NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Trophy Guide
Guide By: Coop and TheDoc87
There are 56 Trophies that can be earned in this title.

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Estimated difficulty: 7 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
Offline: 43 (32 9 1 1 )
Online: 13 (10 3 ) Requires access to the 2K servers
Approximate time to platinum: 100+ Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 4+ Seasons of My Player, 1 Season of Creating a Legend, 1 Season of Offline Association, 10+ Online versus games, 1 MyTeam game, 1, MyPlayer Blacktop game, 1 Unranked Online versus game, 1 Season of Online Association, 1 online team-up game, and numerous play now games.
Missable trophies: 1, Dawn of an Era
Glitched trophies: 2, NBA Cares , You're Officially Hot
Cheats disable trophies: N/A
Difficulty affect trophies: Yes, MyCareer trophies require you play at least on Pro difficulty.
**All Non-Simulated Game trophies can be attained by using two controllers and by moving the sliders in your favor.**

The servers for NBA 2K13 are now offline, you can no longer get any of the online trophies. The platinum is also now unobtainable.

Step 1:
Make sure to ALWAYS be online in whatever game mode you are playing to earn VC. VC is important as you use your VC to buy attributes/clothing for your MyPlayer, and use it in the MyTeam market. Be sure to save your VC to obtain a CURRENT balance of 20,000 just one to unlock the following trophy:

  • Runneth Over

Step 2:
First you are going to want to create/join an Association Online. If you create an Association online, make sure to set the difficulty to rookie, each playoff round to one game, quarter length to 1 minute, and season length to 14 games. This step is suggested early because if you choose to create your own association, you must wait 6 hours for the league to start. This year you can advance the league 1 week a time under commissioner options in a private league which removes the hassle of having to wait for games to simulate themselves.

You will unlock the following the trophies:

  • Not Your Father's Association
  • Don't Hate the Player

Step 3:
If you are going to play against the CPU and want to help in making getting the Non-Simulated game trophies easier, then it is best to now go and edit game sliders. From the Main Menu > Options > My NBA > Game Sliders. Here you are going make all USER Settings for Offense, Defense, and Attributes to 100. Change all CPU settings for Offense, Defense, and Attribute to 0. When you exit game sliders by pressing , the game should save. If the game doesn't save, then Main Menu > Options > Load/Save > save Game sliders. You MAY need to load sliders each time you start up the game.

Step 4:
All Non-Simulated game trophies can easily be attained by adjusting gameplay settings to favor the user to 100 and the CPU to 0. You MUST have the quarter length be at least 5 minutes to earn trophies. If you are struggling even with adjusted sliders, then you can use an extra controller to control the opposing team. Be sure to play at least one game with Oklahoma City Thunder and score 52 points with Kevin Durant and one game with the Milwaukee Bucks to hit 9 three point shots with Brandon Jennings, when going for other Non-Simulated trophies. All Non-Simulated trophies should take you no more 2 games to earn, and after two games you should have unlocked the following trophies:

  • Buzzer Beater
  • Trip-Dub
  • Dub-Dub
  • Five by Five
  • It's Raining
  • Block Party
  • Men of Steal
  • Swat and Swipe
  • Smothering
  • Giveth and Taketh Away
  • Hold the Fat Lady
  • Wire to Wire
  • The Closer
  • Raining 3's
  • KD Unlimited

Step 5:
From the main menu select MyTeam. This is where you will be given a starter pack of cards to create your own fantasy basketball team. Once your team is created play one game online and it does not matter if you win or lose. You NEED have a balance at least of 7500 VC to purchase 15 bronze boosters, which cost 500 each from the MyTeam Market. Trophies you can unlock in this step are:

  • From the Ground Up
  • To Good Use

Step 6:
There are four offline The Association mode trophies. Two of these trophies require you to play and win at least 5 regular season games in a row, and every playoff game. It is best to pick a really strong team, or a team you’re comfortable with. If you want an easier time with this mode, then you can edit the chosen team so that every player has a 99 rating. The other two trophies require you start your offline association on today's date and adjust your simulation strategy. Trophies you can unlock in this step are:

