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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 Camby at the free throw line
NBA Live 2000 Windows Above the Rim
NBA Live 2000 Windows Pay attention to the crowd animation!
NBA Live 2000 Windows Robinson sets the screen

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It's NBA Live 99 Deluxe Windows Roedie (5250)

Critic Reviews

Daily Radar PlayStation 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
incite PC Gaming Windows Jan, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Player One Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Absolute Games ( Windows Dec 05, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Spel för Alla Windows Jan, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Sep 12, 2000 7 out of 10 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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