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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include the latest retro player faces from IceCr, and two packs of custom basketballs by Pep. Download all of the releases at the links below!

IceCr
Reggie Lewis Face
Eddie Jones Face
Allan Houston Face
Magic Johnson Face
Horace Grant Face

Pep
European 4K Ball pack
North America and Australia 4K Ball Pack

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The Friday Five: 5 Outdated Details in Basketball Games

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five outdated details in basketball games.

It’s difficult for basketball video games not to include a few outdated details at launch. Roster cut-off dates mean that a game’s lineups will be at least slightly out of date by the time we get our hands on it. Obviously all games are eventually outdated as new players enter the league, returning players change teams, and teams introduce new branding. Mind you, it would be a rather short and uninteresting article if I simply said all hoops games have outdated details and left it at that. It would make for a decent April Fools gag, though.

Since April 1st has been and gone this year, and fell on a Wednesday besides, I’ll go ahead and compile a proper list. I will however avoid including any outdated details related to rosters since as I noted they’re inevitable, and often fixed through official updates. I’m also excluding old games that launched with previous season rosters, as well as lockout-affected titles. Instead, I’m focusing on other outdated details that were noteworthy at release, or in some cases, details that quickly became outdated due to events that occurred post-launch. They’re not necessarily game-breaking issues, of course, but they nevertheless stand out as interesting trivia notes.

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Wayback Wednesday: The ABA in Basketball Video Games

Wayback Wednesday: The ABA in Basketball Video Games

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at how the ABA has been represented in basketball video games.

Despite its influence on the NBA and the sport in general, the American Basketball Association doesn’t have a lot of representation on the virtual hardwood. It makes sense as the National Basketball Association became the dominant “brand” when it exploded in global popularity in the 80s and 90s, by which point the ABA had long been absorbed in the 1976 merger. Although it’s not exactly forgotten, its history is somewhat glossed over in favour of celebrating the NBA’s heritage. Of course, that’s not altogether surprising; as the old saying goes, history is written by the winners.

Still, given that the NBA does pay homage to the ABA and adopted some of its ideas including the three-point line (though Abe Saperstein’s American Basketball League did it first), it’s strange that it doesn’t have much of a presence in video games. The ABA had been gone for around two decades when I was getting into basketball and basketball video games, but I recognise its importance and would love to see it celebrated in gaming as well. What have we seen so far? Let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K20 include a retro ABA jersey, uniform updates for the Lakers, Mavericks, and Clippers, and a French League basketball. Download them all at the links below!

bctrackboi11
ABA Retro New Orleans Buccaneers Home Uniform

Warriors64
Jeep Elite Ball (Season 2019-2020) French Basketball League

pinoy21
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v2.0)
Dallas Mavericks Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v2.5)
Los Angeles Clippers Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v2.0)

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

Tip off a new week with the latest file additions for NBA 2K20 PC! Today’s new and updated releases include face, shoe, and crowd updates, as well as a Street mod. Check them all out at the links below!

CujoMatty
Chris Boucher Hair Update
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Hair Update
Toronto Raptors 3 Court Pack

WUSUI
Kevin Durant by WUSUI

TwisT
Crowd Update – All in One

TGsoGood
2K Street – Files

sitew33
Resized Shoes

eirik
Fictional NBA Ball (Updated to v2.0)

Shuajota
Luka Doncic Face (Updated to v2.0)

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K20 PC include a little bit of everything, from shoe updates to a face conversion tool. Check them all out at the links below!

WUSUI
Carmelo Anthony by WUSUI

seanbarkley
[seanbarkley] KICKSOLOGY 2K20

eirik
Fictional NBA Ball

Manni Live
Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Arena

Trevor Poirier
NBA 2K20 CF Converter

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K20 PC include updated jerseys, scoreboards, and game balls, as well as a new modding tool. Check them all out at the links below!

pinoy21
Golden State Warriors 2020 City Edition Jersey (pinoy21)
Portland Trail Blazers Jersey (pinoy21)
Indiana Pacers Jersey (pinoy21)
Brooklyn Nets 2018 City Edition Jersey (pinoy21)
New Orleans Pelicans Jersey (pinoy21)
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (pinoy21)

SITH
Spalding Official NBA Game Ball HD [SITH]
Spalding Official WNBA Game Ball HD [SITH]

trevorjpt33
Auto-Shrinkwrap 2K20

sticky-fingers
1998 TNT Scoreboard

Issy
Chicago Bulls Jersey
San Antonio Spurs Jersey

CujoMatty
Raptors on TSN Scoreboard, Watermark & Transition (Updated to v3.0)
Rogers Sportsnet Scoreboard, Wipe & Transition (Updated to v2.0)

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

Modding for NBA 2K20 PC is picking up, as you can see from today’s file additions. Check out scoreboards, courts, jerseys, and more at the links below!