  • The Here and Now
  • Puppet Master
  • Streaking
  • Ticker Tape

Step 7:
Time for some more online play. This time you are going after both the Versus and Team-up trophies. First, in the online main menu select the second option “Quick Team Up Match”. Select this option and wait for the server to find 10 people. They will put everyone into a match, with each person controlling a specific player and just finish the game to unlock:

  • The Sum of Its Parts

Second, you will be trying to obtain 5 straight Versus wins and 10 overall wins. To access online play head from the Main Menu > Online. Select Quick Match and you will be matched up with another user. You will unlock the following trophies:

  • This One Counts
  • Back to Back to Back
  • Lincoln
  • You're Officially Hot
  • Hamilton

Third, you are going to need to find a boosting partner to play an Unranked Online Versus together. Both of you must play with a classic NBA team such as the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls to unlock the following trophy:

  • Remaking History

Step 8:
From the main menu you want to go to MyCareer and use your MyPlayer for all the MyCareer trophies. You are forced to play on Pro difficulty with no custom sliders. In the games you play, the game will give you a goal to accomplish (1 offensive, 1 defensive, and average a certain teammate grade). Being successful in goals will give you key skill points (offline) or VC (online) to use on your player. There will be many games you need to play called "Key Games," which are if you're in a MVP race with a group of players, chance at improving your shot at winning your division, playoff race, key game against your rival, and playing against a top player at your position. If you play in a "Key Game" then all SP/VC rewards are doubled.

I suggest you play your first two-three seasons to increase your overall abilities with only a little bit of simming to help build your Hall of Fame stats. In games you sim, you earn less skill points and games you play you can earn a multitude of skill points. If you sim, there are times when the game will stop simming, and make you play a Key Game. You CANNOT sim Key Games.

Throughout your career you will need to meet 10 of the 15 career goals. Then once you have met these goals, go to career decisions and retire and you will enter the Hall of Fame. This will take you at least 4 seasons. During some point in your career, head online and play one game with your player in a MyPlayer Blacktop game and it does not matter if you win or lose. Expect all MyCareer trophies to be very time consuming. Trophies you can unlock in this step are:

  • On the Road Again
  • Serving Notice
  • I'm Here to Stay
  • Everyone is Special
  • Some more Special than Others
  • Now Playing
  • Both Feet on the Ground
  • Come Fly with Me
  • NBA Cares
  • MyPLAYER of the Game
  • My Every Day Player
  • Dawn of an Era
  • Man of the People
  • My All-Star
  • Immortality

Step 9:
From the Main Menu > Game Modes > NBA: Creating A Legend (CAL). CAL is just like MyCareer, just this time you are using an actual NBA Player. Best to edit a player like LeBron James to overall 99 and use him. The goal here is become the league MVP. Using the information under Shooting Star in the trophy guide will help you to play the least amount of games (though you will need to play Key Games) and you should win MVP your first season easily. Trophy you can unlock in this step is:

  • Shooting Star

Step 10:
Time for clean-up. Now is the time to go after any trophies you have missed in previous steps. This is also the time to get the miscellaneous trophies out of the way. Trophies you can unlock in this step are:

  • Another Day, Another Win
  • Hey Mr. DJ

[PST Would Like to Thank Coop and TheDoc87 for this Roadmap]

...One with Everything
Earn every trophy in NBA 2K13. (2) 

Earn every other trophy in the game to unlock this one!

Dawn of an Era
Get drafted as a lottery pick in the NBA draft in MyCAREER mode. (4) 

To get this trophy, you need to be drafted early. Picks 1 to 14 are considered to be lottery picks. In the Rookie Showcase (which happens immediately after creating your character), try to get good statistical scores, and a good teammate grade. After the game is the interview process. 3 teams will interview you, and you have to answer questions they ask. These questions impact how the teams perceive you, and affects when you are drafted. The club will mention what number their draft pick is, so you’ll want to answer positively to attract them to pick you.

Serving Notice
Get 250,000 fans in MyCAREER mode. (2) 

See Man of the People.

