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ESPN NBA 2K5 Walkthrough

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1. Introduction
  a. Version and Update History
2. Controls
3. Roster Updates
  a. Signings
  b. Releases
  c. Retirements
4. Teams
5. Assiociation
6. 24/7
7. Street
8. Create-A-Shoe
  a. Real Shoes
  b. Fake Shoes
9. Legal Information
  a. Sites With Permission
10. Credits

1. Introduction
   Hey Everybody,
This is my first FAQ.
This FAQ will cover everything you need to know about ESPN NBA 2K5.
From the teams to 24/7 mode, to Create-A-Shoe.Hope you find it helpful!
   a. Version History
      1.00-original version
2. Controls
          
Jump Ball-Square

Offense

Left Analog Stick-Move Player
Right Analog Stick-IsoMotion
X-Pass/Tap for pass fake/Double tap for a lead pass
O-Crossover/Hesitation Dribble
O+R1-Spin Move
Square-Shoot
Triangle-Hop Step
R2-Pass Icons
L2-Play Call/Team Strategy
L1-Back Down
R1-Turbo
Start-Pause
Select-Timeout

Free Throw Shooting

Left and Right Analog Sticks-Aim Shot
L1-Shoot

Defense

Left Analog Stick-Move Player
R3-Call for intentional foul
X-Switch Player
O-Steal
Square-Block/Jump
Triangle-Take Charge
R2-Defender Switch
L2-Play Call Strategy
L1-Double Team
R1-Turbo
Start-Pause
Select-Timeout(during dead ball situations)

3. Roster Updates (as of 10/11/2004)
   a. Signings

Bobcats sign SG Steve Smith from Free Agents

Bucks sign C Zendon Hamilton from Free Agents
Bucks sign C Jelani McCoy from Free Agents

Cavaliers sign SG Lucious Harris From Free Agents
Cavaliers sign C Scott Williams from Free Agents

Celtics sign C Ernest Brown from Free Agents

Hawks sign PG Kenny Anderson from Free Agents
Hawks sign SG Jon Barry from Free Agents
Hawks sign C Kevin Willis from Free Agents

Hornets sign SF Lee Nailon from Free Agents
Hornets sign SF Tremaine Fowlkes from Free Agents

Mavericks sign PG Avery Johnson from Free Agents

Rockets sign SF Ryan Bowen from Nuggets

   b. Releases

Hawks release PG Tony Williams
Hawks release PG Mark Johnson
Nuggets release SG Rodney White
Hornets release SG Courtney Alexander
T'Wolves release PF Gary Trent
Raptors release Corie Blount
Hawks release PF Obinna Ekezie
Clippers release C Josh Moore

   c. Retirements(release players from their teams,
and make their ratings as low as they can go)
SF Rick Fox retires from the Celtics
SF Scottie Pippen retires from the Bulls

4. Teams

In this section i will tell you the ratings and key players for each team.
If you can shut down the key players, you should be able to beat any team.
(This is based on the updated rosters in the section above)

76ers
Off. Rating: 76
Def. Rating: 80
Overall: 78
Key Players: SG Allen Iverson, SF Glenn Robinson, SG Aaron McKie

Blazers
Off. Rating: 81
Def. Rating: 78
Overall: 80
Key Players: PF Zach Randolph, PF Shareef Adur-Rahim,
PG Damon Stoudamire

Bobcats
Off. Rating: 56
Def. Rating: 64
Overall: 60
Key Players: PF Emeka Okafor, SG Steve Smith, PG Brevin Knight

Bucks
Off. Rating: 71
Def. Rating: 66
Overall: 70
Key Players: SG Michael Redd, PG T.J. Ford, SF Keith Van Horn

Bulls
Off. Rating: 61
Def. Rating: 64
Overall: 62
Key Players: PG Kirk Hinrich, SF Tyson Chandler, PF Antonio Davis

Cavaliers
Off. Rating: 72
Def. Rating: 75
Overall: 73
Key Players: SG LeBron James, C Zydrunas Ilgauskas, PG Eric Snow

Celtics
Off. Rating: 78
Def. Rating: 75
Overall: 76
Key Players: SG Paul Pierce, SG Ricky Davis, PG Gary Payton

Clippers
Off. Rating: 74
Def. Rating: 77
Overall: 75
Key Players: PF Elton Brand, SF Corey Magguette, SG Kerry Kittles

