"All in all, NBA Live '09 is yet another incremental release; not that anyone should have been expecting anything else. You're not missing out if you don't pick it up, but it won't be the most regrettable purchase either. Pick it up cheap if you can, but remember, if you buy it used you will have to pay to download some of its regular features.
Since EA tacked the new Be A Pro mode onto the game, we'll tack it onto the review too. Playing as an individual pro and having performance rated is an interesting concept, but the mode only allows single games, so there are no rewards or consequences for your performance. If you do pick up 09, just never select this mode."