The Friday Five: My 5 Favourite Number 13s

The Friday Five

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.

Another Friday the 13th is upon us, and since I’ve already covered unlucky moments in a previous Friday Five, this time I thought I’d mark the occasion by listing my five favourite NBA players who have worn number thirteen. I’m sure a couple of those players will come as no surprise for anyone who knows my nationality and favourite NBA team, but a couple of my other picks may be somewhat unexpected.

Despite its reputation as an unlucky number in Western superstition, a total of 169 NBA players have worn the number thirteen jersey. Four of those players have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, including of course the great Wilt Chamberlain. Without any further ado, here are my five favourite NBA players to have worn number thirteen.

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Patch #4 for NBA 2K15 Released on PC & PS4

The fourth official patch for NBA 2K15 has been pushed through for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It has not come through yet on Xbox One and no timetable is currently available, though Ronnie 2K previously indicated that the patch would be coming out on all platforms within 14 days, but “probably much sooner”.

Full patch notes are yet to come, but it has been noted that the latest patch addresses various issues with shoes, primarily occurring in MyCAREER. As soon as more information is made available, we’ll be sure to post it.

The PC patch is around 92.2 MB in size, while the PlayStation 4 patch checks in at 2.84 GB. If you have feedback on the patch, feel free to post it in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Our community continues to produce great mods for NBA 2K14, more than a year after the game’s release. Today’s additions include faces, a custom playlist, and updated rosters. Check them all out at the links below.

2KBROWNMODDER
Goran Dragic Next Gen Face
Shawn Marion Next Gen Face
Tyler Ennis Face

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Kevin Garnett HD Face (Next Gen Arms & Tattoos)

CrazySerbs
Crazy Serbs’s Groovy Soulful Hip Hop Playlist

2KShiftLeader
2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster

March 10th Roster & Content Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster and content update has come through for NBA Live 15. Russell Westbrook’s string of triple doubles has made him one of the most noteworthy movers in the new roster, as he has increased to a 92 overall. Speaking of impressive performances, Hassan Whiteside’s play has seen him reach 80 overall in the latest update.

In total, there are over 3600 ratings changes for 436 players in the March 10 roster. Four new jerseys have also been added to the game: Thunder Pride, Phoenix Pride, Celtics St. Patrick’s Day, and Bulls St. Patrick’s Day. You can check out a spreadsheet containing all of the changes in the roster update here.

Additionally, a new content update has been pushed through. It contains various fixes and additions under the hood, some of the most noteworthy being fixes for box score errors, online usability issues, offensive coaching options, the names on the All-Star jerseys in Live Ultimate Team, and a desync issue when changing lineups.

Feel free to post any feedback on the latest roster in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum. Any feedback on the latest content update is welcome in this thread.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 PC include the latest version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR AIACT update, and new rosters for the 2014/2015 season. Please note that I did not make these rosters and am not working on any roster updates these days, so please don’t contact me about them; be sure that you get in touch with ChicagoBulls24 with any issues you might have.

BAYAG
SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.8)

ChicagoBulls24
2014/2015 Roster Update for NBA Live 08

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We’re tipping off the week with a couple of file additions for NBA 2K15 PC, as Tha King has released two new Air Jordan shoe updates. Download them both at the links below!

Tha King
Air Jordan 3
Air Jordan 1

The Soapbox: Five NBA Players I Like Because of NBA Video Games

The Soapbox is a feature where NLSC community members can let their voices be heard on a range of topics related to basketball and basketball video games, through feature articles here on the main site. Today’s guest contributor is Kenny.

I always find it interesting how NBA video games are able to alter my perceptions. There are often songs within the soundtracks that I end up liking, despite my best efforts not to, and the same thing can happen with NBA players. While I generally like my favourite NBA players due to their performances in real life, NBA video games have also influenced me, because of the positive in-game moments I associate with particular players.

This is a list of five players that I have come to like purely because of my experience in the NBA video games I have played.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include player faces and updated 2014/2015 season rosters. Download the latest releases at the links below!

GC29
NBA 2014/2015 Rosters

2KBROWNMODDER
James Johnson Next Gen Face

Monzki15
Pure NBA 2K14 Cyberfaces Updates

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Wesley Matthews HD Face (Next Gen Arms)

The Friday Five: 5 Thoughts on Derrick Rose’s Future

The Friday Five

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.