I'm Here to Stay
Get 1,000,000 fans in MyCAREER mode. 

See Man of the People.

Man of the People
Get 2,000,000 fans in MyCAREER mode. 

This will come later in your career as along the way you will unlock Serving Notice and I'm Here to Stay. The goal is to play well every game to gain fellow current and past NBA players as fans or followers of yours in social media. NBA players will become fans of yours for having an impressive game against their team, winning an award, breaking a record, and anything else that is impressive. Getting on billboards or magazine covers will also boost your fan numbers. Celebrities will follow you as you gain more fans and your popularity increases. It is also important in the post-game press conference to answer questions asked with a positive yet cocky answer as majority of the time your local and national popularity will go up. Most time you just need to answer with .

Everyone is Special
Purchase and equip 1 Special Ability in MyCAREER mode. 

See Some more Special than Others.

Some more Special than Others
Purchase and equip 5 Special Abilities simultaneously in MyCAREER mode. 

Special Abilities, also known as Signature Skills, are abilities that you can apply to your MyPlayer. From the main MyCareer menu go to: Player > Player Upgrades > Signature Skills. You must buy 5 different Signature Skills for this trophy to unlock (multiple levels of the same skill does not count). The Special Abilities will automatically be equipped. If you want the cheapest 5 options it will cost 1550 VC (or SP if you’re playing in an offline MyCareer). The cheapest purchases are:

Gatorade Prime Pack – Other – 50 VC
Break Starter – Offensive – 300 VC
Charge Card – Defensive – 350 VC
Chasedown Artist – Defensive – 350 VC
Any other Special Ability for 500 VC

Alternatively, eriera78 has a tip that can allow you to get this and Everyone is Special quicker and for less SP. In CAL mode if you start with a player like LeBron James who already has 5 Signature Skills you only need to purchase one Signature Skill and both trophies will pop. This means you only have to spend 50 SP (there is no VC in CAL) to purchase the Gatorade Prime Pack instead of the 1550 VC you'd have to spend in MyCareer.

Now Playing
Purchase a pre-game ritual in MyCAREER mode. (1) 

A pre-game ritual can cost anywhere from 50 to 2500 VC (or SP if you’re playing in an offline MyCareer). From the main MyCareer menu go to: Player > Player Upgrades > Animations, then press :L2: or :R2: until you get to the pre-game rituals. Purchase one from the list to get the trophy.

Both Feet on the Ground
Sign an endorsement contract with either Nike® or Jordan in MyCAREER mode. (1) 

After playing well for a number of games in MyCareer you will get the option to sign with either Nike or Jordan. Simply choose either option and you will get this trophy.

Come Fly with Me
Purchase Michael Jordan's dunk package (Historic Jordan) in MyCAREER mode. (1) 

The Historic Jordan dunk package costs 5000 VC (or SP if you’re playing an offline MyCareer). From the main MyCareer menu go to: Player > Player Upgrades > Animations, then press :L2: or :R2: until you get to the dunk packages. Historic Jordan will be at the top of the list. Although this dunk package requires an 80 dunk rating to use, you can still get the trophy if you purchase it without the required dunk rating.

NBA Cares
Make a donation to the NBA Cares global community outreach initiative in MyCAREER mode. 

This trophy may be glitched.

It costs 500 VC to donate to NBA Cares. To get this trophy, go to the social media page from your MyCareer menu (Player > Social Media). From there press to boost your popularity, then :L2: or :R2: to get to the Fan Support page, where you can donate to NBA Cares.
There have been reports of this trophy not popping after donating to NBA Cares in both offline and online MyCareers. To work around this, start a new MyCareer (foul out of the Rookie Showcase if you want to get through quickly) and once you’ve been drafted donate to NBA Cares again.

MyPLAYER of the Game
Be named Player of the Game (in an NBA game) in MyCAREER mode. 

In a game with your NBA team, you need to perform outstandingly and win the game. To perform outstandingly, simply score the most points or get a double-double or triple-double. It also helps if you have a good teammate rating, and if you were doing better than your matchup (which is the person that plays your position on the opposing team).

