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The Friday Five: 5 Fun Details In NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER Story

The Friday Five: 5 Fun Details In NBA 2K19's MyCAREER Story

Welcome to another edition of The Friday Five! Every Friday I cover a topic related to basketball gaming, either as a list of five items, or a Top 5 countdown. The topics for these lists and countdowns include everything from fun facts and recollections to commentary and critique. This week’s Five is a list of five fun details that could be found in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER story.

Since their introduction in NBA 2K14 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, MyCAREER stories have been controversial. Some of them have been intrusive, poorly-written, or both. Others have been more enjoyable to play through, though many gamers still opt to skip the better ones. This ability to skip the story was first implemented in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER, but that wasn’t the only good addition that year. Indeed, some of the fun details in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER story made it worth playing through at least once, if not twice. I personally played through it on both PC and PlayStation 4.

Unfortunately, NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER story is no longer playable, as the server shutdown has left the game with the stripped-down offline version of the mode. As such, these fun details are now permanently lost. It may not be a big deal to everyone, but it’s a shame that the single player portion of MyCAREER is now so intertwined with the connected experience that it’s limited – or completely absent – following the servers being shut down. NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER story had some fun details that could’ve potentially made it an enjoyable retro gaming experience, but I’m glad I was able to enjoy them when I could. Here are five of those details that stand out to me.

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NBA 2K19 Mod Releases: Assorted Updates

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We’ve got some interesting new mod releases for NBA 2K19 today, including a Neighborhood court, a hack to access and modify game rules, and a mod that adds the Teammate Grade from MyCAREER to Blacktop. Check them all out at the links below!

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Teammate Grade in Blacktop

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and Mod Releases bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights: Sonics vs Jazz

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights: Sonics vs Jazz

Things are heating up in Dee4Three and Stildo33’s 1995 MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K19 PC! As recounted in Episode #467 of the NLSC Podcast, their latest clash involved 90s Western Conference powerhouses the Utah Jazz, controlled by Stildo, and Dee’s Seattle SuperSonics.

Entering the showdown, Dee’s Sonics were undefeated in this 1995 NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE, beginning the year on an impressive 24-0 run. The two have had some close battles as of late, and the matchup of Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton vs. Karl Malone and John Stockton set the stage for another intense contest. As you’ll see, both duos were producing highlights, but there were several key contributors as both teams fought to the final buzzer. From signature rim-rattling Reignman slams, to Stockton and Malone running the pick and roll to perfection, to Detlef Schrempf, Kendall Gill, and Blue Edwards chipping in with buckets, this highlight reel is more classic 90s action on the virtual hardwood!

You can find the 1995 season mod for NBA 2K19 here. For more information on connecting and playing games over Parsec, be sure to check out this topic! Don’t forget to subscribe to the NLSC YouTube channel for more great basketball gaming content, and also check out Stildo33’s channel for additional highlights from this 1995 NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE season with Dee.

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights: Suns vs. Magic

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights: Suns vs. Magic

It’s time for some more highlights from Dee4Three and Stildo33’s ongoing 1995 MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K19! As Dee recounted in Episode #466 of the NLSC Podcast, the season continues to be a blast for both of them, and has recently produced some very competitive contests. On top of that, it also contributed an extremely slick highlight by LaPhonso Ellis in last week’s Top 10 Plays.

The latest game features a showdown between the Phoenix Suns with Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, and Dan Majerle, and the Orlando Magic with Shaquille O’Neal and Anfernee Hardaway. As you might expect, that resulted in some vicious dunks, breathtaking lobs, and impressive sharpshooting. Although it wasn’t quite as close a battle as some of their other recent games, a fourth quarter push allowed it to be competitive despite a double digit lead early on.

You can find the 1995 season mod for NBA 2K19 here. For more information on connecting and playing games over Parsec, be sure to check out this topic! Don’t forget to subscribe to the NLSC YouTube channel for more great basketball gaming content, and also check out Stildo33’s channel for additional highlights from this 1995 NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE season with Dee.

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights & NBA Live 08 Three-Point Shootout

NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE Highlights & NBA Live 08 Three-Point Shootout

Dee’s latest uploads to the NLSC YouTube channel feature highlights from his ongoing season with Stildo33 in NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE, as well as our Three-Point Shootout in NBA Live 08. The former showcases the fantastic 1995 season mod for NBA 2K19, while the latter demonstrates that despite having a few quirks, NBA Live 08 for PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 had some solid aspects.

