'll tell ya as he boards it.
Progress:    100
Rewards:     Level Boss - Bonafide
             Boss Move - 
             Progress points acquired


Rucker Park '78: Be A Legend (Legendary Challenge)
You are standing on hallowed ground.  This is the classic Halcombe Rucker Park.
Former home to "Tiny" Nate, Earl "The Pearl", Wilt "The Stilt" and the one 
before you now - the Legendary one - Doctor J.  Old School rules to 21.  Bring 
Explanation: I had to play "The Hawk" Connie Hawkins, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe 
and "Dr. J" Julius Erving.  There are no 2 pointers except for the double GB.
Progress:    50
Rewards:     Court - Rucker '78
             New Audio track - "Young Guru" by Just Blaze
             NBA Legends - Dr. J, Connie Hawkins, Earl Monroe
             Street Champ Jersey (Black with yellow trim jersey with shorts
             to match)
             "Be A Legend Mode" Trophy
             Progress points acquired
             Rep Level : Legend

Broad Street: Pick up Game
Broad Street.  It may not look like much, but it's a true baller's paradise 
tucked away on the mean streets of Philly.  Leave your jive at home, and bring 
plenty of heart, hustle and soul.
Progress:    20
Rewards:     Progress points acquired

Broad Street: Street Challenge (Trick Challenge)
On the Back street courts of Philly, style and flash are more important that 
scoring points.  The final score here doesn't matter.  The first team to score
250,000 trick points will be declared the winner.
Progress:    none
Rewards:     Darryl Dawkins Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - Chocolate Thunder

Foster Beach: Tournament (Single Elimination )
Foster Beach, the stomping grounds of Biggie Little.  In Chi-town, his 
mischievous game will turn any frown upside down.  Unless, of course, yours is 
the head Biggie uses for a touch pass.
Explanation: One loss here and its a wrap.  Biggie Little is great with the 
             handle but undersized at 5 foot 4, double team him and just block 
             everything he throws up.  If you leave him slightly open, you can 
             stand back and just lick your chops at the chance to pad those 
             blocked shot stats.
Progress:    30
Rewards:     Level Boss - Biggie Little
             Boss Move - Biggie Little
             Progress points acquired

Foster Beach: Street Challenge (Dunks Only)
In Chicago, fans are hoping to see one Thing and one thing only: huge, 
rim-breaking dunks.  Give the people what they want and play a game to 12 points
where only dunks will score.  Oh, and did we mention the 12 second shot clock?
Explanation: Dunks Only simple enough.
Progress:    none needed
Rewards:     Wilt Chamberlain Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - Bigg Dipper

Greenlake: Tournament (Double Elimination)
Bring yo galoshes, raincoats, and umbrellas.  At Greenlake Park in Seattle, 
there ain't no sunshine even when the clouds are gone.  'Cause Whitewater is 
madd busy making it rain all day long.
Progress:    35
Rewards:     Level Boss - Whitewater
             Boss Move -  Whitewater
             Progress points acquired

Greenlake: Street Challenge (No Gamebreakers)
This is Whitewater's court, and he's a fan of fundamental ball.  No tricks, no 
flashy stuff and definitely no Gamebreakers.  Win this one with pure basketball.
Explanation: Since there are no GBs, tricks won't be calculated.  Just come down
             court, hit the open man (or woman) and drop the shot.
Progress:    none
Rewards:     Larry Bird Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - The Legend

Mosswood: Tournament (Double Elimination)
J-Kidd taught him everything he knows and GP gave him his nickname at Mosswood
Playground.  Osmosis makes everybody better, even if they can't walk and chew 
gum at the same time.
Explanation: Double Elimination means you'll have to play Osmosis twice to beat
             this level.
Progress:    must get 65 progress points to pass
Reward:      Level Boss - Osmosis
             Boss Move - The Oz
             Progress points acquired

