Absolutely. With other sports series, I buy them every other year or every three years because they just don't do anything new with them except update the logos/arenas/players. Take Two went all out with this one and just improved on everything. My Player is better, Graphically it's stronger, controls are tighter, AI is amazing, and they added not only MJ, but a lot of classic players and classic teams including their courts and jersey's. Plus you have the Jordan Challenge as well. Quiet amazing how much they packed into this.