"Handheld basketball games have always felt awkward, simply because of the mini-screen and the even more mini players. While SCEA performed a valiant effort to provide a fun NBA title, NBA 09: The Inside provides only mild entertainment.
Basketball games have never been my genre of choice when browsing the used games section at my local game store. For some reason, I've never been able to enjoy basketball nearly as much as football, especially on a video game level. But recently, my hometown acquired its first ever full blown NBA basketball team, and my blood has begun to boil with excitement at the impending season."