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Basketball. Michael Jordan. Facial Animations and speech. Jordan. All the players from the 1999 - 2000 NBA season, including rookies. Plus All-Stars teams from past and present. Oh, and Jordan's back.

Like its predecessors in the long-running series, NBA Live 2000 strives for realistic basketball simulation rather than arcade-like gameplay. New moves have been added in this installments, and opponent AI has been tweaked to make victory more dependent on executing the right moves at the right times. As in the previous NBA Live games, it is possible to edit and create basketball players, as well as create and build an own team. This time, it is also possible to use any picture to serve as a player photo.

New to this installment (beside Jordan) is a one-on-one street basketball mode, and a mode that allows management of a team for several seasons, including trading players.


NBA Live 2000 Windows All Star Legends
NBA Live 2000 Windows Hail Air Jordan
NBA Live 2000 Windows Creating own team!!
NBA Live 2000 Windows Preparing to shoot free throws

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User Reviews

It's NBA Live 99 Deluxe Windows Roedie (5204)

Critic Reviews

NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpy Windows Nov 15, 1999 90 out of 100 90
IGN PlayStation Dec 06, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One PlayStation Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution PlayStation Dec, 1999 C+ 58


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NBA Live 2000 features power forward Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs on the cover. This is weird because Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves was contracted for the motion capture process. However, Garnett does appear on the cover of NBA Live 2001. EA probably choose Duncan because 1999 was the year when the Spurs won their first NBA title.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Action Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 1999 – Sports Game of the Year
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