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NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12 Achievement Guide

Guide By: Die for Me
There are 59 achievements with a total of 1250 points.

The Whole Shebang50
Earn every achievement in NBA 2K12. (29) 

This achievement will unlock after you have unlocked all 49 other achievements.

Dawn of an Era15
Get drafted as a lottery pick in the NBA draft in My Player mode. (8) 

After the Rookie showcase in My Player mode you will be interviewed by a few teams. Select one of the top 2 responses for each question(=Professional =Loyalty)
Get drafted in the top 14 and the achievement will unlock.

Money Bags15
Purchase 3,000 skill points in a single transaction in My Player mode. (9) 

Once you have saved up 3 million dollars in My Player mode, go to "My Purchases" The first option there allows you to buy skill points for money. Simply buy 3000 skill points.
*If you do not want to waste your money, turn autosave off, buy the skillpoints, unlock achievement and reload save to keep your 3M.*

Check!15
Complete all 3 in-game objectives in My Player mode. (2) 

In a My Player game you are given 3 objectives to complete. One offensive, one defensive, and one teammate grade. Pass all 3 objectives for the achievement.

Come Fly with Me15
Purchase Michael Jordan's dunk package (His Airness) in My Player mode. (6) 

In the My Player menu, go to "My Purchases" Under Signature moves you have the option to buy dunk packages. "Air Jordan" is the package you want to buy here.
*If you do not want to waste your money, turn autosave off, buy the Dunk package, unlock achievement and reload save to keep your 5M.*

NBA Cares15
Make a donation to the NBA Cares global community outreach initiative in My Player mode. (19) 

In the My Player menu, go to "My Purchase" Under activities look for Charitable contribution. NBA Cares is one of the charities you are able to select. It will cost you $329k (in first year)
*Charitable contributions will cost 20% of your yearly salary, so it is best to do this in your first year.
*If you do not want to waste your money, turn autosave off, donate to charity, unlock achievement and reload save to keep your money.*

My Player of the Game20
Be named Player of the Game (in an NBA game) in My Player mode. (8) 

Playing the best on your team, and getting the win will get you this achievement.

My Every Day Player20
Become a starter in the NBA in My Player Mode. (1) 

Depending on your position and team will make this easier or harder to achieve. Continue to play well and eventually you will overtake the current starter for his position. You could also request a trade to a bad team such as the Bobcats, Raptors, and Cavaliers to speed up the process.

I'm Worth It25
Land a contract that pays at least $10M per season in My Player mode. (3) 

After completing your rookie contract (2 years+team option 3rd year.) you will be able to negotiate a new contract. 

If you play poorly your second year the team may not pick up their option on you, however this will make it much more difficult to get a contract worth 10m. Its best to just play good for the first 3 seasons. At the end of the 3rd season you will be able to negotiate a new contract, Look for any offer either over 10m, or over 9m and try to ask for for more money to get you over the 10m hump.

From what I read if teams are only offering you 7-8m per year, you may be unable to get them to pay you 10, its best in that situation to take a 1 year deal at the 7-8m and play very good that year, and go through the entire process again and look for a 10m contract.

My Big Eight-O20
Earn an 80 overall rating in My Player mode. (1) 

This will be a bit of a grind for those who don't enjoy the My Player mode. Complete all drills, Do well in each game, Save milestones for Key Games if possible. Maxing out Offensive awareness and Defensive awareness will increase your rating quicker. After those are maxed out continue to max out stats that play to your position.

Thankfully In 2k12 you start My Player at a 60-63 overall. At 15 games into my season i was already a 67 (without putting anything to awareness) Look for this to take anywhere from 40-70 games (depending on what you spend your points on).

My All-Star25
Be named an NBA All-Star in My Player mode. (5) 

This is based off your league popularity and your stats. After game press conferences will get you your League wide popularity. Answering with A (professional) B (arrogance) to all media questions will net you the most popularity, however Answering with arrogance can lower team chemistry and/or fan support. Donating to a Charity through my purchases with also net you an additional 5 to popularity.(Can donate once per year)

As for stats, Try to be in the top 3 in 2-3 different categories at your position.

The All-Star game is in February so this will take you around 50-55 games to get to it.

(I've read a lot of the forums that this achievement doesn't seem to be unlocking for people. It does not matter if you sim past the All-Star game or if you are a starter or not. The achievement should unlock when you are selected to the all-star game.
I recommend you make a duplicate save in mid Jan-Feb in case this is glitchy.)

Immortality30
Make the Hall of Fame in My Player mode. (14) 

This achievement will take you the longest of all the My Player achievements.

