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Get ready for high-flying, jaw-dropping action as the NBA experience comes to life in front of your eyes! NBA Live 2003 lets you drain the deep three or sky for the power slam as you take control of your favorite teams and superstars. Whether you're playing a one-game showdown, a full season or even a Dynasty spanning several years, NBA Live 2003 has all the big games, famous names and silky-smooth play. The coaches, the crowds, the NBA arenas -- it's all at your fingertips in NBA Live 2003.

NBA LIVE 2003 allows players to get into the action and live their dreams of NBA superstardom. Totally enhanced gameplay brings the physical, fast-paced action of the NBA to life, while all-new animations and audio deliver the awesome drama and emotion of the NBA experience. In NBA LIVE 2003 players feel the action like never before and make their hoop dreams come true.

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"Express yourself in NBA Live 2003"

What is it?
It's a revolutionary way to play basketball.

EA SPORTS Freestyle Control is the most innovative feature to date in a NBA Video Game. It's an entirely new way to play hoops and will change the way sports games are played. Adding FreeStyle Control to your cache of skills, you'll have total control of over 50 new moves and thousands of combination threats.

How do you use it?
In Live 2003 place your right thumb on the FreeStyle Control and start commanding the court. The 360 degrees rotation of the right analog stick let's you create your own NBA Live Style.

The left analog controller controls the general movement and direction of the player while the addition of the FreeStyle Control lets you bust out of the button mashing doldrums and into the artistic arena that makes NBA basketball so entertaining.

Cross over behind the back through the legs around your man, stutter step, palm the ball, back down in the paint, fade away, protect the ball and toy with your opponent. Reach, steal or block with either hand. The possibilities are overwhelming. Showing off has never been easier.

Why is this better than the old XOA combinations? Can you think of anyone in the NBA that plays with one hand and uses random moves to get the job done? No chance.

FreeStyle Control is deliberate. No more random moves as when you used to select a sepcial move button. You now express yourself with new moves and thousands of combinations.

YOUR moves just became YOUR Live Style.

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*Revolutionary Hand Control - Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and ankle-breaking crossover dribbles.
  • NBA Speed, NBA Power - Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves that showcase the explosive drives and thunderous jams of the NBA.
  • Explode on the Break - Pump up the tempo and wear down your opponent with well-executed fast breaks.
  • "D" Up - With amazing control and new shot blocking animations, swatting with authority can be just as fun as making a huge dunk.
  • Ground-Shaking Rebounding - The battle for the ball gets physical with over 30 all-new rebounding animations.
    • As Smooth as It Gets - At 60 frames-per-second, the action is smoother and faster than ever before.
  • NBA Coaches in the House - All the NBA head coaches are courtside in full 3D,reacting - and sometimes over-reacting - to the on-court action.
  • The Show within the Show - Over 50 new cut scenes, from a coach jawing at the ref to bench players erupting as a sweet "3" beats the buzzer.
  • Stylin' Old-School Uniforms - Gear up like hardwood legends - check out uniforms of the Elgin Baylor/Jerry West-era Lakers, Dr.J's New Jersey Nets, and more.
  • Not the Same Ol' Play-By-Play - Over 5,000 new lines keep the commentary fresh throughout the entire LIVE season.
  • The Sounds of the Game - Get in the game with all-new player and coach dialogue during gameplay.

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Jul 31, 08 6:15am
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Ring King
Jun 14, 05 10:53am
This game is fun! NBALive2003
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Aug 18, 04 4:51pm

Just go out and buy the game. It's worth the money and I am sure you'll love playing...

G old Berg
Dec 08, 03 12:33pm

I like this game it is worth the 20 pound I paid. You can sign people like Larry Bird...

Jun 26, 03 6:20am

This game is terrific its almost like ur in it the only bad thing is that there is no...

Apr 03, 03 9:23pm

i've had times where i blocked the computer's shot and the cpu just throws it at the...

Mar 22, 03 9:24pm

NBA Live is probably the most fun you can have with a basketball game. With the...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 8, 2002 (PC)
    • Oct 7, 2002 (GC)
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