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The Jordan Challenge Guide
1234567891123456789212345678931234567894123456789512345678961234567897123456789 ____Title: NBA 2K11: Jordan Challenge Guide, version 1.0 __Version: 1.0 _____Game: NBA 2K11 ___System: PC ___Author: instant000 (Gamefaqs Name) _____Date: October 7, 2010 Copyright: Copyright 2010 Lewis Lampkin, III Info: NBA 2K11 has a game mode called the Jordan Challenge. This is a FAQ for that Game Mode. DISCLAIMER: The material inside this FAQ is based upon the PC version of the game, NBA 2K11. If some tips do not apply to your particular version of the game, then I apologize. Additionally, these tips were collected by myself, and none other. NOTE: The Challenge Descriptions inside this FAQ are taken from the PC version of the game, NBA 2K11. TYPOS: If there are typos in this document, then I apologize for them. This is for fun, I'm not getting paid for this, LOL. ***** ***** ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Challenge Descriptions -A01. The Arrival -A02. 69 Points -A03. Shootout -A04. Bad Boys -A05. 1991 NBA Finals -A06. The Shrug -A07. Double Nickel -A08. Father's Day Victory -A09. The Flu Game -A10. Michael's Last Dance B. Tricks to beating the Challenges -B01. Scoring Points -B02. Getting Assists -B03. Getting Rebounds -B04. Getting Steals -B05. Stopping a scorer -B06. Shooting Threes C. Which challenges did I find most difficult, and why? -C01. The Arrival -C02. The Shrug -C03. The Flu Game -C04. Michael's Last Dance D. Power Tips -D01. Editing Minutes -D02. http://nba-live.com/forums -D03. http://2ksports.com/forums E. Why did I write this FAQ? -E01. To ease boredom -E02. To have fun -E03. To help others F. Thanks ***** ***** ***** A. Challenge Descriptions -A01. The Arrival Who: '85-'86 Bulls vs. '85-'86 Celtics When: April 20, 1986 Where: @ Celtics Context: Game 2, Easten Conference 1st Round Notes: Jordan made his mark with this 63 point playoff game against a heavily favored Celtics team. Your challenge: Score 63+ points Shoot 50%+ from the field Record 6+ assists Full Story: In 1986, Michael Jordan faced a first round matchup with a Celtics team widely regarded as one of the best teams in NBA history. After being limited to just 18 games during the regular season due to a broken foot, Jordan was determined to prove himself on the national stage. In game 2 with virtually every Celtic guarding him at one time or another, he did. Larry Bird described Jordan's Playoff record 63 point outburst as "God disguised as Michael Jordan." "A lot of times you just say 'let Jordan get his and stop the other guys,'" Celtics coach K.C. Jones would say later. "Tht wasn't out plan. We were trying to keep him from scoring, and he still got 63. That's when we all got our first look into the future and it was scary." What was even more amazing was this was the first time Jordan had scored more than 50 points in an NBA game. The Bulls fell 135-131 in double OT before being swept three games to none, but Jordan had arrived. -A02. 69 Points Who: '89-'90 Bulls vs. '89-'90 Cavaliers When: March 28, 19990 Where: @ Cavaliers Context: Regular Season Game Notes: This time Jordan gets the win by dropping 69 points and putting a dent in the Cavaliers' playoff plans. Your Challenge: Score 69+points Shoot 50%+ from the field Record 6+ assists Win the game Full Story: Near the end of the 1990 Season, the Cleveland Cavaliers faced their new nemesis Michael Jordan. Needing the victory to clinch a playoff berth, Jordan set his career high with 69 points in an overtime win. "This would have to be my greatest game," Jordan said. "When I scored 63 against Boston, we lost. It sure feels a lot better." The game was a complete effort with Jordan also recording 18 rebounds, six assist and four steals. It was the fourth time Jordan had scored more than 60 points, and, at the time, only three other players had scored more than 69 points in a game. -A03. Shootout Who: '89-'90 Bulls vs. '89-'90 Hawks When: Any date in 1990 vs. Hawks Where: @ Bulls Context: Regular Season Game Notes: Jordan and Dominique Wilkins face off in some of the all-time greatest scoring performances of the era. Your Challenge: Outscore Dominique Hold Dominique to under 25 points Record 5+ assists Win the game Full Story: Michael Jordan and "The Human Highlight Film" were responsible for perhaps the two greatest All-Star Game Dunk competitions in NBA history. But they also delighted fans by lighting up the scoreboard in some of the most exciting games of the 80s and 90s. Over his career, Jordan had three game winning shots in the final seconds to defeat the Hawks. During the 1987 season, Dominique Wilkins went for 57 points against the Bulls and later in the season Jordan topped that by going for 61. Wilkins set an NBA record by making 23 of 23 free throw attempts vs. the Bull in 1990. Wilkins was the league's last scoring leader in 1985 with 30.3 