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NBA 09: The Inside - Cleveland Cavaliers [0-1] | @ Hornets

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:15 pm

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    Game: NBA 09 - The Inside (PS3)
    Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
    Season: 29 Games
    Playoffs: 7-7-7-7
    Quarters: 7 min.
    Difficulty: TBD

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    Starting Lineup

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    PG | Mo Williams
    SG | Wally Szczerbiak
    SF | LeBron James
    PF | Anderson Varejao
    C | Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Bench

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    Delonte West
    Ben Wallace
    Daniel Gibson
    Sasha Pavolvic
    Tarence Kinsey
    Eric Snow
    Billy Thomas

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Eh, I understand this section is dead, and I understand this game sucks, but I've been feeling the itch, and that trumps all. I've been talking about this game lately, and recently picked it up for three bucks as it's a forgotten title from the past, and it's blend of arcade/realism would make for an interesting new/old-school franchise story imo.

Difficulty/quarter length/etc. can be changed on the fly.

Lastly, I'd like to point out I'm starting this story on the 10-year anniversary of homicide's legendary Cavs dynasty story, the story that inspired me to get into this in the first place. Unfortunately, many of the images in that thread have been lost to time, unless he unlocks his account.

I also wanted to talk about the death of this section, as not much has changed since the late-2000s. Online gaming was still prevalent back then... I guess it was just a different time... On that somber note, let's get started! :D Hopefully I can carry this shitty game with some intriguing story telling/presentation.

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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Game 1 Preview: Cavs [0-0] @ Hornets [1-0]
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Cleveland, Ohio -- Chris Paul and Peja Stojakovic each poured in 21 points as the Hornets opened their season with a one-point win Thursday night in Phoenix against Amar'e and the Suns. Today, LeBron will lead his Cavs into Louisiana and see if they can open their season right with a win against a solid Western Conference opponent.

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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby Lamrock on Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:45 am

Oh man, here's some nostalgia! This game has Brandon Roy on the cover, right? Or was that '10? Either way, this should be a cool vintage dynasty.. I only played the PSP version of the game. Gameplay was dated even then, but they had some fun mini-games. Have fun dude.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:21 am

Thanks! I had actually fried my PS3's HDMI port trying to hook a capture card up, so I've gotta wait a few days to resume this.

The cover art was actually a collection of LBJ, Wade, Kobe, Pierce, Melo and Boozer; B-Roy was on the cover of the shitty 2010 PSP game, their last hurrah.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:05 am

Was thinking about continuing this but ran into a pretty significant issue: as I stated in the thread dedicated to this game, every player is a restricted FA, and that brings up the question to me - can you run a compelling story without a true free agency period? On a test file I simulated until 2014, and usually only B-list players hit the market (and there aren't even many at that). I saw Paul Millsap, Brook Lopez, Turkoglu, and by 2014 Jameer Nelson (at 80 overall) was the most exciting player to hit the market, so there will be no KD to the Warriors, uncertainty of LeBron, etc., so that kills the story for me.

It's friggin' sad, because the player progression system is solid, you can focus on what attributes you want to upgrade in the offseason, but just like the lack of CPU trades in Live 18 (which I still can't get over), this is this game's glaring omission. There are also no injuries (which I can get over), and a minor but valid knit is that you can't choose what jerseys you wear, so it's always standard home/away (which is a damn shame because the game has a wealth of unlockable jerseys).

Even the trades are realistic, and looking at the rosters, there is actually a generated Manu Ginobili that made his way to the Wizards. :lol:

I might just put all my eggs into my 2K18 Cavs story, which is probably a good thing. I didn't intend to make a story this year, but figured if I do a story, it might as well be on a game that isn't shit.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby Dee4Three on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:33 am

Would have been nice to see some highlights of your season. Do you have recording software?

Sucks that you ran into issues.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:58 am

Dee4Three wrote:Would have been nice to see some highlights of your season. Do you have recording software?

Sucks that you ran into issues.

I do have recording software; it's just a pain to set up so I resorted to taking screenshots on my phone. I was actually going to turn this into a Nets story to get a breather from the Cavs, but after the first game (which despite the gameplay I still had fun playing) I had second thoughts.

