NBA 2K8 Achievement Guide

Guide By: killlah631
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 
- Offline: 40/50 (820/1000)
- Online: 10/50 (180/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 10005-8 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Multiple Games. 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: Ranked NBA Blacktop Game, Online League Game, Online Tournament, Online Draft League.
- Extra equipment needed?: A second controller and account.
Is there a DLC? - No

*Please note that due to the some of the online features no longer being available. There is now a maximum of 945 available for this game.

Welcome to the roadmap for NBA 2K8. This is a fairly straightforward game that shouldn't give even a basketball game novice many problems. Some of the online achievements are now no longer available, so if you don't have them already you can no longer 100% this game.

Step 1:
Before anything, go into My NBA and adjust the sliders for the CPU all the way down (except tendancies, otherwise they will almost never shoot meaning less chance for rebounds), and slide yours all the way up. This will make it so you will score pretty much anytime you throw, and they will almost always miss, even on the hardest difficulties. Turn off fatigue, injuries and change subs to manual. Also, turn all fouls off so you can get steals, blocks etc without fouls being given.

Step 2:
First we will get the player achievements done. Start up a 12 minute game, on all star difficulty, and choose East vs West. East has Arenas, Wade, James, Garnett, Bosh and Howard. Keep an eye on their stats and make sure you work on the various things they need. Once you have the achievement for the first player, sub in the one you aren't using. 
The only one you may have problems getting is the blocks. If you are struggling with these, add a second controller in on the other team and you will be able to block with ease.
By the end of this game you will most likely have a bunch of other achievements done for things like assists, steals, blocks and maybe some others.
Next start up another and switch over. West have Bryant, Iverson, Nash, Anthony and Yao Ming. Do the same again with these players, and once you have unlocked them all, you can quit out of this game.
Finally you need to get the achievement for Chris Paul. Paul plays for the hornets, so start a new game with them and play until his achievement unlocks before quitting out.

Step 3:
Change the settings to 1 minute halves, and play through the other 5 rivals games (quick match, just change the playing teams), again winning will be simple with the sliders moved in your favour. You will already have the one for East vs West,

Step 4:
Next knock out a few achievements before going for the difficult one. Create a player and a playlist for two 30 second achievement, and then play a dunk off and a 3 point challenge. In these you can select all four players to be human controlled, so whoever wins you will still get the achievement. Remember to make sure you win as LeBron James in the dunk off for that one.
The achievement for answering 30 trivia question can be sped up by changing the presentation options so only the trivia appears on loading screens. Keep on restarting quick matches so you are repeatedly loading new games. This thread has a bunch of the answers that will help

Step 5:
The hardest achievement in this game is the dunk off challenge against LeBron James. He will appear after the dunk off is finished on a random basis and challenge you. He is very good, so you will need to practice a lot before you can beat him, unless you get lucky and he screws up big time. Perhaps the hardest part of this one is getting him to show up. You can increase your odds by picking Vince Carter, Tracy McGready, Kobe Bryant and Jason Richardson as these are the other people who could possibly challenge you. It also seems to help if you delete your save game as he tends to show up on new game profiles more often.

Step 6 - Online
The online achievements for the ranked wins are still available. Use the Achievement Trading Thread foundhere to find a partner to boost with. After the tip off, get your partner to quit out granting you the win. Rinse and repeat 19 times, then on the 20th game play til the end for all 6 of the ranked wins achievements, worth a total of 125

Mop Up:
You should have everything you need by now, but for anything else you can just use your second controller to mop up anything that may have eluded you.

This is a pretty easy game for achievements, the only one that needs any real skill is the dunk off one. You should be able to get 700+ in your first 3 or 4 hours, and the rest will come quick enough. If you already have the online achievements this will be a pretty easy 1000, if not a solid enough 945 for your tag.


[x360a would like to thank Corrupt x360a for this Roadmap]

30 Assists20
Record 30 assists or more with any team.    

Pretty straightforward. When you get close to the basket pass and then quickly shoot to get an assist. Note it is not a single player achievement, therefore you just need 30 assists from all your players together.

15 Blocks20
Record 15 blocks or more with any team.   

Straightforward. I personally find blocks nearly impossible to get playing against the CPU, therefore I find the easiest way to achieve this is playing in 2 players and learn how to time the block and shot. This is also a team achievement.

15 Steals20
Record 15 steals or more with any team.    

Really simple, press  while on defense to steal, and with sliders adjusted you will get a steal 75% of the time. This is a team achievement.

Rebound Margin +720
Win the rebound battle by a margin of +7 with any team.    

For this achievement all that is needed is to grab 7 more rebounds than your opponent grabbed.

