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NBA SHOOTOUT '98




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NBA SHOOTOUT '98 Manual

Table of Contents
PLAYSTATION SETUP               2
CONTROLLER DIAGRAM              3
MEMORYCARD/SAVING DATA          3
GAME CONTROLS                   4-5
SETTING UP THE GAME             6
        Select Game             6
         Exhibition             6
           Edit Starters        7
         Season                 8
         Playoffs               9
         Draft                  11
        Rosters                 12
         Trade Players          12
         Create Players         12
         Release Players        13
         Sign Free Agents       13
         Reset Rosters          14
        Options                 14
        Memory Card             16
PLAYING THE GAME                17
 On-The-Fly Play Calling        17
 Pre-Game Menu                  17
   Player Control               18
 Game Paused Menu               18
   Substitution                 19
 Post-Game Menu                 20
ON THE COURT                    20
NBA SHOOTOUT '98 CREDITS        23-24

1

PlayStation Setup

Set up your PlayStation game console according to the instructions in its Instruction
Manual. Make sure the power is off before inserting or removing a compact disc. Insert
the NBA ShootOut go disc and close the CD door, Insert game controllers and turn on
the PlayStationiM game console. Follow on-screen instructions to start a game.

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Controller Diagram
        
Memory Card/Saving Data
You must insert your Memory Card before you start a Season, Playoff, change a
Roster, or Create a Player to save your progress. NBA ShootOut '98 saves user-
defined options and all data for a Season, Playoff, Roster Change, or Created Player,
Four blocks of memory must be available on your Memory Card in order to save any
NBA ShootOut 98 data. Only one tile can be saved at a time, If you don't have a
Memory Card, all NBA ShootOut 98 data will be lost after turning off your PlayStation
Game console.

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Game Controls
OFFENSE         
X                                       Jump shot when stationary       
X + D-Pad away from basket              Fall-Away jumper        
x + D-Pad toward basket                 Leaner  
X + R1                                  Hook shot
Square + X                              Slam dunk. Runner if out of dunk range          
Circle                                  Pass
X then Triangle                         Pass in mid-air
Circle + Triangle                       Alley-Oop               
Square when stationary                  Pump fake       
Square when moving                      Turbo           
Triangle                                Special move (dribble behind your back or between your 
                                        legs)
R1 + D-Pad                              Spin move
R1 when stationary                      Backs player in towards basket
R2 + L2                                 Set screen
R1 + L1                                 Brings up offensive playbook icons
                
TOTAL CONTROL DUNKING
Take control of your dunk in mid-air by using Total Control Dunking (TCD). Press L1             
to activate TCD then press one of the following controls or combinations to perform your                L
favorite dunk.          
L1                                      Activate TCD    
X,Square,Triangle,Circle,Square + X,    Dunk Types
Triangle + circle                       
Square + Circle                         Follow up dunk off of missed shot       
X                                       Tip in off of rebound   

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ICON CUTTING
Allows you to direct any teammate to cut to the basket. Hold R2 to bring up the icons
shown above each player. Send a cutter by pressing the button that corresponds with a
teamate's icon,
R2                                      Brings up cutting icons
Icon                                    Player cuts. Double tap icon to pass to the cutter,

ICON PASSING
Allows you to pass to any teammate. Hold L2 to bring up the icons shown above each
player. Pass the ball by pressing the button that corresponds with a teammate's icon

L2                                      Brings up passing icons
Double tap icon                         Give and Go
Press icon then X                       Quick shot
Hold icon                               Holds pass while you control the cutter, Release icon 
                                        for cutter to receive pass.
DEFENSE
X                                       Steal
Triangle                                Rebound/Block shot
Square                                  Turbo
Circle                                  Switch to defender closest to the ball
Hold Circle                             Switch to defender closest to the basket
L1 + X                                  Intentional foul
L2                                      Switch to defender by icon
R2                                      Cherry pick
R1 + L1                                 Brings up defensive playbook icons.

ICON SWITCHING
Switch manual control to any defensive player. Hold L2 to bring up the icons shown
above each player. Switch control of a player by pressing the button that corresponds.
with a teammate's icon,

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Setting Up The Game
MAIN MENU
From each menu, use the directional arrow pad (D-pad) to highlight the menu options.
Press 0 to bring up the next menu and the (c) button to exit a screen and return to the
previous menu.

