NBA Live 09 Achievement Guide

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There are 23 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Win a solo game in overtime vs. the CPU.

    After you play 4 Quarters and the game is still tied you will go into an extra period called Overtime. So you want to make sure that after 4 Quarters that the score is tied.

    On the "Main Menu" select on "Play Now". Now pick Team USA as your team and South Korea as your opponent. Set the Difficulty to Rookie and Quarter Length to 2 minutes. Now once in the game, go into the Pause Menu and go to "Settings">"Rules". Once there turn the Shot Clock "OFF". When you have the ball just let the clock run out, when your opponent has the ball and if they score make sure you also score. If every time you have the ball you let the clock run down, the score should be tied after the 4th Quarter. Now that you are in Overtime score a couple of baskets and win the game.
  • Get a 'triple double' with your player in a solo Be a Pro game vs. the CPU.

    A Triple-Double is when your player gets more than 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds/steals/or blocks. To me the three that are easier to get are 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds.

    On the "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"Be A Pro". Pick the Celtics and play as Kevin Garnett(Power Forward or PF). He is by far one of the best players in the game. Now try to get 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds. Set the difficulty to Rookie to make the game easier and play against Angola, they are one of the FIBA teams. They are the worst team in the game. You should easily get a Triple-Double. If you think you will have troulbe getting a Triple-Double set the Quarter Length to either 10 or 12 Minutes.
  • Fully upgrade your Dynasty Mode™ team staff.

    You will be able to upgrade your Dynasty Mode staff after every Off-season and before the next Season begins.

    The easiest way to get this achievement is to start up a dynasty, pick a team, do all the stuff you like to do, then when you get to the start of the season you press start, then go into Roster I believe it is, and then edit team stats. Now just put your teams stats all to +99 and simulate two Dynasty's. Then you'll have enough points to max out your GM. Oh, and make sure your goal is to win the NBA Championship. And, as an added bonus, you'll get the MVP, All-Star, All NBA, and NBA Finals MVP this way.(Credit goes to Smithaveli)
  • Fully complete all of the 'Guard Station' challenges in the NBA LIVE Academy.

    The 'Guard Station' are the challenges where you use your Point Guard & Shooting Guard. There are 3 levels to each challenge, you will have to get over 3,000 points to pass the first level, you will have to get over 4,500 points to pass the second level, and you will have to get over 6,000 points to pass the third level.

    Go to "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"NBA Live Academy", the select on "Academy Challenges". If you select Academy Practice you will ONLY be practicing the challenges therefore you will not get this achievement.

    The following are all 'Guard Station' challenges:
    • Quickstrike Offense(Hit to shoot the ball or hit to do a dunk/layup. Use Left OnRight On to do Quickstrike moves) &/or
    • Quickstrike Defense( Use to try and steal the ball. Use Left On or Right On to try and draw a charge and hit to try and block the ball.)
    • Offensive Lockdown( Hit to shoo the ball or hit to do a dunk/layup. Use < and/or > to do Quickstrike moves.)
    • Defensive Lockdown( Hit to try and steal the ball. Use Left On or Right On to try and draw a charge and hit to try and block the ball. )
  • BMOC

     

    50

    Fully complete all of the 'Big Man Station' challenges in the NBA LIVE Academy.

    The 'Big Man Stations' are the challenges where you use your Center(C), Power Forward(PF). There are 3 levels to each challenge, you will have to get over 3,000 points to pass the first level, you will have to get over 4,500 points to pass the second level, and you will have to get over 6,000 points to pass the third level.

    Go to "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"NBA Live Academy", the select on "Academy Challenges". If you select Academy Practice you will ONLY be practicing the challenges therefore you will not get this achievement.

    The following are all 'Big Man Station' challenges:
    • Offensive Rebounding( Hit to block out the defender to get extra points. Hit to jump and try to get the rebound. Then hit or to try and score.)
    • Defensive Rebounding( Also hit to block out the offensive player. Then hit to jump up and grab the rebound.)
    • Low Post Offense( Hit to call for the ball. Hit to shoot the ball or hit to do a dunk/layup. Click to backdown the defender.)
    • Low Post Defense( Hit to try and steal the ball. Hit to try and block the ball. Use Left On or Right On to try and draw a charge.)
  • Fully complete all of the 'Team-Play Station' challenges in the NBA LIVE Academy.

