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Strategy Guide by horror_spooky

Updated: 02/10/2013

NBA 2K13 is the latest entry in the long-running basketball franchise from 2K 
Sports, this time with executive producer Jay-Z!

NBA 2K13
Written by Dalton "HorrorSpooky" Cooper
Copyright 2013

Contact Information
E-mai: horror_spooky@hotmail.com

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1. Introduction and Controls
2. MyPlayer
3. MyCareer
4. MyTeam
5. Game Modes
6. Online
7. Features
8. Team Listing
9. Unlockables
10. Hints and Tips
11. Conclusion

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1. Introduction and Controls
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Welcome to the guide for the latest entry in the NBA2K franchise. This guide 
will help you master every mode in the game, along with a basic explanation of 
many of the game's features.

When at the Home Menu screen, flick the right analog stick in any direction to 
bring up the Main Menu. This will allow you to move between modes easier.

The controls throughout the game are varied based on a variety of factors. For 
the sake of simplicity, I will list the controls for basic offense and basic 
defense moves. Keep in mind that the wording for the controls was taken 
directly from the NBA 2K13 instruction manual.

Left Stick - Move Player
Right Stick - Dribble MOves & Shooting
Right Stick (click) - N/A
LT - Switch between Dribble Stick & Shot Stick
RT - Sprint
LB - Positional Plays/Pick Control
RB - Icon Pass
A - Pass/Touch Pass
B - Hop Step
X (tap) - Pump Fake
X (hold) - Shoot
Y - Post-Up
D-pad (up) - Signature Skills HUD

Left Stick - Move Player
Right Stick - Hands Up/Lunge/Hard Foul (+sprint)
Right Stick (click) - Hard/Wrap Foul
LT - Intense D
RT - Sprint
LB - Double Team
RB - Icon Swap
A - Player Swap (closest to ball)
B - Take Charge
X - Steal
Y - Block/Rebound
D-pad (up) - Signature Skills HUD

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2. MyPlayer
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Upon booting up the game, the first task you'll be aske to complete is to 
create a MyPlayer account. You'll need to do this in order to access the game's
online features. You'll have to input your birth date, an e-mail address, set 
up a username, create your actual player, and then name the player before this 
process is complete.

The main screen of MyPlayer hosts a lot of information. On the right side of 
the screen will be your player. On the left side of the screen will be your 
Gamertag, your personal record, the amount of Virtual Currency you have, and 
the cumulative amount of Virtual Currency you've earned throughout your entire 
NBA 2K13 career.

=MyPlayer Store=

NBA 2K13 features Virtual Currency. VC is earned by winning games and 
completing challenges.

This is where you can purchase new clothes for your player. The clothes are 
separated into four different categories:

Premium Tops
Plain Tops

The items in the different categories range in VC price from below 1,000 to 
5,000. The Game starts you off with 1,000 VC automatically. This doesn't leave 
you with many clothing options at the beginning of the game, but there are 
some items you'll be able to afford at the beginning.

--->TEAM SHOP<---
Here you can purchase more clothing options, but these ones are based on the 
different NBA teams in the game. Once again, the items in this store cost VC. 
Every team is represented by their own merch in the game. Whichever team you 
chose as your favorite team at the start of the game will always be the first 
team shown when you open this menu.

In this store you can find accessories for your player. There are three 
different categories for accessories. Yet again, all the items found in this 
store can be purchased with VC.


Jewelry itself is separated into three different categories as well:

Blue Diamond Jewelry Collection
Gold Jewelry Collection
Platinum Jewelry Collection

The jewelry collections can be purchased using Microsoft Points at 2000 (a 
little over $20) apiece.

=V.I.P. Stats=

After playing at least one game, you can check your MyPlayer stats here for 
the latest updates on all of your different statistics.

=Edit MyPlayer=

If you don't like the customized player you made at the beginning of the game, 
you can edit their appearance here. The player creation system is quite 
comprehensive. These are all the different aspects of the player that can be 
edited and customized:

Skin Tone
Muscle Tone
Eye Color
Hair Style
Hair Length
Hair Color
Beard Style
Facial Hair Color
Face Type
Head Type
Head Package

You can also start a brand new player from scratch if you'd like, make more 
detailed customizations of the players head, randomize their head, reset the 
head to default settings, and add tattoos.

