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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.


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NBA Live 2002 Screenshot
NBA Live 2002 Screenshot
NBA Live 2002 Screenshot
NBA Live 2002 Screenshot


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GamePro (US) Oct 31, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Oct 31, 2001 7.7 out of 10 77 Feb 28, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PSM Dec, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Dec 04, 2001 14 out of 20 70
PSX Extreme Nov 26, 2001 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Revolution 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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Kartanym (12784) added NBA Live 2002 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 31, 2001
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