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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 06/21/2005

NBA Live 2005 (Playstation 2)
Full Guide/FAQ
Written by CruThik786
Copyright (c) 2005.

** Index **
I. Introduction
II. Controls
    A. Offense
    B. Defense
    C. Slam dunk contest
    D. Three-point contest
III. Team Overviews
IV. NBA Arenas
V. Game Modes
   A. Play now
   B. Dynasty
   C. Season
   D. Playoffs
   E. 1-on-1
   F. All-Star weekend
   G. Online play
   H. Slam dunk school
VI. NBA Store
VII. EA Jukebox Song List
VIII. Credits
IX. Legal Information

** Version History **
14 Jun. 2005
Version 0.3
Began guide. Added index, introduction, and controls. Began working on team

15 Jun. 2005
Version 0.7
Completed team overviews, and added NBA Arenas section. Also added the Game
Modes section and the NBA Store section.

16 Jun. 2005
Version 1.0
Finished entire guide/FAQ.

** I. Introduction **
This guide/FAQ is for the Playstation 2 version of the game NBA Live 2005. This
guide/FAQ will cover almost the game controls, the various gametypes, the 
teams, and the extras/unlockables in the game. If you have any questions, 
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** II. Controls **
-- Offense --
(With ball)
Move the selected player: Left analog stick
Shoot: Circle
Dunk/Lay-up: Square
Pass: X
Freestyle: Right analog stick
Alley-oop to a teammate: R2
Turbo: R1

(Without ball)
Call for the ball: X
Set a pick: L1
Call for a shot: Circle

-- Defense --
Steal: Square
Switch player: X
Take a charge: Circle or R2
Turbo: R1
Intentional foul: Select button
Block: Triangle

-- Slam Dunk Contest --
(On the floor)
One footed gather: Square
One footed 180 degree gather: Triangle
Two foot gather: Circle
Two foot 180 degree gather: X
Ball toss (alley-oop to yourself): Right analog stick
Move player: Left analog stick
Dunk modifiers: L1 or R1

(In mid-air)
Tomahawk finish: Square
Pump finish: Circle
Windmill finish: Triangle
Clutch finish: X
Rotate player (only for 180 degree gathers): Left analog stick

-- Three-Point Contest --
Grab ball from rack: R1
Shoot: X, circle, square, or triangle

** III. Team Overviews **
***These rosters are the default rosters that come with the game. The roster
updates available for download online are not taken into account in this guide.

-- Atlanta Hawks --
Overall rating: 77
Key Players: PF Al Harrington, PF Antoine Walker

Strengths: Decent low-post game with Harrington and Walker. Both also provide
them with decent outside shooting ability. Antoine Walker can simply light it
up from downtown.

Weaknesses: Ball handling is weak, and they turn the ball over frequently.
They also do not have much height, so pound the ball inside against them.

-- Boston Celtics --
Overall rating: 84
Key players: PG Gary Payton, SG Ricky Davis, SF Paul Pierce

Strengths: Paul Pierce is the primary option for this team, and is a borderline
superstar. He can hit the outside shot, or take it in the paint to draw the
foul. Ricky Davis is an explosive player that likes to penetrate and pull-up
for the mid-range jumper, or take it to the whole hard and dunk it on you.

Weaknesses: They have a weak bench filled with young and unexperienced players.
They also have a weak inside game, so defend the perimeter shot and force them
to feed the ball inside.

-- Charlotte Bobcats --
Overall rating: 58
Key players: SF Gerald Wallace, PF Emeka Okafor

Strengths: Steve Smith is their best perimeter shooter,but doesn't get much
playing time. Okafor is a beast down low defensively, and has the ability to
dominate down-low on the offensive end if he gets too many easy baskets.
Gerald Wallace has a decent shot, but likes to penetrate and draw the foul or
throw it down.

Weaknesses: Weak bench and weak outside shooting game. If they shoot too many
three-pointers, they will live and die by the three.

-- Chicago Bulls --
Overall rating: 82
Key players: PG Kirk Hinrich, SG Ben Gordon, PF Tyson Chandler, C Eddy Curry

Strength: Kirk Hinrich can simply light it up from downtown if left open. They
have a solid low post game with Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler controlling the
paint both on the offensive and the defensive end of the floor. Defensive
rebounding is important. DO NOT give them a lot of offensive rebounds, or they
will make you pay. Ben Gordon can hit the outside shot, and is as clutch as
they get. He is also a prolific scorer.

Weaknesses: Mid-range shooting is weak, but they can hit a lot of three's if
they are left open. They also rely on offensive rebounding and second-chance
points, so limit their offensive rebounds.