At the bottom of the MyPlayer menu you will see an option to edit your 
MyPlayer account. From here you can edit the information that you gave the 
game at the start.

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MyCareer is the dominant game mode in NBA 2K13.

=The Creation=

The creation process is not over when you're done tinkering with MyPlayer. On 
the contrary, MyCareer thrusts you right back into the creation process. Now 
you have to edit other aspects of your player.

These are important, so pay attention. You can change the nickname of your 
player, their birthday, and whatever else, but there are also more important 
aspects about your player that need to be customized from this section.

For one, you will have to choose what position your player will play as in the 
game. Choosing different positions will alter their height automatically based 
on the average height for real life players playing that position in the 
actual NBA.

The positions you can choose from are as follows:

Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Power Forward

The default option is to choose Point Guard.

From there, you can also choose the play style of your created player. Your 
options for this category are as follows:

Pass First
3pt Specialist

All-Around is the default option. What it does is essentially make it so your 
player can be active in all the different aspects of the game. The other 
categories are self-explanatory. Choosing a Defensive player will mean that 
your player will focus more on playing defense in the game. Four sets of 
play types can later be chosen further down the menu, as well as more 
cosmetic features, and the dominant hand of your created player.

More cosmetic customization is to be had under this category. From here, you 
can choose the height and weight of your character.

Your choices under "Vitals" can be seen here in statistical form. The highest 
Overall score you can gain for your player at the start of the game is by 
sticking with the default settings of choosing a "Point Guard" player with an 
"All Around" Play Style. Their Overall will be 65 if you choose this set-up. 
Other set-ups will result in lower Overalls, but higher stats in more specific 
and focused areas. Conveniently, you can edit your Play Style and Position from
this menu as well.

These are various animations that can be chosen for the actions of your player 
on the court.

When you are done editing your player, press start. Create a new save, and 
then get ready for the rest of your career!

=The Rookie Showcase=

When your player is all made up and ready to go, your first game will be the 
Rookie Showcase. The teams are the Stars and the Elites. This first game is 
huge in that it determines what NBA teams will be interested in you, and your 
position in the draft.

You start this game at a grade of C. You are graded based on your performances 
and how well you work with your team. Pass the ball a lot and let your team 
run with it to help improve your grade. Don't be a ball hog, and be careful of 
getting too many fouls.

Fouls can happen easy, and in this game, it can really break you. Getting too 
many fouls will require you to sit out for an extended period of time, and by 
the time you rejoin the game, the other team will most likely be in the lead, 
and your grade will take a huge hit. This also limits the amount of time you 
have to try to build your grade back up.

Take the shots that you can get. A two-pointer is a hell of a lot better than 
not scoring at all, and the other team will be fairly consistently scoring as 
well because they are equally matched to you. Whenever you steal the ball back,
take this as an opportunity to score a nice two-pointer. Don't waste it by 
going for a three and surrendering the ball back to them. It's these moments 
that will help you get ahead in the game.

=Pre-Draft Interviews=

When the Rookie Showcase has concluded, win or lose, you'll be assigned a grade
and next up you'll have a series of interviews for teams that are interested in
drafting you as a player. Go through the conversation options. You can choose 
to be nice or be a jerk. The way you present yourself in these interviews will 
affect the draft.

=NBA Draft=

Watch the draft. You'll find out what team has drafted you.

=Contract Negotations=

During your Rookie Year, you will not be given the choice of negotiating your 
contract. In subsequent years, when your contract is up, you can choose to 
pursue other teams and sign a new contract. Negotiations can then be done to 
try to get a better deal on your contract.

=Play Now=

Once you've been drafted to a team, you now have a chance to start playing 
some basketball games! You can choose the "Play Next Game" to jump into a game 
immediately, or "Play Next Key Game" to play the next major game.

=Signature Skills=

Skills can be unlocked and assigned to your created player by going through 
MyCareer mode. Obviously, you will want to choose skills that cater to your 
play style. The skills are separated into three categories of "Offensive", 
"Defensive", and "Other".

Highlight Film
Spot Up Shooter
Shot Creator
Corner Specialist
Post Proficiency
Ankle Breaker
Post Playmaker
Break Starter
Brick Wall
Hustle Points
Floor General

Lockdown Defender
Charge Card
Pick Pocket
Active Hands
Chasedown Artist
Defensive Anchor

Heat Retention
Gatorade Prime Pack
On Court Coach


These mini-games will be based on your player's position. They are designed to 
help you play your position a bit better. There are a limited number of drills 
to play each week. Playing the drills are beneficial for your own skills as 
well as your created player's abilities.