PPG before Jordan began his reign of seven consecutive titles. Wilkins was named to the All-Star team nine times. Prior to his final three seasons, Wilkins never averaged fewer than 20 points per game. Dominique Wilkins is the NBA's 10th all time career scorer with 26,668 points. -A04. Bad Boys Who: '89-'90 Bulls vs '89-'90 Pistons When: May 26, 1990 Where: @ Bulls Context: Game 3, Eastern Conference Finals Notes: Jordan showed the Pistons and the world that no defensive trategy could stop him for long. Your Challenge: Score 47+ points Record 4+ assists Win the game Full Story: The Bulls-Pistons rivalry had grown incredibly intense in 1990. Two years before, Jordan had dropped 59 points on the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In 1989, they met again in the Eastern Conference Finals where the Bulls took an early 2-1 game lead. However, the Plstons then clamped down on Jordan wih the so-called "Jordan Rules" (which consisted of double and triple teams). The Pistons went on to win three straight games and then their first NBA Championship. In 1991, Jordan would have his revenge. Intead of Jordan scoring, Jordan picked the Pistons apart with his passing. The Bulls would go on to deliver a humiliating sweep of the Detroit Pistons. This caused Isiah Thomas to lead his team off the court before the final minute of the final game had concluded. Most of the Pistons went directly to the locker room instead of shaking hands with the Bulls. The fierce rivalry would continue, but the Bulls ultimately dominated the 90s. -A05. 1991 NBA Finals Who: '90-'91 Bulls vs. '90-'91 Lakers When: June 2 thru June 12, 1991 Where: @ Bulls and @ Lakers Context: NBA Finals Notes: Jordan silenced the doubters by coming back form a game one embarrassment to thrash the Lakers in these Finals. Your Challenge: Average 31+ points Average 55%+ from the field Average 11+ assists Win the series Full Story: After sweeping the rival Pistons, the Bulls faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NB Finals. It was the first time the Bulls had reached the Finals and there appeared to be a letdown, getting upset in Game 1 at home. The media began to spout stories of a potential Lakers weep. This only made Jordan angry. Jordan dominated Game 2 making 15-of-18 shots and dishing 13 assists. One of Jordan's greatest individual plays occured when he drove the lane and went up for a right-handed layup. But A.C. Green and Sam Perkins came over to block the shot. Jordan, in midair, double-clutched, switched the ball to his left hand an laid it in. The Bulls proceeded to steamroll the Lakers and win the series 4-1. Jordan won six NBA Championships during his career, but his reaction to the first was the main story of the season. He let out all the emotion that he had, crying like a baby as he clutched the championship trophy. -A06. The Shrug Who: '91-'92 Bulls vs. '91-'92 Blazers When: June 3, 1992 Where: @ Chicago Context: Game 1, NBA Finals Notes: Just to prove a point, Jordan sets the tone for the series by dominating the first half of this first Finals game. Your Challenge: Score 35+ points in the first half Make 6+ threes in the first half Hold Drexler to under 20 points Win the game Full Story: After the 1991-92 NBA season, there were some who didn't feel Jordan was deserving of his third MVP and that the award should have gone to Clyde Drexler instead. This talk heated up when the Bulls squared off with the Trail Blazers in the Finals. As most of the NBA was rapidly learning, it's not wise to anger Michael Jordan. Jordan dominated from the beginning. He scored 35, breaking Elgin Baylor's record for most points in a first half in the plaoyffs (33). After his sixth three-pointer (also a record), Jordan turned towards his old rival Magic Johnson at the broadcast table and just shrugged his shoulders. The Bulls went on to deliver a huge 122-89 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Jordan averaged 35.8 points despite often being guarded head-to-head by Clyde Drexler. The Bulls won the series in six games to gain their second consecutive NBA title. "Going into the series, I thought Michael had 2,00 moves," Drexler said. "I was wrong. He has 3,000." -A07. Double Nickel Who: '94-'95 Bulls vs. '94-'95 Knicks When: March 28, 2995 Where: @ Knicks Context: Regular Season Game Notes: After a sting with the bat, Jordan returns to New York to tear up the Knicks for 55 points and an unforgettable pass. Your Challenge: Score 55+ points Shoot 55%+ from the field Record 2+ assists Win the game Full Story: Following his retirement to play baseball, Jordan made his first visit to New York special. He scored neary half of the Bulls' points in a 113-111 win. Jordan broke his own record for most points by a Knicks oponent, hitting 21 of 37 shots from the field. With the game on the line, Jordan went up to shoot a jumper, but instead dished the ball off to an unguarded Bill Wennington for