My Every Day Player
Become a starter in the NBA in MyCAREER Mode. 

To become a starter for your NBA team, aim to get a good teammate grade. Aim to get an A+, which shouldn’t be too hard. Take good shots, set picks, have good ball movement, etc. Also, you will need good stats (points, assists, rebounds, etc.). If you want to speed this process up, try to get drafted to a team where a star player isn’t playing the same position as you. For example, if your player is a center, you would prefer to be drafted by the Houston Rockets rather than the Los Angeles Lakers, as Dwight Howard has a much higher rating than Omer Asik.

My All-Star
Be named an NBA All-Star in MyCAREER mode. 

To become an All-Star, you need to have good stats and high popularity in the league. You can use VC (or SP in offline mode) to improve your popularity by donating to charities. To have good stats is to simply play well in your games. If you set your games to 12 minutes quarters and simulation to 5 minutes quarters, your stats should look far better than your competition. You do not need to be a starter on the All-Star team to earn this trophy.

Make the Hall of Fame in MyCAREER mode. (1) 

To enter the Hall of Fame, you need to complete 10 of 15 objectives and then retire your player. The goals below are for a center, and will differ depending on your position:

1. Score 20000 career points
2. Record 5000 career rebounds
3. Record 2000 career blocks
4. Get selected to 5 All-Star Teams
5. Win the MVP Award
6. Win an NBA Title
7. Make the Playoffs 4 times
8. Make the Conference Finals 2 times
9. Win Scoring Title
10. Lead League in rebounds at end of season
11. Lead League blocks at end of season
12. Finish season in Top 10 for Scoring, Rebounds, and Blocks
13. Get 50 A+ Teammate Grades
14. Break a Single Season Record (Pts, Reb, Ast, Stl, Blk, 3PT)
15. Record 750 career double-doubles

You want to consider which requirements are long, which are difficult, and which are both. It is in your best interest to avoid those ones. An example of how to go about this decision process is outlined in the next paragraph.

Considering the requirements for a center, the difficult requirements to avoid are: #11, #12, and #14 (for steals, assists, and blocks). The longest ones are: #1, #2, #3, #4, #7, and #15. That means you should focus on getting: #5, #6, #8, #9, #10, #13, and #14 (for scoring). Once you have these, the next easiest and fastest ones are likely to be #4 and #7. Continue in that fashion until you get 10 out of 15 requirements completed.

In your first season, turn your quarter to 12 minutes, while turning simulation quarters to 5 minutes. This will help ensure that you have better stats than most of the league and your only competition are your fellow teammates, which will help with scoring titles or leading the league in a specific stat.

Once you finish this, you can start simulating seasons by choosing to play the next key game, rather than the next game. This will reduce the amount of time you need to play by a large deal. Use this to speed through season and collect whatever you need to get into the Hall of Fame. Now is an appropriate time to change simulation time to 12 minutes.

In my experience, a center is probably the fastest at getting into the Hall of Fame. Have the center good at midrange jumpers, blocks, and rebounds. If you play well, you should have #5, #6, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, and #14 by the end of the first season.

To make this trophy easier you can download a custom roster that has all players at 25 overall rating and 5’3” tall, making it easier for you to obtain these goals. Search for username "CooperFyfe" (without quotation marks) for one such roster. It is important to note that once the first season has passed this will have less effect, as randomly generated rookies with higher ratings will enter the league.

Runneth Over
Obtain a balance of 20,000 VC. (4) 

Any type of game mode you play, you will earn VC coins to use for MyPlayer or with MyTeam. You MUST have 20,000 VC in your current balance. It does not matter how much total VC you have earned, but only how much VC you have currently to unlock the trophy. You must be online in order to get/use VC.

If you want to earn 20,000 quicker and are willing to spend some money, then do the following method if you have less than 20,00 in your current balance:

Go to MyTeam
Go to Store
Select Players
Find LeBron James
Click to purchase him
You will be short and select the option to buy VC (by pressing )
Buy the VC pack that you need, and repeat if you are still under 20,000
Prices for VC packs are:
2000 ($0.99)
5000 ($1.99)
10,000 ($2.99) (All prices from the US PSstore.)

