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  • Summary: Sega Sports unleashes its award-winning NBA franchise on the next-generation basketball court with NBA 2K2. Building upon a foundation of vibrant graphics and crisp, detailed player animation, NBA 2K2 talks the talk and walks the walk! Use the versatile low post game to drop step around yourSega Sports unleashes its award-winning NBA franchise on the next-generation basketball court with NBA 2K2. Building upon a foundation of vibrant graphics and crisp, detailed player animation, NBA 2K2 talks the talk and walks the walk! Use the versatile low post game to drop step around your defender and explode past him for a posterizing dunk. Tight AI defenders take away the baseline, deftly rotate to the open man, and establish rebounding position in the paint. Sharper skills and smarter D elevate your game to a higher level and make NBA 2K2 the one to beat on the Xbox™ game consoles. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
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  1. 100
    EA's "NBA Live" has better character models and Microsoft's "Inside Drive" has the best-looking arenas, but Segas NBA 2K2 is the complete package for basketball on the Xbox.
  2. This game has it all – great gameplay, tons of depth, awesome AI, and plenty of gameplay modes...it sets the standard for all future basketball games. [Apr 2002, p.78]
  3. It's the best, most well-rounded basketball game out there, and soars above the competitors.
  4. Exquisite...By far the best basketball game available on the Xbox.
  5. Sega Sports has gone back to tweak the intricacies of the series' already stellar gameplay, making it even hotter than its Dreamcast and PS2 counterparts. We're talking tamale on the sun here, folks. [Spring 2002, p.88]
  6. 88
    The best NBA sim available on the Xbox, getting the nod over Inside Drive.
  7. Impossible to put down. [Mar 2002, p.46]

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  1. JonnyJ.
    Mar 28, 2003
    10
    Its the best game. I can't wait till 2k3 and 2k4.
  2. JavierV.
    Jun 7, 2002
    9
    This game is hot. This is a must buy for every hoops fan who owns XBOX. Best B-Ball game in the market.