the game-winning layup. "Michael is proably the only player in the world who can score 55 points and his biggest play of the game is a pass," Wennington said. "You can never predict what he is going to do." Knicks' guard John Starks had been considered one of the few players able to defend Michael Jordan. However, Jordan humiliated Starks throughout the game. Starks was so demoralized following Wennington's basket, that he dropped an inbound pass and booted the ball back over the center stripe. Jordan later said, "I think he forgot how to play me. I got a lot of easy shots." -A08. Father's Day Victory Who: '95-'96 Bulls vs. '95-'96 Sonics When: June 16, 1996 Where: @Bulls Context: Game 6, NBA Finals Notes: Michael ran the table over the entire league but this fourth title would prove to be just as special as his first. Your Challenge: Score 22+ points Grab 9+ rebounds Record 7+ assists Win the game Full Story: Michael Jordan has always had a sense for the dramatic, but his timing was never better than during Game 6 of the 1996 NBA Finals. Michael Jordan retired from basketball after his father died in 1993 and played minor league baseball. He returned in 1996 hungrier than ever to make the Bulls the greatest team of all time. He did just that by leading the Bulls to a 72-10 record, the best in the history of the NBA. The Bulls stampeded the competition during the playoffs and easily won their fourth NBA championship. To Jordan, this one was worth so much more than the others. After defeating the Sonics in Game 6, Jordan was overcome with emotion and crumbled to the floor remembering his father. We were left seeing Michael Jordan clutching his trophy, again covered in tears. Only this time they were different from the tears that fell from his eyes after his first title, these were for his father. -A09. The Flu Game Who: '96-'97 Bulls vs. '96-'97 Jazz When: June 11, 1997 Where: @ Jazz Context: Game 5, NBA Finals Notes: A very ill Jordan still manages to both dominate the game and hit the winning shot in the last seconds of the game. Your Challenge: Score 38+ points Grab 7+ rebounds Record 5+ assists Win the game Full Story: Jordan had been sick for days with a stomach virus. He was unable to even practice the day before Game 5 of the '97 Finals. Further weakening his condition, he then got food poisoning keeping him awake until four in the morning of game day. Jordan was so dehydrated and dizzy that he could barely stand up come game time. However, it was the Jazz who would suffer. Jordan played 44 minutes and scored 38 points. He also had seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Jordan drained the game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds to seal the victory and Bulls ent on to win Game 6 to claim their fifth NBA Title. Jordan, talking to the media after the game, was quoted as saying, "We wanted it real bad." "I've never seen Michael as sick as he was, to the point where I didn't think he was going to be able to put his uniform on," said teammate Scottie Pippen. "The effort he came out and showed us was incredible. He's not only the greatest player ever, but the greatest leader ever." -A10. Michael's Last Dance Who: '97-'98 Bulls vs. '97-'98 Jazz When: June 14, 1998 Where: @ Jazz Context: Game 6, NBA Finals Notes: With one final resounding shot, Jordan seals both his legacy and the fate of the Jazz's championship hopes. Your Challenge: Score 45+ points Get 4+ steals Record 1+ assist Win the game Full Story: The Bulls were facing the Jazz for the second consecutive time in the Finals. The Bulls were up in the series 3-2, but Game 6 and 7 would be in Utah. The Bulls had never allowed a series to go seven games, so a victory was imperative. With Scottie Pippen's back ailing, the Bulls were forced to rely almost entirely on Jordan. In his final game as a Bull, Jordan put the team on his back one last time and scored 45 points, including the game-winning jumper to give the Bulls their sixth in eight years. The Pose, as it came to be known, had everything. Down by 1 with 17 seconds left and the Jazz with possession, Game 7 seemed inevitable. Then, Jordan stole the ball from Karl Malone, drove to the 3-point line, crossed over Byron Russell and hit a 20-foot jump shot with just 5.2 seconds left on the clock. "He wouldn't let us lose," said Bulls coach Phil Jackson. "If this is to be his last game, he left us all with a performance to remember. He's the greatest player ever, and this proves it." ***** ***** ***** B. Tricks to beating the Challenges -B01. Scoring Points In all of the challenges, you have to score some points. This is important, if you want to win the challenges. There are four main ways to do this easily: pick-n-roll, calling plays, isolation, and coast-to-coast. 