=Legends Training Camps=

Various NBA legends are on hand to train you and help you improve your skills 
on the court. Of course, they only work for a price. VC must be spent to 
purchase the talents of the NBA legends. You can go through two training camp 
sessions per season. Completing these Training Camps will boost your 
Attributes. The following Legends are available for Training Camp purposes:

Bill Russell
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordon
Jerry West
Hakeem Olajuwon
John Stockton
Dennis Rodman
Isiah Thomas


Free shooting. Just run around and shoot the balls. The goal here is to improve
your shots, obviously.


Games against your own team for practice.


Using VC, you can purchase new Signature Skills, Animations, and Attributes. 
This is how you can improve your Player's performances.

--->Social Media<---
You'll find a fictional version of Twitter here, but that's not all there is to
this section. Social media is how to build your fanbase, which is also done by 
spending VC. You can check to see which notable fans out there are yours as 
well to sort of gauge your progress. Obviously the more fans you have, the 
fatter your contracts will be every time that you're up for a resigning.

--->My Shoes<---
Another way to boost the stats of your players is to equip certain shoes on 
them. You have to sign with a sponsor before you're able to use their brand of 
shoes, but 2K branded shoes are available to you from the start of the game.

The following brands are available in the game:

Under Armour
2K Brand

All of the 2K Brand shoes are equippable from the outset of the game.

--->Player Card<---
All there is to know about your created player can be found on their Player 
Card. Height, weight, age, personality, years they've been pro, their overall 
rank, where they're from, their status, their stats, award history, and much 
more. If you are a guy that likes to crunch the numbers, visit the Player Card 


--->Meet With GM<---
Have a complaint about the coach? Don't like a particular player on the team? 
You can get them in hot water by arranging a meeting with the GM. You can sit 
down with the GM at any time by going to the main menu.

--->My Endorsements<---
Endorsements are earned basically by playing well. Endorsements are a gauge of 
your popularity. They can appear in a variety of forms. The earliest 
endorsement you'll get is a nifty billboard. You can view your endorsements 
from here. YOu'll notice a positive correlation between your overall popularity
(i.e., the amount of fans) with your endorsements.

--->Career Milestones<---
These are mini-challenges that can be completed to earn extra VC.

--->Career Timeline<---
If you want to reminisce about the early days of your NBA career, then you can 
cycle through the timeline.

--->Hall of Fame Progress<---
Complete the following tasks to get into the NBA Hall of Fame. You only have to
complete 10 of the challenges to make your way into the Hall of Fame, which is 
the ultimate goal of the game.

Score 10,000 career points
Record 2,500 career assists
Record 1,000 career steals
Get selected to 5 All-Star Teams
Win the MVP award
Win an NBA Title
Make the Playoffs 4 times
Make the Conference Finals 2 times
Win Scoring Title (must qualify for League Leaders)
Lead league in Assists at end of season (must qualify for League Leaders)
Finish season in Top 10 for Scoring, Assists, and Steals
Get 50 A+ Teammate Grades
Break a Single Season Record (Pts, Reb, Ast, Stl, Blk, 3PT)
Record 250 career double-doubles
Record 25 career triple-doubles

Very conveniently, there are counters next to the goals that require a certain 
amount of tasks to be completed so you can keep track of your progress for 
each individual goal.

When you're ready to retire your created player, then choose this option from 
the menu. This can be done at any time. Then you can create a new player and 
start a new career.


Serving as an information tool, this is a hub where you can gather all the 
information that is out there about you and your team.

Press reactions to your team and how your team is viewed by the rest of the 
world can be found here. You can also find information about other teams and 
other games that are happening in NBA.

--->Home Page<---
Go to the home page of whatever team you're assigned to by choosing this 

Your team's rank in the division, in the conference, and the power rankings 
can be found here.

Team stats, player stats, metric stats, and the rookie report is filed under 
this option.

--->League News<---
Want even more league news? Well, I've got good news for you! The Rumor Mill 
here will tell you the news in the league that may or not be on the up-and-up, 
plus you can keep track of any player trades or new contracts signed. The 
injury report lets you know all the players that are currently sitting out due 
to injury.

