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As with all games in the NBA Live series you can draft, trade and edit players. Play a full season, exhibition or just the playoffs. 96 includes 29 teams including the expansion Toronto and Vancouver teams.


NBA Live 96 PlayStation Closer camera
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Trade players
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Quarter view
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Utah Jazz court

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Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Jun 14, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameFan Magazine May, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1996 17.5 out of 20 88
Mega Fun Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Apr, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1996 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 25, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Jun, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70


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Michael Jordan

Although Michael Jordan is not in the game by default, you can create a player with Jordan's stats by naming the player "Jordan". The stats will automatically be created once you enter "Jordan".


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Sports Game of the Year

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Kabushi (243722) added NBA Live 96 (PlayStation) on Mar 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69166), Kabushi (243722) and William Shawn McDonie (1180)