1. Pick-N-Roll: This method is quite simple. You substitue Jordan in at Center or Power Forward, and call a pick-n-roll play. It helps if you substitute Jordan in against the weaker defender of the bigs. Then, call the pick-n-roll using a good passer against the weakest available perimeter defender. Sometimes, you may get issues with spacing, using this method. That is, you do not clear out the help big man well enough to create space to get to the bucket. In these cases, you have a few alternatives: call an iso prior to calling for the pick-n-roll, OR you can sub your passer in against the big that gives you problems, OR you can sub in a three point shooter against the big that gives you problems, thus pulling them further away from the basket that way. I hope the pick-n-roll serves you well. I abused it in order to beat the scoring challenges. As pick-n-rolls develop so fast, they're a weapon of choice, considering that the quarters are only 8 minutes long, unless you EDIT the minutes! (more details on that in section D of this FAQ.) 2. Calling Plays: If you are hard-core enough, you might feel that you need to call plays, that set a screen, and have players running all over the place, all for the purpose of giving the ball to Michael. If that floats your boat, then fine. Several of the plays they have for Michael in the game are ISOs, though, or pick-n-rolls with Pippen. Don't say that you weren't warned! Also, it is more than just doing effective plays, your time is limited, and you have to score mass numbers, of points, so make sure that you use quick-hitting plays, not something that requires 5 screens and 4 passes, just to get into position. 3. Isolation: If you just want to give the ball to Michael, and tell everyone else to get out of his way, then this is your Doug Collins play-call style, reincarnate! Give the ball to Michael, and ISO. You can drive left, drive right, pull-up, or do whatever it takes to shake your man enough to create enough space. Except for the very earliest version of Jordan, all of the others have his mid-range Jumper that is like Butter. Take advantage of it. 4. Coast-to-Coast: If you like isolation, then you'll love coast-to-coast. Basically, why bother giving the ball to Michael in the halfcourt, when you can give it to him in the fullcourt? Give the ball to Mike, and by the time his man comes out to meet him in the quarter-court, you may already have a full head of steam to blow by for the dunk, or you can force the tempo, and get upcourt before the defense can get fully set-up, thus exploiting a mismatch in the transition. -B02. Getting Assists Assists are not that complicated. You never really have to get that many. As most of the challenges require Jordan to score a sizable amount of points, the ball is probably in his hands, most of the time. In this case, you may get double-teamed from time to time. If you're on point with your icon passing, then you welcome the double teams, and use them to get your other shooters opportunities. If you find passing out of double-teams a bit harsh, then set up pick-n-rolls instead. You'll find that Grant, Rodman, and Pippen are excellent finishers on the roll, allowing you to easily roll up your assist numbers. So, in summary, think of two things: (1) pass out of the double team, and (2) use pick-n-rolls. -B03. Getting Rebounds Rebounds were frustrating--at first. I figured out Rebounds. Rebounds are easy now. Here is the rebounding secret: substitute Jordan in at whichever position has the least dominant big-man rebounder. That is, versus the Jazz, sub Jordan in at Center. I did the same thing versus the Sonics. Then, you control the other big man on your own team yourself, and leave Jordan to CPU control. Instead of using Rodman or Longley to rebound, you use them to box out the pesky Malones and Kemps of the world who try to steal all your rebounds, giving Jordan an opportunity to get some boards. As Malone is really the only player on the Jazz that goes down low a lot, boxing him out really helps out your rebound opportunities. The Sonic have Perkins or somebody like that who likes to pop threes, but they rebound poorly, so it gives Jordan some chance. -B04. Getting Steals Steals were the most difficult thing for me. I had several strategies: (1) passing lanes (2) guard the PG (3) steal from the big (4) trap (5) press These hadn't worked out for me so far, mainly because Stockton's ball handling is so good, and Malone gets rid of it so fast after he gets it. Also, it's not just about creating steals, it's about creating steals for Mike. I wanted to force the ball out of Stockton's hands, and get someone else passing it, and try to get a pick off. Anyway, those were all of my struggles, and you probably could care less about those. You might want to know how I got past the steals, don't you? Well, I did two things: (1) Press (2) Slow Down the Timing This was the full court press strategy: After a score, and the full court press would set-up, I would control Jordan, who was guarding Hornacek. I would sag off Hornacek, and bait the pass, then lunge