NBA 2K3 Master's FAQ Version 0.1 Controls intended for GCN, rest of FAQ may be used with PS2 and XBox. By: Courtney "Master Gamer" Johnson. ( 1/06/03 N N BBBBBBBBBB 222222 K K NN N B B 2 2 K K N N N B B 2 2 KK K N N N B B 2 K K N N N B B 2 K K N N N B B 22222222 K K N N N BBBBBBBBBB A 3333333 N N N B B A A 3 3 N N N B B A A 3 N N N B B A A 3333333 N N N B B AAAAAAAAA 3 N N N B B A A 3 3 N NN B B A A 3333333 N N BBBBBBBBB A A ------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------- Table of Contents /0000 ---------------------------------- * Partially Done \ Not yet started 1. Introduction (1000) a. Purpose of FAQ (1001) b. Update history (1002) c. Copyright information (1003) d. How to locate any section of this FAQ (1004) 2. About the Author (2000) 3. Game Basics (3000) a. Modes (3001) b. Controls (3002) c. Basic offense (3003) d. Basic Defense (3004) 4. Strategy with Ravenous SuperThug and MVP (4000) a. The positions and their jobs (4001) b. Breakdown of Key players (4002) c. Breakdown of Key Teams (4003) d. The Strategy (4004) e. The Art of Fast Breaks (by MVP) (4005) 5. Street Ball time! (5000) a. The stratigical difference. (5001) 6. The Teams*(6000) a. Team info.* (6001) b. Transactions\ (6002) 7. Create-o-ramma!* (7000) a. My created players* (7001) b. My created teams* (7002) 8. Other stuff* (8000) b. Description of rules (8002) c. Codes (8003) d. Questions* (8004) 9. Contact information + FAQ Wishlist(9000) 10. Credits (0001) ------------------- 1. The Introduction /1000 ------------------- This is where you learn why I took my time to write this FAQ, the updates and copyright info. ---------------------------- 1a. The Purpose of this FAQ /1001 ---------------------------- The main reason for this FAQ is to help gamers; both new and old to the 2K series get better at the game. ------------------- 1b. Update history /1002 ------------------- -------------------------- 1c. Copyright Information /1003 -------------------------- This FAQ is copyright (©) 2003 Courtney "Master Gamer" Johnson. This FAQ may not be sold or Profited off of in any way electronically, or manually. It may be printed for personal use ONLY. This FAQ may be used on another site only if my permission is given first. If my FAQ is used, even with my permission, it MAY NOT be altered in any form. List of permitted sites: Gamefaqs ( The Gamemasterz Realm ( Cheat ( Neoseeker ( ----------------------------------------------- 1d. How to locate any section of this FAQ /1004 ----------------------------------------------- If you're wondering about the 4-digit number codes at the contents and headers, this is where they come into place. To locate any section of this FAQ (or teams in the roster listing), follow these steps: 1. Begin by pressing Control and F (the key) at the same time. 2. Check "match whole word only" and type in a forward-slash and then the 4-digit code listed by the section name on the table of contents (It's in parenthesis, DO NOT include the parenthesis in the code). 3. Ta-da! You're at the section with minimal scrolling!!! You should memorize the codes. 4. If you're still here, type in code (0000) to return to the table of contents. ------------------------ 2. About the Author /2000 ------------------------ I'm a teenage girl living in Indiana. I have been playing games for most my life. I like almost all game genres (except puzzle and real-time strategy), but my favorite series is Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm not very athletic so I virtually get my taste of sports. ---------- 3. Basics /3000 ---------- This covers what the modes, controls and basics are, after all, you can't play without knowing what buttons to push. ---------- 3a. Modes /3001 ---------- Exhibition- set up any two teams. You make the rules, time and any other options, or don't play it! Just set up and watch. Quick start- can't decide on what to play for exhibition? Let the comp decide for you! Practice- Pick a team and practice on your own or with a friend. You can also practice free throws, or different drills in scrimmage. Season- Play along with the actual 02-03 season, or if 82 games is too grueling, you've always got the option to play 56 28 or 14 games. You may even make the playoffs. Playoffs- ARE YOU TOO LAZY TO PLAY 14 GAMES!? If so, just start from the playoffs, and work your way to the finals. Tourney- Who's da dawg? Find out set up 4, 8, or 16 teams and have a tourney, more fun with friends. Franchise- You're the General Manager now! You make the trades and guide the teams to the playoffs and back for many years. ------------- 3b. Controls /3002 ------------- 3B1. Offense: --- A= Pass This is your basic pass, bounce or chest, to your closest teammate. --- Joystick + A= "Touch" Passing Hold the "Stick" in the direction of the player you want to pass to. Then press (or press and hold to throw a harder pass if max passing is on) A while the "Stick" is pointed in the direction of the player you wanna pass to, in order to pass to that player. --- Y + A, B, X, Y R or L= "Icon" Passing. Any time on offense (or defense) with the ball, press the "Y" button, then press either the "A", "B", "X", "Y" or "R trigger" buttons, depending on the player's position, to pass to that player. To switch to the player closest to the hoop on defense, press Y and then L Trigger. The positions and buttons are as follows, memorize them and do yourself a favor. A= Point