Get 20,000 VC in your current balance, and trophy unlocks.

Buzzer Beater
Make a game winning shot with no time left on the clock in a non-simulated game. (1) 

In the dying seconds of the game, you either need to be losing or tied with the opposing team. When the game clock (not shot clock) in the 4th quarter is about to hit zero, let loose a shot, and if it goes in and gives you the lead, then you will win the game and obtain this trophy.

Record a triple double with any player in a non-simulated game. 

To get this trophy, you will need to get 10+ in any 3 statistics (points, assists, rebounds, blocks or steals). The easiest 3 statistics are going to be points, assists, and rebounds. I suggest getting rebounds first, as it is the most difficult of the 3 to get. Use or + specific button to select the player you want to control, and push to jump and attempt to grab the ball when it hits the rim and bounces out. Next are the assists, which are awarded when you pass the ball to a player who then proceeds to score a basket. For this, you simply want to pass the ball to your best shooter and score with that player. Lastly are points, which you will get by putting the ball into the basket.

If you are having trouble with this trophy, when you start the game, go to Options > Game Settings > Game Sliders. In offense, turn 3PT success to 100. In attributes, turn your offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding to 100, while turning your opponent’s to 0. This way, you’ll be grabbing rebounds much easier, and obtaining assists much more easily.

Record two double doubles with any teammates in the same non-simulated game. 

You will need to record 10+ in two statistical areas with 2 different players on the same team in one game. For this, I would suggest choosing points, and one of either rebounds or assists. Also, both of these players can have identical double doubles (both of them have 10+ in points and assists). Picking a team such as the Miami Heat will net this trophy easily. Have LeBron James pass the ball to Dwayne Wade and score with Wade. Repeat this 9 times so that James has 10 assists and Wade has 20+ points. Repeat this process switching the roles of James and Wade

You can also alter the game sliders to make this trophy easier.

Five by Five
Record 5 or more in 5 different stats with any player in a non-simulated game. (1) 

This trophy requires you to get 5+ in points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks. I suggest attempting this trophy with any high rated player. Focus on blocks first, as they are the most difficult. When a player is about to shoot the ball, have the selected blocker move in front of the player and push when you think the shooter will release it. Next, you want to attempt steals, which is accomplished by pushing beside the player with the ball. Then you should attempt rebounds, points, and assists.

You can alter the game sliders to make this trophy easier. Put your blocks, steals, offensive and defensive rebounding, and 3PT success at 100. Also turn the frequency of fouls called against you to 0, which will help as you will rarely be called for a reach-in foul when you attempt your steals.

If you’re still having trouble with this trophy, you can use two controllers and control both teams. This especially helps with blocks, as you can get your defender very close to the attacking player, and press on one controller at the same time (or just before) you press on the other controller. Once you get the timing right this trophy becomes very easy to obtain.

It's Raining
Make 15 or more 3-pointers with any team in a non-simulated game. 

Just score 15 3-points in one game to get this trophy (score the ball from beyond the arc). Any player on the team can make the shot. To make this easy, turn up 3PT success to 100 in the game sliders, and you’ll have this before the first quarter ends. Can be done in conjunction with Raining 3’s.

Block Party
Record 10 or more blocks with any team in a non-simulated game. (1) 

Block the ball 10 times in one game to get this trophy. When a player is about to shoot the ball, have the selected blocker move in front of the player and push when you think the shooter will release it. You can turn up the game slider on blocks to 100 if you’re having trouble with this trophy

Also, if you have 2 controllers, you can have a human versus human game to get this trophy. Turn the game slider for blocks to 100. When one team has the ball and is ready to shoot, position the blocker in front of the shooter. Push on the controller that is controlling the shooter, and push on the other controller to block. This method is much quicker than trying to do it alone.

Men of Steal
Record 10 or more steals with any team in a non-simulated game. (1) 

Steal the ball 10 times in one game to get this trophy. Simply go beside your opponent with the ball, and press to steal it. Make sure not to mash as you’ll probably get a reach-in foul. You can turn up game sliders for steals to 100, and turn down the game sliders for reach-in foul to 0 if you’re having trouble with this one.