    The 'Team-Play Station' is where you use at least 3 of your players sometimes all 5. You'll need to work as a team to complete these challenges. There are 3 levels to each challenge, you will have to get over 3,000 points to pass the first level, you will have to get over 4,500 points to pass the second level, and you will have to get over 6,000 points to pass the third level.

    Go to "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"NBA Live Academy", the select on "Academy Challenges". If you select Academy Practice you will ONLY be practicing the challenges therefore you will not get this achievement.

    The following are all the 'Team-Play Station' challenges:
    • Fast Break Offense( Hit to pass the ball. Hit to shoot the ball or hit to do a dunk/layup. Hit + Up on to do an alley oop.)
    • Fast Break Defense( Hit to try and steal the ball. Hit to try and block the ball. Use Left On or Right On to try and draw a charge.)
    • Pick & Roll Control Offense( Hit to call for a pick. Hit to pass the ball. Hit to shoot ball or hit to do a dunk/layup.)
    • Pick & Roll Control Defense( Hit to try and steal the ball. Hit to try and block the ball. Use Left On or Right On to try and draw a charge.)
    You will need to complete all of the above challenges to unlock these achievements.

    FOR ALL NBA LIVE ACADEMY CHALLENGES: You have to do all of the challenges in one sitting to get the achievements. You can't sign out and come back and do the rest. They must be done in one sitting.
  • Score over 60 points with a created player in a solo game vs. the CPU.

    To Create a Player go to "Main Menu">"My NBA Live 09">"Creation Zone">"Create Player". You can set your Created Player's attributes to any player in the NBA or you can set your own attributes to him if you want. I would suggest using LeBron James, Kevin Garnett or Kobe Bryant's attributes as those three are three of the best players in the game. You should easily score 60 points in a game. Also set the Difficulty for the game to any Difficulty. If you're having trouble scoring 60 points in a game or think you will have trouble scoring 60 points in a game simply make the Quarter Length a few minutes longer.
  • Play and win a solo NBA LIVE Rewind Game vs. the CPU.

    Go to the "Main Menu">"Play Now". Select the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to be the two teams in the game. They have a good bit of Rewind Games to play. While you are on the Play Now screen hit either or , that will move the game from "Current Game" to "Rewind Game". Then hit three times until you get to the "Game Settings" page. Set the difficulty to Rookie and the Quarter Length to 2 Minutes. Now just play the game and make sure you win it.
  • Play and win a ‘Game of the Week’ ranked match online.

    The Game of the Week for this week is the San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns. To get this achievement you must play this matchup in a Ranked Game and win the game. You can get a friend to help you get this achievement or you can try and get it legit. You must play through the whole game and win to get this achievement.
  • Win a Be a Pro game, receiving an 80 or higher Be a Pro rating with your player solo vs. the CPU.

    To start a Be A Pro game go to "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"Be A Pro". Now when you click on that a page should come up telling you what everything means. The very first thing it will show and tell you is how the Performance Bar works, that is how you get this achievement. You will need to get that Performance Bar at least 3/4 of the way full to get an 80 rating. By Scoring points, getting Rebounds, getting assists, getting steals/blocks and playing good Defense will all help you towards getting this achievement.

    I used Kevin Garnett and got this achievement easily by getting a 94 rating, but Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash, Dwayne Wade, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and many more will also work at helping you get this achievement.
  • Defeat any team rated 10 points or higher in a solo match on Superstar difficulty vs. the CPU.

    I would suggest playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and playing against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers are rated 86 and the T'Wolves are rated 75, so the Clippers are 11 points higher than the T'Wolves. Set the Difficulty to Superstar. Since the Clippers don't really have anybody all that good you should win this game by a fair amount. It might take you a few tries to beat them if you're not used to playing on Superstar Difficulty, which most people are not.
  • MVP

     

    30

    A player on your Dynasty Mode™ team wins the MVP of the regular season.

