NBA 2K14 [Guide]

NBA 2K14
Oct
4
2013

NBA 2K14 is the latest entry in the long-running basketball franchise from 2K
Sports, this time going next-gen as well!

NBA 2K14
Written by Dalton “HorrorSpooky” Cooper and Trade
Copyright 2013

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=TABLE OF CONTENTS=
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1. Introduction and Controls
2. MyPLAYER
3. NBA Today
4. LeBron: Path to Greatness
5. MyCAREER
6. Game Modes
7. Online
8. Features
9. Team Listing
10. Arena Listing
11. Achievements
12. Conclusion

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1. Introduction and Controls
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NBA 2K14 is the latest entry in the NBA 2K franchise from 2K Sports. This entry
is also set to be made available on next-generation consoles. Even though this
guide was created using the seventh generation versions of the game, the bulk
of it should apply to all versions of the game, including the upcoming PS4 and
Xbox One versions of it.

Flick the right analog stick from any menu in the game to reach the 2K Nav
sub-menu. This will allow you to move between game modes easily.

NBA 2K14 makes minor changes to how the controls in the NBA 2K franchise
function. All new control information can be found below.

At any menu in the game, press BACK if you need more help.

Please note that the following information was taken directly from the manual
that comes with the game.

—>BASIC OFFENSE<—
Left Stick – Move Player
Right Stick – Dribble Moves & Shooting
Right Stick (click) – N/A
LT – Pass Modifier
RT – Sprint
LB – Call Play
RB – Icon Pass
A – Pass/Touch Pass
B – Pick Control
X (tap) – Pump Fake/Hop
X (hold) – Shoot
Y – Post-Up
D-pad (up) – Signature Skills HUD
D-pad (right) – OTFC Quick Plays
D-pad (left) – OTFC Offense Strategy
D-pad (down) – OTFC Substitutions
Back – Timeout
Start – Pause

—>BASIC DEFFENSE<—
Left Stick – Move Player
Right Stick – Hands Up/Shade/Contest
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
D-pad (right) – OTFC Defensive Sets
D-pad (left) – OTFC Defense Strategy
D-pad (down) – OTFC Defense Substitutions
Back – Intentional Foul
Start – Pause

—>ADVANCED OFFENSE<—
LB + Player Icon + Choose Play – Positional Playcall
LB + Player Icon + RS – Send Teammate on Cut
B (hold) – Pick Control
LT + A – Bounce Pass
X + A – Fake Pass
LT + X + LS – Alley-Oop
LT + X + Trailing Teammate – Off-Glass Alley-Oop
A (hold + release) – Give & Go
X (hold) – Putback Dunk or Layup
LT + RS – Flashy Pass

—>ADVANCED DEFENSE<—
LS – Move
RT + LT + LS – Fast Shuffle
X – Steal
Y – Block
Y (ball in air) – Rebound
B – Take Change
B (double tap) – Flop
RS (clicK) – Wrap Foul
LT – Intense Defense
LT + RS (left/right) – Shade Stance Change
LT (hold) – Crowd Dribbler
RS (hold) – Hands Up
RS (hold) + Offball Defense – Deny Ball
LB – Double Team

On Xbox 360, there are some exclusive features related to Kinect. If you have a
Kinect plugged in while playing the game, voice commands become an option.
These are all the available voice commands for the game, assuming you have a
Kinect sensor. Once again, this information was taken directly from the
instruction manual that comes with the game.

—>KINECT VOICE COMMANDS<—
“Time Out”
“Switch Camera”
“Intentional Foul”
“Isolation” (with player name)
“Post Play” (with player name)
“Pick and Roll” (with player name/without player name for team command)
“Three Point” (with player name)
“Quick Isolation”
“Quick Iso”
“Clear Out”
“Pass the ball to me” (MyCAREER mode)
“Set a screen for me” (MyCAREER mode)
“Shoot the ball” (MyCAREER mode)

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2. MyPLAYER
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Pressing “start” at the main menu will result in the creation of the MyPLAYER
character. There are 36 pre-made characters to choose from. If you want to
use one of these characters, then put the cursor over their picture and then
press Start.

If you’d like to customize your own player, press A at this menu.

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CUSTOMIZATION
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Assuming you decide to create your own MyPLAYER character, there are a variety
options to consider.

When you are done creating your character, simply press start at any time while
creating them to advance.

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SKIN TONE
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Tone 1
Tone 2
Tone 3
Tone 4
Tone 5
Tone 6

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MUSCLE TONE
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Normal
Ripped

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EYE COLOR
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Amber
Blue
Brown
Gray
Green
Hazel

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HAIR STYLE
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For Hair Styles, many of the styles allow you to adjust the length of the cut.

