2k Sports did it right this time with thier latest installment of NBA 2K9. The graphics are flawless and the intense detail put into the game makes it seem as thought you are watching the game on live televsion. It is very simple and easy to play off the bat, and players will quickly gain confidence in their gaming level. Another added feature of the game is the shot stick, which is essentially the right joystick on the controller. This allows the player to shoot the ball faster and keep the button space a little less crowded. It is a welcome change from such versions as NBA Live 09 produced by EA sports. Overall, the combined graphics, details, and simplicity of the game combined with challenging AI interface gives the player a hefty challenge during regular and co-op gameplay. Finally, theres a game that will pack the ball from a shooter rather than just stand there watching three pointers drained from beyond the ark. It is a great game for kicking back and relaxing as well as an investment for the whole sports loving family.