    MVP is the Most Valuable Player, or the best all-around player for that entire NBA Season. To get this Award and Achievement you will need to be MVP for the whole entire 82-game Season.

    Scoring points, Rebounding, getting Assists, getting Steals/Blocks will all help you out on getting NBA MVP. You can either select a good team to play with during the season such as the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Clevelan Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat just to name a few.

    You can sim through the season and get this achievement.
  • A player on your Dynasty Mode™ teams wins the NBA Finals MVP.

    The NBA Finals is a 7-game series where whoever wins becomes the NBA Champions for that particular season. The first team to win 4 games will be crowned NBA Champions. MVP is the Most Valuable Player

    Now you do not have to be MVP for the whole season just for the NBA Finals. Scoring points, Rebounding, getting Assists, getting Steals/Blocks will all help you out.

    You can either play all 4 games and win them getting one player as many points, rebound, assists as you can. Or you can create a player and have his stats all the way at 99. Either way you should easily get this achievement.

    You can sim through the season and get this achievement.
  • A player on your Dynasty Mode™ team makes the NBA All-Star Game.

    The NBA All-Star Game is an annual event played during the middle of the season. It's a game that is made for the fans. Fans vote who they think deserves to play in the All-Star game each year. Since this is not real life the players stats in the game will help decide who gets to play in the All-Star game.

    I suggest picking a team that usually gets 1 or more players voted into the All-Star game such as the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Clevelan Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and a few more as well. All those teams usually get 1 or more players voted into the All-Star game. You do not have to play the game to get this achievement. One of your players just need to simply make the All-Star Team.

    You can sim through the season and get this achievement.
  • A player on your Dynasty Mode™ team makes the All-NBA team.

    The All-NBA team is compromised of 5 of the best players in the NBA for that particular season. There are 2 All-NBA Teams, so you'll have 2 chances to get this achievement.

    Scoring points, getting Rebounds, getting assists, getting steals/blocks and playing good Defense will all help you to get on one of the All-NBA teams. Once again I suggest using the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, or the Cleveland Cavaliers. At least one person from all of those teams gets selected to one of the All-NBA teams.

    You can sim through the season and get this achievement.
  • Clutch

     

    20

    On Superstar difficulty vs. the CPU, make two free throws in a row with under two minutes remaining.

    Free Throws are what players shoot when they are fouled or once a team gets over the penalty, which means they fouled to many time during the game.

    To make this achievement easier set the Quarter Length to 2 minutes before starting the game. Now once the game starts try to keep the game to within 10 and make sure you are winning. If you get to a lead over 10 points the CPU will not foul you. So make sure your lead is under 10 points.

    Now once they foul you, you will get either a 1-and-1 or 2 shots. If you get a 1-and-1 make sure you make the first Free Throw as if you don't then you don't shoot the 2nd Free Throw.

    To shoot Free Throws a meter will be at the top of the backboard. You will need to hold down . If you get the meter into the green you will make around 92% of your Free Throws. once the meter gets into the green area of the meter release
  • Win by at least 20 points in solo game on Superstar difficulty vs. the CPU.

    This should actually not be too hard to get if you play against Japan or South Korea(Both are rated 60 overall), they are the worst teams in the game this year. If you pick Team USA or Team Addidas you should easily beat Japan or South Korea by 20 or more points. Don't forget to set the Difficulty to Superstar and set the Quarter Length to 5 or 6 minutes. It might take you a few tries to win by 20 or more points if you are not use to playing on Superstar Difficulty.
  • Win a solo game after being down by 20 points vs. the CPU.

    Play as either the Team USA or one of the NBA All Star teams(West or East). Now play against a horrible team such as Japan, South Korea, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks or others. Set the Quarter Length to 5 minutes and Difficult to Pro so that they will make more shots. Just start shooting horrible shots, missin on purpose. Now let them score every time they get the ball until they are up by 20 points. Once they are up by 20 points, start making your shots and start actually guarding them to where they miss most of them now. If they got up by 20 points in the 1st or 2nd Quarter you should easily come back and win the game.
  • Defeat Team USA in a solo match in the FIBA World Championship tournament vs. the CPU.