Afro
Balding Buzz
Balding Flat
Balding Stubble
Buzz
Curly
Dark Recessed Stubble
Dark Stubble
Dreads Tail
Messy
Natural Balding
Natural Fauxhawk
Natural Part
Natural Patches
Natural Waves
Medium Dreads
Medium Flat
Medium Stubble
Mohawk
Mop
Mop Tail
No Hair
Shaggy
Short Buzz
Short Dreads
Short Flat
Short Stubble
Spikey
Straight Balding
Straight Flat
Straight Long
Straight Part
Straight Short
Straight Tail
The Patch
Thick Cornrows
Thin Cornrows
Tied Dreads
Twisties
Wavy
Widow’s Peak Buzz

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HAIR COLOR
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Black
Blue
Dark Blonde
Dark Brown
Gray
Green
Light Brown
Light Blonde
Medium Blonde
Medium Brown
Orange
Red
Very Light Blonde
Very Light Brown
White
Yellow

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BEARD STYLE
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None
Style 1
Style 2
Style 3
Style 4
Style 5
Style 6
Style 7
Style 8
Style 9
Style 10
Style 11
Style 12
Style 13

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MOUSTACHE
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Moustache 1
Moustache 2
Moustache 3
Moustache 4
Moustache 5
Moustache 6
Moustache 7
None

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GOATEE
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Goatee 1
Goatee 2
Goatee 3
Goatee 4
Goatee 5
Goatee 6
Goatee 7
Goatee 8
Goatee 9
Goatee 10
Goatee 11
Goatee 12
Goatee 13
Goatee 14
Goatee 15
Goatee 16
Goatee 17
Goatee 18
Goatee 19
Goatee 20
None

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EYEBROW
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Eyebrow 1
Eyebrow 2
Eyebrow 3
Eyebrow 4
Eyebrow 5
Eyebrow 6
Eyebrow 7
Eyebrow 8
Eyebrow 9
Eyebrow 10
None

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FACIAL HAIR COLOR
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Black
Blue
Dark Blonde
Dark Brown
Gray
Green
Light Blonde
Light Brown
Medium Blonde
Medium Brown
Orange
Red
Very Light Blonde
Very Light Brown
White
Yellow

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FACE TYPE
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Type 1
Type 2
Type 3

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HEAD TYPE
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Type 1
Type 2
Type 3

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HEAD PACKAGE
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Package 1
Package 2
Package 3
Package 4
Package 5
Package 6
Package 7
Package 8
Package 9
Package 10
Package 11
Package 12
Package 13
Package 14

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CUSTOMIZE HEAD
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In this menu, you can create your own costume head by adjusting sliders and
what-not.

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RANDOMIZE HEAD
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Chooses a random head for you.

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RESET HEAD
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Resets all customizations and choices made to head to default settings.

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TATTOOS
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A wide multitude of tattoos can be applied to your created character on the
following parts of the body:

Left Neck
Left Shoulder
Right Shoulder
Left Bicep
Right Bicep
Left Forearm
Right Forearm

Not all tattoos can be placed on each body part, however. And some parts have
tattoos exclusive to them.

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NAME
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When you’re done creating your character, it’s time to name them. Give them a
first name and a last them, and then press “start” to proceed to the actual
game that is NBA 2K14!

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3. NBA Today
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Whenever you start up NBA 2K14, you are prompted to complete a game in NBA
Today. Essentially, NBA Today draws on the real life games going on in the NBA
and challenges players to complete the latest one by choosing either of the
teams participating.

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4. LeBron: Path to Greatness
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This is the primary single player mode in NBA 2K14. There are two different
paths to choose from at the start, each with their own games and challenges.

These are the two different paths to choose from:

Heat Dynasty
Fantastic Journey

Each game in LebBron: Path to Greatness has its own set challenges that are
ranked based on stars, with players aerning a higher rank based on how well
they complete the set objective.

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5. MyCAREER
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For those that want to go through seasons of NBA with their MyPLAYER, MyCAREER
is the game mode for them.

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VITALS
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The first thing you do is continue to customize your MyPLAYER character upon
starting a career. You choose their nickname, their dominant hand and dominant
dunk hand, their birth year, their jersey number, their birth month, birth day,
and the college they attended.