Guard X= Shooting Guard B= Small Forward Y= Power Forward R Trigger= Center --- A timed = Alley-Oop Pass If a player has a clear path to the hoop, and is waving his hand, pass to himand he may perform an Alley-Oop. --- X= Crossover Dribble. The crossover is much easier this year. When close to your "opponent" or the one guarding you, press X to attempt to fake him out and get past him. Depending on your timing, this may work, and this may not. --- B= Shoot Press AND hold the B button to shoot (obviously the ball). Hold the button until the top of your jump, then release. (Note that release time is much shorter this year) Practice your shots in "practice" mode. Without the ball, B jumps up and rebounds. --- L trigger= Post Up Press and hold the L trigger to "Back Down" or post up against the defender. It is recommended you hold the "Turbo" button to have more power. More useful if you are the bigger player in the post-up "war". Make sure to turn to face the basket every five seconds or be whistled for the "Back to Basket" violation. --- L trigger + Left or Right on Joystick= Drop Step When posting up, press left or right on the stick to turn and run toward the basket. If the D anticipates this you can either Also use the "D-S" to get a chance to shoot from a post up move. --- R Trigger= Turbo Button Hold this to activate a turbo boost and move faster. Watch your turbo bar and use it wisely! --- D pad down + "A", "B", "X", or "Y"= Playcalling. Call a play (from your playbooks) by pressing the D pad down and then pressing "A", "B", "X" or "Y" --- Up on the D-Pad = "Screen" Press the D Pad Up to have a teammate come up in front of an opponent guarding you, use this to take advantage and drive, or get open for a shot. ----------------------------- 3B2. Defensive Controls: "A"= Switch Player Control Press "A" to change to your teammate closest to the ball. --- X = Steal Attempt Press X to attempt to steal the ball. Be careful though not to get a piece of the guys arm, and be called for Reaching-in. --- B = Block/Jump/Pass Stealing. Press and hold B to jump up, release to attempt to block a shot. Press to jump up and get the ball, also useful to give the shooter less accuracy. Run towards a pass and press B to attempt to steal it. (Note that you must anticipate the receiver of the pass). I'm not the world's greatest blocker, but I find it useful to Line your arm up with the ball, and time your release of the B button with the ball's release. Be careful when you go up, not to touch anything but the ball, or you'll got called for a shooting foul 'less you're in street. --- Y + L Trigger = Switch to the last defender. Press Y plus L Trigger to switch to your teammate closest to your opponent's basket, very useful. --- L Trigger= "Face Up" Press and hold the L Trigger to Face your opponent and spread your arms and Legs, making yourself harder to get around, this will make you slower, so it would be very helpful to use the turbo. --- Down on the D-Pad + "A", "B", "X", or "Y"= Playcalling Same as offense, Pressing the D pad down, then "A", "B", "X", or "Y" will call a defensive play. --- Z = Call for Double-Team. Press the Z Button to call for one of your teammates to help double-team. Remember, the Illegal D rule from 2K1 is gone so feel free to Double-team anyone, watch out Shaq! --- Z + A = Intentional Foul If you need to stop the clock or need to sub players, just hit the D pad, then the Right Trigger to call for all of your players to chase the ball handler and push him. Be careful not to have a high fouler (that even a word?), or in other words, a guy with 4 or 5 fouls foul the player (real obvious). Also, after two intentionals (first if there had been other fouls that quarter) a free throw is awarded. ----------------------------------------------------- Free Throws OK, kind of tough to explain, but hang with me. 1. See those two green arrows? There off to the sides, so they won't fall like that, ever. They should look like this: g bbbbbb g G= Green Arrows g g g bbbbbb g g g B= Basket g g g g g g 2. Squeeze the Left and Right Triggers so that the two arrows will align. Even though the Manual says you can't move one and then the other, this is the way I do it (as long as you at least SLIGHTLY press down the other trigger) and I am able to make FT's in a moving semi (My dad's a trucker). Either way will work. 3. Once the arrows look like this (They are overlapping): Quickly press the B button to shoot. You must press it quickly (It could be a split second for some players such as Shaq on All-star difficulty) so the arrows DO NOT continue over. bbbbbb bbbbbb g g g g g g g ----------------- 3c. Basic Offense /3003 ----------------- I said BASIC. OK, obviously, try to move the ball as close to the basket as possible. (DUH!) Don't think that the players are going to let you through. The players will start to block your path to the basket, but don't worry, there are plenty of ways to get to the basket, as I will list. 1. Crossover Dribble: This move is much easier than last year. You may do an arm fake and then go the other way, or something behind the back, or a spin. Keep pressing X to keep trying to get past those defenders! 