NBA Live 2000
Easily unlock Michael Jordan and Larry Bird:
Submitted by: Norberto Feliberty
To unlock Jordan and Bird in NBA live 2000, go into
the create players screen enter enter the coresponding
code for each player.The passwords go into the first
and last name fields
Michael Jordan = come fly with me
Larry Bird = celtic pride
Type playground at any screen before game play begins to
play at the night court or the day practice court.
Use Legends in rosters:
Go to Trade Players, and trade a Legend to a team without
a replacement. You cannot trade a non-Legend player to a
Legend, or put a non-Legend player in the Legend pool.
You can only select a Legend and trade him to the team
without a replacement to the Legend pool. You do not need
to unlock him by defeating him 1-on-1 in Superstar mode.
All-Decade Team players:
There is a set of five All-Decade Teams (1950's through
1990's), and all of the players on those teams can be
unlocked to become available to put on any desired roster.
In order to achieve that for each player, the game will
give you hints as to how this may be done. Michael Jordan,
for instance (as well as for Wilt Chamberlain and one other
player from the 1950's team), can be unlocked by beating
Michael Jordan with any player in the superstar level in
the game's one-on-one mode. If there is a way to unlock
players by achieving certain performances in a single game,
the easiest way to do that is to use a great team (like the
All-Decade Teams) against a poor one (like the Chicago Bulls).
For seasonal achievements, just work your way through it. All
the achievements can be achieved, but if you want to win by
a lot over a team, do not try to make 15 'threes' or pick up
30 assists in a game -- just play up-tempo basketball. If you
try to make the achievements, watch yourself because you also
have to win the game to unlock the legends.
Defeating Isaiah Thomas:
Get fifteen steals in a game in superstar mode to unlock him
on the roster.
Use a good point guard (preferably) with quick hands (Iverson,
Kidd, Payton, Stoudamire, Brandon, and Knight are probably the
best). Follow the ball. There are times when you can strip
someone off the dribble, but that may be difficult (Kidd and
Isiah Thomas do that the best). The easiest way is to strip a
player trying to post-up down low, and your guard (the player
you are controlling) comes on the double-team; but wait until
the post player starts his dribble. You will steal the ball a
lot by doing this.
Hint: Defeating Michael Jordan:
Defeat Michael Jordan one on one in superstar mode to unlock
him on the roster.
Although the following trick can be done with any point total
to win, 11 is probably the best. Choose Jeff Hornacek to play
against Michael Jordan. After getting the ball, just shoot
three-pointers. Michael will not guard you until your start
to make a lot of shots or get a big lead. When he does start
to guard, back up a few feet from the three point line and
shoot the ball. He will not guard and you can still make the
basket. Note: Make sure to release ball at the top of your
jump. Jeff Hornacek will not always make it, so only shoot
the three-pointer on every other shot. He should make about
90% if he shoots every other shot. Try to drive on every
possession when you do not shoot a three.
Another strategy is to use Willis Reed. Back Jordan into the
lane, and then shoot within five inches of the basket. Jordan
cannot block Reed, and Reed can also use a deadly jumper if he
is less than 25 feet from the hoop.
Another strategy is to use Oscar Robertson, since he is a good
all-around player, could can shoot and post-up.
Another strategy is to create a player that is very tall, with
99 in all attributes. Just post up and shoot three pointers.
Another strategy is to use John Stockton. After getting the ball,
move back a little and shoot 3-pointers. Shoot the ball at the
top of your jump. When playing defense, just defend the best
that you can.
Use Reggie Miller and drain threes. If your friend creates a
7'10 monster and you cannot get a shot off, use Miller again.
As soon as you get the ball, run backwards a step and fling a
deep fadeaway - or drive in and back him down as far as you
can. Instead of letting the ball go at the peak of your jump,
let go as soon as you can and the ball will go through his chest.
Hint: Easy scoring:
Start a one-on-one game with a friend. Pump fake to get him/her
to jump. Then, just go right around your opponent with a
spectacular dunk or nasty nice lay-up.
Hint: 3-point baskets:
To get fifteen 3-point baskets in a game, your best players to
do this are very streaky, but decent shooters (Bird, Rick Barry,
Iverson, Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, etc.). Many times with these
players, you can either kick it out to them from the low post
and shoot, or (which is better most times), if you are going on
the fast break, pull-up from 3 point range. You still have to
shoot at the top of your jump, but with streaky shooters, you
have a great chance of hitting several in a row, even if you do
not shoot from the top of your jump.
To unlock Larry Bird you need to get at least 20 points in the
3-Point Shoot Out in Superstar. Try using Glenn Rice from the
Lakers, or John Stockton from the Jazz. Use as many chances as
you can get -- set it up for 8.
Try getting the Triple-Double with points, assists, and steals.
Create a player that is 7'10" and around 270-280 pounds. Make him
a point guard with 99 in all attributes. He should be able to
rebound, block shots, steal, score, and dish out assists very
well. You should be able to get more than one legend by getting
the fifteen steals and thirty assists.