In the MyLEAGUE highlights, you’ll see two epic showdowns that went down to the wire. The first game features Dee using the Denver Nuggets against Stildo33’s Orlando Magic, which means some great moments from a young Shaq and Penny, and a sharpshooting display from Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. In the second game, Scottie Pippen and Shawn Kemp have a spectacular scoring battle, as Stildo33 takes control of the Chicago Bulls while Dee continues his campaign with the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Three-Point Shootout also saw a clutch performance from Dee while controlling Ray Allen, as a CPU-controlled Jason Terry made for a worthy opponent. I’d like to think that I acquitted myself well with Ben Gordon, while also demonstrating how great Parsec is when connecting someone in Australia to a host in the United States!

Be sure to tune in to Episode #465 of the NLSC Podcast as we go into our experiences with the Three-Point Shootout in NBA Live 08, and Dee’s ongoing NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE with Stildo33. Don’t forget to subscribe to the NLSC YouTube channel for more great basketball gaming content throughout 2023 and beyond!

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MyLEAGUE & MyCAREER Highlights

MyLEAGUE & MyCAREER Highlights

As Dee and I discussed in Episode #464 of the NLSC Podcast, we’ve been keeping busy playing through seasons on the virtual hardwood. To that end, Dee has uploaded highlights from his NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE with Stildo33, while I’ve shared a reel from a game in my NBA 2K14 MyCAREER

Dee’s video features him using the Miami Heat to take on Stildo33 and the Orlando Magic. The pair are playing through a season using the 1995 mod for NBA 2K19, which is available to download here. For those who are unaware, Stildo33 is using the Magic while Dee is helming the SuperSonics, and they take turns playing as each other’s opponent throughout the season. The latest reel of highlights from their NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE features some fantastic dunks by Harold “Baby Jordan” Miner, and a young Shaquille O’Neal likewise punishing the rim.

In my NBA 2K14 MyCAREER, I’ve recently stepped up my scoring thanks to Terry Hanson and Carmelo Anthony being out due to injury. It resulted in a 112-point effort – the most points I’ve scored in that particular MyCAREER game – which also produced some memorable highlights. Check out those NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE and NBA 2K14 MyCAREER highlights below!

While I do post bulletins about our videos here on the NLSC, you can obviously keep up to date with them by subscribing to our YouTube channel! We’ll be uploading regular videos throughout 2023, from gameplay highlights and stories to Wayback Wednesday retrospectives to essays and commentary. As always, feel free to suggest games for us to play over Parsec, and we’ll be sure to share the highlights!

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NLSC Podcast #462: NBA Live 09 PS2 & Algorithm Blues

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #462 of the NLSC Podcast!

As promised on last week’s show, this week we’re discussing some of the problems with the influencer movement, as well as our frustrations with algorithms. Before we get into that though, we’re taking a deep dive into NBA Live 09 for PlayStation 2. For all its faults, this rather overlooked game (at least in our community) did have some strong points! We also recap our recent sessions with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 and NBA 2K19, and provide some updates on a couple of our modding projects for NBA 2K. In this week’s mailbag, we asked the community how many hours per week they spend on the virtual hardwood; or, for that matter, modding games.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NBA 2K19 & NBA Live 09 Highlights

NBA 2K19 & NBA Live 09 Highlights

Two games from two different companies, released ten years apart! Dee has uploaded highlights of NBA 2K19 PC and NBA Live 09 for PlayStation 2 to the NLSC YouTube channel, and while those titles differ greatly in depth and quality, both reels represent a fun time on the virtual hardwood.

In the NBA 2K19 highlights, Dee and his brother are playing a co-op MyLEAGUE with an All-Time Fantasy Draft roster, using early 90s Orlando Magic branding. Dee is player locked to Shaq, and puts the Diesel to great use when getting the ball down low. The result is a very satisfying comeback victory against a similarly stacked Celtics squad, filled with spectacular plays.

The second video features Dee and I connecting on Parsec to revisit the PS2 version of NBA Live 09. As I’ve discussed before, it was a rather rough release, indicative of how that version was an afterthought by that point. It can still be fun despite its flaws, especially in a matchup of the 80s All-Stars and 70s All-Stars.

Check out both videos below! As always, I encourage you to subscribe to the NLSC YouTube channel if you haven’t already, as there’ll be plenty more basketball gaming content throughout 2023. Once again, feel free to hit us up with any suggestions of games that you’d like to see us play!