Swat and Swipe
Record at least 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team in a non-simulated game. (1) 

See Block Party and Men of Steal

As the trophy says, record at least 5 blocks and 5 steals with any team in a single game. You can follow the methods outlined in Block Party and Men of Steal to obtain your blocks and steals.

Hold the opposing team's FG% below 40% with any team in a non-simulated game. 

Simply prevent the opposing team from scoring 40% or more of their shots. You can alter the game sliders so that the CPU’s offense is at 0 for each category making it highly unlikely for them to get any points. Also, if you have a second controller, chuck the ball whenever the second controller gets it to ensure a FG% of 0.

Giveth and Taketh Away
Record 10 or more rebounds and assists with any player in a non-simulated game. 

Get 10 rebounds and assists with a single player in a single game to get this trophy. In the game sliders under attributes, you can turn up your rebounding (offensive and defensive) to 100, while turning your opponents' to 0. To help with assists, turn the success of close shots and/or 3 pointers to 100, so that from any given pass, you can score a bucket easily.

To those that have 2 controllers and are having a tough time getting rebounds, fear not! Set your sliders to maximize your rebounding and minimize the opponents. With the second controller, once you get the ball, throw it and wait for someone on the other team to grab the rebound (it doesn’t matter who). Keep getting the ball on the second controller and throwing it. Eventually someone on first controller’s team will have 10 rebounds (usually it’s going to be the center or the power forward grabbing rebounds). Now you have someone with 10 rebounds, just go for assists with this player, and you got this.

Hold the Fat Lady
Start the 4th period losing by 10 or more points and win with any team in a non-simulated game. (1) 

You have to finish the 3rd quarter of a game where you are losing by 10 or more points. In the next quarter, you can do a number of things: play good defense to prevent the opposing team from scoring coupled with good offense to close the score, or let the opposing team score 2 pointers (or free throws) while you focus on making 3 pointers. You have to win the game to get this trophy to pop. You can also force the game into overtime and win, which will still get you the trophy.

If you turn the game sliders to 100 on 3PT success, you shouldn’t have a problem winning.

Wire to Wire
Do not allow your opponent to lead the game at any point with any team in a non-simulated game. 

To get this trophy, you need to score the first basket of the game, and from that point on, you cannot lose the lead at any point. Once you finish the game, the trophy will pop. You can alter the game sliders so that the opposing team has 0 in all offensive and defensive categories while your team has 100 for assistance.

The Closer
Hold the opposing team to zero points in the final two minutes of a non-simulated game. 

To get this trophy, you need to prevent the opposing team from scoring any points in the final 2 minutes of the 4th quarter. This cannot be done in overtime. Again, you can alter the game sliders to ensure a terrible offensive effort from the opposing team, or use a second controller and purposely miss your shots.

The Here and Now
Start an Association using today's date. (1) 

Create a new offline Association. DO NOT pick "Beginning of Season," and instead select "Start with Today's Date." Your new Association will begin on today's date, and the trophy unlocks after creation of  the Association.

Puppet Master
Adjust your "Total Sim Control" strategy in The Association or Season mode. 

You can now set up how your team plays when you simulate games. From the main menu in your offline Association go to Coaching > Gameplan > Total Sim Control. Here you will set up your scoring options and defensive strategies. When finished hit to save/exit out and the trophy unlocks.

Not Your Father's Association
Join an Online Association. (1) 

This is a very quick trophy. In the menu, simply go Game Modes > The Association: Online, and create a new association. You can then select how many games you want to have your season, how long each quarter is, the difficulty, password, etc. Once you finish creating this association, the trophy will pop.

Another Day, Another Win
Win 5 NBA Today matchups. (14) 

This trophy is now unobtainable.

You will need to play 5 NBA Today Matchups, which are matchups that are occurring on the day you’re playing it. Simply play 5 different games (1 minute quarters are acceptable) and win, the trophy will pop. Sliders may be used to help you win your games.