Grizzlies
Off. Rating: 81
Def. Rating: 81
Overall: 81
Key Players: PF Pau Gasol, SG Bonzi Wells, PG Jason Williams

Hawks
Off. Rating: 68
Def. Rating: 60
Overall: 64
Key Players: PF Antoine Walker, SF Al Harrington, SG Jason Childress

Heat
Off. Rating: 82
Def. Rating: 86
Overall: 84
Key Players: C Shaquille O'Neal, PG Duane Wade, SG Eddie Jones

Hornets
Off. Rating: 80
Def. Rating: 82
Overall: 81
Key Players: PG Baron Davis, SF Jamal Mashburn, C Jamaal Magloire

Jazz
Off. Rating: 79
Def. Rating: 81
Overall: 80
Key Players: SF Andrei Kirilenko, PF Carlos Boozer, PG Carlos Arroyo

Kings
Off. Rating: 94
Def. Rating: 78
Overall: 90
Key Players: SF Peja Stojakovic, PF Chris Webber, PG Mike Bibby

Knicks
Off. Rating: 78
Def. Rating: 78
Overall: 78
Key Players: PG Stephon Marbury, SG Allen Houston, PF Kurt Thomas

Lakers
Off. Rating: 81
Def. Rating: 82
Overall: 82
Key Players: SG Kobe Bryant, SF Lamar Odom, PF Karl Malone, C Vlade Divac

Magic
Off. Rating: 64
Def. Rating: 66
Overall: 65
Key Players: PG Steve Francis, SF Grant Hill, SG Cuttino Mobley

Mavericks
Off. Rating: 91
Def. Rating: 79
Overall: 85
Key Players: PF Dirk Nowitzki, SF Jerry Stackhouse,
PG Jason Terry, SG Michael Finley, C Eric Dampier

Nets
Off. Rating: 65
Def. Rating: 78
Overall: 72
Key Players: PG Jason Kidd, SF Richard Jefferson, SG Ron Mercer

Nuggets
Off. Rating: 82
Def. Rating: 81
Overall: 81
Key Players: SF Carmello Anthony, PF Kenyon Martin,
PG Andre Miller, C Marcus Camby

Pacers
Off. Rating: 81
Def. Rating: 90
Overall: 85
Key Players: PF Jermaine O'Neal, SF Ron Artest, SG Reggie Miller

Pistons
Off. Rating: 83
Def. Rating: 93
Overall: 90
Key Players: C Ben Wallace, PF Rasheed Wallace,
SG Richard Hamilton, PG Chauncey Billups

Raptors
Off. Rating: 79
Def. Rating: 75
Overall: 77
Key Players: SG Vince Carter, PF Donyell Marshall, SF Jalen Rose

Rockets
Off. Rating: 84
Def. Rating: 88
Overall: 86
Key Players: SG Tracy McGrady, C Ming Yao

Sonics
Off. Rating: 78
Def. Rating: 68
Overall: 73
Key Players: SG Ray Allen, SF Rashard Lewis

Spurs
Off. Rating: 81
Def. Rating: 94
Overall: 90
Key Players: PF Tim Duncan, SG Brent Barry, SG Manu Ginobli,
PG Tony Parker

Suns
Off. Rating: 79
Def. Rating: 76
Overall: 78
Key Players: SF Shavn Marion, PG Steve Nash, PF Amare Stoudemire,
SG Joe Johnson

T'Wolves
Off. Rating: 93
Def. Rating: 87
Overall: 91
Key Players: PF Kevin Garnett, PG Sam Cassell, SG Latrell Sprewell

Warriors
Off. Rating: 72
Def. Rating: 80
Overall: 74
Key Players: SG Jason Richardson, PG Derek Fisher

Wizards
Off. Rating: 68
Def. Rating: 62
Overall: 65
Key Players: PG Gilbert Arenas, SF Antawn Jamison, SG Larry Hughes
5. Assiociation

In this mode you get to be the team owner, GM, coach, and players.
You choose a team and try to get them to the championship.
In this mode, you can also do a fantasy draft and start from scratch.
You also get to control the off-season.

6. 24/7

In this mode you get to create a player and play streetball with the 
pros based on the day and the time of day.
Your player starts off with all of his attributes at 50; you have to train him.
Everyime you beat a player, your attributes will go up.
You will also get the player's phone number and items.
You use the phone numbers for 2 vs. 2 challenges.

