The Friday Five: 5 Things I Loved About My NBA Live 06 Dynasty

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 this week’s Friday Five, I was originally going to talk about some of my favourite trades or signings that I’ve made in basketball video games. However, most of the ones that spring immediately to mind are from my Chicago Bulls Dynasty game in NBA Live 06. With that in mind, I decided to save the topic of memorable deals for another day, and instead reminisce about what made that Bulls Dynasty so enjoyable for me.

As I’ve mentioned before, NBA Live 06 is one of my all-time favourite basketball video games, so I guess it’s only natural that my Bulls Dynasty became one of my all-time favourite basketball video game experiences. But what was it that held my interest, and made it such a fun Dynasty to play through? Without any further ado, here are five things that I loved about my Chicago Bulls Dynasty in NBA Live 06.

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File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

We have our first face update for NBA 2K15 in today’s file additions, courtesy of TBM! Pick it up at the link below.

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Blake Griffin Face

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

ModManZZZ continues to do some great work with NBA Live 2004, as he’s released a new version of his current roster update for the 2014/2015 season. Check it out at the link below!

ModManZZZ
ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to v5.4)

Be sure to pick up the main files pack here.

Details on November 26th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

LeBron James, NBA Live 15 November 26th Roster

EA Sports has provided an overview of this week’s roster update for NBA Live 15 over on the official website. It examines a few of the top stories in the league at the moment along with their impact on the game’s ratings, including LeBron James’ lack of aggressiveness so far, the hot start by Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors, the continued rise of John Wall and the Washington Wizards, and the strong play of the Golden State Warriors and the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

In addition to spotlighting some of the specific ratings changes in the latest update, the article has provided an Excel file containing a comprehensive listing of all the adjusted ratings (as well as the resulting overalls). If you’d like to provide feedback for the official roster updates, be sure to check out this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum, as producer Fernando Rodriguez is keeping tabs on it.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC is another face pack from RamBu, containing fixed headshapes. Download it at the link below!

RamBu
Face Pack #2

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

In today’s file additions for NBA 2K13, PatTheHead has released another new version of his retro season roster pack. Check it out at the link below!

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1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (updated to v2.6)

File Additions for NBA Live 2003

NBA Live 2003 Cover Art

Murat continues to do some fine work for NBA Live 2003, as he has created some custom camera patches for the game. If you’d like to dust off NBA Live 2003 and check them out, you can download them both at the links below.

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Camera Patch
Broadcast Camera Patch

Submit a “Defensively Minded” Squad for this week’s LUT Community Challenge

NBA Live 15: Jabari Parker

For this week’s LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge in NBA Live 15, gamers are being invited to submit their “Defensively Minded” squads.

You can send in your submissions over at LUTHead.com, the hub for the LIVE Ultimate Team community. We also invite you to join in the discussion of Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA Jam 2K15 V1 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

NBA Jam 2K15 Logo

Our own bigh0rt has released V1 of the NBA Jam 2K15 mod for NBA 2K14 PC. As its name no doubt implies, the mod adds an NBA Jam-style of experience to NBA 2K14, with modified playbooks and beefed up ratings. The teams featured in the mod span several different seasons, being a selection of noteworthy squads (for better or worse) that lend themselves well to a fun arcade experience.

Download the mod at these links:

For more information and previews, check out the release thread here.

Ultimate Base Roster V24 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster

A new version (V24) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC has been released by HAWK23 and company! Key features of the latest release include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (11/23/14)
  • Added ~275 retro player portraits (1946-1990) throughout applicable rosters
  • Added ~10 new current player portraits
  • Every single current NBA player and retro player in the UBR now has a portrait
  • Added 15 current and year-specific retro player cyberfaces to applicable rosters
  • Improved gear/accessories/team colors/shoes for some teams in the UBR
  • Added new version of the 2014 Roster with real historical stats for players – courtesy Redd
  • Added tweaked versions of every roster between 1980-1999 (portraits/year specific cyberfaces added)
  • Added V2 of the 1996 Draft Class
  • Added V1 of the 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1977 Draft Classes (we now have every draft class from 1971-2017 available)
  • Rosters accurate as of 11/23/2014

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

Pick up the latest version of goldenstate77’s SweetFX tweak in today’s file additions for NBA 2K15 PC! For more information on the current status of NBA 2K15 modding, please see this bulletin from earlier in the week.

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SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v4.1)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include a pack of faces with fixed headshapes, and a new realistic 2014/2015 season roster update. Pick them both up at the links below!

RamBu
Face Pack

Kevin’s Realistic Roster
Kevin’s Realistic Roster

File Additions for NBA Live 2000

NBA Live 2000 Cover Art

Hentzman is back with some new 2014/2015 season updates for NBA Live 2000 PC. If you’d like to dust off a classic and play it with current season rosters, check them all out at the links below!

Hentzman
NBA Live 2000 2014/2015 Roster Update
Charlotte Hornets/New Orleans Pelicans Switch
Charlotte Hornets 2014/2015 Court Patch

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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