Details on May 7th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, containing Playoff rosters updated through May 7th. The latest roster contains over 1100 ratings changes, and 11 player accessory updates. For a complete overview of all the changes, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

The two players in the spotlight this week are LeBron James and Chris Paul. LeBron’s numbers in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round sweep of the Boston Celtics have earned him a one point boost to his overall (now 95), though his headband hasn’t been re-added yet. Meanwhile, CP3’s gutsy performance in the Los Angeles Clippers’ epic seven game series against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs has seen him receive a boost to his clutch rating, and an increase to 94 overall.

As always, feel free to post any thoughts on the roster in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

In today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, we have a couple of new fictional court updates from dtd. Check them out at the links below!

Fictional Portland Trail Blazers Court
Fictional Oklahoma City Thunder Court

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have one new release in today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 PC, as Kevin has uploaded a new face update for Andre Drummond. Check it out at the link below!

Andre Drummond Face

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K13 PC today, as skoadam continues to do some great work on updating the rosters. Download the latest version of URB at the link below!

URB Roster V32 [32 Complete Seasons Mods] WHERE SIM HAPPENS (Updated to v32.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include updated rosters, fictional courts, a face update for Kyrie Irving, and Black History Month shoes for Kevin Durant. See below for all the download links.

2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster (Updated to v2.0)

Fictional Denver Nuggets Court
Fictional Minnesota Timberwolves Court

Kyrie Irving Face (Next-Gen Arms & Tattoos)
Black History Month KD Shoes

Ultimate Base Roster V31 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

A new version of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 by HAWK23 and company is now available! The latest release (V31) includes end of year rosters for 2015, adds new artwork, and more. An overview of the key features of V31 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with end of year transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (5/1/15)
  • Added ~35 new portraits (2015 Rookie Prospects)
  • Added ~35 new cyberfaces (2015 Rookie Prospects)
  • Added new version of the 2015 Draft Class
  • Added end of year 2015 Roster V1
  • Edited current roster player ratings to reflect end of 2015 season attributes
  • Edited current roster team rotations and minute assignments to reflect end of 2015 season
  • Added 1994, 1995, and 1996 Opening Night Retro Rosters – courtesy adiknbafan
  • Fixed a minor scheduling bug for the current rosters
  • Fixed a cyberface bug that was causing association games to crash at end of 3rd qtr
  • Rosters accurate as of 5/1/2015

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.

Details on April 30th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

This week’s roster update has come through for NBA Live 15. The April 30th roster features over 1300 ratings changes, and seven player accessory updates. For a full breakdown of the changes in the latest roster, check out this spreadsheet.

The two players that EA Sports are spotlighting in this week’s update are Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs, and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans. Mills’ performance thus far in the Spurs’ series against the Los Angeles Clippers has seen him increase to 75 overall, while Gordon’s play in the Pelicans’ first round loss to the Golden State Warriors has earned him a 79 overall rating.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Cursed Basketball Game Cover Players

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.

Around this time each year, we generally start speculating about the cover players for the next edition of NBA Live and NBA 2K. Last week, a report from Polygon gave us something to think about, as leaked images have fuelled rumours that NBA 2K16 will feature three different cover players – James Harden, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant – as well as involvement from filmmaker Spike Lee, presumably in this year’s MyCAREER mode. As of writing however, no official announcement has been made.

Although the cover is ultimately inconsequential as far as the quality of a basketball video game is concerned, it remains a popular talking point, so I thought I’d write a Friday Five or two about previous cover players. I’ve been thinking about some of the best and worst cover players, and have some lists to post in the not too distant future, but I’ve also been thinking about superstitions and supposed “cursed” cover players. Basketball players have generally fared better than NFL players who have graced the cover of Madden, but misfortune has befallen some players who have appeared on the covers of various hoops titles. Here are five such players that come to mind.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #115

NLSC Podcast Logo

I’m back in the 21st Century with a working broadband connection, so Arcane and I were able to record Episode #115 of the NLSC Podcast, which we’re presenting to you today. This week’s topics include the NBA Live 16 Wishlist, NBA 2K16 rumours, the latest action from the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and more.