For this achievement you need to complete 10 of 15 Hall of Fame goals.
(simulating will count toward these goals, when you decide to sim you should change simulation quarter lengths to 12 minutes

Some of the goals will differ between position. You can check your progress Under "My Career"

An example of the goals required for a point guard :
1) Score 10000 Career points
2) Record 2500 career assists
3) Record 1000 career steals
4) Get selected to 5 All-Star Teams
5) Win the MVP award
6) Win an NBA title
7) Make the Playoffs 4 times
8) Make the Conference Finals 2 times
9) Win Scoring Title
10) Lead league in Assists at end of season
11) Finish season in top 10 for Scoring, Assists, and Steals
12) Get 50 A+ Teammate grades
13) Break a single season record (Pts, Reb, Ast, Stl, Blk, 3pt)
14) Record 250 career double-doubles
15) Record 25 career triple-doubles
You can simulate to the next key game in My player mode now. Which leaves you with playing about 20-25 regular season games each season, And 4 Key games in the playoffs ( if you win the championship)

Once you complete 10 of the goals you can choose to retire, or play out your career until your old and forced to retire.

Buzzer Beater20
Make a game winning shot with no time left on the clock, in a non-simulated game. (5) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

With sliders turned up, you can dribble out the clock. Around 5 seconds make your way to the 3-point line, at around 1.5 seconds left shoot a mid range/3 pt shot. As long as no time is left on the clock when the shot goes in, the achievement should pop.
If you are having any trouble with this achievement, call a time out around 15 seconds left, after the time out save and quit out of the game. When you reload you will be coming out of your time out. If for any reason you are unable to make the shot, dashboard out of the game and retry.

Trip-Dub20
Record a triple double with any player, in a non-simulated game. (3) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

A triple double is double digits in 3 of the 5 categories ( Points, Assists, Rebounds, Blocks, Steals)
With sliders up, the easiest way would be 10 points, 10 assists, 10 steals.
Steal the ball, score. repeat 5 times. Steal the ball another 10 times and pass it off to someone else and make the shot with them. Repeat until you have 10 points, assists and steals.

Dub-Dub20
Record two double doubles with any teammates, in a non-simulated game. 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

A double double is double digits in 2 of the 5 categories ( Points, Assists, Rebounds, Blocks, Steals )
This achievement should be paired with the "Trip-Dub" achievement.
With sliders up, the easiest way would be 10 points, 10 steals.

Five by Five20
Record 5 or more in 5 different stats with any player in a non-simulated game. (9) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, 5 blocks.
The only problem you should have with this achievement would be the blocks.
Turn Shooting fouls off. Put User Contest shots slider all the way up. Turn CPU take inside shots and close shots sliders all the way up.

Control the point guard, walk away from the man you should be guarding, baiting him into driving the lane, once he begins his drive switch to the PF or Center. It may take a few tries, but the blocks will come.

*Another method here is to use two controllers. Player 2 use the 92-93 Hornets(unlocked in greatest mode) Player 1 can pick any team. 2nd player shoots but holds the shot as long as he can with Muggsy Bouges. Player 1 wants to be there in front of Muggsy for the easy block, just jump to block the shot.*

It's Raining20
Make 15 or more 3-pointers with any team, in a non-simulated game. (3) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

With sliders on this achievement needs no explanation. Make 15 3 pointers with any team.

Block Party20
Record 10 or more blocks with any team, in a non-simulated game. (1) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Refer to "Five by Five" on easy blocking method.

Men of Steal20
Record 10 or more steals with any team, in a non-simulated game. (1) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

You should unlock this achievement while going for "Trip-Dub."

Swat and Swipe20
Record at least 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team, in a non-simulated game. 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

You need to get at least 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team for this achievement. This will unlock while going for "Five by Five."

Smothering20
Hold the opposing team's FG% below 40% with any team, in a non-simulated game. (3) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Two ways of getting this achievement, one would be keeping sliders on, and continue to steal to ball from the computer, and rebound their missed shots ( cpu sliders down ) and work toward your other achievements such as trip-dub, dub-dub, etc.

Second method would be to keep NBA rules off, and hold the ball the entire game not allowing the computer to take any shots.

Giveth and Taketh Away20
Record 10 or more rebounds and assists with any player, in a non-simulated game. 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Hold the Fat Lady20
Start the 4th period losing by 10 or more points and win with any team, in a non-simulated game. 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Turn the computers sliders up until they are up by 10. Once they are up by 10, turn their sliders down, and hold the ball with all NBA rules off until the 4th quarter. Once you reach the 4th quarter begins, Fire away and take the lead, and win.

