NBA 2K9 is the closest thing yet GamesRadar has seen to a total hoops package. Other than a few minor quibbles – the visuals get choppy during the cutscenes between play and the Blacktop mode is a throwaway collection of uninteresting minigames – they are utterly delighted with 2K's latest ode to the hardwood. Besides, with the promise of Living Rosters and an always-impressive set of online options, there's plenty to keep them entertained. Even though the competition this season is better than ever, NBA 2K9 puts the franchise back on top of the hoops heap. Sometimes, everything just comes together nicely.