In the first game I got torched by the Wizards but did manage to snap a few photos:

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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby Dee4Three on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:30 am

Looks like the game showed a lot of promise.

I'm going to see if I can find it at gamestop today. If I can, I may do a throwback Thursday feature on it with my youtube channel.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby Murat on Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:49 am

wow, look at wizards stats... they've made almost every single shot.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:37 am

Dee4Three wrote:Looks like the game showed a lot of promise.

I'm going to see if I can find it at gamestop today. If I can, I may do a throwback Thursday feature on it with my youtube channel.

I think it would work really well in that context. (Y)

Murat wrote:wow, look at wizards stats... they've made almost every single shot.

Yup, and I was playing on Hall of Fame. They were leaving Carter open, so I was kind of just chucking with him all game.

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I can't lie when I say I still have the desire to do this story despite all the shortcomings, so don't be surprised if you see me actually do this one day. The exciting thing about the Cavs is I can kind of control the narrative: if I want to rebuild I can let LeBron walk, and if I want to compete I can keep him around.

There is an aura to these old games that is lost with the hyper-realistic graphics and gameplay of the newer titles, which makes for a perfect dynasty story imo.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA 09: The Inside | 2008-2009 Season

Postby cavs4872 on Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:25 pm

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Paul & the Hornets brave Cavs in OT


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CP3 bullied Mo Williams in his Cavs debut.

Cleveland, Ohio (AP) -- Coach Mike Brown made a late change to the Cavs starting lineup, as he inserted Wally Szczerbiak for Delonte West. "I like what Delonte gives us as a playmaker coming off the bench, while Wally can be more of a spot-up shooter" said Brown at shootaround.

The game was an unbelievable journey: the Cavs trailed by more than 20 in the first half, but a scorching hot second half by King James allowed the Cavs to eventually take the lead late in the fourth, but ultimately Chris Paul and the Hornets were too much for the Cavs; they had 5 players in double-figures.

The Cavs will play again in two days when they host the Dallas Mavericks at the Q.

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Let the bodies hit the floor!

Key Player Stats (I'll have box scores for future games)

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LeBron James: 46 pts (15-21 FG)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas: 28 pts, 11 reb

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Chris Paul: 28 pts (13-18), 10 ast
Morris Peterson: 25 pts
Tyson Chandler: 18 pts, 15 reb
David West: 16 pts, 9 reb

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LeBron James posts up Stojakovic and switches hands on West for the jam.
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Postby DaCrispy on Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:55 pm

Hopefully you can keep this up :applaud:

I only played it on the PSP and I didn't know it was even on any other console.
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Re: NBA 09: The Inside - Cleveland Cavaliers [0-1] | @ Hornets

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:17 am

DaCrispy wrote:Hopefully you can keep this up :applaud:

I only played it on the PSP and I didn't know it was even on any other console.

Yeah, a lot of people seem to like this more than my 2K18 story.

I'd say 2K9 and Live 09 were when this section was on fire (definitely when I was around), so I think this is a nice throwback for a game I don't think anyway has ever even attempted a story for.

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Re: NBA 09: The Inside - Cleveland Cavaliers [0-1] | @ Hornets

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:19 am

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DaCrispy wrote:Hopefully you can keep this up :applaud:

I only played it on the PSP and I didn't know it was even on any other console.

Yeah, a lot of people seem to like this more than my 2K18 story.

I'd say 2K9 and Live 09 were when this section was on fire (definitely when I was around), so I think this is a nice throwback for a game I don't think anyway has ever even attempted a story for.

It's hard to control inspiration (and a severe lack of free time), but I'll do my best. (Y)


A lot of people certainly prefer the older games. In fact, the NBA 2K14 thread by TrueFaith in this section has been doing very well.

I think it's cool, nice job with the screenshots. Sad that you can't get higher quality video because you probably don't have a capture card, but still cool to see the attempt (And the highlight itself)

I've thought about doing one of these (In depth) for 2K17. But, it's really tough to find the time.
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