i think live is about the most realistic bball game out there today! still feel like there could b sum improvements.ea sports hopefully will leave what they did to 09 live alone and just add alittle more d. u no like where r da pin shots on the backboard or follow dunks on missed shots. plus i like when u can jump in air for shot but then pass it u cant do that on 09 live. plus i always noticed no matter who i play with seems like i cant stop the opposing point guard no matter who it is. come on man raymon felton 30 pts. no thats funny.. but all in all graphics,gameplay r da realist..