"One big introduction can't drag NBA Live 09 to the top of the roster. It's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination - a real tight single player contest can be as enthralling as any other gaming experience out there. But there's simply not enough here to make it a top, top game.
Hopefully next year will see a fully fledged Be A Pro mode introduced, and player contact hitting the same highs as the other EA sporting titles. Till then, we'd recommend waiting for your next basketball gaming fix."