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This updates the Sega Genesis version of NBA Live 96 with the more accurate 1995/1996 team rosters and rankings.

NBA Live 96 HWC Notes
Recognized the following trades, FA signings, etc. (for 11/03/1995 Season Start)

Notable trades or FA signings recognized:

*Tyrone Corbin (ATL) trade for Spud Webb (SAC)
*Dana Barros signed to BOS
*Dennis Rodman (SAS) trade for Will Perdue (CHI) and Jack Haley (CHI)
*Alonzo Mourning (CHA) trade for Glen Rice (MIA) and Matt Geiger (MIA)
*Hot Rod Williams (CLE) trade for Dan Marjele (PHO) and Antonio Lang (PHO)
*Don MacLean (DEN) trade Robert Pack (WAS)
*Frank Brickowski (SAC) trade for Sarunas Marciulionis (SEA) and Byron Houston (SEA)
*Kendall Gill (SEA) trade for Hershey Hawkins (CHA) and David Windgate (CHA)
*B.J. Armstrong (TOR) trade for Carlos Rogers (GSW) and Victor Alexander (GSW)
*TOR and VAN rookie and expansion draft picks
*and many more...

Notable nicknames recognized:
(ATL) Spud Webb
(CHA) Muggsy Bogues
(DAL) Popeye Jones
(LAC) Bo Outlaw
(MIN) J.R. Rider
(NJN) Sleepy Floyd
(ORL) Tree Rollins
(PHO) Hot Rod Williams
(SAS) Vinny Del Fuego
(SAS) Doc Rivers
(VAN) Blue Edwards
(WAS) Kenny Sky Walker
*and more...

Notable players missing and added via hidden or dropped players:
(BOS) Xavier McDaniel # kept on end of bench because that's my dude!
(LAC) Stanley Roberts # was Sam Bowie (retired)
(PHI) Vernon Maxwell # added via hidden developer Novell Thomas
(POR) Arvydas Sabonis # added via dropped player Brad Daugherty
(WAS) Tim Legler # was Danny Ainge (retired)

Bonus players added:
(ATL) Dominique Wilkins*** # added via hidden developer Amory Wong (similiar to Scottie Pippen profile)

***He was added to end of ATL bench (i.e. 14th player) because he was actually playing overseas at the time

Finally, had to add myself as a hidden player:
(FA) Kdub Mods # was hidden player "Ted Murray" (similar to Jason Kidd profile; sounds about right)

*NBA Live 96 HWC (USA, Europe, Asia) (Rev B).md CRC-32: 98b21679 # 50 Greatest NBA Players Update

Notable Additional Players Added, Removed, or Fixed:
[ATL] Added Craig Ehlo back (accidentally missing; can't forget about "Eggs")
[ATL] Added Todd Mundt (since Ken Norman was listed twice?)
[BOS] Added Thomas Hamilton
[CLE] Added John Amaechi
[HOU] Added Charles "Gadget" Jones
[LAC] Dropped Constantin Popa (still available as hidden rookie)
[LAC] Added Keith Towers
[LAC] Added Logan Vander Velden
[LAL] Added Fred Roberts
[MIA] Added Ron "Ronnie" Grandison
[MIN] Added Marques Bragg
[NJN] Fix misspelling for Armen Gilliam (was Armon?)
[NYK] Added Matt Fish
[PHI] Added Greg "Waterbug" Grant
[POR] Added Anthony Cook
[SAS] Added Dell Demps
[VAN] Added Ashraf Amaya
[WSB] Added Bob McCann

NOTE: Most hidden developer profiles now replaced with NBA Legends, as listed below, to make them all completely available in this game.

Added Notable Hidden Legends (as of 1996):

Jerry Lucas # similar to... Dennis Rodman
Moses Malone # similar to... Hakeem Olajuwon
Sam Jones # similar to... Jason Kidd
Billy Cunningham # similar to... Larry Johnson
Paul Arizin # similar to... Rick Barry
Duke Bing # similar to... Mitch Richmond
Dave DeBusschere # similar to... Derrick McKey
Hal Greer # similar to... Eddie Jones
Bill Sharman # similar to... Hershey Hawkins
Earl Monroe # similar to... Isiah Thomas
Bob Pettit # similar to... Larry Bird
Willis Reed # similar to... Brad Daugherty
Dolph Schayes # similar to... Rick Barry
Wes Unseld # similar to... Bill Laimbeer
Lenny Wilkens # similar to... Joe Dumars

Bonus Hidden NBA Legends:
Adrian Dantley # similar to... Scottie Pippen
Alex English # similar to... Detlef Schrempf
Artis Gilmore # similar to... David Robinson
Bob Lanier # similar to... Bill Laimbeer
Connie Hawkins # similar to... Horace Grant
Jack Sikma # similar to... Dennis Rodman
Walt Bellamy # similar to... Patrick Ewing

Hidden Player Name Fixes/Changes:
Tiny Archibald # was Nate Archibald
E. Zukauskas # was Eurelijus Zukauskas (fixed hidden name/size limit)
K. Abdul-Jabbar # was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (fixed hidden name/size limit)

Finally, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was improved to *officially* make him the G.O.A.T. in this version (highest overall rating; 90)... surpassing Michael Jordan. It's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!

  • NBA Live 96 HWC (Sega Genesis)
This download was added Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:09 pm by kdubmods and last edited Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:11 pm by kdubmods • Last download Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:55 pm

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