Don't Hate the Player
Win the championship in an Online Association. (3) 

The fastest way to get this trophy is to set quarters to 1 minute, set the season to 14 games with playoff series at 1 game, and set the speed of the league to maximum. When you create a private online association it takes 6 hours for the league to begin. Once the league begins, go to Commissioner Options from the main menu. Here you can go to Admin Options and manually pick your team win all 14 games. Then head back to Commissioner Options and advance the league one week at a time (you cannot advance any faster) till the beginning of the playoffs. Play your first playoff game and win. You can also edit sliders to your favor to make it easier from the main online association menu. After you play your first playoff game and win, head back to commissioners options and advance the league to the next round. Repeat process till you're the champions. If you lose a game at any stage you can go into the Commissioner Options and "Reset" the game you lost so you can play/sim it again until you win. (Thanks for the tip, tdog3!)

Win 5 non-simulated games in a row in The Association mode. (1) 

Simply win 5 games in a row in The Association without simulating. Choose a strong team, or a team you’re comfortable with for best results. To make this trophy even quicker and easier you can set 1 minute quarters and adjust sliders.

Ticker Tape
Win an NBA Championship in The Association mode. 

Again, pick a strong team or a team you’re comfortable with. Set your association settings to a 14 game season with 1 minute quarters and set each playoff series to 1 game. Play or simulate the season until you reach the playoffs (if you simulate through the season and do not qualify for the playoffs you can simply start a new season). Then play through every playoff game and win. Once you beat the final team you’ll get this trophy.

Shooting Star
Win the MVP award in NBA: Creating a Legend mode. (2) 

To earn this trophy, you need to be named the MVP in Creating a Legend mode. The easiest way to do this is to choose a player like Lebron James and alter his stats so he has a 99 in every attribute. Then all you have to do is play key games until the MVP is announced. With your character at 99 for every stat, and with good play during the key games, you should have this trophy easily.

To make this trophy even faster and easier, you can use the following steps:

1. Update any player to 99 in every attribute and increase their height
2. Trade yourself to the Charlotte Bobcats (as their only rival are the New Orleans Hornets)
3. Trade any Star players that play your position to the New Orleans Hornets

Hey Mr. DJ
Create a 2K Beats Playlist. 

To access the playlist, from the main menu go to: Features > 2K Beats > 2K Beats by Jay Z. Press on any song to remove it from the playlist. Exit this menu, and the trophy will pop.

Create a shoe in the 2K Shoe Creator. 

To create a shoe, from the main menu go to: Features > 2K Shoes > 2K Shoe Creator. Create a shoe, then press and choose to save your shoe. Once you’ve named and saved it the trophy will pop.

Raining 3's
Make at least 9 three-pointers in one non-simulated game with Brandon Jennings to set a new career-high. (5) 

This can be done in conjunction with It’s Raining. Brandon Jennings (#3) plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. Select them and score 9 or more three-pointers from beyond the arc with Brandon Jennings. If you’re not sure which player is Jennings, his name will appear below the player when he has the ball. You can change sliders so that your 3PT success is 100 to make this trophy easier.

KD Unlimited
Score at least 52 points in one game with Kevin Durant to set a new career-high. (3) 

Kevin Durant (#35) plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Select them and score 52 or more points with Kevin Durant to get the trophy. If you alter the game sliders to make Durant even more beastly than he already is, you can probably get this before half-time.

From the Ground Up
Purchase 15 Boosters in MyTEAM mode. 

Boosters, purchased with VC in MyTeam mode, contain “items” for use in this mode. From the MyTeam main menu select Market > Boosters. The cheapest way to get this trophy is to purchase 15 Bronze boosters, which cost 500 VC each. This means you will have to spend at least 7500 VC to get this trophy.

To Good Use
Play a MyTEAM game online. 

From the MyTeam main menu select the third option, Road to the Playoffs. This is an online game between you and another person’s MyTeam. Once you complete the game, win or lose, this trophy will pop.

On the Road Again
Play a MyPLAYER Blacktop game online. 