SELECT GAME

EXHIBITION
Use Exhibition games to perfect your fundamentals and prepare yourself for a gruel-
ing regular season or the pressure of the playoffs. Exhibition games are not recorded
in the season standings and cannot be saved to a memory card,

NOTE:   Before starting a game, go to the Rosters and Options menus to make
changes to your setup and game attributes.

TEAM SELECT SCREEN
Play with any team in the NBA including the Eastern and Western Conference All-
Stars, Choose a team based on its league ranking in the nine categories shown,
* D-Pad Up/Down to view the offensive and defensive team rankings.

If you have altered a team's roster, press Circle to cycle through the rankings of the
revised, original, and draft rosters,
* Press L1/L2 to cycle through the league and choose an Away team.
* Press R1/R2 to choose a Home team,
* Press X to accept the teams and bring up the Controller screen.

CONTROLLER
With the use of a Multi tap, NBA ShootOut '98 can be played with up to five play-
ers per team. A total of eight people can compete in a game.
* D-Pad Left/Right to choose a team. To play against the computer, leave the
home or away controllers in their original state.
* Press X to bring up the Edit Starters screen.

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EDIT STARTERS
Use this screen to edit the Starting lineup for the game. Substitute a starter with a
player off the bench or simply switch the players to different starting positions.
* D-Pad Left/Right to highlight a starter.
* Press Circle to bring up a list of available players at their usual positions.
* D-Pad Up/Down to select a player and press Circle to replace the starter.
* Press X to play the game.

HINT: Each team needs a player or "sixth man" to come off of the bench during
the game and add some spark to his team. Usually, this player is your top reserve.
Rather than substitute your best bench player for a starter at the beginning of the
game, use him to come off the bench when you need a lift.

PLAYER CARDS
A player card holds valuable statistics and rankings of each player's skill levels.
See Definitions of Abbreviations below.
* Press Square to view the Player Card of each starter or replacement.
* Press Triangle to exit the Player Card.

DEFINITIONS OF ABBREVIATIONS
The following are definitions of the statistical abbreviations shown on a player
card.
        OVR     Overall rating
        3PT     3-Point Shooting        DRB     Defensive Rebounding
        OUT     Outside Shooting        PAS     Passing Ability
        INS     Inside Shooting         BAL     Ball Control
        FTH     Free Throw Ability      STL     Stealing
        LAY     Lay-Up Skill            BLK     Shot Blocking Ability
        OFF     Offensive Awareness     SPD     Speed
        ORB     Offensive Rebounding    STA     Stamina
        DEF     Defensive Awareness     CLU     Clutch Rating
        DNK     Dunking Ability

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SEASON
See what it's like playing all of the teams from around the league in an entire NBA
season. When a season is complete, if you're good enough, you'll have a chance to
compete for the championship.

NEW SEASON
Select New Season and start your march through the regular season to a possible
berth in the playoffs.

SEASON SCHEDULE
View the team schedules of every team in the league. From this screen, at any
time during the season you can have a game simulated by pressing ~. All games
prior to that date will be simulated for the entire league. To begin play in a new
season:
* Press L1/R1 to cycle through the league and choose a team for the season.
* Press Circle to choose a roster.
* Press Square to simulate a game(s).
* Press X to bring up the Controllers screen and play the next game on the
  schedule. See Controllers and Edit Starters under Exhibition for more details on
  setting up a game.

CONTINUE SEASON
Continue a season at the next scheduled game. Remember that games can be
simulated. To use the Continue Season option, you must have already started a
Season and saved the results to the Memory Card. If the PlayStation game con-
sole has been turned off, the season must be loaded prior to selecting this option.
See Memory Card/Saving Data on page 3 for more details. Also, see Season for
details on how to set up a season game.

TEAM STATS
See how each team stacks up to the rest of the league.
* D-Pad Up/Down to cycle through the entire list of teams.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the team ranking for each category.
* Press R2/L2 to cycle through stats for each team.

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PLAYER STATS
View the season stats of each NBA player.
* Press R1/L1 to cycle through the teams.
* D-Pad Up/Down to cycle through the entire list of players.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the player ranking for each category.
* Press R2/L2 to cycle through stats for each player.

LEAGUE LEADERS
View the game-to-game rankings of the league's top 50 performers.
* D-Pad Up/Down to cycle through the entire list of players.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the player ranking for each category.
* Press R2/L2 to cycle through stats for each player.

