So After getting numerous emails about this and having the unfortunate opportunity of experiencing it first hand I felt that a post was warranted for others of you going through the same frustrations.
For those of you who wonder what our issue or frustration is, it is basically a
glitch cheat in NBA 2k12 that allows Kobe Bryant to hit 99 – 100% of fade away shots within a game (Great! Now those who didn’t know are probably going to start picking the Lakers and now there will be more people than ever doing the glitch). For those of you who just read that and are saying “just double team him” you obviously haven’t experienced our plight. Unfortunately, even then your generic double team doesn’t work. When using your standard double team you will come incredibly close to blocking but the results will still be the same. But as with anything, you do it enough times and I will find out a way to either stop it or make it less effective.
In the last game that this happened to me I began to realize a couple things about this move and decided to test it out for myself. The biggest exploit about this move is that it has to be done from a mid to close range and it is only effective when fading left or right. Given this I came to understand that there might be two way of effectively combating the move. Depending on your team it will dictate which one you use.
The first line of defense of against this move is your double team. However when double team you cant just set i in your defensive setting and let the computer do the rest of the work. Essentially the double team will have to be manually called and helped by you. The reason fro this being is because the double team should away be called and helped by either your power forward or your center. I tried helping with smaller position and the effectiveness of blocking and just general short disruption were very minimal. When helping with the defender keep in min that you do not want to control the guy that is being post up by Kobe. You want to be the other guy, the reason for this being is because your job is to determine which way Kobe is going to fade. We have found that for Kobe’s fade away to to work consistently he as to fade either right or left. The job is for you to see which way he is moving and reacting to covering with a block. Using this sort of help defense you will cause the quality of shot he is taking to drop significantly.
Option number 2 was spawned out of the smarter player. This being because when you essentially help out in the manner mentioned above, individuals will start dropping passes to the player you left open. The best combat to this is running the 1-3-1 zone and helping with the center. The beauty of this zone is that it covers you mid to close zone region well. So essentially when Kobe begins to post you can help with the center and if he takes the decision to pass to what appears to be an open man you will usually have anther player guarding the passing lane due to the shift of the zone.
And there yo ave it. Those tips should aide a little of your frustration, it will take practice but by second half your opponent will probably have changed up his offensive strategy and not be using Kobe so much. Leave you thoughts below as comments and let s know what you think.