Wire to Wire20
Do not allow your opponent to lead the game at any point with any team, in a non-simulated game. (2) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

From start to finish you need to keep the lead. If you have sliders on this won't be a problem.

4-Point Line20
Pull off a successful 4-point play with any player, in a non-simulated game. (9) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

This can be one of the few frustrating achievements in 2k12. For this achievement you want to have free throw difficulty down to 0. User 3 point success to 100, cpu contest shots to 100. Also you want to have Shooting fouls turned on, and frequency to 100.

Pump faking is your friend here. Try a few pump fakes to get your defender in the air, once he jumps, shoot the 3. You can also try running into the 3 point shot, and the into the defender.
This can be done with 2 players, so it would be possible to have a friend foul you as you shoot the ball. The 3 pointer needs to be made, and you need to complete the play by hitting the free throw.

Easier version of 4-point Line from 2K11: 2 controllers
Win the tipoff with the controller getting the achievement.
Give ball to shooter (PG,SG,SF,etc.)
Shoot and intentional foul (using the back button) with both controllers at the same time.
Keep repeating until shot goes in. Then make the free throw.

G Prime20
End the 1st period with a 15 point lead or greater on the Hall of Fame difficulty setting. (5) 

The only settings that matter for this achievement is the quarter length AND DIFFICULTLY.
5 minute quarters and Hall of Fame difficulty are the minimum requirements for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

The only thing that changes here compared to the rest of the achievements is the difficulty.
Make sure you have it on Hall of Fame. Other then that, all sliders can be up/down and rules can be turned on/off.

The Closer20
Hold the opposing team to 0 points in the final two minutes of regulation, in a non-simulated game. 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Should be done with the "Smothering" achievement.
With shot clock off, you can hold the ball as long as you like. Hold the ball for the final two minutes of the game.

G Performance20
Score at least 48 points with Kevin Durant to set a new career high, in a non-simulated game. (10) 

The only setting that matters for this achievement is the quarter length. 5 minute quarters are minimum for this achievement.
Other then that, you can turn off all NBA rules, and turn User/Computer Sliders up/down.

Score 48 points with the Durantula for this achievement. Sliders up make Basketball games easy.

A 2K to Call My Own25
Create a My2K Account. (4) 

From the main menu go to Features, then "My 2K" select My 2K Account.
You will need to provide your birthday, agree to 2K's terms and conditions, make an account name, provide a password for the account, and of course an email address. Finally create your 2K avatar.

G Recovery10
Play an entire game using manual substitutions, in a non-simulated game. (4) 

Once the game begins go to coaching, select coach settings and turn substitution to manual. (Can also be done from the main menu)
Complete the game for the achievement.

Not Your Father's Association25
Join an Online Association. (3) 

For this achievement you need to join an online association.
From the main menu select game modes, then select The Association: Online.
Join a public or private association for the achievement.

Another Day, Another Win20
Win 5 NBA Today matchups. (25) 

NBA Today games are based on games being played on that day in the NBA. So you need to be connected to Xbox live to be able to see the matchups. You will need to win 5 matchups for this achievement.
Last year you could play all 5 games on 1 minute quarters and the achievement would unlock. If not you would have to try one more game on 5 minute quarters.

Until the lockout is over we may not see any NBA Today games.

Don't Hate the Player25
Win the championship in an Online Association. (16) 

You can create an Online Association with 14 games, you can also choose to change the schedule pace to fast, for the fastest online association.
*You need a minimum of two players to begin an Online Association. *

Play through season, make your way through the playoffs, and win the championship for this achievement. If and when an Achievement trading thread comes up for this game, look for people to boost this achievement.
(You can set the league to a 14 game season, with 1 game for each playoff series. You will need to play a total of 18 games for this achievement).

Streaking25
Win 5 games in a row in The Association mode (playing all 5 games). (2) 

Can be done with 1 minute quarters and sliders adjusted.

Home Court25
Earn the NBA's best record in The Association mode (at least 30 games played). (10) 

You need to play at least 35 games and end up with the best record in the NBA for this achievement. You should also play the deciding game to lock up home court.


Play the first 35 games (can be done with 1 minute quarters and sliders on) 
Sim the next 25 games
(If you had a record close to 50-10 after the first 60 games you will want to monitor other teams and make sure 1-2 teams are still close to you in record. Keep an eye on games left in the season and your wins to theirs)
Make a duplicate save file and turn auto save off
Sim the remaining games until you are one game away from clinching the best record in the NBA
(EX. You are 60-17 with 5 games left. Next closest team to your record is 56-22 with 4 games left)
Play and win the next game. The achievement will unlock when you are back in the menu.