If you perform well, you will be given awards from NBA.com. If you do very 
well for a particular week, then you'll be given the Player of the Week 
award. If you perform consistently well for an entire month, which is about 
four games each month, then you will be given Player of the Month. If you are 
in your rookie year, you can also get Rookie of the Month. Obviously, earning 
these awards will boost your standing and the amount of fans.

All-time records for all of NBA as well as whatever team you're signed with can
be found here.

--->League History<---
Want to know the past champions of the NBA? Check on past season awards, League
Leaders, the history of your team, and read up on the NBA Hall of Fame. This 
section doesn't really serve many purposes for the actual in-game aspect of 
NBA 2K13, but if you want to read up on NBA history, then this is the place to 


In MyCareer, you will be playing as your "MyPlayer" created player, true, but 
your team is important, too. While you won't be controlling any of them 
directly, working together with your team is paramount in performing well in 

Find out what your list of upcoming games looks like.

Want to know the top players on your team? Then this is the place to go. You 
can also find out which players will replace the top stars if they need 
replacing in games.

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All the items you own are here. Players, coaches, playbooks, arenas, and 
uniforms that you own for your team can all be found here. You can sell items 
from here if you'd like.

Actual management of your team is handled under the "MyTeam" tab. To start a 
MyTeam career, you need to have at least 12 players. The booster pack that you 
are given at the start of MyTeam will have all the items you need. Go here and 
activate all the players that you were given. Then cycle over using the 

Now you need to add an arena, a playbook, two different uniforms, and a coach 
to your team. Make the proper assignments.

If you'd like to add more items to your "MyTeam", then you need to go to the 
Market and buy them using VC. VC is earned in a variety of ways, but you can 
also sell the items given to you with the booster pack to purchase new items. 
Keep in mind that if you do this without enough VC to purchase new items, then 
you won't be able to play MyTeam until you build up enough VC.

--->Road to the Playoffs<---
When your team is ready, you can start the Road to the Playoffs. This is an 
online-based mode in which you are paired up with players of similar skill 
levels. Winning three games places you in the 8th seed. After 12 games are 
played online, your final seed will be determined and then you will be given a 
prize based on what seed you finished the game in.

--->Exhibition Games<---
If you want to practice, you can play against the AI to brush up on your skills
before jumping into Road to the Playoffs. There are three different difficulty 
levels available.

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If you want a straight NBA 2K experience without all the huff and fluff of the 
new version, this is where you'll want to be.

--->The Association/Season<---
These modes let you play a straight season of NBA. You can choose when you 
start the season as well as a variety of other options. In The Association 
mode, you have a lot more customization options available to your season, 
whereas season mode will just get you right into the games.

A quick-jump to the playoffs. If you lose, you're out!

Practice actually entails a lot of different modes and features to help you 
become better at the game. Training Camps are available to help you practice 
all the different moves in the game. It keeps track of how many different 
times you performed each action, and you can complete the Training Camp by 
completing all the different moves a certain number of times.

--->NBA: Creating A Legend<---
After choosing an existing player on an NBA team, you then play through the 
seasons controlling only them. This is like the MyCareer mode, except without 
all the interviews and press conferences and all of that jazz tacked on as 

-->NBA Blacktop<---
Exactly what it sounds like, NBA Blacktop allows you to take the professional 
players of the NBA and take the to the blacktop. You have to purchase each 
player individually using VC.

The possible matches are as follows:


The matches with less players will be played with half court rules. Half court 
rules means that three-pointers are  two pointers instead, and two pointers  
now 1 pointers. Every time position of the ballc hanges, you have to run 
beyond the three-point line to make it official.

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Thankfully, NBA 2K13 doesn't require an online pass, so anyone can get the game
and enjoy the online features.

NOTE: Like with most sports games, NBA 2K13 has noticeable lag when you take 
the game online. To better your online game, you should just keep playing 
online matches so that you can get used to the slight lag in the player 

--->Quick Match<---
Throws you into a quick game, with one player controlling each team.

--->Quick Match Team-Up<---
Throws you into a quick game, with multiple players controlling different 
NBA players on each team.

--->MyPLAYER Blacktop<---
Use your MyPlayer to play on the Blacktop against other people's MyPlayer 
characters onine.

--->Play With Friends<---
Allows you to start a game with your friends that are also online and playing 
NBA 2K13.