2. Post and Drop POSTmark it, and drop it in the mail! (Really corny, I know) Anyways, with a good post-player, post up and then while posting, press left or right on the analog joystick to perform a drop-step. Youíll either A. Shake the defender. Or B. Not go anywhere because of the defender's hand. if this happens, you can either take a shot or pass it off. Also, be careful when posting because another defender may come up and try to steal from you. 3. (The most obvious) pass the ball inside!!! Passing is likely the easiest way to get the ball to the hoop. Just find the player, pass, and viola! Youíre that much closer to two points! But WAIT! Watch out because the other team will try to steal your pass. (and they're better about that this year too) For this reason, DO NOT pass to a receiver you can't see, it's like asking for a turnover. Also, don't pass too far unless it's an absolute must. (ie: two seconds left to win) There is a greater chance of the ball being intercepted or flying outta bounds if you pass from far away. ----------------- 3d. Basic Defense /3004 ----------------- Your Basic idea for D is to stop the ball from going into the basket. There's a few ways to do that: 1. Steal the ball This is probably the hardest way to get the ball back, next to blocking (For me anyway). Don't steal unless: A. The defender is facing you or you are on the side of the opponent that has the ball. B. The player is posting to another player and you're in front of him. C. Other times I forgot to mention that you have a clean shot at the ball. Be sure you only touch the ball, or you'll be called for the reach. 2. Steal a pass This can be hard, but can be done. I try to intercept as often as possible, yes, it may go out of Bounds, but the opponent doesn't earn Free Throws, nor does it earn a star player a foul against them. 3. Blocking This is probably the toughest part of defense. First remember the math: Arm + ball = Block. In other words, Your arm must be lined up with the ball for a block. Once you're lined up (and your arm is in the air) Press B to smack that ball into outer space. Fortunately, blocking is MUCH easier. 4. Rebounding If the player gets his shot off, switch players to the one nearest basket (Y and R for your Center and Y and Y again for your Power Forward) If the shot doesn't fall, be ready to jump up and grab the ball. -------------------------------------------- 4. Strategy with Ravenous SuperThug and MVP /4000 -------------------------------------------- This section includes those little things from plays, to players. Ravenous Superthug provides the information in the first two sections, then MVP takes over in 4d. on the art of fast breaks. I only write the intros (the section's first line) , the two before-mentioned people write the rest of the section. --------------------------------- 4a. The positions and their jobs /4001 --------------------------------- Before you can use strategy, it's important to know why there are positions. --- PG (Point Guard)- This guy is usually the smallest guy on the floor for your team (unless your point guard is Magic Johnson or Larry Hughes). The PG runs the whole offense, he gets the ball where it needs to be in order for the plays to run. He controls how the team performs when you are on offense. Like if you need a quick basket, you can run down the court on a breakaway, maybe crossover or spin on somebody, then take it to the hole, or he can just give it to the big man (the center), and let him deal with it, or if you are down by three points or so, the PG can penetrate in the lane (the colored part in the middle of where everyone stands when the person is taking a foul shot.....a.k.a. the key), and when he penetrates, he draws more defenders making a shooting guard, small forward, or possibly a power forward open to shoot a three pointer. But be careful what you do with what point guard you have. If you have a point guard like Jason Kidd, you will not want to shoot all the time because he is mainly an "assist man". If you have a PG like Derek Fisher, he can shoot the three. If you have a PG like Gary Payton, you are in luck there because he has great defense with a very nice three pointer and a nice jump shot. SG (Shooting Guard)- My favorite position. The shooting guard is mainly the key to the offense. He is usually the best player. Take for instance, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Reggie Miller, Allan Houston, and Kobe Bryant can throw a toss-up with Shaquille O'neal for who is the best player. But the SG should be able to do everything (unless its AI a.k.a. Allen Iverson, who is a mere 6'1 who cannot possibly rebound). the SG should be used to penetrate and score using a variety of ways to score. Like dunking, posting, three pointers, and my personal favorite- the fade-a-way. the fade-a-way is basically unstoppable because you are going away from your defender. SF (Small Forward)- The small forward is not that important to the offense because there are no really good small forwards out there (except Michael Jordan, who is only the best basketball player ever, Larry Bird, only the best three point shooter ever, and Dirk Nowitzski who has a dangerous shot for man of his size). The small forward is usually a bigger, slower, version of the SG who cannot penetrate as easily but does have a better outside shot. The SF can rebound pretty good depending on who you have. PF (Power Forward)- This to me is the absolute worst position. The greatest power forwards in the league are Rasheed Wallace, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Chris Webber, and Antoine Walker. BUT