CujoMatty
Rogers Sportsnet Scoreboard, Wipe & Transition
Raptors on TSN Scoreboard, Watermark & Transition

Manni Live
Boston Celtics TD Garden
Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center

Ayston
Practice Jerseys Pack

MauMau78
SFX Mod
Net Physics

pinoy21
Philadelphia 76ers Jersey (pinoy21)
Golden State Warriors Jersey (pinoy21)

TwisT
WNBA Game Ball

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Even with NBA 2K20 right around the corner, the NBA 2K19 modding community is still going strong. Check out the latest mod releases at the links below!

pinoy21
Memphis Grizzlies 20th Season Classic Edition Jersey (pinoy21)
Houston Rockets 2020 Classic Edition Jersey (pinoy21)
New York Knicks Jersey (pinoy21)
Los Angeles Lakers 2018 City Edition Jersey (pinoy21)
Golden State Warriors 2020 Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v1.5)
Houston Rockets 2019-20 Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v2.0)

trevorjpt33
NBA 2K19 CF Conversion Kit

Torogi
Maurice Harkless Face with Ninja Headband

Warriors64
Jeep Elite Ball 2019-2020 (French Basketball League) (Updated to v2.0)

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K19 PC include a little bit of everything, from updated jerseys and offseason rosters to player faces and new modding tools. Check them all out at the links below!

Aston2K
Houston Rockets ’19 Uniforms (Home & Away)
ESPN Summer League Presentation

Shuajota
Yuta Watanabe Face
Shuajota’s Roster 19-20

trevorjpt33
3D Accessory Tool
Auto Shrinkwrap Tool (Updated to v1.0)

Torogi
Kobe Bryant Face With Mask
RKJ No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams) (Updated to v2.5)

Warriors64
Elan Bearnais Court (French Basketball League)
Jeep Elite Ball 2018-2019 (French Basketball League)
Jeep Elite Ball 2019-2020 (French Basketball League)

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include roster and face updates for the 2020 season, new basketballs, and some enhanced Legends faces. Check them out at the links below!

ModManZZZ
ModManZZZ Updated NBA Rosters 2019-2020

BBTxJoKer
De’Andre Hunter Face
Darius Garland Face
Ja Morant Face
Jarrett Culver Face

Blang
Vincent Poirier Face

IceCr
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Face
Larry Bird Face
David Robinson Face (Updated to v2.0)

Pep
Three 4K Resolution Basketballs

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K19 PC include player faces, crowd updates, and a new basketball. Check them all out at the links below!

Torogi
NBA Ball
Rodney Hood Face & Model
Al Horford Face (Updated to v2.0)

TwisT
Crowd Update – Big Heads
Crowd Update – 2019 Playoff Shirts (Updated to v24.0)
Crowd Update – All in One (Updated to v2.0)

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Time for another round of file additions for NBA 2K19 PC! The latest releases include another pack of custom basketballs, crowd and dorna updates, and an updated face for Juancho Hernangomez. Download them all at the links below!

TwisT
Extra Basketballs 3
Toronto Raptors Dornas (TwisT)
Detroit Pistons Dornas (TwisT)
Crowd Update – Home Opener Shirts (Updated to v4.0)

Shuajota
Juancho Hernangomez Face

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K19 PC include faces, jerseys, custom basketballs, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

Torogi
Otto Porter Face & Model
DeMarcus Cousins Face
Andre Roberson Face
John Wall Face (Dreads) (Updated to v2.0)
Muscle And Sweat Global 3.0 (Updated to v3.0)
Jeff Green Face & Model (Updated to v2.0)

Shuajota
FOX Sports TV Logo
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v4.1)

TwisT
Extra Basketballs 2

Manni Live
Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center

pinoy21
Los Angeles Clippers Jersey (pinoy21)

Limnono
Limnono Trainer (NBA 2K19 Xiugaiqi) (Updated to v3.0)

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Monday Tip-Off: Nostalgia in Basketball Gaming

Vince Carter dunks in NBA 2K11

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a few thoughts on nostalgia in basketball gaming.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Deconstructing it as a concept is a little beyond a site dedicated to covering basketball video games but suffice to say, experts who know a lot more about psychology and sociology than I do have identified both positive and negative aspects of nostalgia. Nevertheless, I’d say that for most of us, it’s a healthy indulgence of our old favourites, whether it’s video games, television shows, films, music, sporting moments, or whatever. It’s often fun to reminisce, not to mention good fodder for discussion and debate.

Basketball games appeal to our nostalgia with retro content such as historical teams, but old hoops games themselves also hold a certain appeal. It’s fair to say that many of us are nostalgic for the titles we grew up playing; I know I am, which is why I enjoy producing my weekly Wayback Wednesday feature. We also hold up the best releases from yesteryear as a benchmark for new games, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, we do want to see basketball games continue to improve, especially when it comes to the annual releases. However, it is possible to get caught up in nostalgia, judging new games unfairly and exaggerating the quality of older titles.

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