STANDINGS
Check the game-to-game status of the league's standings.
* Press R1/L1 to cycle through divisions.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the team ranking for each category.
* Press R2/L2 to cycle through stats for each team.

AWARDS
View the season's top performers.
* D-Pad Up/Down to view the stats of each award winner.

PLAYOFFS
Bypass the regular season and jump straight into the playoffs. Two conference
brackets make up 16 teams to compete for the coveted NBA Championship.

NEW PLAYOFFS
Customize the playoffs by setting up marquee matchups. Or, try to fix the brackets
and games to simplify your team's road to the finals.
* D-Pad Left/Right to choose the Eastern or Western Conference bracket.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a particular matchup.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a team within the matchup.
* Press Circle to cycle through teams not set to participate in the playoffs.

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When the teams have been set for each match:
* Press X to choose the playoff format.
* Press Circle to choose a "5-7-7-7" series format or "Single Elimination".
* D-Pad Down and press Circle to choose a roster.
* Press X to bring up the Playoff Tree.

PLAYOFF TREE
The Playoff Tree screen shows the matchups for each round.
* D-Pad Left/Right to move through the Eastern and Western Conference
  brackets or press Circle to move from conference to conference.
* Press Square to select a team.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a game and Press X to bring up the Controller
  screen. You will be locked into this tier throughout the playoffs. See Exhibition
  for more details on setting up a game.

SIMULATE
From the Playoff Tree screen, each round of the playoffs can be simulated. For
a Tournament Series, the first round is a "Best of Five" series. The next two
rounds and the finals are "Best of Seven".
* Press Square to simulate a game.
* When you are ready to begin or resume play in a playoff game, press X to
  bring up the Controllers screen.

CONTINUE PLAYOFFS
Continue your run in the playoffs at the next scheduled game. To play in a contin-
ued playoff series, the playoffs must have been saved to the Memory Card and
loaded prior to making this selection. You can also get to the playoffs by finishing a
season.

NOTE:   See Team Stats, Player Stats, League Leaders, and Standings under
Season for more details on Playoff menu items.

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DRAFT
Players are drafted at 5 positions (Point Guard - PG, Shooting Guard - SG, Small
Forward - SF, Power Forward - PF, and Center - C). You can manually draft each
position for up to 16 teams or have the computer hold the draft. The draft will go 5
rounds.
* Press Square while the draft is taking place to view the starters of each team already
taken.

To manually draft:
* D-Pad Up/Down, Left/Right to highlight a team.
* Press Circle to select the teams you would like to manually draft for.
* Press X to shuffle the draft order.
* Press X to start the draft.
* Press R1 to speed up the draft process.

You will be drafting one player for each position. When a team you have selected for
manual drafting comes up in the draff order:
* Press Circle to choose a position to draft from.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the player ranking for each category.
* D-Pad Up/Down to choose a player still available in the draft.
* Press L2/R2 to cycle through his playing attributes.
* Press X to pick a player.

When the draft is complete:
* Press L1/R1 to cycle through the teams and view the drafted rosters.
* D-Pad Up/Down to view the entire roster of players.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through the player ranking for each category.
* Highlight a player and press Circle to view his player card.
* Press Square to reset rosters and begin the draft again.
* Press Triangle to return to the Select Game screen and select a game type.

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ROSTERS
The Rosters menu option gives you a chance to view and alter the entire player roster
of every NBA team.

EDIT STARTERS
Use this screen to edit the starting lineup of any team. Substitute a starter with a
player off the bench or simply switch the players to different starting positions. See
Edit Starters under Exhibition for more details.

TRADE PLAYER
Build a dominant franchise and control the game on the floor by working a trade for
that missing piece of a championship caliber team. Trade players to and from any
team. Players can only be traded on a one-for-one basis.
* Press R1/L1 to choose a Home team.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player to trade.
* D-Pad Left to Away team.
* Press R1/L1 to choose an Away team.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player to trade.
* Press X to trade the players.
* Continue to trade players or press Triangle to exit the screen.

NOTE:   When a player is selected, press ~ to view his Player Card. Player Cards
hold valuable player stats that can assist you in your decision to trade players.

CREATE PLAYER
Create an all-world basketball talent to take your team to the next level.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight the first name, last name, or college.
* Press X to bring up the alphanumeric chart.
* Use the D-Pad to highlight a letter or number and press Square to enter it.
* To delete a letter or number, press Circle.
* Spell out a name and press the X button to lock it in.

