Goin' to the rack with authority!
- Newly refined artificial intelligence - This year, 989 Sports' ultimate virtual opponent AI gets even better with players that capitalize on your mistakes. Rebounding is more aggressive. Players scramble faster for loose balls, get into position quickly, and then take the open shot the moment your defenses are down.
- Simplified player controls - Becoming an NBA star just got easier with 18 one-touch player controls. Bring up the Auto Defend to buy some thinking time, drive the lane with Advanced Dribbling Control, or call a screen with Icon Screening. Run the floor with simple controls or utilize some more advanced features like Icon Passing and Alley-Oop teamwork.
- Put yourself on the floor - Create your own player and customize 30 attributes to put anybody you want in the game. Modify their animation style and create a dunk for them to slam home with.
- Prime Time TV style - Over 100 hours of play-by-play recorded with New Jersey Nets broadcaster Ian Eagle, plus more camera angles and close-up shots.
- Team-specific Playbooks - More than 500 plays designed by top NBA players including Chris Webber, Jason Kidd, Nick Van Exel, and more.
- Authentic NBA players and arenas - More than 1000 animations, including 60 signature dunks, bring all the NBA players to life.