I’m back with a new Five this week after taking a break last Friday, the result of an impromptu weekend getaway with friends (and a lack of time to have a column ready earlier in the week). Thanks again to everyone who offered up suggestions for future articles, I’ve made a note of them and will see what I can do with those topics! As it happens, one of KevinParker13’s suggestions was actually something that was on top of my list for last week’s column before I decided to skip it: my thoughts on Derrick Rose’s latest injury.

Truth be told, I’m kind of glad that I pushed this topic forward a week, as news broke following Rose’s surgery that not only offered more perspective, but also optimism. The latest procedure is not expected to put Rose on the shelf until next season, with the current prognosis projecting a return in time for the Playoffs. Nevertheless, Rose is out of action for the moment – as is Jimmy Butler – and there are still questions to ponder regarding his injury woes, and his future.

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Details on the March 5th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 15, which includes the latest player movement, updates to player ratings and accessories, and a couple of fixes for team accessory colours. At a glance, the transactions seem to be accurate as of March 3rd. Additionally, the latest roster includes new Noche Latina jerseys, which are also now available in Ultimate Team.

LeBron James is once again the highest rated player in the game at 95 overall, and there are over 3700 ratings changes for 439 players in total. EA has provided a spreadsheet documenting all of the changes in the March 5th roster, which you can check out here.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as post any feedback on the rosters in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

This Week’s NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team Legends: KJ, The Glide, & Tiny

This week’s new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team are Kevin Johnson, Clyde Drexler, and Nate “Tiny” Archibald. All three will be available in random packs this weekend, and can currently be faced in a Fantasy Challenge.

CLYDE “THE GLIDE” DREXLER, BLAZERS/ROCKETS G
The 10-time All-Star led the Blazers to a pair of NBA Finals appearances, then won his first title alongside Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston.

NATE “TINY” ARCHIBALD, ROYALS/KINGS/NETS/CELTICS/BUCKS G
Archibald averaged more than 18 PPG and 7 APG in his career, and won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 1981.

KEVIN JOHNSON, CAVALIERS/SUNS G
KJ averaged 17.9 PPG and 9.1 APG in his career, and helped lead the Suns to an appearance in the 1993 NBA Finals.

As always, we invite you to join in the discussion of Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

New Alternate Jerseys Added to NBA 2K15

Three new alternate jerseys have been added to NBA 2K15:

  • Houston Rockets Latin Nights
  • Washington Wizards Latin Nights
  • Phoenix Suns Rising

The new jerseys will be pushed through automatically, as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. As usual, you may be prompted to return to the main menu shortly after firing up the game, so that the updates can be applied.

You can check out some screenshots of the jerseys below. As always, we invite you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum!

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Legends Face Scans for NBA Live 16

Although we’re at least a few months away from getting in-depth information on NBA Live 16, it appears as though we’ve received our first tidbit about this year’s game. Over the weekend, a photo of Patrick Ewing getting his face scanned was posted on the official NBA Live Twitter, along with the hashtag #NBALIVE16. As such, it would seem to confirm that at least a few former NBA players will be getting their faces scanned for this year’s release.

Of course, it remains to be seen the capacity in which Legends will be used in NBA Live 16. In NBA Live 14 and NBA Live 15, Legends have only been playable in Ultimate Team, and it seems a safe bet that they’ll be collectable in NBA Live 16’s Ultimate Team as well. However, expanding the presence of Legends beyond Ultimate Team – such the inclusion of the old Decade All-Star teams, or historic squads – has become a Wishlist item. As it stands, we likely won’t be getting any details on that for a little while yet.

What are your thoughts on Legends getting their faces scanned? Do you think we’ll see a bigger presence for Legends in NBA Live 16? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion in this thread!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re tipping off another week here at the NLSC with a new batch of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s additions include a couple of new faces, a Knicks jersey pack, and a custom soundtrack. Check them all out at the links below!

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Trevor Ariza HD Face (Next Gen Arms)
Derrick Rose Face (Next Gen Arms)

Pepis
2015 New York Knicks Uniforms

CrazySerbs
J.Cole NBA 2K14 Playlist

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K15 PC this weekend, as Basagre28 has uploaded a face update for Kevin Love. Check it out at the link below!

As always, if you’re making updates for NBA 2K15 – or indeed, any game in the NBA 2K or NBA Live series – we invite you take advantage of our upload facilities! If you run into any issues with our upload form, please check out this video tutorial by JaoSming, and by all means hit us up with any questions or problems.

Basagre28
Kevin Love Face