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To continue to customize your player:
* D-Pad down to the other player attributes and D-Pad Left/Right to make a selection.

When you have completed the physical makeup of your player:
* Press Square to alter you player's stats.
* D-Pad Up/Down to choose a player attribute.
* D-Pad Left/Right to raise or lower the skill levels of your player.
* Press Triangle to create the player and bring up his player card. Your player has now
  been entered into the free agent pool.
* Press Triangle to exit the Player Card and the Create Player screen.

NOTE: With only 720 points to distribute among the 19 categories, be wise in your
allocation of each point to provide maximum efficiency for each player.

RELEASE PLAYER
Release any of the players on the current roster.
* Press L1/R1 to select a team.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a player and press the 0 button to release him from
  the team roster and place him into the free agent pool.

SIGN FREE AGENT
You can only have i2 players per roster. To sign a free agent player, you must first
release a player from your roster. Free Agents can also be signed when a player is
released from the Release Player screen.
* D-Pad Right to choose a team to sign a Free Agent.
* Press L1/R1 to cycle through the league and select a team.
* If the team has a current roster of 12 players, D-pad Up/Down to highlight a player
  name and press X to release a player.
* D-Pad Left to choose a Free Agent.
* D-Pad Up/Down to highlight a Free Agent and press X to add the player to the
  team roster.

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RESET ROSTERS
Rosters can easily be restored to their original setup.
* Press Circle to continue and reset all rosters. Choosing this option will also reset any
  season or playoffs not saved to the Memory Card.

OPTIONS
Use the options menu to further customize your game. Press ~ to toggle between the
Game Options and Game Rules menus.

GAME OPTIONS
From the Game Options menu:
* Press X to cycle through the available settings.
* Press Triangle to exit the screen and accept all settings.
* Press Circle to bring up the Game Rules menu to make other changes to rule set-
  tings. See below for Game Rule menu descriptions.
* If you prefer the original option and rule settings, press Square to set all options back
  to the default settings.

GAME MODE (SIM/ARCADE)
Simulation mode best represents an NBA game. Player's fatigue and the rules of
the NBA are closely followed. Arcade mode is loose and all out. Players can't foul
out and never fatigue.

DIFFICULTY (ROOKIE/VETERAN/ALL-STAR)
The player difficulty will determine each player's offensive and defensive ability. To
prepare yourself for the challenge of playing at the Veteran or All-Star levels, first
master the Rookie level.

QUARTER LENGTH (2/3/4/6/9/12)
Choose one of the six available lengths in minutes of each quarter. There are four
quarters per game.

TURBO (ON/OFF)
Turbo gives players some acceleration on the floor.

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CLOSE SCORE (ON/OFF)
The computer will assist you in keeping games close and enabling you to come
from behind to make a run at a last second victory.

PLAYER NAME (ON/OFF)
Each player designated by a controller will be identified during play.

DUNK REPLAYS (ON/OFF)
With Dunk Replays on, stop the replay by pressing START and then adjust the
camera angle for a preferred view of the play.

COMMENTATOR (ON/OFF)
Turn the play-by-play commentator of the game on/off.

MUSIC (ON/OFF)

Keep Music on to hear music while navigating through the game setup screens.

SFX (ON/OFF)
Keep SFX on to hear the special sound effects of the game.

CROWD NOISE (ON/OFF)
Keep Crowd Noise on to hear the excitement of the crowd during the game.

GAME RULES
From the Game Rules menu:
* Press X to cycle through the available settings.
* Press Triangle to exit the screen and accept all settings.
* Press Circle to go back to the Game Options menu if you need to make additional
  changes.
* Press Square to set all options back to the default settings.

FOULS (NORMAL, AGGRO, NONE, FEW)
Set the occurrence of fouls called during a game. At a Normal setting, expect fouls
to be called on a regular basis. A setting of Aggro will result in fouls being called
frequently. A setting of None will result in no foul calls. A setting of Few will result
in a limited number of foul calls.

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FOUL OUT (2, 4, 6, 8, OFF)
Choose the number of fouls a player is allowed during the game. Or, turn this
option off to allow a player an unlimited number of fouls.

BACKCOURT (ON/OFF)
Turn Backcourt off to allow a player to bring the ball into the backcourt after
already bringing the ball over the mid-court line.

