Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The NBA is driven by its stars, and so is this game. The top players dominate, from Shaq’s bull-rushes to the basket to Reggae Miller’s rainbow jumper. The tight graphics are capable of rendering noticeable differences in player faces and physiques, and even details like Kobe Bryant’s elbow pad and Patrick Ewing’s trademark kneepads. And Dr. J's afro will strike awe in the hearts of all who behold it.
The only element truly lacking is the crowd, which is rendered in 2D and looks like paper cutouts lying down. But this is such a minor flaw when put up against the complete package. The customizable regular season and playoff options, stunning graphics, great gameplay, and, of course, the roster of classic players give N BA LIVE 2000 what it needs to totally dominate as competition and continue EA Sports’ championship b-ball dynasty. Long may it reign.