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Strategy Guide

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  • All 24/7 items

    Create a 24/7 player and enter "RAY GRAHAM" as a case-sensitive name to unlock all 24/7 items.

  • 100% on training

    Create a 24/7 player and enter "JOHN GRAHAM" as a case-sensitive name to get 100% on training.

  • 2K5 Street court

    Play five Street Games.

  • Practice Gym court

    Play ten Street Games.

  • VC Gym court

    Play fifteen Street Games.

  • Boss #1 court

    Defeat the CPU by 69 points.

  • Boss #2 court

    After unlocking the Boss #1 court, defeat the CPU by 69 points.

  • Boss #3 court

    After unlocking the Lamar Odom Bobble-Head, get 30 total assists in one game.

  • Hall Of Fame mode

    Unlock all bonuses to access the Hall Of Fame difficulty setting.

  • Hieroglyphics team

    Hold the CPU to 48 points or less.

  • 2K5 team

    After unlocking the Hieroglyphics team, hold the CPU to 48 points or less.

  • VC team

    After unlocking the 2K5 team, hold the CPU to 48 points or less.

  • Sophomore Class team

    After unlocking the VC team, hold the CPU to 48 points or less.

  • Rookie Class team

    After unlocking the Sophomore Class team, hold the CPU to 48 points or less.

  • All-Time 76'ers

    Score 127 points in one game.

  • All-Time Celtics

    Do not commit any fouls for an entire game.

  • SEGA team

    After unlocking the All-Time Celtics, do not commit any fouls for an entire game.

  • All-Time Lakers

    Win two games.

  • All-time Sonics

    Score 127 points in three consecutive games.

  • All-Time Superstars

    Win five games.

  • ABA Ball

    Do not allow any player on your team be the victim of a steal for an entire game.

  • ESPN Ball

    After unlocking the ABA Ball, do not allow any player on your team be the victim of a steal for an entire game.

  • Sega Ball

    After unlocking the ESPN Ball, Do not allow any player on your team be the victim of a steal for an entire game.

  • Kevin Garnett Bobble-Head

    Do not get blocked for an entire game.

  • Allen Iverson Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Kevin Garnett Bobble-Head, do not get blocked for an entire game.

  • Andrei Kirilenko Bobble-Head

    Get one double double by any player on your team.

  • Baron Davis Bobble-Head

    Make twenty 3-point field goals in one game.

  • Yao Ming Bobble-Head

    Block a total of ten shots total in one game.

  • Ben Wallace Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Yao Ming Bobble-Head, block a total of ten shots total in one game.

  • Dirk Nowitzki Bobble-Head

    Defeat the CPU by 15 Points in each quarter of a game.

  • Carmelo Anthony Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Dirk Nowitzki Bobble-Head, defeat the CPU by 15 Points in each quarter of a game.

  • Kenyon Martin Bobble-Head

    Get 40 total rebounds in one game.

  • Chris Webber Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Kenyon Martin Bobble-Head, get 40 total rebounds in one game.

  • Elton Brand Bobble-Head

    Get 25 rebounds in each half in one game.

  • Tim Duncan Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Elton Brand Bobble-Head, get 25 rebounds in each half in one game.

  • Stephon Marbury Bobble-Head

    Do not get pass intercepted for an entire game.

  • Jason Kidd Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Stephon Marbury Bobble-Head, do not get pass intercepted for an entire game.

  • LeBron James Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Jason Kidd Bobble-Head, , do not get pass intercepted for an entire game.

  • Jermaine O'Neal Bobble-Head

    Get one double double by a player on your team with one of the stats above 15.

  • Shaq Bobble-Head

    Get one double double by any player on your team with both stats above 15.

  • Vince Carter Bobble-Head

    Make ten dunks in one game.

  • T-Mac Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Vince Carter Bobble-Head, make ten dunks in one game.

  • Kobe Bryant Bobble-Head

    After unlocking the Kobe Bryant Bobble-Head, make ten dunks in one game.

  • Steve Francis Bobble-Head

    Get 15 total assists in one game.

  • Lamar Odom Bobble-Head

    Get 30 total assists in one game.

  • Paul Pierce Bobble-Head

    Score 500 total points. Note: Points in Street Games do not count towards the total.

  • Peja Stojakovic Bobble-Head

    Make 100% of your freethrows for an entire game.

  • Bonus multi-player modes

    Successfully complete one of the following modes in 24/7 mode to unlock the same mode in multi-player games: Giant Ball, Long Range Only, No Blocks, No Steals, Small Ball, and Turbo Challenge.

  • Unlock special teams quickly

    Set the game time to one minute and win the game. You will unlock the first team. Repeat this process to unlock all the special teams.

  • Distract opponent's freethrows

    When another human player is making a freethrow, press L + R to vibrate their controller.

  • Get point guard on the opposing team fouled out

    Whenever you score, let the point guard on the other team take the ball down the court. When he crosses the half-court line, stand by on the free throw line. The point guard will wait a few seconds, then try to go to the hole. When this happens, quickly press Charge (Y) and the referee should call a charge. Keep repeating this until he gets fouled out.

  • Editing players

    Once you have loaded the game, go to "Features", then to "Roster Manager". Select "Team Rosters" and keep pressing White or Black to find your team. You can change the positions shown by pressing L and R. Select a player and go to "Edit Player". Keep pressing Start until you get to their stat screen. You can increase all of their stats, then play season.

  • Recommended team

    At the menu screen, go to "Options". Move down to "Manage Roster" and select it. Create a player and enter the "Basic Info", "Appearance", "Tattoos", "Accessories", and "Shoes". When you get to "Attributes", move everything to 99. Make twelve players, or just make the whole team the same player. When you are done, create a team choose the players you want. Choose the player or players with 99. The maximum is 15, and the minimum is 12. When done, go back to the to the menu screen and select "Load/Save". Then, select "Load" after that. Next, move to your "Roster" and select "OK". When you go to "Quick Game", you will have the best team in the league.

  • Easy wins

    Pause the game, then go to the options and select "Gamesliders". While there, you can max out your stats. Then, press Start to lower your opponents stats before resuming the game.

  • Easy Baskets in 24/7 mode

    When you facing someone in 24/7 mode and are down 7-0 (or something similar), get the ball and go up to the top of the key. You can either pump once, then shoot; or drive past him going left. If you have the ball after you receive the check, pump once, drive to either side, and make a layup.

  • Easy skills and points in 24/7 mode

    This trick requires two controllers. Go to training for something like 3 pointers. When you start using both controllers, you will have control of your opponent. This gives you the chance to do as much training as desired. For the ratings, it works the same way -- you will have control of your opponent.

  • Halloween 24/7 prizes

    Set the system date to October 31 to get prizes such as a pumpkin head and pumpkin ball in 24/7 mode.

  • Mascot head in 24/7 training mode

    Reach 100 in any area of training to get a mascot's head for use in 24/7 mode:

      3PT: Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls mascot)
      Passing: Sly the Fox (New Jersey Nets mascot)
      Ball Handling: The Raptor (Toronto Raptors mascot)
      Dunk: Blaze (Portland Trailblazers mascot)

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