For any players with no Superstar offensive and defensive icons and no offensive star level icons, they can be designated as X-Factors. However, be warned as he could lose more than you think. For example, Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks) has only one icon, Star Level Inside Stopper. If he was to be named as a star player and you have unlocked his star-level X-Factor skill (for example, he is likely to be an inside scorer), once his inside scorer skill expires, he will lose his star level inside stopper also. His stats do not suffer; it just means he cannot pull of freestyle-replay worthy blocks if the block goes out of bounds. This also holds for Tayshaun Prince, but it is unconfirmed for Pau Gasol, who is a star level inside scorer and inside stopper, or for that matter, Shawn Marion, he has multiple star-level offensive icons and an inside stopper. This also happens for players with only outsider stopper icon such as Darrell Armstrong. If he ever gets nominated as an X-Factor, he would also lose his ability to put off easier steals after his offensive star-level attribute wears off.
Starters Lebron James - Small Forward Dwayne Wade - Shooting Guard Steve Nash - Point Guard Ben Wallace - Power Forward Shaq - Center
Bench Gilbert Arenas - Shooting Guard Paul Pierce - Power Forward Allen Iverson - Point Guard Carmelo Anthony - Small Forward Yao Ming - Center
-Try the following All-Star East team starters.
Allen Iverson - Point Guard Dwayne Wade - Shooting Guard Lebron James - Small Forward Chris Bosh - Power forward Shaq - Center
-Recommended defensive team starters are as follows. Note: make sure that you fix incorrect player ratings. For example, Gerald Wallace's steal rating should be changed from 82 to 90 to 95.
C - Shaquille O'Neal PF - Emeka Okafor SF - Gerald Wallace SG - Larry Hughes PG - Dwayne Wade
-Try the following team.
PG - Chris Paul or Steve Nash SG - Any PG with a rating over 90 as a shooting guard SF - LeBron James, Damon Jones (he is a PG but can shoot 3s) PF - Shawn Marion (power) or Nowitzi (shooter) C - Shaquille O'Neal or Zo
-Try the following team.
Starters C - Dwight Howard PF - Kevin Garnett SF - Lebron James SG - Kobe Bryant PG - Allen Iverson Bench C - Shaq PF - Tim Duncan SF - Hedo Turkoglu SG - Ray Allen PG - Dwyane Wade
Pick an excellent dunker (for example, T-mac, D-wade, Kobe, etc.) and choose a bad dunker. Set your controller icon to no one and start the game. Do not put your controller on someone until one person has 100 to 1,000 points to the goal, then set the controller icon on that specific player and finish them off.