ALL OF THESE GUYS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE!! Some try to be like shooting guards, but they are too big and get the ball stripped (stolen). Some try to be like centers by having a post-up game but they are almost every time outsized. For me, any team I play with, that teams PF only gets about 6-12 points a game. Unless there is a big miss-match like Tim Duncan getting defended by Christian Laettner. C (Center)- The center controls the boards (rebounds), and is the most dominant player on the court because of his size. IF YOU WANT TO WIN, MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM HAS A GREAT CENTER. Like a Shaquille O'neal. The C can dominate like no one else. He controls who gets the important rebounds, he controls who to pass to when he gets double teamed in the paint (another name for the lane, or key). ----------------------------- 4b. Breakdown of Key players /4002 ----------------------------- Every team has it's center player (I'm not talking about positions) in which it's strategy is based upon, these are some of those players. --- Breakdown of Key Players- Allen Iverson- He just plain out sucks. He is so overrated. He is so short and cannot play great defense although it says his defense is 100. His defense only consists of great stealing. His offense is OK. But the 76ers need more scorers. The weight is too much for Iverson to bare. Derek Anderson- This guy is sooooo underrated. His ratings might not be the best but every time I play with him I shoot like 50-70% from the field and like 60% from the three point line. Rafer Alston- Any one that knows anything about basketball knows that Rafer Alston is the best basketball player. You might be saying "What??, This guy is crazy!". Butin New York City, on the Rucker Park court, (as you have seen in the game), there are leagues there and any one that knows anything about basketball would have heard about "Skip to My Lou". One of the greatest Rucker Park players of all time. That is Rafer Alston. He does not do good in the NBA only because of the playground moves you cannot perform in the NBA. He does not have the nicest shot, but he is quick and creative. Antoine Walker- Plain out sucks. Yeah he will score 20-25pts a game but only like 35% from the field. Shaquille O'neal- THE most dominant player in the game. Have him on your team and you cannot lose if you use him effectively. Tracy McGrady (T-Mac)- I think he is the best SG in the real NBA right now but in the game he shoots pretty good. He will miss his first 2-4 three pointers but then will make his next 6 or so. Dirk Nowitzski- This big man can do basically anything. I believe he is one of or the best overall player in the NBA today. Vince Carter- Without his dunk, he is a bum. He is very inconsistent. Gary Payton- This guy can defend great, and his offense is very, very sharp. Michael Jordan (Note this refers to the Jordan of the Wizards, NOT the bulls)- I swear this guy has a hidden rating or something because his offense says that he is not that great but I always shoot 70-80% with him. His three pointer is bad though. Me and my friend were playing 2-on-2 and I had Jordan and Jahidi White and he had Larry Bird and Moses Malone. We said that we would not score with the centers at all and that we would just shoot with Jordan and Bird. And you could not dunk or lay-up. I had 87pts with Jordan and he had 76pts with Bird. And Bird has a 50 rating for three pointers. Jordan is THE best in the game. Earvin "Magic" Johnson- Best overall player ever. A 6'9 PG who in real life has played center in a game and I believed grabbed 14rebounds in the NBA. And he can pass with the best of them and still do a variety of many other things. Michael Ray Richardson- In real life he was a great slasher who played for the New Jersey Nets. He could just get the ball into the lane no matter who was guarding him. Use him to penetrate a lot. ---------------- 4c. The Strategy /4003 ---------------- Now we get to the real strategy :) --- Moves- Crossover- Use this move when you need to penetrate, pick one side of the defender and when you get close hit the button. Spin- same way as crossover MY FAVORITE MOVE-----FADE-A-WAY.....the fade-a-way is UNSTOPPABLE. You can use the fade-a-way in many situations. You can penetrate towards the baseline using a crossover, and pull a fade-a-way which is what I mainly do, or you can do this move that I pulled from the real life Jordan. You can post up, TAP the shoot button for a fake, then pull a fade-a-way right when the defender comes back to the ground from jumping up. This post-fade even works on the pro or all-star level. Game strategy- during the in game options....I put tempo up and crash boards all the way up for both. Then I go and I match up the players with the players on the other team to see if there is a mismatch. I put the defense on tight and always double team. that really helps. I just penetrate, fade-a-way. Penetrate, dunk. Penetrate, pass outside for a three pointer. then ill give it to the center, back down, spin around the opponent (by holding the back down button then pressing left or right) and dunk. On defense after I score, I take a PG or SG and I hold down the L button and I try to stop the inbound by stealing the ball by picking it off in the air like a beautiful interception by Charles Woodson. Picking off passes is an important part in this