-- Cleveland Cavaliers --
Overall rating: 79
Key players: SF LeBron James, c Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Strengths: LeBron James is a flat-out stud despite only being a second-year
player. Don't let him go off because he is capable of scoring 30+ on any given
night and will get his teammates involved. Ilguaskas is a beast down-low who
also has a very good mid-range jumper.

Weaknesses: They don't have very good perimeter shooters, so pack the paint and
force them to beat you by hitting outside shots. They also have a weak bench
that does not provide them with a lot of scoring.

-- Dallas Mavericks --
Overall rating: 88
Key players: PG Jason Terry, SG Michael Finley, SF Jerry Stackhous, PF Dirk

Strengths: They will shoot a lot of three's, and make the majority of them.
Nowitzki is a versatile power-forward who can shoot the three, pull up for
the mid-range jumper, or even post you up or take it strong to the hole.
They have decent shot-blocking ability with 7'5" Shawn Bradley and Erick
Dampier watching the paint.

Weaknesses: Inside scoring and defense. They normally like to beat you by using
the run-and-gun method, which basically means they'll try to score more points
than you rather than playing solid defense.

-- Denver Nuggets --
Overall rating: 84
Key players: SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Kenyon Martin

Strengths: Carmelo Anthony is a rising star in the league, and he'll score in
any and every way possible. However, they also have a solid low post game with
Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby down low, so be sure to limit their offesnive
rebounds, or they'll make you pay. They also have a decent perimeter shooting
game, so they are a very good all-around team. The majority of their points
come from the fast-break.

Weaknesses: Limit their touches and baskets down-low, and you've just made it
a lot harder for them to score in the half-court set. They are also a decent
defensive team.

-- Detroit Pistons --
Overall rating: 90
Key players: PG Chauncey Billups, SG Rip Hamilton, SF Tayshaun Prince, 
PF Rasheed Wallace, C Ben Wallace

Strengths: A very versatile team that will shut you down on the defensive end.
They are probably the best defensive team in the league, so your only hope is
to force turnovers and get easy buckets in the open court. They have the
ability to take over the game on the defensive end, and like to slow the game

Weaknesses: Horrible bench. Besides Antonio McDyess they have nobody who can
give them an instant lift off the bench. Rasheed sometimes like to settle for
the three-pointer rather than banging down low.

-- Golden State Warriors --
Overall rating: 77
Key players: SG Jason Richardson, SF Mike Dunleavy Jr.

Strengths: They are an excellent fast-breaking team who can score a bunch of
points off the fastbreak in a hurry. Derek Fisher is an excellent three-point
shooter, so don't give him too many uncontested looks from downtown. Richardson
will take it to the rack, and also has the ability to hit the three-point shot.
Dunleavy is a very good shooter, so keep a hand in his face at all times.

Weaknesses: They don't have a very strong low-post game on the offensive end,
but get the job done defensively in terms of rebounding the ball. They commit
silly fouls down low, which hurts them because they don't have much height
off the bench.

-- Houston Rockets --
Overall rating: 83
Key players: SG Tracy McGrady, C Yao Ming

Strengths: McGrady can take over a game at any given time, as he is a very
versatile superstar who can hit the three, mid-range jumper, or take it all
the way to the whole. They have a very solid low-post game with Yao dominating
the paint, and have a lot of three-point shooters surrounding Yao and T-Mac.

Weaknesses: They are very unathletic with the exception of Tracy McGrady. They
don't excel at the fastbreak, rather they are forced to play a slow-tempo game
as a result of the personnel on their roster.

-- Indiana Pacers --
Overall rating: 80
Key players: SF Ron Artest, SF Stephen Jackson, C Jermaine O'Neal

Strengths: They are a very well-rounded team who can beat you off of perimeter
shooting and feeding JO in the post. They are a defensive-minded ball club
with their best defensive player, Ron Artest, being capable of shutting down
any opposing player. They are a very physical team, and will bang down low. If
their perimeter shots are falling, they are a very dangerous team.

Weaknesses: They will miss a lot of mid-range shots, and sometimes they will
be off from downtown, so try to limit their offensive rebounding. Limit them
to one shot per possession, and you should be fine.

-- Los Angeles Clippers --
Overall rating: 74
Key players: SG Corey Maggette, PF Elton Brand

Strengths: They have a very solid low-post game with Brand and C Chris Kaman
patrolling the paint on defense. Brand is a premiere power forward, and can
take over a game instantly. Corey Maggette is a rising star on the perimeter.
He has a suspect jumper, but can use his size and strength to back down his
defender. The Clippers will spread the court to try and take advantage of their
excellent spot up shooting.

Weaknesses: They are a weak rebounding team, and have a weak bench. They rarely
get much help offensively off the bench, so limit the amount of second-chance
points you give to their starting team.