Mosswood: Street Challenge (Gamebreaker wins)
Here's the chance to show you've mastered your game.  Trick points and score 
don't matter.  The first team to score a level 2 Gamebreaker wins.  Don't 
forget, you can cancel "pocketed" Gamebreakers and they can cancel yours.
Explanation: The score stays at zero because the mission is to get the double
             gamebreaker.  This one is fairly easy.  Pick a player with good 
             handle and use the Off the Hezy trick (stand still facing opponent,
             hit 2 turbos and pass to throw it off their face) to shoot your 
             trick points up real quick.  Don't to do this trick if someone on
             your team is going for the Alley Oop because you'll pass to them.
             Get to single GB, hit select to pocket it then repeat.  You should
             be at the double GB by the time you hit 3 points.
Progress:    none
Reward:      "Dr. J" Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - The Doctor

>>>>Los Angeles<<<<
Lincoln College: Tournament (Best 2 out of 3)
At Lincoln College, this hoop goddess will steal your heart AND yo rock.  She's
cold as ice, fine as wine.  And her name is Dime.  Can we get a witness?
Explanation: Best 2 out of 3 tournament.  Dime steals pretty easy and her team
             is pretty good with the steals and handle also.  Her downfall is 
             that she doesn't dunk very well, she's smaller than most players 
             and her shot is not guaranteed.  Work for the mis-match and dunk 
             on the shorter, weaker Dime.
Progress:    40 (tournament win)
Reward:      Level Boss - Dime
             Boss Move: Droppin Dimes
             Progress points acquired

Lincoln College: Street Challenge (NBA Scoring)
NBA teams, NBA rules.  Play a game to 50 points with NBA style scoring against 
an NBA team.  Think you can play in their league?
Explanation: I had to play The Lakers.  Best strategy is to play good defense 
             and force them to shoot outside.  I played close to whomever had
             the ball until it went to Shaq; then I stole it.  And remember, 
             this team likes to run so get back on Defense for the block
             quickly or Fisher and Kobe will run up the points on 2 pointers.
Progress:    none needed
Rewards:     Earvin "Magic" Johnson LA Lakers Throwback Jersey
             Boss Move - Magic


Stretch Monroe walks you through the basics of the game.  Since you're just 
learning, you use the Lakers.


Pass - press the X button

Short Range Shot - inside the 3 point arc, just hit the circle button

Long Range Shot - outside the 3 point arc, hit circle

Dunk - hold turbo and shoot (circle) while going to the basket

Dunk to Lay-up - go for a dunk with turbo and shoot then before you dunk the 
     ball, hit the shoot button again.  Thei can keep you from getting Your 
     dunk blocked in a game

Alley Oop - just pass to a player jumping toward the basket

Trick Move - hit square

Gamebreaker - when GB meter is filled up, hit 2 turbos and the shoot button


Switch players - hit X

Steal - hit square when standing in near a player with the ball

Block - hit triange; stand in front of the person with the ball and they will 
     start to shoot.

Trick Counter - kinda tricky...hit 2 turbos and the steal button while your 
     opponent is doing a trick

Turbo Block - hold 2 turbos and hit triange to turbo block; same as the 
     block...stand in front of your opponent and they will begin to shoot.
     Hit the Turbos and the trinage to jump up and grab the ball

>>>Advanced Moves<<<

Pump Fake - tap circle

Fadeaway - go for a jump shot anywhere and pull away from the basket while in 
     the middle of shooting the ball

Pick - press the R3 button (right analog button); run to the top of the key and
     hit the R3.  Your teammate will come give you a pick

Dive - hit turbo twice; computer will drop the ball so you can dive and get it

Kick Pass - hit L3 (left analog button) and X to kick pass

Off the Heezay - 2 turbos and X; when a player is standing in front of you, 
     you'll throw it off their head

Back to Papa - 2 turbos and X while moving toward the basket; this counts as a 
     fakeout trick.  When You throw the ball off the basket back to yourself,
     you confuse the defender so you can go right past them

Advanced Trick Move - all turbos and square; just don't use Shaq for this one

Advance Dunk - going toward the basket, hit all turbos and shoot.  For it to 
     work, you SHOULD be headed right down the middle of the lane and be 
     slightly past the free throw line.  Your player will throw it off the 
     backboard and you must catch it and put it in (the Dinner's Served dunk 
     from the first Street)

Give & Go - tap the right analog button to pass to a teammate.  You still 
     control the character that passed the ball so now you have free movement.
     If you hit turbo and shot while going to the basket, you can go for the 
     alley oop.  Just hit X so the computer passes it back to you.