7. Street

In this you can play streetball.
The street modes are Full Court, Half Court, One-On-One, and 21
In Full Court and Half Court you can play 2-On-2 to 5-On-5
One-On-One is played on half court.
I don't get what 21 is so if anyone can describe it tell me

8. Create-A-Shoe

This is where you create your own shoe(hence the name Create-A-Shoe)

   a. Real Shoes
The following shoes have been made by Notion:

TMac III All-Star Red/Silver

Upper: 53
Fastener: 11
Heel: 10
Midsole: 31
Sole: 2 
Toe: 3
Logo: 4

TMac III All-Star Royal/Silver

Upper: 56
Fastener: 14 or 42 (your pref)
Heel: 41
Midsole: 35
Sole: 2 
Toe: 7
Logo: 4

A3 Superstar Ultra White/Red/Silver

Upper: 1 or 28 (your pref)
Fastener: 31 or 37 (your pref)
Heel: 46
Midsole: 31
Sole: 2 
Toe: none
Logo: 7

Starbury Low White/Orange/Silver

Upper: 30
Fastener: 31
Heel: 36
Midsole: 12
Sole: 38
Toe: N/A
Logo: 20

Air Zoom Huarache White/Royal/Red (As close as I can get)

Upper: 64
Fastener: 2
Heel: 33
Midsole: 31
Sole: 2 or 48 (your pref)
Toe: 26
Logo: None

Shox VC III White/Royal/Silver

Upper: 18
Fastener: 24
Heel: 48
Midsole: 35
Sole: 43
Toe: 18
Logo: None

Air Uptempo Sensation White/Black (These are grayish..sorry)

Upper: 58
Fastener: 46
Heel: 19
Midsole: 76
Sole: 2
Toe: None
Logo: None

Air Jordan Melo 1.5 White/Blue 

Upper: 4
Fastener: 10
Heel: 13 or 41 (your pref)
Midsole: 15 or None (your pref)
Sole: 35
Toe: 50
Logo: N/A

KobeTwo Yellow or White

Upper: 7 or 4 (your pref)
Fastener: 19
Heel: 47
Midsole: None
Sole: 2 
Toe: 13 
Logo: 30

KobeTwo Dark Gray

Upper: 3
Fastener: 16
Heel: 43
Midsole: None
Sole: 2 
Toe: 21 
Logo: 29

Nike Shox Elevate Black/University Blue
http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xl309181118.jpg

Upper: 2
Fastener: None
Heel: None
Midsole: 24
Sole: 2 
Toe: 6 or 12 (its hard to get just right)
Logo: None

Dada Sprees White/Blue
http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xlmb098wzw.jpg

Upper: 4
Fastener: 29
Heel: 33
Midsole: 15
Sole: 11 or 43 
Toe: None
Logo: 2

Reebok NBA Spectacle White/Royal
http://www.finishline.com/store/images/products/xl110792wry.jpg

Upper: 16
Fastener: 2
Heel: 23
Midsole: None
Sole: 1 or 20 
Toe: None
Logo: None

Air Jordan XII White/Baby Blue
http://www.cankicks.com/images/jordans/rareaj/rjr12/rjr5.jpg

Upper: 33
Fastener: 32 or 39 (your pref)
Heel: 40 or 41 (your pref)
Midsole: 24
Sole: 1 or 51 
Toe: None
Logo: 19 (would probably work here, your pref)

Air Zoom Huarache Jetstream/White/Royal

Upper: 44 or 66
Fastener: 2 or 23
Heel: 33 or 48 (your pref)
Midsole: 20
Sole: 1 or 25 (your pref)
Toe: 18
Logo: None


And1 Skip to My Lou white/patent blue
http://www.pickyourshoes.com/athletic/and1_skip_wht.htm

Upper: 23
Fastener: 29
Heel: None
Midsole: 45
Sole: 34
Toe: None
Logo: None

Nike Air Pippen 3 black
http://www.pickyourshoes.com/athletic/nike_pippen3_blk.htm

Upper: 2
Fastener: None
Heel: None
Midsole: 29 
Sole: 2
Toe: 21
Logo: None

Adidas AW8 (Antoine Walker) Limited Edition Green/White/Black
http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/adidas_aw8.jpg