game. You should NOT play your opponent tight if he does not have the ball. You should have "court vision" like I like to call it. Where I can see one part of the court while paying attention to the other part. You have to anticipate where your opponent will pass the ball. If you play on pro or all-star, you have to get a hand in your opponents face when he shoots. Or else the computer will make everything. ----------------------------------- 4d. The Art of Fast Breaks (by MVP) 4004 ----------------------------------- Follow these steps to fast break more often. First, you need a fast PG, SG, and SF ideally in 90's preferably high 90's. Next, setup a Man to Man Defense. Now hopefully you can get the opponent to miss and you can grab the rebound. When this happens, look for one of your fast players to be heading down court. You then press Y and the players corresponding button (L may work too) This sends the ball to that guy. You may have to experiment with how long you wait taking into account the defense getting back and your players running down court. After you pass you should hopefully have one or no guys in front of you. Then, just put it in. You can also experiment with the fast break setting found in the coach screen. I have found that setting the fastbreak to full hurts my team more. They run out of energy quicker and usually run too far for me to pass without being stolen. I like to have my setting around half or just above half way for the fastbreaks. To solve your stopping to catch, I also experience that. One possible solution is to wait for them to run a little farther down court before you pass to them. Another is solution involves the play you are running. For example, if you run a Iso Lo Post with your SG, he will setup up closer to the hoop and will run there to start the play. As opposed to a BURN CLOCK play where he is setup at the perimeter. I recommend finding a play where at least a SF or SG is near the hoop at the start of the play, then when you run a fastbreak, wait and dish it to them when they are near or just inside the 3 Point Line. ---------------------- 5. Street ball Time!!! /5000 ---------------------- Here you will find out how to play one of the games coolest modes, street ball. Although some have an attitude that "Street players have no skill", this section may prove them wrong because it shoes that you need to learn how to adjust to having little or no rules. ------------------------------- 5a. The stratigical Difference /5001 ------------------------------- Most Players play with the cheapest fouls on, such as Shot Clock, Goaltending and Pushing (Probably the cheapest of all) (See section 8B for descriptions of these rules.). These Strategies were designed with these rules on. These strategies were also designed with either 2on2 or 3on3 players. 1. Dunking is cool, unless you're blocked... Keep in mine that it's easier to block dunk's due to the fact that there are no shooting, blocking, or charging fouls. But if your Shaq Or J'O, you can just plow over AI, 'less he tries to block (that doesn't mean it's going to work though.). 2. The crossover, is a bit easier. The crossover is a bit easier now due to the fact that there are less players. In 3 on 3, if you got two guys blocking you, it's better to pass. Knowing when, and when not to crossover can be a big success factor. 3. Don't be afraid to steal!!! You cannot be called for the reach, so try to steal whenever you think you have a good shot. 4. Stats tell all!!! Check the stats of your last street ball game. Fast Breaks: FB's are a CRUCIAL part of winning street games, especially on Network. Blocks: To score you need the ball, blocks are easiER so go for them more often. Dunks: Dunk as much as you can and don't take many three pointers, unless it's part of your main strategy and you're comfortable taking them. Cross, spin do whatever you have In exhibition there were players to block you even if you got past the guy you pulled it on. In 2on2, unless the guy's REALLY stupid, he's gonna be guarding the lone player, so generally, you'll need to worry about getting past one guy. OR if the guy tries to block you, one player should be open, pass to him (unless he's like really far back and is not good at threes, orto do to get to the hoop. ------------------------------ 6. The Teams /6000 ------------------------------ This is where team listings will be. There will be no complete rosters, but I will post key players and possible street mode setups here. -------------------------- ---------- 6a. Team info /6001 ---------- --- Philadelphia 76er's ----- Coach: Larry Brown Arena: First Union Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with a sixer logo on the front Away: Same as home but black Secondary Away: Same as Home and Away, but blue. --- Portland Trailblazers ----- Coach: Arena: Rose Garden --- Uniforms --- Home: White, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then black. Away: Black, with two diagonal stripes in the lower section, red and then white. Secondary Away: Red with two diagona lstripes in the lower section, white and then black. --- Milwaukee Bucks ----- Coach: George Karl Arena: Bradley Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White, with purple trim and sides. Away: Purple, with green trim and black sides. --- Chicago Bulls ----- Coach: Bill Cartwright Arena: United Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with