Durant vs Bird would be interesting
But man some people forget how good Drose was in his prime. Literally bodied anyone in front of him. Came into the league and took it over at such a young age. He didn't need shooting cause he could slash on anyone. He could get to the rim before most shot blockers could get into position to contest him. So many highlights of his are just bigs swatting at air trying to catch him.
Last edited Aug 10th, 2020 by Slevin424
I'd pay money to see prime Rose vs Westbrook though that would be insane
Who ever gets the ball first
Crawford only cause of a height
I really like that Bird card. Captures him perfectly with his shooting form and just lazor focused expressionless face eyeing up his shot. Tells you everything about Bird in one picture.As for Kobe I think they picked a good picture for him. Just capturing him enjoying the game as he always did. A dunk or shot picture would be cool but I kinda like that they went with something more joyful. The card art itself definitely can use a little extra though you're right.
If you shoot more than you slash GO English he's a better 3pt shooter and he has Melo's jumpshot so its nice and you could slide Iggy to SG. Or get Patrick Ewing and pick up a super cheap PD Larry Johnson cause he turns into a nice GO that can play SF with a super fast jumphsot. If you slash a lot Gervin will do fine, he's not terrible at shooting but there's better options.
I had a rough time at first since my cards were old. I took a break from 2K and the sim was hard as hell. But I was able to beat 4/5 so far with some cheap ass PD and a couple GOs. I kind of exploited the fact that the teams you're up against never have a really good bench. So they'll play Kobe, Jordan, Magic and Kareem or whoever their best guy is for literally the entire game. You can punish them by making sure you have a solid lineup of 10 players and use A LOT of two way players so you don't have many weak links. Do NOT call timeouts. If you're calling timeouts you're just helping them. Let their best players get gassed and go off in the 2nd half of the game. Keep rotating fresh players so no one is tired. Keep throwing fresh players at their tired opals and you'll have an advantage. That's why a completely solid 10 man team is important. You might think oh Luke Walton isn't going to guard my PF very well so if you use a garbage PF in the next 3 games you're going up PD Shane. And as you mentioned underestimating any card is a bad idea. PD Shane don't mess around he demolished my team single handedly and Bosh went off too. Wade and LeBron barely did anything all game they didn't have to. Try to find their team's worst defender and abuse plays designed to score on them. I recommend going for Marc and McHale first since they're the best ones and they'll help you beat Jordan's Bulls cause you're going to want to abuse their lack of height. Here's my recommend budget cards.
PG: GO Payton / GO Chauncey / GO Kidd / GO Larry Hughes / GO Stephen Jackson / PD Walt / PD Reggie Thus (Mainly taller guys with good interior and perimeter D cause Kyrie, Tony Parker and Isiah are going to slash at you the entire game. Against Magic just switch a good tall SF or SG on him with good inside defense like PD Iggy. If you have a tall PG 6'4 or so they can guard most SGs as long as they have good inside defense.)
SG: GO Gervin / GO Clyde / GO Corey / PD Dale / PD Klay / PD John Havleich (Inside defense is a must for Jordan and Kobe. Run Trail Blazer Quick Chest or Quick Loop to abuse shooting over bad defenders if you're up against bad defensive cards)
SF: GO Larry Kenon / PD Iggy / PD Larry Johnson / PD Wilson Chandler / PD Luol Deng / PD Rodman yes offensively he's not so great but he will clamp up GOAT cards like Kobe, Jordan and Magic.
PF GO Bob McAdoo / GO Elton Brand / PD Bam / PD Dino Radja / PD Chris Webber (You want fast guys who can stretch the floor, defend the paint, block, ebound and score inside literally everything) GO Shawn Kemp with duo Payton turns them both into godlike opals.
C: GO Patrick Ewing / GO Robert Parish / PD Alonzo / PD David Robinson / PD Myles Turner (You need tall centers who can block, rebound and defend the paint. I prefer bigs who can shoot because in this sim if your open it doesn't matter with who you need to take advantage of it. Even if it's a big at the 3pt line you need to take any shot you get open so make sure they can score in the right places.) Ewing duo turns Larry Johnson into a solid opal with a quick release and 97 3pt shot so that's clutch.
GO Gasol and GO McHale are obviously important to a good lineup. They're both excellent defenders who can shoot. PD Shane, PD Cooper and PD Bruce are all good two way cards to use. Run a ton of plays designed to get people open. ISO isn't viable since most teams have shot blockers who will block you anyways. If you can collapse the paint and kick it out to someone for a 3pt shot that's easier than going for layups with defenders near by.
Last edited Jun 27th, 2020 by Slevin424
Murphy had a god damn swastika as his profile picture... pretty sure he should be number one. Community doesn't need MORE toxic people in it.
Hey man been there. I hated high school cause of the all shady people and wanna be gang bangers always bullying people. Hated life in general. Keep your head up and just make it past school. Ignore all the bullshit and once you get older surround yourself with more mature people who enjoy your company and appreciate you for who you really are, not for what they want you to be. I always thought shit wouldn't change even after college but once you can control who you let into your life you'll find peace. I was a complete dick at high school cause everyone else was, but I matured and got older, then realized how I acted attracted certain people around me. The better you treat others will help out in the end. Might not seem like it now but it willl eventually.
You do you and enjoy whatever it is that makes you happy. Don't let other people judge what your interest are and what your personality is like. You'll find people that connect with you and genuinely care about you as you get older. But my best advice don't rely on other people to make you happy, if you can just be happy with who you are, you'll be able to survive anything. And I'm sure you have people out there that care about you, Make it out of school and remember your life means a lot to people around you. They just might not show it all the time.
I'd keep PG13 cause he's got a better 3pt shot and way better defense. Rudy does have a better block and better rebounding but PG13 has more HOF badges and an extra inch on him. If you're going to run them at PF I'd actually go with Rudy just for blocking and rebounding. But at SF PG13 is better option.
When cards evolve it really glitches up the system. Their overall on the card changes but if you flip the card their Offense and Defense overall stays the same. For example Jrue Holiday at ruby is 82 offense and 92 defense. At pink diamond still 82/92. Nate Robinson actually does change the overall from sapphire to pink diamond going from 92 offense and 89 defense to 93 offense and 89 defense. Which doesn't makes sense how it only goes up 1 overall on offense despite jumping 4 tiers. So the main overall does go from 85 overall to 96 but 2K can't factor in their proper overalls since offense and defense stays the same. Which is why the lineup overall jumps around I guess. EVO cards were a cool idea but man did they fail to execute them properly.
I spent so much time evolving Dirk and noticed he gets gold corner specialist when he evolves, but his damn hot sports stay the same. So he's got gold corner badge but cold corners... how does that even make since?