-- Los Angeles Lakers --
Overall rating: 88
Key players: SG Kobe Bryant, SF Caron Butler, PF Lamar Odom

Strengths: Kobe Bryant will flat out dominate the offensive end with his
brilliant one-on-one skills, and ability to set up his teammates. When Kobe
isn't dominating the ball, they'll feed it to Lamar Odom and let him do his
thing on the low block, or set up Caron Butler for a spot-up jumper.

Weaknesses: Not a great defensive team, but they get the job done on some
nights. With Shaquille O'Neal gone to Miami, their low-post game is basically
non-existant with the exception of Lamar Odom (who is more of a SF than a PF).

-- Memphis Grizzlies --
Overall rating: 91
Key players: PG Jason Williams, C Pau Gasol

Strengths: They will post Gasol up often, and he will deliver on the low-block.
If you double team him, he'll kick it out to the perimeter where almost 
everybody on their team can hit the three and the mid-range jumper. Cover
the shooters, or they'll burn you with their three-point shooting.

Weaknesses: Their only real weakness is that they tend to have a myriad of
injuries, yet they always seem to overcome that. Their ballhandlers are young,
and don't respond well to pressure, so cover them tightly to force turnovers.

-- Miami Heat --
Overall rating: 80
Key players: SG Dwyane Wade, C Shaquille O'Neal

Strengths: Shaq dominates on the low-block, and his partner D-Wade will tear
you apart on the perimeter with his pull-up jumper, and his spectacular drives
to the basket. Oh, and when their done tearing you apart, they'll give it up
to their excellent three-point shooters. Defensively, they are a good
ball-club. Take it into the paint for a lay-up and Shaq will swat the ball like
a fly.

Weaknesses: Don't have many weaknesses. On some nights their bench will be a
non-factor, and on others they will destroy you. Just keep applying pressure
to D-Wade and Shaq, and make their supporting cast beat you.

-- Milwaukee Bucks --
Overall rating: 79
Key players: SG Michael Redd, SF Desmond Mason

Strengths: Michael Redd will simply shoot the lights out from the floor even if
you play him tightly. Desmond Mason will continuously attack the rim, and does
not fear contact at all. Their big guys mainly score off of getting offensive
rebounds, so limit them and they will struggle.

Weaknesses: Their inside game is weak, as they rely on offensive rebounds and
put-backs to score on the offensive end. Defensively, they are a struggling
ball-club without a premiere shotblocker.

-- Minnesota Timberwolves --
Overall rating: 82
Key players: PG Sam Cassell, SG Latrell Sprewell, PF Kevin Garnett

Strenghts: KG will score in every way possible, will dominate the boards, and
will set-up his teammates for good looks. Cassell has a deadly jumper, 
especially late in the game. Sprewell gets his points off of jumpers and drives
to the baskets. They have a solid bench with Eddie Griffin, a PF who can bang
down low and go outside and knock down three's.

Weaknesses: They are an old ball club. Both their backcourt players are over 30
years old. C Michael Olowokandi is an often-injured player, who isn't much of a
factor even when he is on the court.

-- New Jersey Nets --
Overall rating: 68
Key players: PG Jason Kidd, SF Richard Jefferson

Strengths: They are a very good fastbreaking team with Jason Kidd at the helm.
Kidd can do it all, but is frequently injured. He has the ability to average
10+ assists a night. Jefferson is an athletic SF with a suspect, yet improving,
jumper. Don't let this club get on the fastbreak a lot, or you're in for a long

Weaknesses: Their half-court offense is horrendous since Kenyon Martin was
traded. Consequently, they are very weak at the SG, PF, and C positions. Take
advantage of this teams inability to defend the paint.

-- New Orleans Hornets --
Overall rating: 89
Key players: PG Baron Davis, SF Jamal Mashburn, C Jamaal Magloire

Strengths: Explosive play by Baron Davis always gives this team a chance to
win. Jamal Mashburn is flat out deadly shooting the ball. Jamaal Magloire is a
solid player down low both offensively and defensively, and the play of PJ 
Brown at the PF position rounds out their solid front court.

Weaknesses: Defensive problems and injuries plague this team, as does a weak

-- New York Knicks --
Overall rating: 87
Key players: PG Stephon Marbury, SG Jamal Crawford

Strengths: They have a very good backcourt, as well as a solid front court.

Weaknesses: The play of their front court is very inconsistent, and their 
defense shortcomings are a problem. Sometimes their backcourt will settle for
the outside shot rather than penetrating and taking it hard to the hole.

-- Orlando Magic --
Overall rating: 83
Key players: PG Steve Francis, SG Cuttino Mobley, SF Grant Hill, PF Dwight

Strenghts: Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley play very well as a backcourt since
they have been together for years. Francis can take over games with his 
all-around brilliant play, and Cuttino Mobley will destroy you with his 
accurate shooting and athletic drives to the rim. Grant Hill can hit the open
jumper, and Howard will control the paint every night.