Pocket Gamebreaker - when you have built up your gamebreaker meter, hit Select
     to pocket it and use it later.  You can't use it until you fill up the 
     meter a second time (see Level 2 GB)

Cancel Gamebreaker - if an opponent has a gamebreaker pocketed, you can kill 
     it by building up you GB meter then hitting turbo and select.  This will 
     kill their pocket GB but also delete you GB.  It could be worth it so they
     don't hit their Level 2 GB and get the huge point swing

Level 2 Gamebreaker - Use the same as the GB1; hold 2 turbos and hit shoot


ALERT!!  ALERT!!  Don't read this section if you want to figure them out on 
your own!!
There are 2 ways to earn the special Old School Throwback Jerseys.
Either you pay with the Reward points that you earned by winning games or by 
accomplishing a special Milestone.  They are listed below.

Milestone #1: Score 1,000,000 trick points in a single game (any mode)
        Reward Points required: 50
        Reward: Bill Walton Portland Trailblazers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #2: Shut out the other team
        Reward Points required: 100
        Reward: Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #3: Win a game with 21 Alley Oops
        Reward Points required: 150
        Reward: Rick Barry San Francisco Warriors Throwback Jersey

Milestone #4: Win a game without being blocked
        Reward Points required: 150
        Reward: Jerry West LA Lakers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #5: Max Create a Baller skills (one level 6 skill, 6 level 5 skills)
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Moses Malone Philidelphia 76ers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #6: Complete Northwest Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Bill Russell Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey

Milestone #7: Complete Central Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Walt "Clyde" Frazier New York Knicks Throwback Jersey

Milestone #8: Complete South West Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Oscar Robertson Milwaukee Bucks Throwback Jersey

Milestone #9: Complete North East NBA Challenge with no losses
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: James "Big Game James" Worthy LA Lakers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #10: Complete South East Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Earl Monroe New York Knicks Throwback Jersey

Milestone #11: Clear Street School
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Bob Cousy Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey

Milestone #12: Clear Street School without failing a lesson
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Nate Archibald Kansas City KingsThrowback Jersey

Milestone #13:  Win a game and score 20 blocks
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins Phoenix Suns Throwback Jersey 

Milestone #14: Win a game and make 20 steals
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Isiah Thomas Detriot Pistons Throwback Jersey

Milestone #15: Reach Rep Level 1 (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 250
        Reward: Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #16: Reach Rep Level 2 (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: David Thompson Denver Nuggets Throwback Jersey

Milestone #17: Reach Rep Level 4 (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey

Milestone #18: Reach Rep Level 5 (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Throwback Jersey

Milestone #19: Play 1 game in each of the My Rules categories
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Throwback Jersey

Milestone #20: Complete Broad Street Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Darryl Dawkins Philidephia 76ers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #21: Complete Soul in the Hole Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey

Milestone #22: Complete Foster Park Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Wilt Chamberlain LA Lakers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #23: Complete Greenlake Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Larry Bird Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey

Milestone #24: Complete Lincoln College Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 500
        Reward: Magic Johnson LA Lakers Throwback Jersey

Milestone #25: Complete Mosswood Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode)
        Reward Points required: 1000
        Reward: Julius Erving New York Nets Throwback Jersey


These players are rewarded by either giving up your hard earned Reward points
or by accomplishing something in the game.