    To play in the FIBA World Championship go to "Main Menu", "Game Modes", and then "FIBA World Champioship". I would suggest being Spain as they play USA in the first game and besides USA they are one of the best teams in the Tournament. You can set the difficulty to Rookie and the Quarter Length to anything, you just have to make sure you win the game.
  • Play 20 ranked matches online.

    You simply just have to play 20 ranked matches, you do NOT have to win 20 ranked matches. You can either get this by boosting with another x360a member or friend, if you would like to do that please post in The NBA Live 09 Achievement Trading Thread. If you are boosting to get this achievement you do not have to play the whole game, all you have to do is play for the first 2 minutes and then get your opponent to quit out. Repeat that 19 more times between you two and the achievement should unlock.

    Now if you want to do this legit just simply playthrough 20 ranked online games. Even if the connection gets lost the game will still be counted towards the 20 so don't worry if you get disconnected to the EA Servers or your opponent.
  • Play and win a Team Play Club match.

    Team Play is when you and up to 4 other people can all be on the same team and play against up to 5 players online.

    You will need to join a club via Xbox Live. You will have to be invited to join the club. Once you accept the invitation and you get into a game, just simply try your best and win. There is really no tips on how to get this achievement. Unless you make 2 clubs and get 5 people in one club and 5 in the other and then just play against your second club making sure that your club gets the victory and then switch sides and let the 2nd club get the victory.

    You only need 3 people on each team to play a Team Play Club game.
  • Shut down a hot 'Shot Streak' by keeping his point total under 10 vs. the CPU (minimum 10 min. Q).

    Go to the "Main Menu">"Game Modes">"Be A Pro", then select the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers as the two teams. Now hit or to make it a Rewind Game, make sure the date says 06/05/2008. Now play as the Los Angeles Lakers as you will need to keep Paul Pierce(Boston Celtics) from scoring over 10 points. Don't forget to set the Quarter Length to 10 Minutes as you will not be able to get the achievement without doing that. The Difficulty can be set to anything. Now once in the game go into the Pause Menu and go to Settings>Rules and turn off Shot Clock and 8 second violation.

    Now when you have the ball just hold on to it by your opponent's basket and let the clock run down. You do NOT have to win the game to get this achievement. All you have to do is keep Paul Pierce's point total under 10. So just hold onto the ball every time you have it running down the clock to 0. Once the game is over if you have successfully kept Paul Pierce's point total under 10 the "Cool Off" achievement will unlock.
  • Win a game with no dunks or 3 point shots in a solo game vs. the CPU.

    Dunks are plays when your player/s throw the ball into the hoop. 3-pointers are when your player/s shoot the ball behind the half circle that is behind the Free Throw line. You do NOT want to make any of these as that will make you not get this achievement.

    Start a "Play Now" game, set the Difficulty to Rookie and the Quarter Length to 2 Minutes. Now once in the game, go into the Pause Menu and go to "Settings">"Rules". Once there turn the Shot Clock "OFF". I would suggest using the Los Angeles Lakers or the Cleveland Cavaliers and play against Japan or South Korea(FIBA teams) as they are both rated 60 and are the two worst teams in the game. The Lakers have Kobe Bryant and the Cavaliers have LeBron James. Neither of those guys should miss very many jump shots inside the 3-Point line.

    Or you can also create a team of players and make all of them as short as you possibly can and have their dunk sliders set at 0. That way there is no way they can dunk the ball and you can just easily make layups everytime you have the ball.

     

     

    For almost all of the achievements, once you start the game up go into the "Pause Menu">"Settings">"Gameplay Settings">"Global Settings" and change all of your opponent's sliders for short, mid, long range shooting to '0' as well as other key offensive and defensive abilities. It makes almost all of the achievements easier.(Credit goes to Smithaveli for this help)

     

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