Weaknesses: Defense is a problem, as is rebounding. Their bench isn't
spectacular, but are inconsistent on a night-to-night basis. They are also
prone to commit a lot of turnovers with Steve Francis primarily handling the 

-- Philadelphia 76ers --
Overall rating: 76
Key players: PG Allen Iverson, SG Andre Iguodala, SF Kyle Korver, C Samuel

Strengths: Allen Iverson will dominate the game by scoring and setting up his
teammates for open shots. He will continually attack the basket on every 
possession, and will leave it all out on the court every single night. They
excel on the fastbreak, which they cause by forcing over 12 turnovers a night
from their opposition. Kyle Korver is deadly from downtown, and Andre Iguodala
will do everything for them. He is an excellent defensive player who is capable
of shutting down the brightest of stars. Dalembert is a defensive monster.

Weaknesses: Bench play is a question mark, and sometimes they don't have the
defensive intensity from their front court that is needed. They also may
sometimes struggle to score in the half-court set.

-- Phoenix Suns --
Overall rating: 81
Key players: PG Steve Nash, SG Quentin Richardson, SF Joe Johnson, PF Shawn
Marion, C Amare Stoudemire

Strengths: The most athletic team in the league. They run an unstoppable fast
break and score at will. The most offensively explosive team in the entire
league, they will run-and-gun until their opponent tires and cannot keep up
with their scoring pace. Amare Stoudemire is a beast down low, and Shawn 
Marion helps with the rebounding and is unstoppable in the open court. Steve
Nash has unbelievable court vision and can average 10+ assists a night. JOe
Johnson and Quentin Richardson will shoot the lights out from downtown.

Weaknesses: Defense is not the main focus of their philosophy. They don't play
much defense so they can run the break and stay out of foul trouble because
they don't have much of a bench. Bench play is horrible, so their starters
average about 40 minutes a game. Get them in foul trouble, and they won't be as
tough to beat.

-- Portland Trail Blazers --
Overall rating: 83
Key players: SF Darius Miles, PF Zach Randolph, C Theo Ratliff

Strengths: A very versatile team, they can score in the half-court set and can
also run the fastbreak efficiently. They have a good three-point shooter in 
Derek Anderson. The ball will usually go down low to Zach Randolph on the 
offensive end, and everybody will feed off him. On defense, they have one of
the top shotblockers in the league down low in Theo Ratliff. It is tough to
control the boards against them.

Weaknesses: Off-court problems usually hinder the on-court success of this
team. They also have many problems playing with one another. Their defense and
shooting is suspect in some games.

-- Sacramento Kings --
Overall rating: 92
Key players: PG Mike Bibby, SF Predrag Stojakovic, PF Chris Webber, C Brad

Strengths: Great shooting team, and play well off of one another. They are
constantly in motion without the ball, making it easy for the two best passing
big men in the league (Chris Webber and Brad Miller) to find them for easy
lay-ups from the high post. Leave Peja Stojakovic open, and he'll make the shot
95% of the time. They are an excellent team in the open-court as well.

Weaknesses: Defense is suspect, as they aren't the most athletic team and
aren't the most determined team on the defensive end of the floor. Their bench
has also been depleted due to trades made in the offseason, so their bench
is not as strong as it was in past years.

-- San Antonio Spurs --
Overall rating: 88
Key players: PG Tony Parker, SG Manu Ginobili, SF Bruce Bowen, PF Tim Duncan

Strengths: The Spurs offense runs through the Big Fundamental (Tim Duncan) 
in the low-post, and Ginobili and Parker run rampant on the perimeter. They
have excellent spot-up shooters who thrive off of the penetration and dish out
to the perimeter. Probably one of the top three defensive teams in the league.
They just might be the best all-around team in the league, and are extremely

Weaknesses: They basically have no weaknesses to exploit. However, if Tim
Duncan is injured or out for long stretches, they may struggle offensively.

-- Seattle Supersonics --
Overall rating: 82
Key players: SG Ray Allen, SF Rashard Lewis

Strengths: Their offense mainly consists of the three-point shot. They live
and die by the three, and Ray Allen is one of the best in the league at 
creating, and making, his own shot at will. Rashard Lewis is a versatile SF who
can beat you off the dribble, or take advantage of his size by posting his
defender on the low block.

Weaknesses: Inside scoring and bench play is a question mark for this ball
club. They aren't a great rebounding team, so play the perimeter tight and
things will be a lot easier. They aren't a good defensive team either.

-- Toronto Raptors --
Overall rating: 86
Key players: SG Vince Carter, SF Jalen Rose, C Chris Bosh

Strengths: Vince Carter is an explosive player who can drive by his defender
at any moment and unleash a crazy dunk over the opposing big man. Jalen Rose is
a decent all-around player who can hit the open shot, and create a shot for
himself. Chris Bosh is basically a beast down low. There is no containing him.