  • We’re still collecting some great feedback for our NBA Live 16 Wishlist. A recent Tweet from the official NBA Live Twitter account also demonstrates that our ideas are not going unnoticed.
  • Have the NBA 2K16 cover players been leaked? Last week’s Polygon report has provided us with a few rumours to discuss.
  • The Playoffs are bringing new content for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, mostly for Ultimate Team and MyTEAM.
  • We recap some recent releases in the NBA Live and NBA 2K patching community.
  • Speaking of patching, we once again discuss the notion that 2K has done wrong by the modding community with NBA 2K15’s restrictions.
  • Retro Basketball Video Game Talk is seemingly becoming a weekly segment. In the spotlight this week: Total NBA ’96 for the original PlayStation.
  • Moving on to the 2015 NBA Playoffs, we recap and give our thoughts on all the action so far.
  • Rajon Rondo certainly doesn’t appear likely to return to the Mavericks next year. We discuss where he might end up.
  • The Houston Rockets fired their social media manager following a controversial Tweet. Fair or foul?
  • Billy Donovan is close to replacing Scott Brooks as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s coach.
  • We wrap up Episode #115 with promising news for Nike fanboys…which would include us.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off 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.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have one new file addition for NBA Live 08 PC today, as BAYAG has released a new court and arena update for the Golden State Warriors. Check it out at the link below!

2015 Oracle Arena

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We have a handful of file additions for NBA 2K15 PC today, as Kevin has uploaded some new jersey update packs. Download them all at the links below!

Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys
Boston Celtics Jerseys
Charlotte Hornets Jerseys
Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys
Miami Heat Jerseys
Milwaukee Bucks Jerseys
Philadelphia 76ers Jerseys

Ultimate Jordan Roster – Beta V2 Released

I’ve released a new beta version of my Ultimate Jordan Roster for NBA Live 08, a project that I intend to convert for use with NBA Live 2005, 06 and 07 once it’s done. We’re still a ways off from that, but the latest beta release does add a lot of missing faces and corrects some team art. Release notes of Beta V2 are as follows:

  • Several inaccurate team art updates corrected. A couple of teams are using slightly inaccurate art (ie. a logo or jersey that’s a year or two off the correct season), but for now they’re close approximations, and they’ll be updated as soon as possible.
  • All but three players currently included in the roster have real faces and portraits. Adrian Dantley and Brad Sellers have real portraits and placeholder faces, while Ennis Whatley has a placeholder face and no portrait.
  • Player bio data, ratings, teamgear.dbf assignments, and shoes still need to be fixed.
  • No new players have been added in this release, but all teams still have a playable roster with at least eight players, including all of their regular starters.
  • Active and recently active players included in the roster (ie. players from the 2002 and 2003 teams) have retro faces and portraits. They use different filenames, so as not to interfere with recent season rosters.

A big thanks goes out to BAYAG once again, for sending along some more art updates, and pointing me in the direction of some others!

Pick up the latest beta of the Ultimate Jordan Roster here in our Downloads section! For more information and previews, please check out the release and support thread here.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Still playing NBA 2K14 on PC? Then start your week off right with the latest file additions, which include rosters, courts, logos, and a jersey update. Please see below for all the download links!

2015 Houston Rockets Chinese New Year Jersey

2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster [Playoffs Update] (Updated to v1.7)

Fictional New York Knicks Court
Fictional Philadelphia 76ers Court
Fictional Toronto Raptors Court

New Milwaukee Bucks Logos

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K15 PC today, as MJ23LB has released a new Orlando Magic court update. Pick it up at the link below!

Orlando Magic Court

NBA Street Vol. 2 – 2015 Remix Released

johnz1 has released a new version of the Remix mod for the Gamecube version of NBA Street Vol. 2!

The new release adds opening night 2014/2015 season rosters, with ratings based on V22 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC.

Additionally, all team jerseys have been updated for the current season, right down to the NBA logo above the players’ names, and the gold strip indicating the number of championships the team has won.

You can pick up the NBA Street Vol. 2 – 2015 Remix mod here in our Downloads section! For more information and previews, be sure to check out this thread.