OUT OF BOUNDS (ON/OFF)
Turn Out Of Bounds off to use the full court for play. You can run out of bounds
with the ball without being called for an infraction.

FATIGUE (ON/OFF)
Turn Fatigue off to keep your players from getting tired during play.

NOTE:   The Player Name will begin to yellow as a player's fatigue increases.

3 SECOND VIOLATION (ON/OFF)
Turn this option off to allow your offensive players to camp in the key.

5 SECOND CLOCK
You must inbound the ball within 5 seconds or you will turn the ball over.

10 SECOND CLOCK
You must get the ball past the mid-court within 10 seconds of inbounding the ball
or you will be called for a backcourt violation.        F

SHOT CLOCK (ON/OFF)
Keep the Shot Clock on to limit your time of possession to 24 seconds.  L

MEMORY CARD
The Memory Card allows you to Load, Save, or Delete files. To save a season or play-
off game, from the Post-Game menu:
* Select Exit Game to return to the Main Menu.
* Select Memory Card and follow the on-screen instructions.

See Memory Card/Saving Data on page 3 for more details.

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Playing The Game
ON-THE-FLY PLAY CALLING
Use On-The-Fly Play Calling to change your offensive and defensive sets during game
play. To activate the offensive and defensive playbook icons:

* Press and hold L1 and R1 to view the playbook icons and press one of the following
  corresponding controls to set up a play.
        Triangle        Inside Triangle - Center and shooting guard play the perimeter.
        Square          Box - Center and power forward post up under the boards.
        X               Outside Triangle - Shooting guard criss-crosses in the paint.
        Circle          Hi-Lo - Positions the center hi and the power forward low.
        X + Circle      3-Point Play - Isolates the shooting guard behind the arc.

        Triangle        Half Court Press - Defensive pressure after the ball crosses half court
        Square          Full Court Press - Defensive pressure for the full length of the court.
        X               Double Team - Double team the ball dribbler.

PRE-GAME MENU
Use the Pre-Game Menu to make any last minute changes to the game. See Options
under Main Menu for repeated menu item descriptions.

START GAME
Select Start Game to begin play.

EDIT STARTERS
Edit your starting lineup before the tip.
* D-Pad Left/Right to select a position.
* D-Pad Up/Down to select a player.
* Press Triangle to accept your changes and return to the Pre-Game menu.

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PLAYER CONTROL
When two or more players select the same team, assign your controller to a
player/position. From the Player Controls screen:
* Press X to bring up the players on the court.
* D-Pad Left/Right to set the controller to a different player.

DEFENSIVE MATCHUPS
Change the defensive matchups before the tip.
* D-Pad Up/Down to select a player for a matchup change and press X.
* D-Pad Up/Down to select another player and press X to complete
  the switch.

When your defensive matchups are set, choose your defensive strategy.
* D-Pad Down and select Double Team.
* Press X to turn Double Team on/off. With defense set to double team, two play-
  ers will defend the oppositions player. with the ball (L1+R1+X).
* D-Pad Down to Crash Boards and press 0 to turn Crash Boards on/off. With
  Crash Boards on, your team will be more aggressive in getting rebounds.

OFFENSIVE PLAYBOOK
View the game controls used for offensive play calling. See On-The-Fly Play Calling.

EXIT GAME
Quit the current game and return to the Main Menu.

GAME PAUSED MENU
Press the Start button to pause the game and bring up the following menu options. See
Options and Pre-Game Menu for repeated menu item descriptions.

TIME OUT
Select this option to call a timeout. This will restore some energy to your team. Each
team receives 7 timeouts per game.

* Press X from the timeout option to substitute a player or reset your defensive
  game plan.

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SUBSTITUTION
Use this option to substitute a player off of the bench for anyone on the court.
* D-Pad Left/Right to select a player on the court.
* D-Pad Up/Down to choose a player to bring off of the bench.

To view a player's statistics:
* Highlight a player and press Circle to bring up his player card.
* Press Triangle to exit the card.

REPLAY
To use replay:
L2              Rewind
R2              Play
L2 + R2         Slow-Motion replay
START           Set different camera angles
SELECT          Exit back to the game

GAME STATS
View the up to the minute team stats of the game.

PLAYER STATS
View the up to the minute player stats of the game.
* Press Square to toggle between teams.
* D-Pad Left/Right to cycle through players.