Weaknesses: Defense is a big question mark, as is injuries. Vince Carter is 
often injured, and when he is on the court, he isn't as aggressive as he needs
to be. He often settles for the outside shot. Carter also has problems 
co-existing with the other players on the team. Besides Bosh, they aren't a 
good rebounding team.

-- Utah Jazz --
Overall rating: 80
Key players: PG Carlos Arroyo, SF Andrei Kirilenko, PF Carlos Boozer

Strenths: Good defensive team with Kirilenko capable of blocking 4+ shots a
game. He is their best player, and their leader. If he isn't playing well, 
they will struggle.

Weaknesses: Shooting is a big weakness. They are a suspect shooting team who
rely on their defense to win them games. They aren't a good fastbreaking team

-- Washington Wizards --
Overall rating: 85
Key players: PG Gilbert Arenas, SG Larry Hughes, PF Antawn Jamison

Strengths: Aggressive both offensively and defensively. They have one of the
most dynamic backcourts in the league. Both Arenas and Hughes can take over
a game instantly, as can Antawn Jamison, a PF who can bang down low and step
outside and knock down the trey. They rely on fastbreak points to score a lot
of points. They are good at playing the passing lanes and getting easy buckets
off of steals.

Weaknesses: Rebounding and inexperience. They aren't very good at boxing out,
and have one of the youngest teams in the league who will turn the ball over
quite frequently. Capitalize on these two weaknesses, and you should have a 
great game against them.

IV. NBA Arenas
-- Atlanta Hawks --
Arena: Phillips Center
Location: Atlanta, GA
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 1999

-- Boston Celtics --
Arena: FleetCenter
Location: Boston, MA
Capacity: 19,600
Year opened: 1995

-- Charlotte Bobcats --
Arena: Charlotte Arena
Location: Charlotte, NC
Capacity: 18,500
Year opened: 2004

-- Chicago Bulls --
Arena: United Center
Location: Chicago, IL
Capacity: 20,500
Year opened: 1988

-- Cleveland Cavaliers --
Arena: Gund Arena
Location: Cleveland, OH
Capacity: 20,500
Year opened: 1994

-- Dallas Mavericks --
Arena: American Airlines Center
Location: Dallas, TX
Capacity: 18,500
Year opened: 2000

-- Denver Nuggets --
Arena: Pepsi Center
Location: Denver, CO
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 1995

-- Detroit Pistons --
Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Location: Detroit, MI
Capacity: 22,077
Year opened: 1988

-- Golden State Warriors --
Arena: Oakland Arena
Location: Oakland, CA
Capacity: 18,500
Year opened: 1996

-- Houston Rockets --
Arena: Toyota Center
Location: Houston, TX
Capacity: 19,000
Year opened: 2003

-- Indiana Pacers --
Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Capacity: 18,645
Year opened: 1999

-- Los Angeles Clippers --
Arena: Staples Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Capacity: 21,000
Year opened: 1999

-- Los Angeles Lakers --
Arena: Staples Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Capacity: 21,000
Year opened: 1999

-- Memphis Grizzlies --
Arena: The Pyramid
Location: Memphis, TN
Capacity: 20,150
Year opened: 2001

-- Miami Heat --
Arena: American Airlines Arena
Location: Miami, FL
Capacity: 19,500
Year opened: 1999

-- Minnesota Timberwolves --
Arena: Target Center
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Capacity: 19,000
Year opened: 1990

-- Milwaukee Bucks --
Arena: Bradley Center
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Capacity: 18,500
Year opened: 1988

-- New Jersey Nets --
Arena: Continental Airlines Arena
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 1981

-- New Orleans Hornets --
Arena: New Orleans Arena
Location: New Orleans, LA
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 2002

-- New York Knicks --
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, NY
Capacity: 19,500
Year opened: 1968

-- Orlando Magic --
Arena: TD Waterhouse Centre
Location: Orlando, FL
Capacity: 17,000
Year opened: 1989

-- Philadelphia 76ers --
Arena: Wachovia Center
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Capacity: 20,500
Year opened: 1996

-- Phoenix Suns --
Arena: America West Arena
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Capacity: 19,000
Year opened: 1992

-- Portland Trail Blazers --
Arena: Rose Garden
Location: Portland, OR
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 1995

-- Sacramento Kings --
Arena: Arco Arena
Location: Sacramento, CA
Capacity: 17,000
Year opened: 1988

-- San Antonio Spurs --
Arena: SBC Center
Location: San Antonio, TX
Capacity: 19,500
Year opened: 2002

-- Seattle Supersonics --
Arena: Key Arena
Location: Seattle, WA
Capacity: 17,000
Year opened: 1995

-- Toronto Raptors --
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Capacity: 19,500
Year opened: 1999

-- Utah Jazz --
Arena: Delta Center
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Capacity: 20,000
Year opened: 1991

-- Washintgon Wizards --
Arena: MCI Center
Location: Washington, DC
Capacity: 21,500
Year opened: 1997

V. Game Modes
** Note: the following descriptions come straight from the NBA Live 2005

-- Play Now --
Before you slam and jam during the NBA All-Star Weekend, get your feet wet with
an exhibition game against your toughest rival in Play Now mode.

