User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. harveylloyd
    Aug 23, 2009
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    Hands down worst basketball game ever.nobody looks like they should and when your on defense you might as well put down the controller and just watch cuz you cant stop the offense for shit,completely ridiculous i scored 210 pointsin 7 min quarters.so unrealistic i could kill myself.if i had had any part in the making of this game i would murder all my co workers, family and friends, Hands down worst basketball game ever.nobody looks like they should and when your on defense you might as well put down the controller and just watch cuz you cant stop the offense for shit,completely ridiculous i scored 210 pointsin 7 min quarters.so unrealistic i could kill myself.if i had had any part in the making of this game i would murder all my co workers, family and friends, neighbors,pets and anyone stupid enough to purchase this "GAME" and then hang myself with my own shame. you motherfuckers r lucky i only rented this piece of shit. Expand

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#35 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Where NBA 09: The Inside shines is in its library of mini-games, more than making up for the lackluster core gameplay.
  2. It’s addressed our biggest complaints from last season and added plenty of worthy material, staking its claim as a top-tier handheld NBA sim.
  3. 82
    The on-court action can be tough to follow at times, but because the game makes no attempt to disguise its arcade-style action as a true basketball sim (and often flaunts its arcade attitude), the problems with the five-on-five action are easy to overlook. In fact, the mini-games add so much to this title I’d feel comfortable recommending it for them alone.