In addition, these are other aspects of the game that are chosen during this
point of it:

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POSITIONS
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Center
Point Guard
Power Forward
Shooting Guard
Small Forward

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PLAY STYLES
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All-Around
Athletic
Back to Basket
Defensive
Faceup
Rebounding

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PLAY TYPES
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3 Pt
Cutter
Isolation
Mid Range
None
P&R Ball Handler
P&R Roll Man
Post Up High
Post Up Low

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ROOKIE SHOWCASE
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This is the first game that is in your MyCAREER mode. It is a showcase of all
the rookies that will be a part of the upcoming NBA draft. The game starts you
out at a grade of “C”. You are rated based on your performance in the game.
Doing poorly will lose coins that can be spent on your character down the
road.

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INTERVIEWS AND DRAFT
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After competing in the Rookie Showcase, you have to go through a series of
interviews so the professional teams interested in you can determine if you
will be a valuable asset or not.

When the interviews are over, the draft will begin. Watch the draft, and when
the draft is over, you will be placed in a team.

For your rookie year, your contract is non-negotiable. When up for resigning,
you can choose to sign with a different team or re-sign with your current team
and go through a negotiation process.

After that, it is up to you to play through the seasons with your character in
an attempt to improve your skills, win games, and whatever else.

In all honesty, the MyCAREER mode in NBA 2K14 is just so similar to the
experience that you will get in NBA 2K13, so please refer to my guide for NBA 2K13 for
more information and a deeper analysis.

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6. Game Modes
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All the different game modes that you can play can be found in this section
of the game.

—>MyTEAM<—
This mode is the same as MyCAREER, except that it is built with a team focus as
opposed to focusing on a single individual MyPLAYER character.

—>THE ASSOCIATION/SEASON<—
Straight season of NBA. For The Association mode, you basically just have more
customization options when it comes to creating your seasons.

—>TRAINING CAMP<—
Training Camp is tailor-made to make sure you learn all the different ins and
outs of basketball. There are a total of 66 different challenges available
designed to make sure you know all the different moves in the game.

The different moves are separated into different categories in order to keep
everything organized. NBA 2K14 keeps track of how far you’ve progressed in
completing all of the different challenges and your mastery of all the
different moves available.

I highly recommend using the Training Camp if you are new to the NBA 2K
experience, as it will teach you a lot of things that will go a long way in
greatly improving your abilities and your overall skill as a player.

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JUMP SHOTS
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Jump Shot
Spin Shot
Half Spin Shot
Stepback Jumper
Pump Fake

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LAYUPS AND DUNKS
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Runner/Floater
Normal Layup
Reverse Layup
Euro Step Layup
Hop Step Layup
Dunk

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TRIPLE THREAT
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Jab Step
Step Over
Protect

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Crossover
Crossover Between Legs
In and Out
Stutter Step
Hesitation
Hesitation Escape
Behind the Back
Stepback
Spin

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POST OFFENSE
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Enter Post
Faceup
Drive Fake
Spin Fake
Aggressive Backdown
Drive to Key
Drive to Baseline
Hook Drive
Quick Spin
Post Hop
Post Dropstep
Post Hook Shot
Post Fade Shot
Post Shimmy Shot

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OFF-BALL OFFENSE
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Set Screen
Stand Juke
Stand Double Juke
Juke Launch
Double Juke Launch
Spin Launch
Stutter Launch
Stutter Cut
Juke Cut

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ON-BALL DEFENSE
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Steal
Block
Take Charge
Flop
Intense-D
Shade Stance
Hands Up
Crowd Dribbler

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PASSING & OFFENSE
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Regular Pass
Bounce Pass
Fake Pass
Flashy Pass
Icon Pass
Icon Lead Pass
Alley-Oop
Send Teammate on Cut
Call for Screen

—>PLAYOFFS<—
Similar to the other season modes, except this tkes you right to the playoffs.

—>PRACTICE<—
Exactly how it sounds. Practice is where you can hone your skills in the world
of NBA 2K14.

—>NBA BLACKTOP<—
Old school, bro. NBA Blacktop takes the NBA players away from the bright
lights of the stadiums and returns them to the blacktops where they probably
first fell in love with the game. Half court rule will apply to Blacktop games
that use a minimal number of players. What this means is that every single time
the ball changes, it doesn’t legally become your ball until you retreat beyond
the three-point line.

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7. Online
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NBA 2K14 features a wide variety of online game mode options.

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QUICK MATCH
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NBA 2K14 sports two different types of Quick Matches. One of them is just a
one-on-one version of the Quick Match, whereas the other is based on a more
co-op slant.

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MYPLAYER BLACKTOP
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This mode brings your MyPLAYER from your single player career modes and takes
him to the Blacktop for online play against other players around the world.

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PLAY WITH FRIENDS
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Obviously, this online option will pair you with people on your friend’s list
as opposed to just random strangers online through matchmaking.

