The Friday Five: My Top 5 BIG Moments in NBA Live 14 (So Far)

LIVE Season menu in NBA Live 14

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

One of my favourite features in NBA Live 14 is LIVE Season’s BIG Moments. For the uninitiated, BIG Moments allows you to replay significant moments from the 2013/2014 NBA season, ranging from just a few seconds to an entire half of gameplay. As gamewinning shots and memorable performances occur in real life, we see them appear as challenges in NBA Live 14.

As I noted on the NLSC’s Facebook and Twitter, Gerald Green’s career game in the Phoenix Suns’ big win over the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday seems like a good candidate to appear as a BIG Moment in NBA Live 14. That got me thinking about some of my favourite BIG Moments thus far, which ultimately resulted in a countdown for this week’s Friday Five. So, without any further ado, here are my Top 5 BIG Moments in NBA Live 14…at least to this point.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Pick up a new court update for the Boston Celtics in today’s file additions for NBA Live 08!

Boston Celtics 2013/2014 Court Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

More files for NBA 2K14 PC are coming your way today. Check out the links below to download the latest jerseys, faces, arenas and shoes!

Charlotte Hornets Fictional Jersey Pack

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Memphis Grizzlies Jersey Pack

Miami Heat – AmericanAirlinesArena – HD Arena

Barcelona – Palau Blaugrana Arena
Olympiacos – Peace and Friendship Stadium

Point Guard Face Pack #1

Paranorman Foamposite One (Updated to v2.0)
LeBron X Corks (Updated to v3.1)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #69

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We’re a little light on basketball video game news this week, but there’s plenty going on in the NBA to talk about. Join Arcane and myself for Episode #69 of the NLSC Podcast!

  • NBA Live 14 has received a post-trade deadline roster update, but it’s a few days out of date.
  • We’re collecting feedback for our NBA Live 15 Wishlist. Start posting your ideas and suggestions ASAP!
  • A few noteworthy players have been bought out and subsequently picked up by other teams. We give our thoughts on those late season signings.
  • We also take a quick glance at some recent winning and losing streaks, while expressing our support for former Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown in his current gig with the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • LeBron James had a big night with 61 points, though Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins wasn’t as impressed as others were by the performance. Do we agree with the Human Highlight Film?
  • Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash may be done for the season. Should they even consider returning at this point?
  • New NBA commissioner Adam Silver had some interesting things to say at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. We comment on some of his ideas.
  • We wrap up this week’s show with some talk about the games we’ve been playing lately, basketball or otherwise.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics we discussed. Feel free to hit us up in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NLSC Forum. We also invite you to send in your mailbag submissions and topic suggestions here.

NBA Live 15 Wishlist Thread Now Open

NBA Live 14 Paul Pierce Phreak50

We’re now in the process of compiling our Wishlist for NBA Live 15, to send in to the NBA Live Development Team at EA Tiburon. After talking to a couple of the developers, we’ve changed up the format a little this year, so that we can provide the best and most comprehensive feedback possible.

We’re asking that everyone post their top ten wishes/suggestions for the game (15 at the very most), elaborating on any points as necessary. Remember, simply saying things like “better gameplay” doesn’t tell the developers what we want to see fixed and improved upon.

Check out our NBA Live 15 Wishlist thread here in the NLSC Forum for more details, and start posting your feedback ASAP!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Here are today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, including the latest version of the March Madness 2K14 mod, player faces, shoes and arenas. Download them all at the links below.


Unicaja Malaga – Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena
Emporio Armani Milano – Mediolanum Arena
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv – Nokia Arena

Face Update Pack #6

Lebron XI BHM
LeBron X Corks (Updated to v1.2)

Cloth Wishbone Collar (BETA)

The Tuesday Triple: How 2K and Live Switched Places

TTT 2K6 2K14 Live 14 2005 Covers

This is The Tuesday Triple, where I attempt to break down random topics into three points, and maybe an “and one” if I need it. Similar to the established Friday Five by Andrew, the topics will be related to basketball video games and their communities as a whole.

With the return of competitive releases in the simulation basketball video game genre, we can once again take part in the age-old tradition of comparing and contrasting the main two NBA games against each other. While NBA Live 14 still plays like an NBA Live game, and NBA 2K14 is still very much a stereotypical NBA 2K game, I have noticed some old complaints from years ago that have seemingly swapped sides. While there are certainly more important compliments and criticisms that can be given to each game, lets take a look at some that have been traded between the competing franchises.

