It’s not easy having a monopoly on a particular genre or sub-genre. The creators of NBA 2k series would argue that it can possibly be the hardest thing. With EA’s NBA Live (or is it Elite now?) series nowhere to be seen and continuously cancelled 2k could just release the same game over and over. Fortunately for basketball fans, they don’t. Instead, the developers found a new way to innovate and improve gameplay every year, making sure that each title improves on what came before. Is this new trip to the hardwood worth a mention in the pantheon of great sports games or should you hold on to last year’s version?