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CREWS
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The NBA 2K14 equivalent of clans.

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VIRGIN GAMING TOURNAMENTS
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Virgin Mobile hosts gaming tournaments through Xbox Live. These tournaments can
be competed in using this option on the menu.

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MY STATS
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From here, you can check your statistics based on your online performance.

Leaderboards can also be found here.

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8. Features
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Other content in NBA 2K14 can be found here.

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2K SHOES
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Players can create their own Nike branded shoes for use in the game.

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2K BEATS
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Music for the different arenas and playlists can be created from here.

Here is a list of all the songs in the game:

“Cool 2 Be Southern” by Big K.R.I.T.
“Lost!” by Coldplay
“Paradise (On Earth)” bY Cris Cab
“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
“Started from the Bottom” by Drake
“Not Afraid” by Eminem
“Long Run” by Fly Union
“Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz
“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
“Can’t Stop Me” by Jadakiss (feat. Ayanna Irish)
“The Ruler’s Back” by Jay-Z
“Who Do We Think We Are” by John Legend (feat. Rick Ross)
“All of the Lights” by Kanye West
“Now or Never” by Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige)
“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)
“Hate Me Now” by Nas (feat. Puff Daddy)
“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell)
“Elevator” by The Black Keys
“Howlin’ for You” by The Black Keys

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2K SHARE
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From here, players can upload their MyPLAYER characters, upload their created
teams, uploaded their created draft classes, and upload their edited rosters.

Conversely, players can also choose to download created items that other
players have uploaded to the servers.

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CODES
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Cheat codes for NBA 2K14 can be entered here.

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CREDITS
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Want to know who created NBA 2K14? Well, you can find that out right here.

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9. Team Listing
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The following is a list of all the teams available in NBA 2K14. These teams
are given an overall ranking unlike other sports games. In most other sports
games, teams are given an overall ranking that is a number that is meant to
represent their overall ability in the game, whereas the teams in NBA 2K14
are literally ranked in order from best to worst team.

Every team in NBA 2K14 and their spot on the overall rankings:

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

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10. Arena Listing
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These are all the arenas available in the game:

Air Canada Centre
American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Center
Amway Center
AT&T Center
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Barclays Center
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Celtics Arena
Chesepeake Energy Arena
EnergySolutions Arena
Fedexforum
Kings Arena
Knicks Arena
New Orleans Arena
Oracle Arena
Pepsi Center
Philips Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
Rose Garden
Staples Center (LAC)
Staples Center (LAL)
Target Center
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Time Warner Cable Arena
Toyota Center
United Center
US Airways Center
Verizon Center
Wells Fargo Center

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11. Achievements
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These are the achievements for NBA 2K14.

On the Sony versions of the game, these are known as trophies instead of
achievements. They are interchangeable, with the differences being that instead
of numerical values, the trophies are bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

82-0 (20G)
99 Stars, 1 LeBron (35G)
All the Sprite Moves (15G)
Another Day, Another Win (20G)
Back to Back to Back (15G)
Block Party (20G)
Both Feet on the Ground (30G)
Buzzer Beater (20G)
Come Fly with Me (15G)
Dawn of an Era (15G)
Don’t Hate the Player (30G)
Dub-Dub (20G)
Everyone is Special (15G)
Five by Five (20G)
From the Ground Up (20G)
Giveth and Taketh Away (20G)
Greatness Achieved (20G)
Hamilton (20G)
Hey Mr. DJ (10G)
Hold the Fat Lady (20G)
I’m Here to Stay (25G)
Immortality (30G)
It’s Got to be the Crews (10G)
It’s Raining (20G)
Lincoln (15G)
Maestro (15G)
Man of the People (40G)
Men of STeal (20G)
My All-Star (25G)
My Every Day Player (20G)
MyPLAYER of the Game (20G)
NBA Cares (15G)
Not Your Father’s Association (10G)
Now Playing (15G)
On the Road (15G)
Puppet Master (10G)
Runneth Over (30G)
Serving Notice (15G)
Smothering (20G)
Some More Special than Others (30G)
Streaking (25G)
Swat and Swipe (20G)
The Closer (20G)
The Here and Now (15G)
The Sum of Its Parts (15G)
This One Counts (15G)
Ticker Tape (30G)
Trip-Dub (20G)
Wire to Wire (20G)
You’re Officially Hot (20G)

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I hope this guide helped you with NBA 2K14! Please feel free to check out all
my other stuff on Cheat Masters!

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2 Responses to NBA 2K14 [Guide]

  1. What would you like to see added to the guide?

  2. avatar joe says:

    this was pretty useless