--->Virgin Gaming Tournaments<---
NBA 2K13 online multiplayer tournaments sponsored by Virgin Mobile.

--->My Stats<---
Your online statistics are housed here.

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This section of the game may as well be called "Misc." You can edit and create 
shoes here that can be equipped to your MyPlayer. You can listen to Jay Z 
music under the "2K Beats" option, and edit the music that plays in the 
arenas. You can see creations other players have uploaded to the 2K Sports 
servers, and also upload your own creations.

The game's credits can be viewed here. Plus, cheat codes can be inputted in 
this section. For a full listing of cheat codes in the game, please refer to 
the "Unlockables" section of the guide.

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NBA 2K13 features a ranking system that lists all the different teams in order 
of their overall ranking. These are all the teams in the game, in order based 
on their Overall ranking. The team ranked at #1 (San Antonio Spurs) is 
featured the 1. slot. Note that even though a team may be ranked high with 
their overall, they can still have a poor offensive or defensive ranking.

01. San Antonio Spurs
02. Oklahoma City Thunder
03. Miami Heat
04. Los Angeles Clippers
05. Golden State Warriors
06. New York Knicks
07. Los Angeles Lakers
08. Denver Nuggets
09. Chicago Bulls
10. Indiana Pacers
11. Dallas Mavericks
12. Philadelphia 76ers
13. Boston Celtics
14. Memphis Grizzlies
15. Brooklyn Nets
16. Portland Trail Blazers
17. Phoenix Suns
18. Atlanta Hawks
19. Houston Rockets
20. Sacramento Kings
21. Milwaukee Bucks
22. New Orleans Hornets
23. Detroit Pistons
24. Minnesota Timberwolves
25. Toronto Raptors
26. Utah Jazz
27. Charlotte Bobcats
28. Washington Wizards
29. Cleveland Cavaliers
30. Orlando Magic

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In reality, there's a metric ton of content to unlock in NBA 2K13. To post all 
the items available to purchase and their VC price would be a truly ridiculous 
task. Instead, this section will be reserved for achievements, items that are 
unlocked by completing in-game actions, and for cheat codes and other secrets 
in the game.

Spriteeffect - 3+ to ball handles
mwpzoslqov - 2013 All Star Uniforms
payrespect - ABA basketball
mnspxuwmdy - Christmas Uniforms
kqpxmzodqb - Heat White Hot Uniform
ypzbnwolaw - Secondary Uniforms
underamour - UA Tourch Shoes

Under Armour Spine Bionic Shoe - Complete the Training Camp
Under Armour Charge BB Shoe - Complete "Raining 3's" achievement

NOTE: In the PS3 version of the game, these are called "Trophies", and are 
assigned ranks of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum instead of Gamerscore 