for it, to get the interception. This was the half court press strategy: After a score, I would set up the half court press. I would control Jordan, who was assigned to guard Stockton. I would defend Stockton at the inbound, so that the ball would be passed to Hornacek, instead. After crossing halfcourt, Hornacek would want to pass the ball back to Stockton, and I could intercept it then. In general, it was about passing lanes, as it was darned-right difficult to rip Stockton, or interecept his post entry passes, and most other players on the team didn't waste dribbles or make too many bad passes that I could easily pick off. Slowing down the timing: In (Options > My NBA Settings > Gameplay) you can adjust the game speed. I set it to 0. It was like playing in slow motion. As cutting off a pass for the steal is all about reaction speed, slowing down the time gives me a fighting change to actually get the steals. Even with slowing down the timing, I could not rip Stockton. I could rip Russell, or someone else, but it was very rare for someone other than Stockton to be dribbling the ball, as they were trying to play smart. -B05. Stopping a scorer In order to stop a scorer, you have to dedicate two defenders to them. My personal preference is to let anyone else shoot EXCEPT the person who I am trying to stop. In order to best faciliate this, you need to know what strategies they are using to get points, and then how best to stop those strategies. Here are the CPU's top scoring strategies for Wilkins and Drexler: (1) cherrypicking (2) screens (3) alley-oops (4) transition (1) cherrypicking: You might wonder what this is. Basically, cherrypicking is when a player on the defense immediately sprints down to the offensive end after a shot attempt, in hopes that upon the miss, they will be alone for easy points on the other end. Drexler probably abuses this the most, due to the fact that the Blazers are a high tempo team. Irregardless, you have to be wary of it, and defend against it. Most importantly, you have to consider that you don't want Jordan at the same position as the cherry picker, as Jordan usually has to score quite a bit of points himself, making him prone to getting picked on. Also, you want your fastest non-Jordan players at point guard and shooting guard, to increase the chances that somebody gets back there, to stop the cherrypicking madness on the defensive end. Once Jordan gets his scoring objectives, feel free to switch him to the same position as the cherrypicker, and then use Pippen, etc. to score freely. Jordan can keep up with Drexler in the transition easily, but if he's shooting, then that bit of a gap is all Drexler needs to be dunking on the other end before Jordan lands good. (2) screens The CPU likes to run plays with some type of screening action, that picks off a man, and gets them free. Wilkins and Drexler both like to do this a lot. My only advice with regards to this is that you need to guard them with two players: (a) their assigned man, and (b) the help man. If their assigned man is about to hit a pick, you need to see that, and sag off as appropriately, to give their man a chance to catch up. If they may be about to shoot anyway, then you need to switch, so that you can contest the shot. When a human contests the shot, it seems to affect the shot more than when a CPU does it. If you can contest with more than one player, that helps too. (3) alley-oops My mind cannot erase the imagery of Dominique Wilkins going up for an 'oop from Spud Webb. The best thing you can do to prevent this is, like before, always have an eye out for them. If you're supposed to be stopping Wilkins and Drexler from scoring, even if you're on the PG with the ball, you need to be watching where they run to, and what picks they're coming off, so you can anticipate to be in that direction, to help out. The screening action preceding the oop attempt is easy to spot, so once you see it, you need to sag back deep, to encourage the guard to shoot instead of pass. Remember that Spud or Porter going off for 35 isn't going to make you lose the challenge. (4) transition Clyde and Dominique wouldn't just hurt you on a cherrypick, or half-court offense, they'd also hurt you when you were still getting set-up on the defensive end. The best favor you can do yourself on the defensive end is to switch over to the PG as quickly as possible, giving your team a chance to set-up as they need to. As I play on the broadcast cam, I can't see the entire defensive set-up until the ball comes up the court, so they can get in best position if I'm not moving them around. As always, your eye needs to be on Drexler and Wilkins, for anything they might be doing. Ignore the PG, as Spud and Porter scoring 30 isn't going to break the challenge for you, but if Drexler or Wilkins go off, it wastes your time, if you have to repeat the game. Keep that in mind. -B06. Shooting Threes Well, with regards