"Graphically, NBA 2K9 wins hands down in the contest against NBA 09. Crowds are more detailed and players look great. Commentary is the best in some time with some real insight into the game. I admit to not being the biggest fan of Basketball, which you would notice if you read the NBA 09 review...but I do appreciate the effort that has gone into NBA 2K9. It improves the gameplay, just not the content.
I've kept this review brief for a reason, NBA 2K9 wins the battle of the NBA games for this year, but only marginally. It feels more refined and improved but it lacks any new modes that will impress fans other than 5v5 online. This is definitely a game that will please the 2K fans, just not on the bigger scale that most will have hoped for."