I had a tremendous amount of fun with NBA Jam, personally. I'm not into sports games, but remembered that game from back in 1993 when I first played it on Sega Genesis. They updated it and made the challenges fun and entertaining enough to keep me playing and replaying it for ps3.
I only play games by myself though, and I think the majority of sports games are best when played with other people. But at least NBA Jam was fun to play alone. I'm glad they kept big-head mode, it makes it even more fun, somehow!
He's heating up.....He's on fire!!!