     - Jersey Select Screen: From the Jersey Select screen you have the option
       to change you team's jersey for the upcoming game. Press (D-pad right)
       to select a Home, Away, or Alternate jersey. Some jerseys have to be
       unlocked in the NBA Store (using earned Task List points).

     - Pre-Matchup Screen: Select the skill level for the next game, along with
       quarter length, arena location, and camera view. You can also adjust the
       rules, preferences, gameplay settings, and in-game settings from the
       Settings screen.

-- Dynasty Mode --
Build pro basketball's greatest franchise of all-time. For multiple seasons,
you manage the roster; you coach the team; you play the games. Dynasty Mode
operates on a year-round NBA calendar so be prepared to handle the duties on
the court, as well as off it. After choosing a team and selecting your
settings, Season One begins.

     - Dynasty Development: Starting from your first Training Session, use your
       Dynasty Points to improve player and team abilities. You can also use
       your points to hire specialist coaches and pay for scouting trips.
       Dynasty Points are awarded for accomplishing feats in the Task List
       (displayed after each game, season, and playoffs) during the current

     - PDA/Roster Management/GM's Desk: Run your franchise with the help of the
       all-new PDA communication system. With the PDA, you'll receive valuable
       information from the league, players, and coaches that can help
       determine the success of your franchise.
       Other than the PDA, most of the action off the court occurs from the
       Roster Management screen or the GM's desk. From the Roster Management
       screen you can reorder rosters, view injury reports, sign, release,
       trade, and edit players. Review your Manager's Statetment, get the
       latest news from around the league, view upcoming free agents, and more
       from the GM's Desk.

     - Off-Season: After the playoffs, it's time for all the GM's to evaluate
       their respective teams for the upcoming season. Be sure to use valuable
       information from you team scouts to help evaluate talent. Listen to
       their advice and study up on the incoming class before draft day.
       Making a wrong pick could set your franchise back a few years.
       After the Rookie Draft is complete, you have the chance to bid on and
       offer contracts to free agents. Financial security is the main selling
       point to many of the players, but don't break the bank to sign them. Be
       sure to keep enough money in the budget in order to sign the key role
       players as well.
       To manage your roster, you can also re-sign and release players from
       the lineup. After the free agent period ends and your roster is set, the
       new season begins.

       **Note: Be sure to save your Settings file often in order to store NBA
         points, NBA Store purchases, and Hall of Fame records.

-- Season --
Play through the trials of a full NBA season. Set up a 29-, 58-, or 82-game
season and make your run for the championship. You can play the season with
any team using current NBA rosters, or assemble your team through a Fantasy
Draft. You can even randomize your schedule or customize your league by
switching up the teams in your division.

-- Playoffs --
Take part in the excitement of the NBA playoffs. You can participate in a
traditional format or you can customize your tournament--with or without a
Fantasy Draft.

-- One-on-One --
Schoolyard basketball hits the NBA. Prove yourself against anybody in a 1 on 1
showdown for ultimate bragging rights.

-- All-Star Weekend --
The energy explodes off the court during the NBA All-Star Weekend. From the
Rookie Challenge to the NBA All-Star game, prove yourself in each electrifying
All-Star event.

There are four events during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Your first event pits
the rookies against the sophomore players during the Rookie Challenge. After
slamming and jamming with the league's newest talent, rip the back of the net
during the 3 Point Shootout as you battle up to seven of the best long-range
shooters in the league. Playing in a tournament format, you have 60 seconds
to make as many shots (and score as many points) as you can. The winner moves
on, the losers go home.

Next on the bill--the Slam Dunk Contest. Bust out your best Freestyle moves
and wow the judges with an aerial assault that expresses your game like never
before. Finally, show off your skills against the best players in the league
during the NBA All-Star Game. It's East vs. West in this action-packed,
winner-take-all game.

-- Online Play --
Go Freestyle against the best basketball players in the country.

**Note: you must have a subscription to Xbox Live in order to play online.

-- Slam Dunk School --
In Slam Dunk School, progress through the ranks of Beginner Practice, Alley-oop
Practice, and Advanced Practice and perfect your skills along the way. You'll
need to master the moves learned here before you can fully compete in the Slam
Dunk Contest.