to shooting six threes, the main thing that I found with it is that on Pro difficulty, I shot between 20-33% from downtown using Jordan. Based on that, I jacked up a lot of shots, as fast as I could, and I had the six 3's in the first quarter, going something like 7 for 23 or something weak like that. I am not sure there is much else to it other than just getting up enough attempts. You want to do it as fast as possible, of course, so you have a chance to play "normally" LOL. Be VERY careful with doing this, if you have not accounted for who will guard Drexler, while Jordan is busy jacking up shots. I'm sure that Drexler gets a break attempt for every two quick shot attempts, so keep in mind who is going to guard Drexler, with every attempt that you make. ***** ***** ***** C. Which challenges did I find most difficult, and why? -C01. The Arrival This challenge was difficult, mainly because of a few things: (1) There was no Scottie Pippen, to help take the pressure off Mike. (2) I hadn't started using the Pick-N-Roll that much yet. (3) The Celtics do not make it easy to score. Without pick-n-roll, it is very difficult to score almost two points a minute on these guys as a team, LET alone with only one player. (8 minute quarters x 4 = 32, and you're required to score 63, which is one less than twice 32, which is 64, so you basically have to score 2 points a minute). My greatest friends versus the Celtics were pick-n-roll, iso, cherry picking, and coast-to-coast. Not much time to talk and make friends, I'm too busy trying to make a bucket a minute, LOL. -C02. The Shrug What makes this challenge difficult was stopping Drexler: the cherrypicking and transition offense master. Oh yeah, Drexler could shoot also. The closest comparison was that he was another Jordan out there, excepting that he was not as defensively skilled and did not shoot as well as Jordan, but he represented a great danger to the defense, you can be sure of that. Just popping the threes was nothing. Jack up enough shots, and some of them are bound to fall. The true challenge here was holding down Drexler, who was more dangerous than 'Nique, at least to me, because of the high tempo offense of the Blazers. -C03. The Flu Game What made this challenging was that Mike seemed to fatique faster than normal in this game, probably due to the flu simulation. You'd be dunking on people one minute, and two minutes later, you're getting rejected. Aside from that frustration, you had to deal with trying to get those rebounds. Luckily, I figured out the key was boxing out Malone. But, if I hadn't figured that out, maybe I'd still be struggling on this one. -C04. Michael's Last Dance What made this challenging was the steals. I had tried tons of things, as detailed earlier in this FAQ, but none of them worked. Fortunately, I was able to slow down time, and press to get the ball out of Stockton's hands to get some steals from other people's poor passing. ***** ***** ***** D. Power Tips -D01. Editing Minutes If you want to edit your minutes, you need a couple of things: (1) How to get 12 Minute Quarters in Jordan Challenge Mode: http://forums.nba-live.com/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=75454 (2) An Example of how to edit the memory of your game http://forums.nba-live.com/viewtopic.php?f=123&t=69347 -D02. http://nba-live.com/forums This site, NBA Live Series Center, has provided a wealth of information to me. It was originally created to follow NBA Live, but you live and your learn, They provide a wealth of tutorials and knowledge that can make your gaming experience better. Note that the links posted under "D01" came from nba-live.com. -D03. http://2ksports.com/forums This site is by 2K sports itself. There is a good bit of knowledge to be found in these forums, also. This is often the first place people go, when seeking answers to questions about the game. ***** ***** ***** E. Why did I write this FAQ? -E01. To ease boredom I'm currently at home on vacation from work. The game came out on the 5th, didn't have work to do, and my place was already clean. I did not have any appointments scheduled, or library books to read. So, I bought the game, and played through the mode, and wrote a FAQ. -E02. To have fun The game was hyped for months, leading up to its release. It is amazing that they can actually do so much to improve a game, just from last year, when we have mostly recycled junk coming from another un-named gaming company. -E03. To help others I was having issues with the Jordan Challenge at first. I searched for answers to my questions, and could not find them on the internet. I figured that I would share my answers. Considering the game's street release date was two days ago (October 5, 2010), many might do well to see this FAQ. ***** ***** ***** F. Thanks Thanks to everyone who reads the FAQ, and gets something from it. And, if you want to thank me for it, I can only say "You're Welcome".