black trim Away: Red with Black letters that say "Bulls" Secondary Away: Black with Red trim --- Cleveland Cavaliers ----- Coach: Arena: Gund Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White, with cyan letters that say "Cavs" Away: Black with Bluish-Grey letters that say "Cleveland" --- Boston Celtics ----- Coach: Jim O'Brien Arena: FleetCenter (Called "Boston Arena" in the Game) --- Uniforms --- Home: White with Green Trim and letters that say "Celtics" Away: Green with White letters that say "Celtics" --- Los Angeles Clippers ----- Coach: Alvin Gentry Arena: Staples Center (Clippers) --- Uniforms --- Home: White with Red, cursive letters that say "Clippers" Away: Red with white, cursive letters that say "Clippers" Secondary Away: Blue with red, cursive letters that say "Los Angeles" --- Memphis Grizzlies ----- Coach: Hubie Brown Arena: The Pyramid --- Uniforms --- Home: White with green sides and black letters on front that say "Memphis" Away: Black with green sides and white letters on front that say "Memphis" --- Atlanta Hawks ----- Coach: Arena: Phillaps Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with red sides and red letters on front that say "Hawks" Away: Red with White sides and letters on front that say "Hawks" --- Miami Heat ----- Coach: Pat Riley Arena: American Airlines Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with red sides and red letters on front that say "Heat" Away: Black with red sides and white letters on front that say "Heat" Secondary Away: Red with White letters that say "Miami" --- New Orleans Hornets ----- Coach: Arena: ??? Hornet's Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with teal green letters that say "New Orleans" Away: Teal Green with white letters that say "New Orleans" --- Utah Jazz ----- Coach: Arena: Delta Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with a mountain and Green and Purple letters that say Jazz. Away:Purple with a white mountain and green and purple letters that say "Jazz" Secondary Away: Black with White letters that say "Jazz" --- Sacramento Kings ----- Coach: Rick Adelman Arena: Arco Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with purple letters that say "Kings" Away: Purple with white letters that say "Sacramento" Secondary Away: There is none! I believe this is an error in the game. --- New York Knicks ----- Coach: Arena: Madison Square Garden --- Uniforms --- Home: White with Orange letters that say New York Away: Blue with orange letters that say New York --- Los Angeles Lakers ----- Coach: Phil Jackson Arena: Staples Center (Lakers) --- Uniforms --- Home: Gold with purple sides. On the front the word "Lakers" is in Purple and the number is in white. Secondary Home: White with gold sides and the word "Lakers" In purple. Away: Purple with gold sides and the word "Lakers" in gold and the number in white. --- Orlando Magic ----- Coach: Glenn "Doc" Rivers Arena: TD Waterhouse Centre --- Uniforms --- Home: Dark Sky Blue with the magic logo and white player number. Away: White with the magic logo and blue player number. --- Dallas Mavericks ----- Coach: Don Nelson Arena: American Airlines Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with dark blue trim. Dark blue letters that say "Dallas" and Light blue player number. Away: Dark Blue with Light blue trim. The word "Dallas" in white. --- New Jersey Nets ----- Coach: Byron Scott Arena: Continental Airlines Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with the word "Nets" in dark blue Away: Dark blue with "New Jersey" in white outlined in Pink. Secondary Away: Grey with "New Jersey" in White outlined with Pink --- Denver Nuggets ----- Coach: Arena: Pepsi Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with "Nuggets" in dark blue. Away: Dark Blue with "Nuggets" in Gold --- Indiana Pacers ----- Coach: Isiaah Thomas Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse --- Uniforms --- Home: White with stripes and "Indiana" in Dark Blue. Gold sides. Away: Dark Blue striped. "Indiana" in Gold Secondary Away: Striped gold with "Indana" in Dark Blue. --- Detroit Pistons ----- Coach: Rick Carlisle Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills --- Uniforms --- Home: White with "Pistons" in red. Away: Blue with "Detroit" in Red --- Toronto Raptors ----- Coach: Arena: Air Canada Centre --- Uniforms --- Home: White with "raptors" in red and a nice l'il "Toronto" on the butt. Away: Black on the back, purple on the front "Toronto" in red on the front. --- Houston Rockets ----- Coach: Rudy Tomjonavic Arena: Compaq Center --- Uniforms --- Home: Striped white with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand corner. Away: Striped Dark Blue with rockets logo in center and number in top-left hand corner. --- Seattle (Super)Sonics ----- Coach: Arena: Key Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with green arched in the middle. Word "Sonics" White atop green and number in green atop white. Away: Green with white arched in the middle. Word "Seattle" Green atop of white. Number in white atop of green. --- San Antonio Spurs ----- Coach: Gregg Poppavich (sp?) Arena: SBC Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with black spurs logo. Away: Black with White Spurs logo. --- Phoenix Suns ----- Coach: Arena: America West Arena --- Uniforms --- Home: White with purple sides and "Suns" in purple. Away: Purple with grey sides and "Phoenix" in