VI. NBA Store
-- Hardwood Classics Jerseys --
Item                             Points Needed
1. Atlanta 1971-1972 Away        200
2. Atlanta 1974-1975 Away        100
3. Boston 1923-1924 Home         200
4. Chicago 1970-1971 Away        100
5. Chicago 1995-1996 Alt.        200
6. Cleveland 1976-1977 Away      100
7. Cleveland 1986-1987 Home      200
8. Dallas 1994-1995 Home         200
9. Denver 1977-1978 Home         100
10. Denver 1978-1979 Home        100
11. Denver 2001-2002 Away        50
12. Denver 2001-2002 Home        50
13. Detroit 1981-1982 Away       250
14. Detroit 1997-1998 Home       100
15. Golden State 1976-1977 Home  200
16. Golden State 1990-1991 Home	 200
17. Houston 1969-1970 Home	 200
18. Houston 2002-2003 Home	 50
19. Houston 2002-2003 Away	 50
20. Indiana 1988-1989 Away       200
21. Indiana 1993-1994 Home       100
22. LA Clippers 1973-1974 Away   250
23. LA Clippers 1979-1980 Home	 100
24. LA Lakers 1949-1950 Away	 200
25. LA Lakers 1961-1962 Home	 200
26. LA Lakers 1961-1962 Away	 200
27. Memphis 2000-2001 Away 	 50
28. Memphis 2000-2001 Home	 50
29. Miami 1995-1996 Alt.	 100
30. Milwaukee 1986-1987 Home	 200
31. Milwaukee 1996-1997 Alt.	 200
32. New Jersey 1983-1984 Away	 100
33. New Jersey 1991-1992 Home	 150
34. New Orleans 1997-1998 Alt.	 150
35. New York 1979-1980 Away	 200
36. New York 1985-1986 Away	 150
37. Orlando 1994-1995 Away	 150
38. Philidelphia 1965-1966 Home	 250
39. Philidelphia 1977-1978 Home  200
40. Pheonix 1970-1971 Home       250
41. Pheonix 1988-1989 Away	 150
42. Pheonix 1988-1989 Home	 200
43. Pheonix 1996-1997 Alt.	 200
44. Portland 1971-1972 Away	 200
45. Portland 1991-1992 Home	 150
46. Sacramento 1961-1962 Away	 200
47. Sacramento 1986-1988 Away	 250
48. San Antonio 1968-1969 Home   200
49. San Antonio 1973-1974 Home   250
50. Seattle 1967-1968 Away       150
51. Seattle 1993-1994 Away	 150
52. Utah 1976-1977 Away	         200
53. Utah 1983-1984 Away	         250
54. Utah 1987-1988 Home	         100
55. Utah 1987-1988 Away	         100
56. Utah 2002-2003 Away	         150
57. Washington 1971-1972 Away	 250
58. Washington 1995-1996 Home	 200
59. East 1963-1964 Home	         250
60. West 1970-1971 Home	         250

-- Shoes --
Item                             Points Needed
1. Air Jordan III                200
2. Air Jordan III                200
3. Air Jordan IV                 200
4. Air Jordan VII                150
5. Air Jordan XI                 200
6. Air Jordan XI                 200
7. Air Jordan XI IE Low          150
8. Air Jordan XII                150
9. Air Jordan XIII               150
10. Air Jordan XIX               150
11. Jordan Big Fund              100
12. Jordan Team 10/16            100
13. Jordan Team 10/16            100
14. Jordan Elite II              100
15. Jordan Pro Status            100
16. Jordan Pro Status            100
17. Nike Air Zoom LeBron II      200
18. Nike Air Huarache 2K4        100
19. Nike Air Huarache 2K4        100
20. Nike Shox Elite              150
21. Nike Shox Elite              150
22. Nike Shox Elite              150
23. Nike Shox Elevate            100
24. Nike Shox Elevate            100
25. Nike Shox Elevate            100
26. Nike Shox Elevate            100
27. Nike Shox Elevate            100
28. Nike Shox Elevate            100
29. Nike Shox Elevate            100
30. Nike Shox Elevate            100
31. Nike Shox Elevate            100
32. Nike Shox Elevate            100
33. Nike Shox Elevate            100
34. Nike Shox Jumpoff            100
35. Nike Shox Jumpoff            100
36. Nike Shox Supremacy          100
37. Nike Shox Supremacy          100
38. Nike Shox Status             100
39. Nike SHox Status             100
40. Nike Air Foamposite Pro      150
41. Nike Air Foamposite Pro      150
42. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3     100
43. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3     100
44. Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3     100
45. Nike Air Force 1             100
46. Nike Uptempo Game            150
47. Nike BG Ultraposite          150
48. Nike Air Force Max           100
49. Nike Air Hyperflight         100
50. Nike Air Intense             75
51. Nike Air Intense             75
52. Nike Air Unlimited           100
53. Nike Uptempo Game            150
54. Nike Delta Force             100
55. Nike BG Rollout              75
56. Nike BG Rollout Low          75
57. Nike Zoom Drive              100
58. Nike Air Flight Hops         50
59. Nike Air Flight Hops         50
60. Nike Blazer                  100