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March 3rd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

John Wall takes on the Grizzlies in NBA 2K14 PC

New official rosters have come through for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through March 3rd, 2014. A couple of recent transactions such as the Chicago Bulls’ signing of Jimmer Fredette and the Charlotte Bobcat’s buyout of Ben Gordon are not reflected, though some injuries and ratings have been updated.

As always, the new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start up NBA 2K14. PC users may alternatively update their game manually with our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Dumb Fact Monday: NCAA Stadiums in an NBA Game

Oakland University NBA 2K10

This is Dumb Fact Monday, serving up random facts about basketball video games that you may or may not find interesting.

One of my favorite things about getting the PC version of our yearly NBA games is to see what hidden or unused content got left on the game disc. Sometimes there is nothing useful, but NBA 2K10 provided the community with a bunch of hidden files that, along with the initial release of REDitor, kickstarted NBA 2K modding on PC. Hidden in the thousands of game files were a few college gyms that had no business showing up in the yearly NBA 2K game.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re beginning the week with latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC! Today’s new and updated files include HD arenas, new shoes and more. See below for all the download links.

Atlanta Hawks Philips Arena – HD Arena
Houston Rockets Toyota Center – HD Arena (Updated to v2.0)

Paranorman Foamposite One
Galaxy Foamposite One
Lebron X Corks

Amar’e Stoudemire HD Face (Beard + Fro)

Metal Jukebox
Zalgiris Kaunas – Zalgiris Arena
Real Madrid Arena

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MyCareer Jersey Tool (Updated to v1.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up the weekend with a new addition for an old game, as ModManZZZ has updated his 2013/2014 season roster for NBA Live 2004. Check it out at the link below.

2014 Season Roster by ModManZZZ (Updated to v4.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out the latest updates from our NBA 2K14 PC modding community! Our own JaoSming has released a conversion of his Community Ballahz mod for NBA 2K13, and we also have an assortment of shoes, arenas and faces that have been uploaded over the past couple of days. Download them all at the links below.

Community Ballahz

Kicks by: pappisaur – Crazy 8 Nightmare Before Christmas (Texture)
Kicks by: pappisaur – LeBron 4 Fruity Pebbles (Texture)
Kicks by: pappisaur – Air Foamposite Safari (Texture)

Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center – HD Arena
Boston Celtics TD Garden – HD Arena
Milwaukee Bucks BMO Harris Bradley Center – HD Arena
Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena – HD Arena

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Jersey Tool

Face Update Pack #5

Alba Berlin Fictional Court
Fenerbahçe Ülker Fictional Arena
Panathinaikos Arena

Ultimate Base Roster V6 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

International Legends in UBR V6 for NBA 2K14 PC

HAWK23 and company have released V6 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, featuring up-to-date current season rosters and 45 complete season mods in total. The key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR)
  • Added Version 1 of the 1951-1952 Roster (base courtesy PatTheHead)
  • Added 2 new logos (1950’s Indianapolis Olympians & Milwaukee Hawks)
  • Added a few new sets of new jerseys
  • Added more cyberfaces that were missing (plus some new ones)
  • Added better playbooks for all rosters
  • Rosters accurate as of 2/21/2014 (compatible/based off Meds)

Download UBR V6 here in our database. Also be sure to check out the release thread for additional information, previews and support.

February 28th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Dirk Nowitzki shoots a jumper against the Bulls in NBA 2K14 PC

New official rosters are available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through February 28th, 2014. A couple of transactions that have only just been announced are not accounted for, but most of the recent buyouts are included. Player ratings and injuries have also been updated.

As always, you can get the new update automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start up NBA 2K14. PC users may also update their game manually with our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Online Support for NBA 2K13 Ending March 31st, 2014

Joakim Noah in NBA 2K13

The official 2K Support Twitter account has posted a notice confirming that the NBA 2K13 server will be discontinued for all platforms as of March 31st, 2014. This means that gamers will no longer be able to play ranked online games or Online Association in NBA 2K13.

You can keep up with the current list of 2K Sports games that still have online support on the Server Status page on 2K’s website.