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Freestyle Control Movelist

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                               NBA LIVE 2003
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              NBA LIVE 2003 EA SPORTS Freestyle Control Movelist
                         By: NBA Live (Alex Yu)
                      E-Mail: nba_live_2003@hotmail.com
                             ICQ#: 14531069
                       Last Updated: November 01, 2002
                              Version 1.0

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I. News and Updates
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Greetings folks!  The freestyle control in NBA Live 2003 adds a whole new 
dimension of fun and gameplay to the NBA Live series.  According to the
EA Sports website, there are over 50 new moves and thousands of potential
combination threats.  I will separate all of the moves into four different
categories: Dribbling (standstill position), Dribbling (moving), Holding the 
Basketball, and Defense.  I need your help and contributions to compile a full 
and complete movelist. So if you know any moves that are not listed in this FAQ, 
please e-mail me or post on the GameFAQs message board.  I will of course give 
you full acknowledgement and credit for your contributions. Also if you have 
any suggestions, ideas, questions, or notice any errors about this FAQ, feel 
free to email me as well.

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Version 1.0 - Minor errors corrected.

Version 0.90 - First version of this guide.  Included all moves that I found 
after a few days playing the game.  I will have a more complete movelist in the 
next update.
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II. Dribbling (standstill position)
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All of the following moves can be done from a standstill position while
dribbling the basketball.  You can do some of the crossover moves by
pressing the [] button.  However, those moves come up randomly.  So in 
order to execute a particular move you want then you should use the right 
analog stick.  Just follow the button sequence for Right Handed Moves if 
the ball is in your player's right hand.  And vice-versa.

Note: cw  = clockwise
      ccw = counter-clockwise


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   RIGHT Handed Moves                          Command
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Crossover Through the Legs        LEFT
Crossover In Front                1/4 rotation from UP to LEFT ccw
Killer Crossover                  Quickly Tap RIGHT, LEFT
Wide Crossover                    1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT ccw
Crossover Behind the Back         1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT cw
Jab-Step Forward                  UP
Jab-Step to the Side              RIGHT
Jab-Step to the Side +            Double Tap RIGHT
Crossover Through the Legs
Crossover Through the Legs +      1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT ccw
Crossover Behind the Back
Crossover Through the Legs +      1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT cw
Crossover In Front
Step Back                         DOWN

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   LEFT Handed Moves                          Command
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Crossover Through the Legs        RIGHT
Crossover In Front                1/4 rotation from UP to RIGHT cw
Killer Crossover                  Quickly Tap LEFT, RIGHT
Wide Crossover                    1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT cw
Crossover Behind the Back         1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT ccw
Jab-Step Forward                  UP
Jab-Step to the Side              LEFT
Jab-Step to the Side +            Double Tap LEFT
Crossover Through the Legs
Crossover Through the Legs +      1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT cw
Crossover Behind the Back
Crossover Through the Legs +      1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT ccw
Crossover In Front
Step Back                         DOWN

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III. Dribbling (moving)
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Same as dribbling from the standstill position you can press [] to do some
dribble moves randomly.  You can also press triangle to do the spinmove.

Note: Players with low a dribble rating may stumble while you are trying to
      do a move. So... this means Shaq cannot do the "Iverson" Spinmove !!!

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   RIGHT Handed Moves                          Command
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Crossover Through the Legs        LEFT
Crossover In Front                1/4 rotation from UP to LEFT ccw
Wide Crossover In Front           1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT ccw
Killer Crossover                  Quickly Tap RIGHT, LEFT
Stutter-Step                      RIGHT
Stutter-Step + Palm the Ball      Double Tap RIGHT
Spinmove                          UP
"Iverson" Spinmove                1/4 rotation from UP to RIGHT cw
Crossover Behind the Back         1/4 rotation from DOWN to LEFT cw
Wide Crossover Behind the Back    1/2 rotation from RIGHT to LEFT cw

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    LEFT Handed Moves                          Command
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Crossover Through the Legs        LEFT
Crossover In Front                1/4 rotation from UP to RIGHT cw
Wide Crossover In Front           1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT cw
Killer Crossover                  Quickly Tap LEFT, RIGHT
Stutter-Step                      LEFT
Stutter-Step + Palm the Ball      Double Tap LEFT
Spinmove                          UP
"Iverson" Spinmove                1/4 rotation from UP to LEFT ccw
Crossover Behind the Back         1/4 rotation from DOWN to RIGHT ccw
Wide Crossover Behind the Back    1/2 rotation from LEFT to RIGHT ccw

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IV. Holding the Basketball
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When your player is holding the basketball, tap the UP on the right analog
stick to switch back and forth between the Triple Threat Position and the
Post Up Position.  

Note: For the moves marked with a *, you can hold the position 
      by holding on to the right analog stick.

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Triple Threat Position Moves                   Command
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Switch to Post Up Position           UP
*Swing the Ball from Right to Left   1/4 rotation from RIGHT to UP ccw
*Swing the Ball from Left to Right   1/4 rotation from LEFT to UP cw
*Jab-Step Right                      RIGHT
*Jab-Step Left                       LEFT
*Swing the Ball Up                   1/4 rotation from LEFT to DOWN ccw
*Swing the Ball Down                 1/4 rotation from RIGHT to DOWN cw
*Hold the Ball Between the Legs      Hold UP
*Hold the Ball Back                  Hold DOWN
Step Back                            DOWN

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Post Up Position Moves                        Command
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Switch to Triple Threat Position     UP
*Fake Right                          RIGHT
*Fake Left                           LEFT
*Hold the Ball Up                    Hold UP
*Hold the Ball In Front              Hold DOWN

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V. Defense
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These are the defensive moves you can do with the right analog stick.

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Defensive Move                       Command
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Get into Defensive Crouch           Hold DOWN
Hands Up (Contest Shot)             Hold UP
Steal with Right Hand               RIGHT
Steal with Left Hand                LEFT


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