white. --- Minnesota Timberwolves ----- Coach: Arena: Target Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with green trim. "Timberwolves" is in black outlined in light blue. Away: Medium Blue with Green Trim and "Timberwolves" in White. Secondary Away: Black with Green Trim and "Timberwolves" in grey --- Golden State (Oakland) Warriors ----- Coach: Arena: ??? (I think it might be Network Associates but not sure) --- Uniforms --- Home: White with "Warriors" In black with gold outline. Away: Dark Blue with "Warriors" in gold. --- Washington Wizards ----- Coach: Doug Collins Arena: MCI Center --- Uniforms --- Home: White with "Wizards" in Medium Blue. Away: Medium Blue with "Wizards" in White. --- 50's/60's Legends ----- Coach: Arena: Legends Arena --- Uniforms --- Uniforms Vary By player Bob Cousy: Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green. Away: Boston Celtics (year???): Green with "Boston" in white. Oscar Robertson: Home: White with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes. Away: (??? Where are they from? and what year?) Royals: Medium Blue with "Royals" in white vertically between two (oviously vertical) red stripes. Elgin Baylor: Home: White with "Lakers" in grey and the number in red. Away: Minneapolis Lakers (What year???) Medium blue with "Lakers" in Red. Nate Thurmond: Away: Medium blue with "The City" in gold and the number and golden gate bridge inside a circle. Home: San Francisco (I think cause of GG Bridge) (Year???) Gold with "The City" in black and the number and golden gate bridge inside a circle. Bill Russell: Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green. Away: Boston Celtics (year???) Green with "Boston" in white. Bob Petit: Home: White with "Hawks" in Red. Away: (Hawks in atlanta at time?) Hawks: Red with "Hawks" in white. Jerry Lucas: Home: White with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes. Away: Medium blue with "Royals" in white vertically between two red stripes. Dolph Schayes: Home: White with "Nats" in medium blue. Away: (What year and where are "Nats" from? IS that even their name?) Red with "Nats" in White and the number in dark blue. Bill Sharman: Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green. Away: Boston Celtic: Green with "Boston" in white. George Mikan: Home: White with "Lakers" in grey and the number in red. Away: Minneapolis lakers: Medium Blue with "Lakers" in red. Harold Greer: Home: White with "Phila" at bottom in red. Away: Philadelphia (76ers? What year): Black with Phila at bottom in red. Jeff Havlicek Home: Boston Celtics: White with "Boston" in green. Away: Boston Celtics: Green with "boston" in white. ---------- 6b. Trades /6002 ---------- ------------------ 7. Create-o-ramma! /7000 ------------------ Created players and teams, feel free to send in your own, you'll get full credit. ------------------- 7a. Created players /7001 ------------------- Note that these players are not based on any real life person, place, or thing. Although Master Gamer is modeled somewhat after me. If you want to use my characters, please E-mail me first asking permission. --- 1. --- First Name: Master (nickname) Last Name: Gamer (nickname) Position: Shooting Guard (SG) (I'm a Reggie Miller fan) Jersey Number: #64 (My fav number) Height: 6'3" College: Ball State (where I live) Best Hand: Left (after me) Skin Color: 5 (skin got tanned after living in vegas for 6 months) Face: Face 8 Hair Style: 2 Hair Color: Black No Facial Hair No facial tweaks, except for maxing out ear size. Muscle Tone: Ripped No body size changes. Headband: Black Shades: 1 Left Tattoo: 11 Left and Right Elbows: Blue Sleeve Left and Right armbands: Gold wristbands Left and Right finger Tape: White Left and Right Knees: Blue Sleeve Shorts Length: Medium Socks Length: Short Socks color: Black Stats: Shooting (Close) 88 Shooting (Medium) 89 Shooting (3pt) 91 Free Throws 99 Layups 91 Dunking 99 Ballhandling 98 Passing 90 Low Post Offense 80 Low Post Defense 65 Blocking 87 Stealing 60 Offensive Rebounding 79 Defensive Rebounding 92 Speed 94 Stamina 90 Durability 90 Offensive Awareness 95 Defensive Awareness 97 ----------------- 7b. Created teams /7002 ----------------- Ravenous Superthug's 2002 All Star Team (not the real life 2002 all-star team) Starters- PG-Gary Payton SG-Tracy McGrady SF-Dirk Nowitzski PF-Tim Duncan C-Shaquille O'neal Bench- Kevin Garnett Rasheed Wallace Chris Webber Vince Carter Allen Iverson Michael Jordan Derek Anderson Master Gamer's Dream Team PG: Allen Iverson SG: Reggie Miller SF: Tracy McGrady PF: Jermaine O'Neal C: Alonzo Mourning Bench PG: Jason Kidd Bench SG: Michael Jordan Bench SF: Vince Carter Bench PF: Chris Webber Bench C: Brad Miller 3rd String PG: Jay Williams 3rd String SG: Ray Allen 3rd String SF: Ron Artest 3rd String PF: Kevin Garnett 3rd String C: Dikembe Mutombo This team is designed to not have the greatest players, which is the reason for Shaq, Nowitzki, Kobe, Duncan, and other major stars. -------------- 8. Other stuff /8000 -------------- Stuff that didn't fit anywhere else as good as here. -------------------------- 8b. Description of Rules /8002 -------------------------- 1. Shot Clock- You will get called for this foul if you don't shoot for twenty-four seconds, the ball must be released from the players hands AND touch the rim in order not to get a shot clock violation. Penalty: Other team gets the ball 2. Out of Bounds- The Ball goes out of one of the outermost lines on the court. (If you're the ballhandler, it's if your foot goes out of this boundary marking.) Penalty: Other Team gets the ball 3. Backcourt Violation- Once you enter your half of the court, you can't pass or, run back to the other half. If you do, you will be called for this violation. Penalty: Other Team gets ball 4. 