In the online main menu, the third option will read “MyPlayer Blacktop”. Select this option and wait for the server to find enough other people. They will put everyone into a Blacktop match, with each person controlling their own MyPlayer. Finish the game, win or lose, and the trophy will pop.

Remaking History
Play with a historic team online. (8) 

Invite a friend to play with you in an Unranked game. It is ONLY in Unranked games that you can select a classic team to play with. A classic team is any team that has years in their team name for example, " 95-96 Chicago Bulls." Play the game to the end, you can use 1 minute quarters, and the trophy unlocks after the game ends.

This One Counts
Win one online Versus match. 

See Hamilton.

Back to Back to Back
Win 3 Versus matches in a row. (1) 

See You’re Officially Hot.

You're Officially Hot
Win 5 Versus matches in a row. 

This trophy may be glitched.

You must win 5 games in a row. This cannot be done by inviting your friends to a locker room, it must be a random ranked match.

There are reports that this trophy can unlock when you get to 5 wins, regardless of whether they’re in a row or not.

Win 5 Versus matches total. 

See Hamilton.

Win 10 Versus matches total. (2) 

Win 10 games online. You will also get This One Counts and Lincoln along the way. You cannot win games by inviting your friends to a locker room, it must be a random ranked match. The trophy will pop once you completely finish your 10th winning game.

The Sum of Its Parts
Play a Team-Up Game. 

In the online main menu, the second option will read “Quick Team-Up Match”. Select this option and wait for the server to find enough people. They will put everyone into a match, with each person controlling a specific player. Finish the game, win or lose, and the trophy will pop.

DLC: All-Star Weekend
Cost: 4.99 Trophies: 5
The Future is Now
Win the Rising Stars Challenge. (3) 

The Rising Stars Challenge is a game featuring prominent rookie and sophomore players from the NBA. To get this trophy easily, modify your roster so players on the opposing team are rated low or your own team is rated high. You can also change sliders in-game to make it even easier. Simply win the game to get this trophy.

The starting line-ups for both teams (if you want to edit the rosters) are:

Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, MarShon Brooks, Derrick Williams, Markieff Morris

Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes, Thomas Robinson, Anthony Davis.

All The Sprite® Moves
Win the Sprite® Slam Dunk Contest with at least one AI opponent. (2) 

The aim of the Slam Dunk Contest is to get the highest score overall from three dunks. If you miss a dunk your score will be lowered, but will still count. You cannot retry a dunk if you mess up. You perform dunks by pressing buttons as they pass over a point on the screen, similar to games like Guitar Hero. There are three levels of difficulty. Harder dunks will require more complex button combinations but you will get a higher score. I recommend to try hard-level dunks, as even if you don't successfully complete the dunk, you will still get points due to the high difficulty level. If you have the highest total score after three rounds, you will earn this trophy.

Home, Home on Long Range
Win the Three-Point Contest with at least one AI opponent. (1) 

The Three-Point Contest is split up into two rounds. In the first round you must have one of the top three scores to progress to the second round, and in this next round the person with the highest score wins the contest. In the contest, there are five racks around the Three-Point line with five balls on each. The orange balls are worth one point, and the final "money ball" is worth two points. To start a shot, you first have to press to pick up the ball. Then hold to perform your shot, releasing it at the ideal spot. This ideal release point is also represented at the top of the screen while you are shooting. Once you finish a rack, press to run to the next rack and start the process again. Once you score the most points in the second round you will win this contest, and get the trophy.

Starry, Starry Night
Win the All-Star Game. (1) 

The All-Star Game is a game featuring the best players in the NBA. To get this trophy easily, modify your roster so players on the opposing team are rated low or your own team is rated high. You can also change sliders in-game to make it even easier. Simply win the game to get this trophy.

The starting line-ups for both teams (if you want to edit the rosters) are:

West All-Stars:
Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum

East All-Stars:
Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwight Howard

I Came, I Saw...
Win all 4 All-Star events. 

Win the Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, Rising Stars Challenged, and All-Star game to unlock this trophy.

Game Info
Visual Concepts
2K Sports


US October 02, 2012
Europe October 05, 2012
Japan November 01, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-7
Online Players : 2-10
ESRB: Everyone
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