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: 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: 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: 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: 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: This game sets a bench mark in basket ball but thats not saying much. The game has good graphics and looks inviting but really you play it and you just can understand why the hell they invented basketball but then you begin to play and it becomes to easy to play almost to easy.