NBA 2K14 Cheats And Tips: Scoring And Mastering The Path To Greatness
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The mobile version of 2K Sports' NBA 2K14 may not be as hot as the console versions, but when it comes to taking an A-grade basketball game on the go, it's a pretty easy score for the publisher.
We've already provided some general tips for the game, but you likely have more questions about scoring and getting through the Path of Greatness. So, we've put together some specific advice on putting the ball into the basket, as well as choosing which way to take LeBron in his career.
What's the best way to go when it comes to shooting three-pointers in NBA 2K14?
There are two things you'll have to keep in mind with shooting from the outside. The first is that not every player can do it. "Big men," for example, are more prone to shooting from the inside, and not from the outside. There are exceptions to thus rule, but outside shooting is typically best left to point guards, or those with the statistics to back them up.
Your best bet is to check out your team stats before taking to the court with them, and see who your best shooters are. Stick with them and get the shot-timing system down, something that's easy to learn on lighter difficulty settings. You'll be "draining threes" in no time.
The second thing you'll have to watch out for are shot blockers. These are defensive men that follow you around and try to get in your face if you go for a shot. The best way around these guys is to fool them, in a manner, by going for a fake shot to throw them off, or scrambling around them to find an open opportunity. You can head into the game's Practice Mode to work on your shooting skills at any time.
What's the best way to take inside shots and dunks in NBA 2K14?
Playing the close game can be a little risky, as you're prone to steals and blocks more on the inside, since there are more players around. If you know your skills though, and have truly mastered them, you'll find openings for close shots in no time flat.
With skills, try to find ways around players into the open lane. Sometimes it'll be hard, as they'll work defensively to keep up with you or hustle at the same speed you are. Try to throw them off and look for an opening, and if you see it, take it, even if it doesn't always mean a superstar dunk. Sometimes it's more about the points - and not so much being a show-off.
If you do find an open lane for a dunk, by all means go running in. Simply hit your stride and then hit the shot button when you're close enough to the rim, and you should initiate a slam-dunk - provided someone isn't there to block you first.
Don't be afraid to pass the ball around either. If you don't see a shot opportunity with one particular player - or another could come running in for the alley-oop - give the ball up and watch it sail into the basket as a result. At the very least, you can set up the shot that'll get it there.
If you need to, practice these skills in the game's Practice Mode. We promise you that time invested here will pay off.
Where should I start in the Path To Greatness mode?
That's really up to you, but it depends on what your favorite NBA team is. If you're a Miami Heat fan - and a lot of you are - you can carry on the dynasty that LeBron James has helped build over the last couple of years. It's a good continuation of the past running seasons, with a specific number of challenges to meet as you work your way through a third championship.
If you're a curious player or have another favorite team in mind, then feel free to take the other path, following the challenges and ultimately trading LeBron to another team. It's interesting to see him in another uniform - like the Knicks or, for some particular dreamers, back in Cavaliers colors - and it's a little more interesting than simply following the "real world" scenario.
Give them both a try though. They're lots of fun.
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