Upper: 40
Fastener: 16 (too bad its not white)
Heel: None
Midsole: 19 or 55 (26 looks tight, but it doesn't match pic) 
Sole: 2
Toe: 21
Logo: 29

Nike Uptempo Real (Chicago Bulls Edition) white/red/black
http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/adidas_aw8.jpg

Upper: 68 (switched to use this Red, since no white avail)
Fastener: 51 or 37 (your pref)
Heel: 9 (I added this cause it looked weird w/o a heel)
Midsole: 11 or 39 (your pref)
Sole: 2
Toe: 3
Logo: None

AND1 Mad Game Select Mid (Special Edition) black
http://www.pickyourshoes.com/images/shoes/And1-Mad-Game-Select.jpg

Upper: 51
Fastener: None or (possibly 34, hard to see from pic)
Heel: None or 9 (your pref)
Midsole: 64 
Sole: 2
Toe: 41
Logo: 

Nike Shox Jump Off white/red/black

Upper: 60
Fastener: 51
Heel: 23
Midsole: 1
Sole: 2
Toe: None
Logo: None

Nike Jordan II Retro White/University Blue/V Maize

Upper: 43
Fastener: 29 (there are no blue string in the CAS, :( )
Heel: 25
Midsole: 15
Sole: 49
Toe: None
Logo: None

Ben Wallace's All Star And1's red/blue/silver
http://www.ma-mart.com/img/l3061.jpg
http://www.ma-mart.com/img/3061-2p.jpg

Upper: 37
Fastener: 44
Heel: 21 or 41 (your pref)
Midsole: 15
Sole: 9
Toe: 31 
Logo: None 

Nike Men's Air Flight Techniques white/green/silver

Upper: 4 or 43
Fastener: 33
Heel: 42 or 20 
Midsole: 49
Sole: 1
Toe: None 
Logo: 14

Uprise Mid white/royal/silver

Upper: 33
Fastener: 2
Heel: 41 
Midsole: 10
Sole: 1
Toe: 11 
Logo: None

Air Zoom Huarache (Kobe) purple/White/yellow
http://www.solecollector.com/sports.htm

Upper: 65
Fastener: 30
Heel: 22
Midsole: 13
Sole: 7 or 49 (your pref)
Toe: 18 or 54
Logo: None

Reebok (Yao) red/White
http://www.solecollector.com/sports.htm

Upper: 29
Fastener: 31 or 37 (your pref)
Heel: None
Midsole: None
Sole: 1
Toe: None
Logo: None

Nike Zoom (Lebron II) black/red/white
http://www.nike.com/nikebasketball/usa/index.jhtml?ref=http://www.nike.com

Upper: 2
Fastener: None or (16 could probably work)
Heel: 43 or None (your pref)
Midsole: 11
Sole: 48
Toe: 18 
Logo: None or 13 (your pref)

Note: For some odd reason when you save it, the sneaker returns back 
to Upper 1. (for home games, and black for away)

Air Zoom Huarache (Dirk Nowitzki) Jetstream/White/Royal
http://www.nikeshoesonline.com/Air-Zoom-Huarache-2K4.shtml

Upper: 44 or 66
Fastener: 2 or 23
Heel: 33 or 48 (your pref)
Midsole: 20
Sole: 1 or 25 (your pref)
Toe: 18
Logo: None

  b. Fake Shoes
The following shoes were made by me:

"The Truth"-White/Green/Black
Upper-1
Fastener-19
Heel-9
Midsole-26
Sole-8
Toe-9
Logo-19

"The Truth"-Green/Black
Upper-40
Fastener-13
Heel-9
Midsole-26
Sole-8
Toe-9
Logo-19

Juwan Howard-White/Red
Upper-1
Fastener-37
Heel-46
Midsole-31
Sole-2
Toe-3
Logo-7

Ray Allen-Green/Yellow/White
Upper-15
Fastener-2
Heel-8
Midsole-49
Sole-36
Toe-35
Logo-None

9. Legal Information

Copyright 2004 Nathan Farrer

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for private use.
It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly
without advance written permission.
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display
is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of copyright.

   a. Sites with permission
GameFAQs
CheatCC
and any site made by me

10. Credits
ESPN
SEGA
NBA
Notion
GameFAQs

This FAQ was made by EAgamerNate

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