Conclusion: Owners of NBA2K1 on the Dreamcast should be pleased to know they own the best console basketball game this year. NBA Live 2001 is a bare bones arcade basketball game short on simulation elements and long on minor flaws. If you only have a PS2 and need a basketball fix to hold you over until next season, this is your best option.
Excerpt: What may be the longest running NBA game series, the NBA Live series is still the most realistic B-ball title out there after so many games, from SNES to PSX. I really can't remember EA releasing a lacking NBA Live game at all, every single one on the PS was above average and the ones in the 16-Bit era were just as good.