NBA Live 2003 Cheats - Xbox
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.
Distract opponent during freethrows
Repeatedly tap [X] to shake your opponent's controller.
This will increase the chance of them missing freethrows. Note:
This only works with human opponents.
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 "Right
Analog-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
Make Iverson bald with no headband to see two tattoos of girls
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
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
Getting good players in franchise
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
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