Some things are worth waiting for.
For several years now, particularly since the next-generation consoles have come online, the sport of basketball has been given every kind of shooting dynamic, camera angle, and player animation that developers could think of. Yes, there have been some very good titles, but nothing that GameZone would classify as a great game.
That may be about to change. Recently GameZone got its hands on a preview build of NBA 09: The Inside from SCEA's San Diego Studios. Remember, this was a preview build (the game is not set to release until October) so there were a few hiccups, but that's not the point of this article. Hiccups happen in beta builds. Get past those and you will see that what is being dropped into the game is impressive.