Unlock Michael Jordan:
Defeat Michael Jordan one on one in superstar mode to unlock him
on the roster.
Unlock Isaiah Thomas:
Get fifteen steals in a game in superstar mode to unlock him on
Defeating Michael Jordan:
Although the following trick can be done with any point total to
win, 11 is probably the best. Choose Jeff Hornacek to play against
Michael Jordan. After getting the ball, just shoot three-pointers.
Michael will not guard you until your start to make a lot of shots or
get a big lead. When he does start to guard, back up a few feet from
the three point line and shoot the ball. He will not guard and you can
still make the basket. Note: Make sure to release ball at the top of
your jump. Jeff Hornacek will not always make it, so only shoot the
three-pointer on every other shot. He should make about 90% if he
shoots every other shot. Try to drive on every possession when you do
not shoot a three.
All-Decade Team players:
There is a set of five All-Decade Teams (1950's through 1990's),
and all of the players on those teams can be unlocked to become
available to put on any desired roster. In order to achieve that for
each player, the game will give you hints as to how this may be done.
Michael Jordan, for instance (as well as for Wilt Chamberlain and one
other player from the 1950's team), can be unlocked by beating Michael
Jordan with any player in the superstar level in the game's one-on-one
mode. If there is a way to unlock players by achieving certain
performances in a single game, the easiest way to do that is to use a
great team (like the All-Decade Teams) against a poor one (like the
Chicago Bulls). For seasonal achievements, just work your way through
it. All the achievements can be achieved, but if you want to win by a
lot over a team, do not try to make 15 'threes' or pick up 30 assists
in a game -- just play up-tempo basketball. If you try to make the
achievements, watch yourself because you also have to win the game to
unlock the legends.
To get fifteen 3-point baskets in a game, your best players to do
this are very streaky, but decent shooters (Bird, Rick Barry, Iverson,
Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, etc.). Many times with these players, you can
either kick it out to them from the low post and shoot, or (which is
better most times), if you are going on the fast break, pull-up from 3
point range. You still have to shoot at the top of your jump, but with
streaky shooters, you have a great chance of hitting several in a row,
even if you do not shoot from the top of your jump.
Try getting the Triple-Double with points, assists, and steals.
Create a player that is 7'10" and around 270-280 pounds. Make him a
point guard with 99 in all attributes. He should be able to rebound,
block shots, steal, score, and dish out assists very well. You should
be able to get more than one legend by getting the fifteen steals and
Go to arcade mode. Choose your team and start playing. If you
dunk 3 or 4 times with the same guy or make 3 or 4 shots with the same
guy, the next time that guy gets the ball the ball will be on fire.