In the end, while I found NBA Live's visuals just barely better than NBA 2K1's, I would have to go on record and say that 2K1 had better gameplay, it just offers a whole lot more. While Live 2001 gives you up to eight players access via two-multi-taps, let's get real though, who actually invites 7 friends, has 8 controllers and two multi-taps. NBA 2K1 on the other hand will let you play via Sega Net or for those lucky ones via Sega Broadband Adapter. NBA Live really needs a major audio overhaul, the commentary is weak, Bob Costas really needs to be signed in by EA for better and quicker commentary. If you have a DC and PS2 and would choose just one hoops title, I would go with NBA 2K1, no doubt about it, Live is not a bad game, it is just time for a change, EA Sports really needs to consider one for this series.