NBA Live 09

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Games include game, cover art, and case. Game data from previous use may be present, but can be overwritten or deleted. Bonus downloadable or promotional content may have already been redeemed. Cleaning and repair was done as required.

Description

NBA Live 09 on PlayStation 2 offers new features designed to enhance the on-court action you'll experience while managing your favorite pro basketball team. One of the more distinctive additions is "dynamic DNA," which focuses on real-life behaviors or tendencies of teams and individual players. Statistical data on each NBA game is transferred online to NBA Live 09 on a daily basis. If a player goes on a cold streak in real life, his ratings will be adjusted within the game. If a player prefers to shoot from a specific spot on the court, his behavior will be reflected in his digital counterpart. NBA Live 09 also continues the role-playing like "Be a Pro" mode first offered in NHL 09. As in the hockey title, you play a single athlete on the court while gradually building his stats and abilities over time. Target and sign free agents with the new negotiation mini-game in the Dynasty Mode, and lead your offense with the help of color-coded hot spots indicating the likelihood of a successful shot. Rounding out the feature list is an interactive practice facility called the NBA Academy and an expanded FIBA tournament with 24 national teams.

Game Controls

COMPLETE CONTROLS

OFFENSE

Left Analog Stick = move player
Circle Button (Hold Then Release) = shoot
Circle Button (Tap) = shot fake
Square Button = lay-up, dunk
X Button (Hold) = lob pass
X Button (Tap) = normal pass
X Button (Tap) + Left Analog Stick = touch pass
R2 Button = alley-oop pass (when teammate has a clear lane to the basket)
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle Button = direct pass
Right Analog Stick = ea sports freestyle control
Triangle Button = pro-hop, power dribble
L1 Button = back down
R3 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle Button = off-ball switch
R1 Button = turbo
D-Pad = quick plays
D-Pad (Double-Tap) = playcalling
Start Button = pause game

LOW POST MOVES

Square Button = slam dunk (when close to the basket)
Left Analog Stick (Away From Basket) + Circle Button = fade-away jump shot

MID-AIR REBOUNDS, TIPS, AND DUNKS

Triangle Button = mid-air rebounds
Square Button = tip-slam (when close to the basket)
Circle Button = tip-in

INBOUNDING

L1 Button (Hold) = call for screen

CALL-FOR-PASS INBOUNDING

Left Analog Stick = move pass receiver
X Button = call for pass
D-Pad (Tap) = inbound plays

HOT SPOTS

L3 Button (Hold) = activate hot spots
L3 Button = deactivate hot spots

FREE THROWS

Right Analog Stick Down = beging shooting motion
Right Analog Stick Up = release the ball

DEFENSE

Left Analog Stick = move player
X Button = switch player
Square Button = steal, intercept
Square Button (Repeatedly) = hard foul
Circle Button = take charge
Triangle Button = block, rebound
R3 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle Button = off-ball switch
L2 Button (Tap) = last man back
Right Analog Stick Down = defensive stance, box out
Select Button = intentional foul
R1 Button = turbo
D-Pad = quick plays
D-Pad (Double-Tap) = playcalling
Start Button = pause game

EA SPORTS DEFENSIVE ASSIST

L1 Button = activate ea sports defensive assist
Circle Button = take a charge
Square Button or Right Analog Stick Left or Right = steal attempt

BEGINNER

OFFENSE

Circle Button = shoot
Square Button = lay-up, dunk
X Button = pass, give and go
R1 Button = turbo

DEFENSE

X Button = switch player
Square Button = steal, intercept, hard foul
Triangle Button = block, rebound
R1 Button = turbo

ALL-STAR WEEKEND CONTROLS

3 POINT SHOOTOUT

L1 Button = switch camera view
R1 Button = pick up ball
Square, X, Circle or Triangle Button (Press Then Release) = jump, shoot

SLAM DUNK CONTEST (ON GROUND)

Square Button = 1 foot gather
Circle Button = 2 foot gather
Triangle Button = 1 foot 180 gather
X Button = 2 foot 180 gather
Right Analog Stick = ball toss
Left Analog Stick = move player
L1 or R1 Button = dunk, toss modifier

SLAM DUNK CONTEST (IN AIR)

Triangle Button = windmill
Square Button = tomahawk
Circle Button = pump
X Button = clutch
Left Analog Stick = rotate player (during 180 gathers)
L1 or R1 Button = dunk modifiers