New Ultimate Team Legends: Sean Elliott, Larry Nance, & Jalen Rose

Sean Elliott, Larry Nance, and Jalen Rose in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

A trio of new Legends have been added to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15 this weekend, namely Sean Elliott, Larry Nance, and Jalen Rose.

LARRY NANCE

The three-time NBA All-Star played 13 seasons between the Suns and Cavaliers, averaging 17.1 PPG and 8 RPG. The 6’10 Nance averaged more than 2 BPG throughout his career.

JALEN ROSE

The left-handed swingman is most known for his tenure with the Indiana Pacers, where he helped the Pacers reach the 2000 NBA Finals. Rose averaged 18+ PPG in six different seasons.

SEAN ELLIOTT

A former third-overall pick and two-time All-Star, Elliott helped lead the Spurs to an NBA title in 1999. His game-winning three-pointer in the 1999 Western Conference Finals, known as the “Memorial Day Miracle,” is one of the biggest shots in Spurs history.

Be sure to join in the Ultimate Team discussion taking place here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Ways You Can Help The NLSC

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.

For those of you who may not be aware, the NLSC has been around for a little over eighteen years. While I’d like to think that those of us who have been a part of the site’s staff over the years have done our part to keep the NLSC alive and kicking for close to two decades now, we certainly wouldn’t be here if not for the support and contributions of our visitors and community regulars. As far as gaming communities are concerned, basketball games are unquestionably a niche interest, but we’re proud to provide facilities and a home for basketball gamers from around the world.

From time to time, members of the community reach out to me and ask how they can support or help the site. I certainly appreciate those offers, and welcome any constructive contributions that people are willing to make. There are times when we’ll look to add new members to the NLSC Team, but even if you’re not on staff, there are definitely ways that you can help us thrive and grow. In this week’s Friday Five, I’m outlining some of the ways that you can help lend a hand around the NLSC.

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Details on November 20th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

November 20th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

EA Sports has posted an overview of the November 20th roster update for NBA Live 15, which you can check out here over on the official website. Anthony Davis, who has had a fantastic start to the season for the New Orleans Pelicans, is one of the biggest movers in the latest roster, with several ratings upgrades that have pushed him into the 90+ overall club.

Shawne Williams of the Miami Heat has also been spotlighted in the article, as he is now 66 overall following a significant boost to his three point rating. Williams is currently shooting 27/53 (51%) from downtown , which is good for sixth in the league.

The article also links to an Excel spreadsheet, which provides a complete listing of all the individual ratings that have been updated in the November 20th roster, as well as the resulting changes to the players’ overall ratings.

Feel free to post your thoughts on the latest roster in the comments section below, or in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum. Don’t forget that we’re also collecting general roster feedback in this thread, which Fernando is keeping tabs on.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #103

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #103 of the NLSC Podcast is available now! Arcane, Pdub, Qballer, and myself are your hosts for this episode, as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming, as well as some recent NBA topics.

  • As we open the show, it appears as though Arcane won’t be able to join us…or will he?
  • We quickly rundown some recent NBA Live 15 news, including the latest Ultimate Team content.
  • A couple of new tools have been released for NBA 2K15 PC, so modding should hopefully be underway very soon!
  • We congratulate Vlad, who in addition to releasing the new version of RED MC, also appears to have landed a job with 2K Sports.
  • Pdub and Qballer provide their impressions of NBA Live 15, and we discuss our recent experiences with the game.
  • Arcane joins the show, surprising everyone except Andrew, who added him to the Skype chat.
  • Pdub gives his thoughts on NBA 2K15, and we discuss some possible enhancements for MyCAREER.
  • Turning our attention to the real NBA, we reflect on the Malice at the Palace, on its tenth anniversary.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are still losing. We throw some new predictions out there.
  • Kobe Bryant’s latest milestone, the Los Angeles Lakers’ fortunes, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies are also discussed.
  • We finish with some Tweets about Derrick Rose, who once again is in and out of the Chicago Bulls’ lineup.

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 that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NBA Live 15 Tips from The Gaming Tailgate & NotYourAverageFlight

NBA Live 15: LeBron James

The basketball gaming community has been posting some tips and tricks videos for NBA Live 15, to help their fellow gamers learn the ins and outs of this year’s game from EA Sports. A couple of new ones have been posted recently that you may be interested in checking out.

First of all, YouTuber NotYourAverageFlight has posted a guide on how to perform flashy dunks in NBA Live 15. The video explains the different distances and angles to take off from, the impact of fatigue, and so on. The second video comes courtesy of The Gaming Tailgate, and provides an overview of playcalling.

Be sure to check out both videos, which you can find embedded below. If you’ve got any tips or tutorials that you’d like to share, in written or video format, please feel free to post them in the comments section, or join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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LIVE Ultimate Team Spotlight of the Week: Curry & Rondo

Stephen Curry & Rajon Rondo LIVE Ultimate Team Spotlight

Stephen Curry and Rajon Rondo are the Spotlight Players of the Week in NBA Live 15’s Ultimate Team.

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Curry led the Warriors to three wins last week, and was phenomenal in the Warriors blowout win of the Lakers. Curry scored 30 points and dished out 15 assists in the 136-115 win.

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Rondo had a pair of double-digit assist games last week, including a near-triple double. Rondo scored 20 points, handed out 12 assists, and grabbed nine rebounds in Boston’s loss to Oklahoma City.