Ticker Tape30
Win an NBA Championship in The Association mode (playing every playoff game). (6) 

Can be done with 1 minute quarters and sliders adjusted

Start a new association, in the menu when you start you have the option to change some of the options for your association. Go ahead and change Conference Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals, and the Finals all to 1 game. You can also set the season length to 14 games and sim the season, play and win the 4 playoff games and the achievement is yours.

Shooting Star20
Win the MVP award in NBA: Creating a Legend mode. (1) 

This achievement is easiest with someone like Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, or LeBron James.
Leave simulation quarters to 12 minutes, as you will be simming to the next key game for this achievement

*Easier Method*
1. Choose anyone of your liking (I picked Dwight cause he can score and get rebounds, better for the MVP.) Update all his stats to 99
2. Take out anyone over a 80 on your roster. I went as far as taking out every single center over 70
3. Put your player on a team that doesn't have a lot of rivals. I did Charlotte, as their only rival is the hornets
4. Go to rotations, and put your players minutes to 48. Just so he plays almost every minute. Although it may go down throughout the season
5. Start your CAL, simulate, play the key games, and it should be no competition for you, and you get your achievement
(You should edit rosters before starting this mode, for whatever postilion you play trade all players above a 77 to one team on an opposite conference team. Also any superstars should be traded to a team on an opposite conference. This should limit your key games with the Bobcats to 6 or under).

Sprite Slam Cam15
Get the Sprite Slam Cam replay after a dunk with LeBron James. (11) 

The Sprite Slam Cam is the replay you will get after a big dunk. Before the replay you will see it say Sprite Slam Cam on the screen

Easiest way to get is on a fast break dunk.

*You need to watch the entire replay for the achievement to unlock.*

Birthday10
Create-a-Player. 

This achievement will unlock when you start a new file on My Player.
You can also Create a player through the Manage rosters menu.

Hey Mr. DJ10
Create a 2K Beats Playlist. (1) 

Through the main menu, select Features, 2K Beats.
Once on the 2K Beats screen, select a song and remove it from the playlist, back out from the screen for the achievement to unlock.

This One Counts15
Win one online ranked match. (6) 

See "Hamilton."

Back to Back to Back15
Win 3 ranked matches in a row. (8) 

See "Hamilton."

You're Officially Hot20
Win 5 ranked matches in a row. (25) 

See "Hamilton."

Lincoln15
Win 5 ranked matches total. (1) 

See "Hamilton."

Hamilton20
Win 10 ranked matches total. (7) 

Ranked games need to be played to completion to be counted.

*If your opponent quits out you will still be credited with the win, however it will reset your win streak back to 1.*

Made My Name15
Complete 5 of the NBA's Greatest challenges. (1) 

See "Wrote My Legend."

Left My Mark15
Complete 10 of the NBA's Greatest challenges. (1) 

See "Wrote My Legend."

Wrote My Legend30
Complete all 15 of the NBA's Greatest challenges. (11) 

Can be done with 1 minute quarters and difficulty + sliders adjusted.

In this mode you just need to win all 15 games for all 3 achievements.

The Sum of Its Parts15
Play a Team Up Game. (4) 

You need to play and complete an online Team Up game for this achievement. It does not matter how good or bad you do, just play to the end.

It's Better to Give15
Share any file type through 2K Share. (8) 

You can share anything from a replay to your settings on the 2K share.
Once you upload something the achievement will unlock.

 
 
DLC: Legends Showcase
Cost: $9.99 USD Achievements: 9 Points: 250
 
Ultimate Teammates80
Beat the Teammate Challenge without losing a game. (5) 
Old School30
Use one of the 1960s 3-on-3 Era Challenge teams and beat the mode. 
High Riser15
Make a shot from the top of the tall building in H-O-R-S-E. (6) 
Trick Shot Master30
Win a H-O-R-S-E game against 3 CPU opponents without getting a letter. (6) 
Two Balls are Better Than One15
Make a 2 ball shot in H-O-R-S-E. (3) 
Blackjack21
Win a Game of 21 against 3 CPU opponents without letting anyone else score. (6) 
G.O.A.T.23
Use your My Player and beat Michael Jordan in a 1-on-1 pickup game with default settings. (6) 
Pitching a Shutout20
Win any 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge game without giving up a point. (4) 
Bombs Away16
Win any 3-on-3 Era Challenge game while scoring all your points from beyond the arc. (2) 

 
 
 
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US October 04, 2011
Europe October 07, 2011

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