8 second half-court clock- Once you inbound the ball in the backcourt, you have 8 seconds to get the ball into your half, otherwise you'll be called for this violation. Penalty: Other Team gets ball 5. 5 second inbound clock- you have 5 seconds to inbound the ball. If you don't inbound the ball in this time, you will be called for this violation. Penalty: Other Team gets ball 6. 3 Seconds in the key- If you stay in the "key" (The usually colored part) for more than three seconds without shooting, the ref will blow his whistle. Penalty: Other team gets ball 7. Defensive 3 second violation- On defense, you can't stay in the "key" more than 3 seconds without actively guarding them, or else you'll be called for this violation. Penalty: Other Team gets automatic free throw (1) and ball afterward. 8. 5 seconds back to Basket- On offense, if you have your back to the basket (usually in a post-up situation) for more than 5 seconds, you'll be called for this. Penalty: Other Team gets ball 9. Foul Out- If any single player accumulates a certain number of fouls (Default or "on" is 6, can be set to any lower number). Penalty: The player that is fouled out cannot play the rest of the game. 10. Charging/Blocking- Charging: Charging is if you knock over another player during a dunk, lay-up, etc. You must be standing totally still for a charge. Correction by Ravenous Superthug: a player may go for a dunk, lay-up, lean-in shot, etc. as you said but there is a big difference between a charge and a block. A charge is where your player has to be standing completely still in a set position (holding L) OUTSIDE of the half circle that is in the key, a players foot may not be on that line if you want a charge. Blocking: A blocking foul is the same as above, except that the player who was knocked over was moving. Penalties: Penalties are decided by type. A CHARGING FOUL IS AGAINST THE OFFENSE, while a BLOCKING FOUL IS AGAINST THE DEFENSE. A foul is called against the player who committed the foul. In a charging situation, the ball is turned over, in a blocking call, the opposing team gets two free throws (one if the shot went in) 11. Pushing- Pushing is a different name for "Intentional foul". If on an Intentional Foul will be called. If off, no call will be made and the ball will come out of the ballhandelers hands. (Cheap to the infinite power) Penalties: A. Foul will be called against a player. B. Other team gets ball. C. 2 Free Throws if over foul limit. 12. Reaching In Foul- When a player is attempting to steal the ball he can only touch the ball. If the player touches any other part of the opponent, then, you'll be called for reaching in. Penalty: Player who committed the foul receives a foul against them. Other team gets ball. 13. Shooting Foul- If a player who's attempting a block touches anything but the ball, he is called for this foul. Penalties: Foul against the person who committed it. Other Team automatically gets two Free Throws. (Exception: One free throw if original shot goes in) 14. Goaltending- After a shot is released you can't touch it before it touches the rim. If you do you will be called for this foul. Correction by Ravenous Superthug: A player can touch the ball before it hits the rim after the shot BUT he can not touch it when the ball is on a downward motion towards the rim. You can still block a high-arching shot that way or a high-arching lay-up Also, if a person shoots the ball and the shot is NOWHERE near the hoop, then you can snatch it out of the air. Example, if Shaq takes a 3 pointer to try to make a buzzer beater or something else, then most likely it will not get close to the rim, enabling you to snatch that ball out of the air. Penalty: The shot counts. 15. Traveling- If you attempt a shot, you have to release it (or pass it) before you land, otherwise you'll be called for traveling. Penalty: Other Team gets ball. --------- 8c. Codes /8003 --------- None of the codes from 2K2 have been confirmed to work in 2K3 so far. To access the code menu, from the main menu, enter the options menu. From there, enter the gameplay menu. One there, hold left on the control pad, right on the analog stick, and press start. Exit game play and go down to the new codes menu to enter codes. (Note that codes are case-sensitive) MEGASTARS- Unlock the SEGA Sports, NBA 2K3 and Visual Concepts teams. SPRINGER- Unlock street trash blowing on the ground. ------------- 8d. Questions /8004 ------------- None as of yet. ------------------------ 9. Contact information /9000 ------------------------ If you have questions, corrections, suggestions, or contributions, my E-mail is put "FAQ Submission" in the subject line. Please give a name, real or fake, so I can credit you. FAQ Wishlist: (This is what I'd like people to submit) All Question marks filled in for team info. Full Franchise Section ----------- 10. Credits /0001 ----------- Ravenous SuperThug ( He has done incredible work for this FAQ, submitting strategy, answer corrections, trades, and created teams. MVP ( He submitted the fast break section.