15 Threes15
Make 15 three pointers or more with any team.    

Extremely simple, score 15 three point shots in a game with any team.

Defensive FG%15
Hold the opposing team's FG% below 40% with any team.    

For this you need to hold your opponent's field goal percentage under 40. With CPU slider's adjusted to 0 they will attempt plenty of shots and miss every one of them.

Lights Out15
FG% over 55% for the game [minimum 40 FGA's] with any team.    

You need to finish a game with 55% or better field goal shooting percentage, and you need to shoot a minimum of 40 field goals. With user sliders to 100 you will almost never miss a field goal.

Track Meet15
Score at least 15 fastbreak points with any team.    

You need to score 15 fast break points. A fast break is when you get a turn over on defense and you are running towards the net with only 1-2 men coming behind you, this will come easy as you are going for your 15 steal achievement and then just run back and score after getting your steal.

Second Unit15
Score at least 40 bench points with any team.    

You need to score 40 points with players that aren't in the starting 5 positions. All you need to do is go to coaching from the pause menu, sub out your 5 starters for 5 players on the bench and shoot a bunch of three pointers and it will come in no time.

Inside Domination20
Score at least 60 points in the paint with any team.    

Score 60 points inside the paint. Pretty straightforward. I found the easiest way to do this is to just run up and dunk over everybody. 30 dunks later you will have the achievement.

Good Hands20
Record 20 assists with no more than 5 turnovers with any team.    

You will most likely get this achievement while going for your 30 assist achievement. All you need to do is get 20 assists and have less than 5 turnovers at the end of the game.

Record at least 10 offensive rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team.    

You need to grab 10 offensive rebounds, 5 blocks, and 5 steals with any team. I personally have trouble going for offensive rebounds and blocks against the computer. For offensive rebounds you can just shoot idiotic shots close to half-court and you should grab them, and for blocks the only thing I have found so far is 2 players.

Start the 4th period losing by 10 or more points and win the game with any team.    

For this you can either let the CPU score and stay around 12-15 points behind until the fourth quarter. Or you can simply use 2 controllers.

Make at least 10 3pt FG's while shooting at least 45% from 3pt range with any team.    

Get 10 three pointers while having 45% or better 3pt percentage. Will be easily obtained while going for 15 Three's.

Ice Water15
FT% over 85% with at least 15 FTA's with any team.    

Finish a game with a free throw percentage 85% or better. Minimum of 15 free throws. For this you can either set the fouls and penalties all the way up against the computer or play with 2 controllers and intentionally foul the player.

Record at least 10 blocks and 10 steals with any team.    

You need to get 10 blocks and 10 steals. Straightforward, if you're having trouble getting blocks then you can use 2 controllers.

Suns vs Lakers15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

see "East vs West"

Spurs vs Mavericks15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

see "East vs West"

Pistons vs Heat15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

see "East vs West"

Suns vs Mavericks15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

see "East vs West"

Lakers vs Clippers15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

see "East vs West"

East vs West15
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.    

For each of these achievements you need to play a quick game with the two teams listed in the achievement title, and you need to win as either team on All-Star difficulty or higher. The way I did all of these was set the games to 1 minute quarters, and adjusted all of the sliders, and you will have no problem winning them.

LeBron James25
Record at least 35 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists with LeBron James.    

Score 35 points, grab 7 rebounds, and have 7 assists with Lebron James. James plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Dwyane Wade25
Record at least 30 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists with Dwyane Wade.    

Score 30 points, grab 9 rebounds, and have 9 assists with Dwayne Wade. Wade plays for the Miami Heat.

Kobe Bryant25
Record at least 40 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists with Kobe Bryant.   

Score 40 points, grab 5 rebounds, and have 5 assists with Kobe Bryant. Bryant plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Allen Iverson25
Record at least 30 points, 10 assists and 5 steals with Allen Iverson.    

Score 30 points, have 10 assists, and get 5 steals with Allen Iverson. Iverson plays for the Denver Nuggets.

Steve Nash25
Record at least 20 points and 15 assists with Steve Nash.    

Score 20 points and have 15 assists with Steve Nash. Nash plays for the Phoenix Suns.

Dwight Howard25
Record at least 20 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks with Dwight Howard.    

Score 20 points, grab 15 rebounds, and get 5 blocks with Dwight Howard. Howard plays for the Orlando Magic.

Gilbert Arenas25
Record at least 35 points, 5 steals and 5 threes with Gilbert Arenas.    

Score 35 points, get 5 steals, and make 5 three pointers with Gilbert Arenas. Arenas plays for the Washington Wizards.

