Summary: The only reason why I purchased PS2 over the Dreamcast is because EA Sports only writes games for Playstation. And I usually love EA Sports games, but this game is just horrible. I cannot believe that the same company that developed Madden would associate their name with this product.
Summary: This is a terrible game, not what I expected for a PS2 game made by one of the better known gaming companies EA sports. The graphics are ok, sometimes some of the players look the same, not to realistic IMHO.
Summary: When I bought Live 2000 for the playstation, I thought it was the worst basketball game that EA has made in a while. I thought that they might have been saving all of their time and energy to develope Live 2001 for the PS2......I was wrong!
Summary: NBA Live 2001 is not a good game. That being said, I will tell you why by arguing againt what EA states are the games high points. 1) Motion-captured dunks by NBA star Kevin Garnett... I had no idea that Kevin Garnett had a policy of doing "soft" dunks. The true power of a dunk is totally left out.
Summary: As an owner of 3 other EA Sports PS2 games(Madden, NHL, and F1) I can honestly tell you that I am gravely bummed out. I wish that I had rented this first. Basketball is a difficult game to recreate but this reminds me of my old 1st and 2nd generation playstation games, slow and unrealistic.
Summary: NBA Live 2001 is a huge disappointment, I'm really sorry to say. I really wanted a fast, uptempo, exciting game - this is the only basketball game on a console I've ever played - I'm thinking more like NBA Jam in the arcade, a long time ago.
Summary: I have bought every NBA LIVE game since I've had a Super Nintendo and every year EA has made great improvements, except for now. I read and re-read the instructions and couldnt believe that they got rid of the things that made this game great. The franchise mode was the best thing for NBA Live 2000.
Summary: The slow-moving, confined NBA Live 2001 is one of the biggest reasons that I have not yet decided what I think of the PS2 and am so deeply distressed over the discontinuation of the Dreamcast.
Summary: I have been playing this boring game for so long and I haven't seen one tatoo or one old championship team yet! I hope the next year version will be way better than this one, because this is just plain ridiculous. I rather play Live2001 for regular playstation than to play this one.