This is the worst game I have ever played in my entire life. I write this review hoping to prevent others from making the same mistake I did by purchasing this flaming pile of garbage. In a perfect world the developers would listen to the customer's criticism, but since EA only cares that they got $30 from me, I can only rant to the people.
Awful port: Servers are down, it makes you redeem a code so it can crash right afterwards, you pretty much need a controller to play the game, and the game looks like crap.
While it is kind of cool that they have teams from different eras; so if you want to play as Webb, Jordan, or Bird, you can. But the Exhibition is dull.
Navigating the UI is harder than Hall of Fame difficulty. You can't alternate between stages of the Training Camp (which, by-the-way, is the only place the game tells you how to do ANYTHING!) you have to quit out and go back in. Pressing the Start Button at the main menu starts a quick match - you have to press B if you want to access the menu. A+ for whatever monkey made that design-choice.
MyCareer is worse than finding out you have H.I.V. You'll easily make 10+ points in the Rookie Showcase (which is actually fun), but once you go into the NBA with your GARBAGE STATS, you'll be lucky if you make more than 10% of your shots - regardless if you're wide open! YOU COULD GET ALL WIDE-OPEN SHOTS WITH EXCELLENT RELEASE EVERY TIME AND YOU'D BE LUCKY TO MAKE 25% OF THEM! I actually like MyCareer in the 2K NHL games or the 2K NFL games, because you can be good; you can be an impressive player and you could set records - that is why people do MyCareer, EA, because they want to feel great, but this game's career mode is TERRIBLE, because NO ONE wants to play as a sub-par athlete! And the argument is always: "Well, you have to upgrade stats to good!" To which I reply: "YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MADE THE DRAFT AND YOU WOULD BE THROWN OFF OF THE TEAM INSTANTLY!" Not only that if you make a basket (by some miracle,) nothing happens to your grade; on the other hand if you're guarding someone (it's impossible to tell who you're guarding because the blue arrow is constantly ping-ponging between EVERY PLAYER on the opposite team) and they score, your grade will go down AN ENTIRE LETTER!
DO NOT GIVE EA THE MONEY THEY DON'T DESERVE FOR MAKING FILTH LIKE THIS!!!