i have been a long time EA sports fan but they have gone down hill. 2k9 is a lot better. Better controls and if you don't have the unique code from the box they want you to purchase a full 365 season when I am RENTING the game.
I'll Stick with 2k sorts. Plus 2k is the only one on xbox thst has a MLB game and according to the reviews it's awesome.
way better than live in every way. this game is for serious players, i sit and look at all the stats and every players and do trades and i noe how to my team better using not much cap room. i love how the roster updates and the players have hot streaks when they play good in real life.
THE FEW BAD THINGS:
-goes out of bounce on fast break pass and goaltending is made wrong, you get it even when the ball is out of the rim
-no more lobbies
-needs to have real all star weekend
-blacktop is a waste of time,can never wint slam dunk contest
-should be able to be a rookie and go through the season
it would be more real if if the bad teams only had a couple people in the stands and improves when the team is playing well. and you should be able to get updates in roster when you are in association mode