-- Gear --
Item                             Points Needed
1. Retro Socks 1                 50
2. Retro Socks 2                 50
3. Retro Socks 3                 50
4. Retro Socks 4                 50
5. Retro Socks 5                 50
6. Retro Socks 6                 50
7. Retro Socks 7                 50
8. Retro Socks 8                 50
9. Retro Socks 9                 50
10. Retro Socks 10               50
11. Multicolored Headband 1      50
12. Multicolored Headband 2      50
13. Multicolored Headband 3      50
14. Multicolored Headband 4      50
15. Multicolored Headband 5      50
16. Multicolored Headband 6      50
17. Multicolored Headband 7      50
18. Multicolored Headband 8      50
19. Multicolored Headband 9      50
20. Multicolored Headband 10     50

-- Practice Jerseys --
Item                             Points Needed
1. Atlanta Hawks Home            50
2. Atlanta Hawks Away            50
3. Boston Celtics Home           50
4. Boston Celtics Away           50
5. Charlotte Bobcats Home        50
6. Charlotte Bobcats Away        50
7. Chicago Bulls Home            50
8. Chicago Bulls Away            50
9. Cleveland Cavaliers Home      50
10. Cleveland Cavaliers Away     50
11. Dallas Mavericks Home        50
12. Dallas Mavericks Away        50
13. Denver Nuggets Home          50
14. Denver Nuggets Away          50
15. Detroit Pistons Home         50
16. Detroit Pistons Away         50
17. Golden State Home            50
18. Golden State Away            50
19. Houston Rockets Home         50
20. Houston Rockets Away         50
21. Indiana Pacers Home          50
22. Indiana Pacers Away          50
23. LA Clippers Home             50
24. LA Clippers Away             50
25. LA Lakers Home               50
26. LA Lakers Away               50
27. Memphis Grizzlies Home       50
28. Memphis Grizzlies Away       50
29. Miami Heat Home              50
30. Miami Heat Away              50
31. Milwaukee Bucks Home         50
32. Milwaukee Bucks Away         50
33. Minnesota Timberwolves Home  50
34. Minnesota Timberwolves Away  50
35. New Jersey Nets Home         50
36. New Jersey Nets Away         50
37. New Orleans Home             50
38. New Orleans Away             50
39. New York Knicks Home         50
40. New York Knicks Away         50
41. Orlando Magic Home           50
42. Orlando Magic Away           50
43. Philidelphia 76ers Home      50
44. Philidelphia 76ers Away      50
45. Pheonix Suns Home            50
46. Pheonix Suns Away            50
47. Portland Blazers Home        50
48. Portland Blazers Away        50
49. Sacremento Kings Home        50
50. Sacremento Kings Away        50
51. San Antonio Spurs Home       50
52. San Antonio Spurs Away       50
53. Seattle Supersonics Home     50
54. Seattle Supersonics Away     50
55. Toronto Raptors Home         50
56. Toronto Raptors Away         50
57. Utah Jazz Home               50
58. Utah Jazz Away               50
59. Washington Wizards Home      50
60. Washington Wizards Away      50

VII. EA Jukebox Song List
**Note: The following songs appear in the NBA Live 2005, and are listed in the
default order in which they are played. You can edit the order of the songs in
the EA Jukebox in the EA Lounge. Songs denoted with a * are exclusive tracks
available only in NBA Live 2005.

*Bump J - "We Don't Play No Games"
*MC Lyte - "My Main Aim"
*Joell Ortiz - "Mean Business"
Nomb - "Carolina Pride"
Don Yute - "Dem Gals (NBA Live 2005 Mix)"
Pete Rock featuring Kardinal Offishall - "Warzone (NBA Live 2005 Mix)"
*Stat Quo - "The Best"
Wylde Bunch - "Our Lyfe"
Will.I.Am - "Go!"
Dirtbag - "Here We Go"
*Murphy Lee featuring Jazze Pha & Jody Breeze - "It's In Da Game"
*Lloyd Banks and Young Buck - "Me Against You"
The D.O.C. - "Mind Blowin"
*Brand New Heavies - "Jump 'N More"

VIII. Credits
Once again, GameFAQs, Cheat Code Central, and Neoseeker are the only sites
currently allowed to host this guide/FAQ, and I thank them for hosting it as

Also, thanks to Alex Gormley (slickmarcusvick1) for allowing me to use his
guide as a basis for mine.

IX. Legal Information
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