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Gameplay Controls

NBA Live 2003

OFFENSE
Directional Buttons Call an offensive Quick Play
X Button Pass (direction of Left Analog Stick chooses receiver ) (hold and release to execute a Give-and-Go)
Triangle Button Spin move
Square Button Crossover (tap; hold for Hesitation move)
Circle Button Shoot (press and hold to jump and release to shoot; tap to fake)
L1 Button Back down defender
R2 Button Alley-oop Pass (when teammate has a clear lane to the basket)
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause game
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA Sports Freestyle Control
Combo #1 Direct Pass (to a specific player): L2 + Square + X + Circle, or Triangle (tap L2 to pass to closest man to basket)

DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Call a defensive Quick Play
X Button Switch players (direction of Left Analog Stick chooses receiver)
Triangle Button Jump to block/Rebound
Square Button Steal
Circle Button Take a charge
L2 Button Switch to closest defender to basket (tap)
L1 Button Face Up/Boxout player you are guarding
R2 Button Take a charge
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause game
Select Button Intentional foul
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA Sports Freestyle Control
Combo #1 Direct Player Switch (to a specific player): L2 + Square + X + Circle, or Triangle Button

ADDITIONAL LOW POST MOVES (Press and hold L1)
Combo #1 Jump Hook/Slam Dunk: Left Analog Stick toward basket + Circle Button
Combo #2 Fade Away Jump Shot: Left Analog Stick away from basket + Circle Button
Combo #3 Drop Step: Left Analog Stick to side of direction you want to step + Circle Button (tap to pump fake)
Combo #4 Spin Move (from back down): Left Analog stick in the direction you want to spin + release L1 Button
Combo #5 Up and Under Finger roll/Slam Dunk: Drop step, pump fake, then tap the left Analog Stick toward Basket and press Circle Button

OFFENSE (PLAYER LOCKED)
X Button Call for pass from the computer ball handler
Circle Button Make computer ball handler shoot
Combo #1 Post Up: L1 Button + Left Analog Stick