NBA Live 2003 Cheats - GameCube
When your opponent is backing you down, press "Taking Charge" to get the CPU to foul you.
Pause game play, then change the controller setting to the CPU. Resume game and after the CPU has shot the freethrow, pause game play again and change the controller setting back to its original value.
Easy 3 pointers
On defense, get a good 3 pointer or even someone that cannot make that many. Then do not move until it is your ball. In other words, let the other players do the work. When you get the ball, pass it to that person. Do not use turbo or any tricks. Just shoot a 3 pointer close up and he will make it.
When you get possession of the ball, pass it to someone who is known to have good dunking abilities. You can usually tell if they are good dunkers when they have the icon with a shoe and lightning. Players such as Jerry Stackhouse, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, and Tracy McGrady are good choices. You also need to make sure that your player has good dribbling skills. Move around near the three point line. Do a few crossovers and spins on your opponent, and he will usually trip slightly. Then, press [Turbo] to make a drive into the basket. Hold [Shoot] until your player is ready to dunk the ball.
To do a pump fake, simply tap [Shoot]. Usually when a defender is near you, he will jump and try to block your fake. While he is in mid-air, shoot the ball and about 80% of the time it will goes in because there is no one interfering with your shot. Make sure you do not try to move after doing a pump fake, because you will get called for traveling.
Easy ball possession
Play a game with all penalties off. As the CPU has the ball out of bounds, quickly press [Start], and turn "Out Of Bounds" on. Press [Start] again to resume. The CPU will be called out of bounds, and you will get the ball. Note: This trick only works if you turn out of bounds on when the CPU is out of bounds, with the ball in hand.
Hold the Right "Freestyle" and your player with raise his hands. This works better with tall players. Hold the "C-stick Up" and run into the player. It should be a foul, and he will usually lose the ball for you to pick up.
Bypassing tough defenders
If you are trying to shoot and have a top defender on your player (for example, Ben Wallace, Bruce Bowen, Kevin Garnett, Kobe, Jason Kidd, Tim Duncan, etc.) and he will not go for a head fake, take a few dribbles. After that, do another fake and he will usually go flying. This also can help you draw easy fouls.
Change the game type to "Arcade" and select the desired rules for the game. It has a much slower game speed and easier control.
Take the sleeve off his right hand to see more tattoos that the NBA has banned Iverson from showing because they consider them inappropriate.
Make Iverson bald with no headband to see two tattoos of girls kissing.
Change players ratings
You can change player ratings in regular season or franchise mode at any time while your team is in the playoffs. Just go to "Team Management", then "Edit Player". Select a player on your team and you will be able to choose the "Ratings" option. You can now change that player's ratings in any way desired. You cannot do this during the regular season. You can also change a player's gear any time you desire (for example, socks, armbands, etc.)
If a player is taller than seven feet (for example, Shaq), they will usually dunk the ball hard on the rim. Even though their dunk rating is 99, they will not be able to do any slam dunks such as Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant.
Dunk from the freethrow line Michael Jordan or Julius Irving
During practice or exhibition mode select either 90's All-Star Michael Jordan or 80's All-Star Julius Irving anytime during a game. Get clear enough to jump from the freethrow line and dunk. Note: This will not work during a one-on-one game.
Shaking the backboard
The backboard and the basket will shake after doing a slam dunk.
If you are playing in franchise mode, try to stay above.500 in winning percentage. If you go under .500, most of the time fans will stop going to your games.
Older players in franchise mode
Be careful when signing players over the age of 37. Those players usually retire after one or two years.
Signing free agents
If a player refuses to sign with your team, try offering him a longer contract.
More players want to sign
If you want more or better players on your team, win the championship. Players will ask for longer term deals, but for 300,000 points.
Sign good free agents when over the salary cap
In the off season of franchise mode, when you get to the option to sign free agents, skip over it. Select the option to trade players. The game will confirm that you want to skip signing free agents. Answer "Yes". If you leave at least four roster spots open, the CPU will automatically sign free agents for you on one year, 30,000 point contracts. The better the year your team has had, the better the players you will get. Also, the more roster spots you leave open, the more players you will get.
Getting good players in franchise mode
There is an easy way to get any players desired in franchise mode and to give them all 99 ratings. Start a season and trade for the players. Change their ratings as desired. As soon as you have your team, save the game and go back to the main menu. Open a franchise and choose the same team that you had in the season. Your team will have all the players from the season and their ratings. Save the franchise, then you can delete the season. Note: Some of the better players (for example Jermaine O'neal) only have one year remaining on their contracts. Make sure they play a lot and score well. If you win the championship they may want to resign.
Franchise mode All-Star game
In franchise mode, no player less than 85 in overall rating can be chosen as an All-Star player in the All-Star game during February. The CPU randomly picks players who have high ratings and are on the "League Leaders" list.
Franchise mode trading
If you want trade for a player but the team that has him does not want to accept your offer, simply change the player you want to trade to the other player's position. Most of the time the team will accept. For example, if you have a Lakers franchise and are willing to trade Robert Horry for Ben Wallace but the Pistons will not accept your offer, change Robert Horry's position to Center and the Pistons will most likely accept. Try to do this trick as often as possible for better trading.
Starting in franchise mode
The first thing you should do when beginning franchise mode is to release all your minimum salary (30,000 points) players that have ratings below 73 to sign other players that have higher ones. For example, if you have Jannero Pargo in your Lakers franchise, he has a salary that is 30,000 points with an overall rating of 72. Release him and sign Tim Hardaway for the same 30,000 point value. You will get a better deal because Tim Hardaway has an 80 rating. Try to make a strong bench line so that when one of your starters gets injured, a good replacement can fill in for that person.
Custom start menu
Switch players from team to team, then save the roster. Restart the game then load the roster. At the start menu, on the right hand side you will see the players like Jordon, Kidd, etc. Watch closely when they appear. You will see that they have changed uniforms from what they were to the team that you have traded them to.
Glitch: Extra time
Start a game and at the end of the quarter, keep the ball. You will have four or five more seconds to play around or shoot.