Be sure to join in all the Ultimate Team chatter here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Latest LIVE Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge: Lakers on the Road

Los Angeles Lakers LIVE Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge

This week’s LIVE Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge in NBA Live 15 features the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming road games against the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and Dallas Mavericks. The real Lakers have had a very rough start to the season, but by picking up wins against those three teams in Ultimate Team, you can win 15,000 coins.

If you’re playing Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15, how are you liking it? What does your squad look like? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

New Poll: Which Modes Are You Playing Right Now?

MyLEAGUE Settings in NBA 2K15

Now that NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 have been out for a little while, and gamers have either had a chance to pick them up and get stuck into playing them, or elected to go back and play an older game, we have a new multiple choice poll for you all: “Which Modes Are You Playing Right Now?” Cast your vote now, and feel free to talk about some of your recent basketball gaming experiences in the comments section below!

Our previous poll asked “Who’s your early pick to win the 2015 NBA Championship?” The defending champion San Antonio Spurs were the favourites with 23% of the vote, just edging out the Cleveland Cavaliers with 22%. The Chicago Bulls were the third most popular pick at 19%, followed by the Houston Rockets (8%), the Miami Heat (7%), and the Portland Trail Blazers (4%). A further 17% believe another team entirely will win it all this year.

Don’t forget that you can join in all the discussion of the real NBA and other leagues in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got 32 new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including faces, courts, and a custom soundtrack. Pick them all up at the links below!

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Tony Snell Face

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Hollis Thompson Face
Nerlens Noel Face
Henry Sims Face

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Mark’s Swaggy Mixtape

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2014-2015 TD Bank in Boston
2014-2015 Barclays Center in Brooklyn
2014-2015 United Center in Chicago
2014-2015 Quicken Loans Arena II in Cleveland
2014-2015 American Airlines Center in Dallas
2014-2015 Pepsi Center in Denver
2014-2015 The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit
2014-2015 Oracle Arena in Oakland
2014-2015 Toyota Center in Houston
2014-2015 Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
2014-2015 Staples Center in Los Angeles (Clippers)
2014-2015 Staples Center in Los Angeles (Lakers)
2014-2015 American Airlines Arena in Miami
2014-2015 BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee
2014-2015 Target Center in Minnesota
2014-2015 Smoothie King Center II in New Orleans
2014-2015 Madison Square Garden-Chase in Manhattan
2014-2015 Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
2014-2015 Amway Center in Orlando
2014-2015 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2014-2015 US Airways Center in Phoenix
2014-2015 US Airways Center II in Phoenix
2014-2015 Sleep Train Arena II in Sacramento
2014-2015 EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City
2014-2015 Air Canada Centre II in Toronto
2014-2015 Air Canada Centre in Toronto
2014-2015 Verizon Center II in Washington

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a new file addition for NBA Live 08 from Manni today: a TNT 2014/2015 Opening Day Intro video. Pick it up at the link below!

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TNT 2014/2015 Opening Day Intro

Speaking of 2014/2015 updates for NBA Live 08, don’t forget to check out the NBA Action 15 mod by Manni, Devilish, and company!

NBA 2K15 PC Modding Update: More Tools Released

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

As you may already be aware if you’ve been hanging out in the Forum or listening to the NLSC PodcastVl@d Zola Jr. and gregkwaste have both been doing some excellent work in developing tools to mod NBA 2K15. While we can’t do any work with the rosters, and sharing them outside of the game is still a no-go due to the way the roster files are encrypted, both tools are able to open the texture and audio files.

Please note that they are a work in progress, so please feel free to post constructive feedback and bug reports so that Vlad and Greg can resolve any issues. You can download the latest version of both tools here:

Additionally, Vlad has revealed that he applied for a job with 2K Sports, and is currently in negotiations. He’ll keep us informed as to the situation with RED MC for NBA 2K15 (as well as NBA 2K13 and NBA 2K14), but for now, I’d like to extend my congratulations to Vlad on the forthcoming gig, and thank him again for his hard work over the past few years.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 PC and are looking for updated 2014/2015 season rosters, skoadam has you covered. Pick up the latest version of the URB Roster pack at the link below!

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URB Roster V24 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v24.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

Today’s file addition for NBA Live 2004 is a new 2014/2015 roster update from ModManZZZ, accurate as of November 14th. Pick it up at the link below!

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ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update

Don’t forget to download the main file pack here!

Bernard King & Jamal Mashburn in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

Bernard King & Jamal Mashburn in Live Ultimate Team

A couple of new Legends are coming to LIVE Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15: Bernard King and Jamal Mashburn. They can be obtained in random packs, and will be available for a limited time.

BERNARD KING

The four-time NBA All-Star and 1985 Scoring Champion averaged 22.5 PPG in his 14-year career, most notably with the New York Knicks and Washington Bullets. His career was undone by a knee injury suffered at the end of the 1985 season, which caused him to miss about two years during his prime.

JAMAL MASHBURN

Mashburn was one of the game’s most versatile scorers after entering the league in 1993. He made an All-Star team in 2003 with the Charlotte Hornets, and averaged 20+ PPG in six different seasons.

Feel free to join in the discussion on Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Ultimate Base Roster V23 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster

HAWK23 and company have released V23 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. The key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (11/14/14)
  • Added correct gear (including shoes) to ~85 teams in the Ultimate Base Roster – courtesy Rich
  • Added 25 new current player cyberfaces
  • Added 11 new retro player cyberfaces – courtesy ShawnKemp
  • Added new versions of the 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 rosters with accurate historical stats for most players – courtesy Redd
  • Rosters accurate as of 11/14/2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! Be sure to check out the release thread for more information, previews and support, as well as Like the official UBR Facebook page.