NBA 2K8 - Achievement Guide
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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 30 Assists (20 points)
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 Blocks (20 points)
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 Steals (20 points)
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 +7 (20 points)
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 Threes (15 points)
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 points)
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 Out (15 points)
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 Meet (15 points)
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 Unit (15 points)
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 Domination (20 points)
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 Hands (20 points)
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.

 
 All-Hustle (15 points)
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.

 
 All-Heart (15 points)
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.

 
 3-For-All (20 points)
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 Water (15 points)
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.

 
 Lockdown (20 points)
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 Lakers (15 points)
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.
 

see "East vs West"

 
 Spurs vs Mavericks (15 points)
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.
 

see "East vs West"

 
 Pistons vs Heat (15 points)
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.
 

see "East vs West"

 
 Suns vs Mavericks (15 points)
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.
 

see "East vs West"

 
 Lakers vs Clippers (15 points)
User controlled team must win this matchup on All-Star difficulty.
 

see "East vs West"

 
 East vs West (15 points)
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 James (25 points)
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 Wade (25 points)
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 Bryant (25 points)
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 Iverson (25 points)
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 Nash (25 points)
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 Howard (25 points)
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 Arenas (25 points)
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 Anthony (25 points)
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 Paul (25 points)
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 Garnett (25 points)
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 Ming (25 points)
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 Bosh (25 points)
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 Dunk (35 points)
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-Off (35 points)
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.

 
 Trivia (35 points)
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 Shootout (25 points)
Win the 3pt Shootout.
 

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

 
 Create Player (10 points)
Use the Create Player feature.
 

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

 
 2K Beats Playlist (10 points)
Create a 2K Beats playlist.
 

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

 
 Online Ranked Game (15 points)
Win one online ranked game.
 

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 Game (15 points)
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 Game (15 points)
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 Game (15 points)
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 Streak (15 points)
Win 3 online ranked games in a row.
 

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

 
 5 Online Ranked Streak (20 points)
Win 5 online ranked games in a row.
 

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

 
 5 Online Ranked Wins (15 points)
Win 5 online ranked games.
 

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

 
 10 Online Ranked Wins (25 points)
Win 10 online ranked games.
 

See "20 Online Ranked Wins"

 
 20 Online Ranked Wins (35 points)
Win 20 online ranked games.
 

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 League (10 points)
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.

 

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