Carmelo Anthony25
Record at least 40 points and 8 rebounds with Carmelo Anthony.    

Score 40 points and grab 8 rebounds with Carmelo Anthony. Anthony plays for the Denver Nuggets.

Chris Paul25
Record at least 25 points, 10 assists and 5 steals with Chris Paul.    

Score 25 points, have 10 assists and get 5 steals with Chris Paul. Paul plays for the New Orleans Hornets.

Kevin Garnett25
Record at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists with Kevin Garnett.    

Score 25 points, grab 15 rebounds, and have 7 assists with Kevin Garnett. Kevin Garnett plays for the Boston Celtics.

Yao Ming25
Record at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks with Yao Ming.    

Score 30 points, grab 15 rebounds, and get 5 blocks with Yao Ming. Yao Ming plays for the Houston Rockets.

Chris Bosh25
Record at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks with Chris Bosh.    

Score 30 points, grab 15 rebounds, and get 2 blocks with Chris Bosh. Bosh plays for the Toronto Raptors.

Sprite Slam Dunk35
Win the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest using LeBron James.   

Win the dunk contest as Lebron James. You can use 1 controller to control all 4 contestants.

Kobe Bryant Dunk-Off35
Defeat Kobe Bryant in a Dunk-Off.   

For this you need to win a Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and then you need Kobe to step out to challenge you. The problem is that there is 6 possible outcomes to the dunk contest, and they are: Lebron James challenges you, Vince Carter challenges you, Jason Richardson challenges you, Tracy McGrady challenges you, Kobe Bryant challenges you, or nobody shows up at all. The best method to go about this is use the other 4 people(LBJ, VC, Tmac, and Richardson) in the dunk contest to eliminate those 4 outcomes. Keep trying and eventually Kobe will show up. To beat him the best method is: for the first dunk take off by doing a full rotation counter-clockwise and then in the air do another full rotation counter-clockwise. You will score 95-100. Then for the second dunk do the opposite, spin clockwise both times, and you will again score 95-100. The dunk-off is only 1 round, 2 dunks.

Answer 30 trivia questions correctly.  

Go to options/presentation/and turn off all loading screens but trivia. Keep repeating quick games and quitting out. When going for this achievement, make sure you save your profile before turning your system off or else your questions correct will not be saved.

3pt Shootout25
Win the 3pt Shootout.    

Pick a good shooter and go against all centers. All you will need to make is 5-7 shots.

Create Player10
Use the Create Player feature.   

Simply create a player by going to options/manage roster/create a player.

2K Beats Playlist10
Create a 2K Beats playlist.   

In the features there is the option to make a playlist.

Online Ranked Game15
Win one online ranked game.   (2) 

You need to win one online ranked game. As of now you can play ranked matches from lobbies so there is no form of trading wins, which hopefully will be fixed. The only way of playing ranked matches right now is to do a quick match or a custom match.

Online Ranked NBA Blacktop Game15
Win one online ranked NBA Blacktop game.  

You need to win one online ranked NBA Blacktop game. There is no way of trading these achievements yet.

Online League Game15
Complete an online league game.  

All you need to do is join an online league and complete a game in it, win or lose.

Online Tournament Game15
Complete an online tournament game.  

The same as the league game, although this time you need to join an online tournament and complete a game, win or lose.

3 Online Ranked Streak15
Win 3 online ranked games in a row.   

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

5 Online Ranked Streak20
Win 5 online ranked games in a row.   (3) 

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

5 Online Ranked Wins15
Win 5 online ranked games.   

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

10 Online Ranked Wins25
Win 10 online ranked games.   

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

20 Online Ranked Wins35
Win 20 online ranked games.   (5) 

For these achievements you need to win 5, 10, and 20 ranked matches, not consecutively. It is now possible to trade these achievements. What is needed to do is you can have somebody quit 19 times, and then the 20th game needs to be played legit, and then after the full game you will get 6 achievements unlocked(if you haven’t gotten any online achievements yet).

Online Draft League10
Participate in an online draft.  

Simply join/create a league or tournament that has player draft on. As soon as you start the draft you will get the achievement.


 NOTE: There are sliders in this game and adjusting all of the User Sliders(besides injury frequency and player fatigue) to 100 and adjusting all the CPU sliders down to 0 will make the achievements much easier to achieve.
NOTE 2: If you use a 2nd controller make sure you start the game with 2 controllers. In the older games if you plug in a second controller during the game it disables the achievements.
NOTE 3: Signing in/out of live during a game does not disable achievements like the older games.

Game Info
2K Sports


US October 02, 2007
Europe October 26, 2007

ESRB: Everyone
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