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The NBA Live series' second attempt on the PS2 brings the following updates:

Yes he has been in it since Live 2000, but this is first game to have Jordan with his new team, the Washington Wizards.

Cut scenes evolve the focus on player vs player interaction during stops in play and arguments between player and referee.

An improved interface allowing you to get into the games quicker, and an improved control system for better defensive and offensive moves.

New player moves, plays and celebration animations.

The Franchise Mode lets you control your team for 10 years, trading players and keeping an eye on rookies.

Legendary players list so you can see who really is the greatest.


NBA Live 2002 PlayStation Starting an exhibition match. The teams can be manually or randomly selected
NBA Live 2002 PlayStation The start of an Exhibition match. Before this there's an animation showing the players entering, shaking hands and fist bumping in a generally sportsman-like way
NBA Live 2002 PlayStation The NBA Draft. The player can select players or have the game do it for them. pressing START brings up this menu of additional options
NBA Live 2002 PlayStation A practice session trying a jump shot. 
After the shot the player must manually pick up the ball before trying again.

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PSX Nation PlayStation Nov 29, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GamersMark Xbox Feb 16, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2001 7.7 out of 10 77 PlayStation 2 Feb 28, 2002 73 out of 100 73 Xbox Apr 16, 2002 14 out of 20 70
Meristation PlayStation Jan 01, 2002 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Dec 04, 2001 14 out of 20 70
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 6.9 out of 10 69
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 01, 2001 5.3 out of 10 53
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 C 50


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NBA Live 2002 has point guard Steve Francis on the cover. He currently (2002) plays for the Houston Rockets.

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