NBA 2K14 Path to greatness guide

Basic Keys to Success

If you’re going to complete Path to Greatness – or just enjoy NBA 2K14 in general - there are a few fundamental tips you’ll need to use. NBA 2K14 is no pushover; in fact, it’s one of the more complex and intelligent sports games you can play. If you take advantage of the game’s smarts under the covers, you’ll be able to win most matches on your first or second try.

1) Use LeBron wisely - He’s almost always the best player on the court, but you don’t want to just throw it to him every time and run straight to the basket. No matter what team he’s on - the current Heat or the future Knicks or Cavs – there are complementary players whose skills you’ll need to exploit. You’ll want to use LeBron kind of sparingly at the start, otherwise he’ll face tough double teams at crunch time.

2) Run plays - Freelancing every time you come down the court is a recipe for disaster. NBA 2K14 makes it easy to call plays by just tapping the left bumper. Calling a play in the backcourt or the frontcourt is a great way to move the players in an organized fashion. Even if you don’t know specifically what the play is supposed to do, between the on-court indicators and the screens that will get set up automatically, you’ll be in better position to drive to the hoop or take an open shot.

3) Slow down - There’s always a temptation to push the ball aggressively once you get a rebound. While in some occasions that’s just fine – after all, who doesn’t love a good fast break slam dunk – often a good idea to let the play come to you. Walk the ball up the court, call a play, let your teammates get into position, and take an open shot. Defenders are stronger than ever this year, and running around like a maniac and tossing up shots while draped by an opponent will guarantee missed shots and lost games.

Follow these basic tenets and you’re already ahead of the game in NBA 2K14. Now, let’s dive into Path To Greatness!

Rich Grisham
Rich Grisham has been writing for GamesRadar since 2006, back when the site was a bulletin board on Prodigy. These days, he’s busy hosting the Press Row Podcast every week and waiting patiently for Valve to make Portal 3. That’s coming soon, right?