CAMERA VIEW
One Player is the default view of the game. Full Cover Low is a full view of the
game from a court level. Full Cover Hi is a top view of the game. Up Court LR is a
view of the game from Left to Right. Up Court RL is a view of the game from Right to
Left. Action Camera is a roving camera system that follows the play at unique angles.

EXIT GAME
Quit the current game and return to the Main Menu or start a rematch.

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POST GAME MENU
Use this menu to check the stats of the completed game. See Game Paused Menu for        
repeated menu item descriptions.        

REMATCH
Start another game between the same two teams.  

PLAYER OF THE GAME      
At the end of each game, the player who produced the biggest impact on the game
will be showcased

On The Court
        
PLAYER CONTROL
Each player manually controlled on the court is designated by a color circle. For exam-
ple, Player 1 is marked by a player with a green circle. Player 2 is marked by a player
with a red circle. Press Square to give your player a turbo boost.      
        
HALFTIME
At halftime, view the statistics and standouts from the first half.     
* Press X to view the standouts.        

HINT: At the end of each quarter, if one of your players is having matchup problems,
take this opportunity to substitute a player. Press SELECT on your controller to bring up       
the Substitution screen. See Substitution under Game Paused Menu for more details.

JUMPBALL        
When the ball is tossed up for the jumpball at the start of the game, press Triangle or X to    
have your center jump for the tip. Use the D-Pad to aim the tip.

INBOUNDING THE BALL     
Press Circle to inbound the ball. If there is a defender guarding the inbound pass, use the     
D-Pad to move the player inbounding the ball and pass the ball from a different angle.

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Hint: If only a few seconds remain on the clock, increase your chances of getting a
shot off before the buzzer by tapping 0 to switch the inbound pass to a player further
down the court.

PASSING
Press Circle to pass the ball. The ball will be passed in the direction the passer is facing.

HINT: Long passes have a tendency to get picked off. Keep an eye on the defensive
up when attempting a long pass.

ICON PASSING
Icon Passing gives you complete control of your passing game, allowing you to pass the
ball to any teammate on the court. Press L2 to bring up the passing icons.

ICON CUTTING
When you need to free a man up for a good look at the basket, press R2 and double
the icon of a player to have him cut and then receive a pass close to the basket.

SHOOTING
For a jumpshot, hold 0 to jump, and then release it to shoot. Your chances of hitting
the shot increase when you release the ball at the peak of the jump.

HINT: If a defender is in your face, while holding down X to shoot press Circle before
releasing the shot to pass off to the nearest teammate.

DUNKING
Square + X attempts a dunk or lay-up. If you press the dunk controls out of dunk range,
the player will attempt a "leaner". Use Total Control Dunking to choose a dunk style.

HINT: To perform a "follow up dunk" off of a missed shot, after taking the shot, position
yourself for the board and press Square + X to slam it home. For an easy tip in off of a
miss, press X.

SPECIAL MOVES
Press Triangle to dribble between your legs, behind your back, or use a "cross-over dribble".
While dribbling up the floor, press R1 + D-Pad Left/Right to perform a spin move.

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DEFENSE
Defense is man-to-man and the computer controls the defenders not under manual con-
trol. To take control of the defender closest to the player with the ball, press Circle. Press
and hold Circle to activate the man closest to the basket.

HINT: Use Icon Switching on defense to control your favorite player. Like Icon Passing,
Press L2 to bring up the switching icons shown above each player. Once the icons
are up, press the button that corresponds with the defender you would like to switch to.

SHOT BLOCK
Time your leap and press Triangle to attempt to block a shot.

REBOUNDING
Read the angle of the shot to get in the best position for the rebound. Box other players
out and press Triangle to time your jump and get the board.

STEALING
Press X to check the ball handler and reach for the ball to attempt a steal.

HINT: Leave the man you're guarding to double-team the player with the ball and
attempt a steal. Be sure to watch for a pass to the player you left unguarded.

FREE THROWS
When you get fouled in the act of shooting, you will be sent to the free throw line to
shoot foul shots. Two bars will appear on the screen to help with your aim.
* Press X again to stop the cursor directly in the intersection of the two bars.

NOTE: If you wait more than five seconds the computer will take over and attempt the
shot for you by stopping the cursor.

When you stop the horizontal cursor, the vertical cursor begins moving.
* Press X to stop the vertical cursor at the intersection of both bars. If you succeed in
stopping both cursors at or near the center of each bar, the free throw attempt will be
successful.


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