You gotta be connected online. Otherwise you cant access your mycareer or mygm. The patch ruined some of the fun because of this. The graphics are not all that "Amazing" like people are saying. I'd rate them 8 out of 10 because I wasn't blown away by them.
The last time I played an NBA 2K game was on the Sega dreamcast (yes, I live under a rock). However, NBA 2K14 was very difficult for me to get around. I struggled trying to utilize the street mode and playing with others. Moreover, I was very confused. But on a good note the graphics were spectacular!