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NBA Live 2000

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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.

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European Localization Manager
Localization Coordinator
Testing Coordination
Localised Speech Recording
QA Project Manager
QA Testing Team Lead
QA Testing Team
German Localization Director
German Localization Staff
German Localization Testing
German Localization Translation
German Speech Talent
German Recording Studio
French Localization Director
French Localization Staff
French Localization Testing
French Localization Translation
[ full credits ]




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

Information also contributed by Roedie

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Related Sites +

  • EA Sports
    Official EA Sports web site
  • NBA Live Series Center
    Home of the NBA live community, a great site with lots of patches, rosters, cyberfaces, etc.
  • NBA.com
    Home of the NBA on the web.

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  • MobyGames ID: 2214


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Game added by Kartanym.

PlayStation added by Adam Baratz.

Additional contributors: Roedie, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified March 9th, 2023.