1. Unlock Bobbito - 500 reward points or win 10 games in pick up

2. Unlock Just Blaze - 500 Reward points or win 15 games in pick up

3. Unlock Nelly and the St. Lunatics - 750 Reward points or 20 games in pick up

4. Unlock Stretch - 1000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode

5. Unlock Biggie Little - 2000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode

6. Unlock Whitewater - 3000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode

7. Unlock Dime - 3000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode

8. Unlock Osmosis - 4000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode

9. Unlock Bonafide - 5000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode


10. Bill Walton - given to you from the beginning
11. Elgin Baylor - given to you from the beginning

12. Rick Barry - given to you from the beginning

13. "Mr. Clutch" Jerry West - given to you from the beginning

14. Walt "Clyde" Frazier - given to you from the beginning

15. Erving "Magic" Johnson - given to you from the beginning

16. Michael "Air" Jordan '96 - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

17. Clyde "The Glide" Drexler - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

18. Moses Malone - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHWEST)

19. Bill Russell - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (EAST)

20. "Big O" Oscar Robertson - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

21. "Big Game" James Worthy - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

22. Bob "The Cooz" Cousy - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

23. Nate "Tiny" Archibald - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

24. Isiah Thomas - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (CENTRAL)

25. David Thompson - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (NORTHWEST)

26. "Human Highlight Reel" Dominque Wilkins - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in 
    NBA Challenge (SOUTHWEST)

27. "Iceman" George Gervin - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge

28. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in Be A Legend Mode

29. Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in Be A Legend 

30. Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA 
    Challenge (SOUTHEAST)

31. Pistol Pete Maravich - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge

32. Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA 
    Challenge (EAST)

33. Larry Bird - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge (CENTRAL)

34. Dr. J Julius Erving - 2500 Reward points or defeat in Be A Legend Mode

35. Michael Jordan '85 - 5000 Reward points or earn all Trophies


These are called EA Trx in the game.  Its all hip hop joints.  From the moment
you turn on the game and the intro to 
Pete Rock and CL Smooth's classic joint T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You for
all of those players that are not hip hop junkies like myself) starts playing,
you know that you're getting some of the best from the new and old school.  So
let's run em down.

These are just the beats with very little verbal assistance.  They are mostly
instrumental tracks.

Bleek 'n Freeway
Just Blaze

Get Up
Nate Dogg

2 Beat
Just Blaze

Ride Wit Me
MC Lyte

Just Blaze

Live on Stage (Remix)
Dilated People

Just Blaze

Rock The Party (Instrumental)

Dully Drop
Just Blaze

Plan B
Just Blaze

Wurlitzer Track
Just Blaze

Young Guru
Just Blaze

Chief Rocka (Instrumental)
Lorda of the Underground

Blaze 5
Just Blaze

React (Instrumental)
Erick Sermon ft Redman

These tunes are the actually songs with some variation depending on the on-
screen action.  During an instant replay, you may just hear the lyrics filtered
through an echo effect without the bass or drums.

Not In My House (Vol. 2 Exclusive)
Nelly ft the St. Lunatics

They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Choice is Yours
Black Sheep

Chief Rocka
Lorda of the Underground

Live On Stage (Remix)
Dilated People ft Talib Kwali

Ride Wit Me
MC Lyte

Rock The Party

Erick Sermon ft. Redman

Get Up
Nate Dogg


1. I wanted to know what a boss move is and how we perform it.

Ans: A boss move is a special move, either a dunk or a trick, that is 
specialized by that player.  An example is Julius Erving and his Boss move...
the Doctor.  This is one of the many moves that he is caught on video doing in
his days in the NBA and it is always associated with him.  It is dunk that
shows him going to the lane and doing a full extension dunk (ALA the Michael
Jordan Nike symbol).  In the intro of the game, they show him doing this same
dunk and after you beat him, you can go to the Create a Baller menu and edit 
your moves so that YOU TOO can be like the Doctor.

2. How do u get someone to do a hook-up?

Ans: A hook up is done when one player goes for the dunk (usually you) and 
then passes in mid-air to another player going for an alley oop.