Another Day, Another Win - Win 5 NBA Today matchups
Back to Back to Back - Win 3 Versus matches in a row
Block Party - Record 10 or more blocks with any team in a non-simulated game
Both Feet on the Ground - Sign an endorsement contract with either Nike or 
Jordan in MyCAREER mode
Buzzer Beater - Make a game winning shot with no time left on the clock in a 
non-simulated game
Come Fly with Me - Purchase Michael Jordan's dunk package (Historic Jordan) in 
Dawn of an Era - Get drafted as a lottery pick in the NBA draft in MyCAREER 
Don't Hate the Player - Win the championship in an Online Association
Dub-Dub - Record two double doubles with any teammates in the same 
non-simulated game
Everyone is Special - Purchase and equip 1 Special Ability in MyCAREER mode
Five by Five - Record 5 or more in 5 different stats with any player in a 
non-simulated game
From the Ground Up - Purchase 15 Boosters in MyTEAM mode
Giveth and Taketh Away - Record 10 or more rebounds and assists with any 
player in a non-simulated game
Hamilton - Win 10 Versus matches total
Hey Mr. DJ - Create a 2K Beats Playlist
Hold the Fat Lady - Start the 4th period losing by 10 or more poitns and win 
with any team in a non-simulated game
I'm Here to Stay - Get 1,000,000 fans in MyCAREER mode
Immortality - Make the Hall of Fame in MyCAREER mode
It's Raining - Make 15 or more 3-pointers with any team in a non-simulated game
KD Unlimited - Score at least 52 points in one game with Kevin Durant to set a 
new career-hig
Lincoln - Win 5 Versus matches total
Maestro - Create a shoe in the 2K Shoe Creator
Man of the People - Get 2,000,000 fans in MyCAREER mode
Men of Steal - Record 10 or more steals with any team in a non-simulated game
My All-Star - Be named an NBA All-Star in MyCAREER mode
My Every Day Player - Become a starter in the NBA in MyCAREER mode
MyPLAYER of the Game - Be named Player of the game (in an NBA game) in 
NBA Cares - Make a donation to the NBA Cares global community outreach 
initiative in MyCAREER mode
Not Your Father's Association - Join an Online Association
Now Playing - Purchase a pre-game ritual in MyCAREER mode
On the Road Again - Play a MyPLAYER Blacktop game online
Puppet Master - Adjust your "Total Sim Control" strategy in The Association or 
Season mode
Raining 3's - Make at least 9 three-pointers in one game with Brandon Jennings 
to set a new career-high
Remaking History - Play with an historic team online
Runneth Over - Obtain a balance of 20,000 VC
Serving Notice - Get 250,000 fans in MyCAREER mode
Shooting Star - Win the MVP award in NBA: Creating a Legend mode
Smothering - Hold the opposing team's FG% below 40% with any team in a 
non-simulated game
Some more Special than Others - Purchase and equip 5 Special Abilities 
simultaneously in MyCAREER mode
Streaking - Win 5 non-simulated games in a row in The Association mode
Swat and Swipe - Record at least 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team in a 
non-simulated game
The Closer - Hold the opposing team to zero points in the final two minutes of 
a non-simulated game
The Here and Now - Begin a "Today" Association
The Sum of Its Parts - Play a Team-Up Game
This One Counts - Win one online Versus match
Ticker Tape - Win an NBA Championship in The Association mode (playing every 
playoff game)
To Good Use - Play a MyTEAM game online
Trip-Dub - Record a triple double with any player in a non-simulated game
Wire to Wire - Do not allow your opponent to lead the game at any point with 
any team in a non-simulated game
You're Officially Hot - Win 5 Versus matches in a row

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To cap off this guide, I will leave you with a few tips and tricks to the 
NBA2K13 trade. Now, I fully acknowledge that there are far more talented 
gamers out there in regards to NBA 2K13. If you want to submit your own tips 
and hints, then please shoot me an e-mail. You can find my e-mail at the top of
the guide!

SHOOTING - There are a few things you need to keep in mind when shooting in 
NBA 2K13. Pay attention to the bottom of your player's reticule. When there are
more yellow slots filled, that means that the shot is better. Your position on 
the court will affect this meter. The blocking of your opponent will also 
lower this meter. Just because a meter is low doesn't mean you will miss a 
shot, however.

At the top of a shot, watch the player's hands. Hold LT and flick the right 
analog stick up to start the shot. At the top of the shot, as soon as the 
ball is about to leave the player's hands, release LT and the right analog 
stick at the same time for a good shot.

SCORING AND STAYING AHEAD - When playing games, it's unwise to constantly go 
for threes. Even the best players won't be able to score three's constantly, 
and missing a three will often result in your opponents rebounding the ball. 
When you post on the board and start getting ahead, it's best to try to 
maintain that lead by going for two's.

STEALING - Reach-in fouls can happen a lot if you constantly try to knock the 
ball from your opponent's hands. The best way to steal the ball is wait for 
the other player to try to pass, and then throw yourself in front of the ball.

PURPOSEFUL FOULS - Sometimes it can be advantageous to foul your opponent. If 
you notice an opponent constanly going for lay-ups, then foul them to stop 
them from scoring the 2. This will initiate two free shots, in which they have 
a chance to gain those two points, but there's a chance they will miss a 
basket or two, so in the end, they wind up with less points than they would 
have otherwise gotten.

PASS THE BALL - This is especially paramount in MyCareer. Passing the ball 
encourages teamwork and will build up your grade for that game. If you are a 
ball hog, your grade will lower. Not to mention that a player stuck with the 
ball the entire time will be fatigued when they go to make a shot.

KNOW YOUR ROLE - The game conveniently provides a means of showing you what 
your role is. An arrow around your player's reticule will point them to the 
player on the opposite team that they are supposed to be guarding/blocking. 
When you are on offense, it will tell you the player that is supposed to be 
guarding/blocking you, so that you can avoid them and plan your shots and 
passes accordingly.

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I hope this guide helped you out when playing NBA 2K13!

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