I bought this game because my brother's friend said it was good. What a horrible mistake. This game is the biggest joke I have ever played and I can't believe EA gets away with making this junk.
This game isn't basketball. Here is a play-by-play description of how every single game goes: You go down and make a shot. The computer goes down, drives to the hoop, and dunks. You go down and make a shot. The computer goes down, drives to the hoop, and dunks. This continues over and over again. It's not even like the computer is dunking with different people. The best player on the team is who the computer will give the ball to. I will read you the stat line for my last game: Suns-Bobcats (I was the Suns). Jason Richardson was 22 of 26 and scored 44 of their 56 points. Every single shot he took was in the paint. They were all dunks or layups when I tried to foul him and the animation changed. This is even when four defenders are in the paint. They just dunk. With the Sonics Luke Ridnour was the guy. Doubled the shots of the rest of his team and scored 3/4 of their points, all in the paint. It's an absolute joke. There is nothing you can do to stop it. This game is basically unplayable. DO NOT BUY IT. Buy Madden, which is actually very fun.