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NBA 2K19 Mod Releases: Legends Roster

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Server shutdowns remove access to some great custom rosters, but fortunately, they can still be shared offline. Today’s NBA 2K19 mod releases feature a re-upload of Brian Mazique’s Ultimate Legends Roster, courtesy of sticky-fingers. Check it out at the link below!

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Ultimate Legends Roster 4

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and Mod Releases bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

NLSC Podcast #431: Heroes in a Half-Court

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #431 of the NLSC Podcast!

The release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has demonstrated the popularity of retro-style gameplay with modern sensibilities. It leads us to consider how this could apply to the virtual hardwood, with Basketball Classics being a great example. We also lament the lack of a new NBA Jam title, and reflect on the shortcomings of the NBA Playgrounds games. Mention of Konami also sends us down the rabbit hole to discuss some of our favourite games from the company, basketball or otherwise. Our Lakers vs. Celtics Tournament will be tipping off soon, and we’re also keen to continue our co-op sessions on Parsec. In an update on our NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE and NBA 2K14 MyCAREER games, we’re talking sliders, streaks, and the growing legend of Terry Hanson. This week’s mailbag features a discussion about the influence that playing real hoops has on basketball gaming, basketball book recommendations, and the best classic seasons to watch.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NLSC Podcast #428: Time To Dust Off Those Old Modding Tools

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #428 of the NLSC Podcast!

We had a lot of fun revisiting NBA Live 06 PC recently, using the last NLSC roster to play with the Dream Team and updated Decade All-Stars. We did spy a couple of oversights though, leading to the temptation to pick up the old tools and fix them. Indeed, the lure to mod old favourites remains strong! Some recent events prompt us to comment on one of our pet peeves: bewildering Dislikes on YouTube videos. Rumours of a possible sale or merger for EA have been making the rounds, so we weigh in with our thoughts on the situation. We also catch up on the latest from the 1995 MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K19, and reflect on the immersive nature of retro season mods. Meanwhile, NBA 2K14 MyCAREER has produced the worst virtual NBA Finalists either of us have ever encountered.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NLSC Podcast #425: Sliding Back Into 1995, With Stildo33

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #425 of the NLSC Podcast!

Ken (aka Stildo33) returns to the show to talk about replaying the 1995 season in NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE! In addition to a little trash talk, there are reflections on some of the favourite games so far, exciting upcoming matchups, and learning new skills on the virtual hardwood. We also talk about the importance of fine-tuning gameplay sliders, and some of the issues that NBA 2K19 had out of the box. A couple of ideas for future Parsec tournaments are also floated for your consideration! With the preview season of NBA 2K23 looming on the horizon, and the continued hope that EA Sports will return with a new basketball game at some point, we also touch on some of our Wishlist items.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NLSC Podcast #424: The Many Ways We Play Basketball Games

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #424 of the NLSC Podcast!

NBA Live 2000 PC is back in the rotation, delighting with its gameplay. However, its presentation also leads to a surprising revelation, and a tribute to the late Don Poier. Once again, we can’t rule out some retro modding projects for the game! We also circle back to the potential tease of a new college basketball game, and reflect on missed opportunities with EA’s marketing of its hoops titles. As always, we provide updates on what we’ve been playing, including the latest progress in NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE using the 1995 season mod, and Year 3 of NBA 2K14 MyCAREER. This week’s mailbag is all about how the community likes to spend its time on the virtual hardwood, and we received plenty of interesting answers covering a variety of modes.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NLSC Podcast #423: Heighten The Basketball Gaming Parabola

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #423 of the NLSC Podcast!

International Basketball 2009 may be one of the top three worst hoops games we’ve ever played, but on the bright side, it’s given us a new catchphrase! We also threw it way back this week by revisiting NBA Basketball for Intellivision, while having some more fun with NBA Live 2001 and NBA Hangtime over Parsec. In this week’s NBA 2K14 MyCAREER update, a two-time champion is traded, and Terry Hanson continues to impress. As for NBA 2K19 MyLEAGUE with the 1995 season mod, it continues to be a blast, with plenty of trash talk! The mailbag also returns this week as we discuss your suggestions for future content, as well as our Holy Grails of basketball video game collecting.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NBA 2K19 Mod Releases: Jordan Clarkson Face

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Mod releases have slowed down for NBA 2K19 at this point, but we do still get a few new uploads, such as this Jordan Clarkson face update from jofet033. Pick it up at the link below!

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Jordan Clarkson Face

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and Mod Releases bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.





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