3. I have 440 points in legend mode and i feel i have done all the challenges
so what am i missing???????

Ans: This is the most common problem in the game.
Advice from Christoph Huwiler via email: You need to reach the last reputation
level.  this will gain you the 10 points to play the last challenge in rucker


SO in conclusion...I don't think it matters which game you play (pick up, 
tournament or street challenge) as long as you play another game and bump your
reputation up a notch to the last level.  This is what opens the Rucker 78 
court.  I think that your created baller has to do most of the work in order 
for it to boost your reputation.  Try to make your created baller the star of
the game.  REMEMBER: Assists aren't counted in your stats so use the Be the 
Oop trick on your alley oops.

4. I have a question...Do the legends only have a TRICK OR A DUNK? I mean one
or the other? Or do they have trick shots..those who can't dunk? I try to 
figure the ballhandlers such as pistol or magic only have tricks. I have also
been trying to do a HOOK shot(dying to try Magic Johnson out on it). It does
not say how to do it anywhere.  I've looked.

Ans: Well, all of the Street Legends and NBA Legends have special moves that
are reserved for them.  Let's take Magic as an example.  His boss move, Magic,
is a trick move where he take the ball in his left hand and wraps it around 
his body (across his chest and drops it back on his left side...absolutely 
sick!).  But he is also known for his long armed hook shot, which is executed
by running across the lane and hitting the shot button.  I like to do this move
as his 2 point shot (running behind the three point arc starting from the 
sidelines and going to the center of the arc).  All of the legends have at 
least 2 moves that are reserved for them but can later be used by you.  You can
edit your ballers move so you can do them also.  Its a matter of knowing those
players' games to be able to execute it.
I've found that most of the special dunk moves for the legends are pulled off
by pressing L1,L2 and R1 when dunking.

Dr. J - the Doctor dunk and his up and under flip shot (reverse layup that the
NBA always shows him doing; executed by doing dunk to layup from either side)
Dawkins - the Chocolate Thunder dunk and also his Gorilla dunk (2 handed behind
the head dunk that he used to shatter the first backboard ever broken in an NBA
Stretch - the Stretch dunk and also does the Fro Fake trick move
D.Wilikins - The Nique and also does his 360 tomahawk (standing in the lane, 
not moving towards the basket, hit turbo and dunk)

You'll find special dunks and trick moves for different legends that other 
players can't do...keep emperimenting and you'll be surprised at how much they
put into the game.

5. Where can I buy some of these throwback jerseys?  I've been looking for a 
place to get a Rick Barry old school jersey?

Ans: I own some rare ones from all across different sports (Walter Payton, 
Baylor,and Strawberry just to name a few).  Try an auction site like Ebay or 
a store that specializes in Mitchell & Ness (the definitive company making the
jerseys).  I've found that has a good selection of throwback
basketball jerseys that are found within NBA Street Vol2.  But since Mitchell
and Ness still handstitch their jerseys, they cost an arm and a leg (usually
around $300) no matter where you buy them.

6. Can you tell me if you can get a crown and if you can delete a created

Ans:You can max out all your skills up to 5 and you can max 1 skill up to 6.
You can only max out 1 skill to get the crown over it so choose carefully.  To
delete a created player, go to Options and then game data.  You have the option
to Save your game, Load a previously saved game and delete created players.

7. How do I do a tip slam?

Ans: when your player shoots the ball and it misses, if it stays near to the 
basket you can do A tip slap.  To execute a tip slam, hit turbo and shoot while
near the basket and your player will try to stuff it home.


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EA Sports BIG - for creating such a true adaption of a street ball game

All the street Ballers that actually pull off some of these hardcore tricks.  
This game was made as appreciation to your skills and dedication to the sport. - without you, game players would be spending hard earned cash on
game guides instead of the actual games.  Thank you for looking out for us, 
the gamer.  There isn't a person out there playing a game that doesn't 
appreciate everyting you've done for us.

Christoph Huwiler - helping to clarify how to earn the final 10 progress 
points in Be A Legend mode.

Cheatplanet, Cheat Code Central and Neoseeker - for looking out for all the 
game players that need a helping hand and for posting my work on your sites

Anyone that emails me with helpful hints or things that I haven't got to yet.  
An advanced thank you goes to all of you.