Faces of the NBA

We match up the year's three major basketball games to see which one does the best job of bringing the NBA's best and brightest to life. Take a look at the faces of the NBA in NBA Live 08, NBA 2K8, and NBA 08...and you make the call.

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Edited By bullsfan769

why are the players in the nba live pics always really sweaty

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Edited By R41N_M4K3R

I dont see what is wrong with KGs pic

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Edited By Crusader-Z

holy...look at KG!

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Holy God, what bridge did Chris Kaman emerge out from under?

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Edited By flexappeal

I find that NBA Live have always had the edge in terms of graphical presentation when compared to NBA 2K or the NBA series (which is just plain horrible. But when it comes to gameplay, I will always pick 2K over anything. Now I can't wait to grab my copy of NBA 2K9... just downloaded the demo and I'm jonesin for more!

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Edited By matiss6

Well Better faces are in nba live 08,but i still love nba 2k8.

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Edited By Shlomiki

2K8 NAILS em all. I mean, honestly, look at Live 08's faces' color palettes and way too bright skin colors? NBA 08 doesn't need heeding, the graphics are 50% cartoon. CLEAR WINNER: NBA 2K8 FAR 2ND: NBA LIVE 08 3RD AND WORST: NBA 08

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Edited By NoseWeed619

Wow. NBA Live 08 dominated every single one of these pictures.

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Edited By boylcp

In all honesty, they all sucked. I think that NBA 2K8 sucked the least.

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Edited By markid4

wtf...nba 08 has the worst graphics EVER.. i mean look at T-mac for nba 08 lol.....NBA 2k8 is the best it has the best gameplay,graphics...

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Edited By Big-POPE

this game is a total disaster it has horrible graphics, terrible game play, and is no comparison to nba 2k8

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Edited By G-Rat06

Go look at T-Mac in NBA 08, thats just ridiculous. That looks more like Damon Jones ha.

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Edited By mrkillya

i dont think nba live has the best graphics its just they look real beacuase they sweat but they really dont look like the actuall players

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Edited By jubba910

has anyone noticed that steve nash is in his phoenix uniform in tim duncans pic in 2k8?

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Edited By Drumm3rdude

Whats up with all the players in NBA Live looking like they're cross-eyed or have a lazy eye? KG looks bad in all, along with Chris Kaman.

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Edited By is0lati0n

Live 08 has the best basketball graphics to date.

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Edited By JDubs07

The NBA Live 08 picture of KG makes him look crossed-eyed. I'm sure that he won't appreciate that.

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go suns

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Edited By Naiman14

NBA players in this next generation appear the best in NBA Live hands down! I dont know what the others are doing, but their character models are horrible. NBA 2K can pass because it was one of my favorites back in the days of the Dreamcast. NBA 08 etc...by Sony just doesnt cut the cake in terms of character design but in the end it all turns out to gameplay. I still rather my NBA Live and NBA 2K Franchises.

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Edited By Lord_of_Games12

1.NBA Live 08 2.NBA 2K8 3.NBA 08 Best Recreation: Kobe Bryant NBA Live Worst: K. G. NBA Live 08 K.G. was made unfairly ugly in all three games. The Best is playing Basketball in real life!!! :)

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Edited By ps2forever

NBA 08 is such a joke! looks the worst out of the bunch. but i feel bad for Kaman lol he looks bad an all three games. lol. Nba live looks the best out of the three. Nba 2k8 stands second, and yes nba 08 stands for the worst. lol.

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Edited By ocdog45

this is old, nothing from the feature article has changed from last year. who are they trying to fool?

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Edited By daphenom901

nba 08 is horribly unrealistic, nba live 08 has the best on all of them except the kevin garnett

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Edited By Vito2323

Okay...we know that nba 2k8 has better motion graphics but for faces its kinda wierd!But few players are similar to real life also in nba live 08!ubt in NBA 08? What are they?zoombies? But overal nba 2k8 is way better then nba live 08 and nba 08 together!

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Edited By chasman99

Live has more facial detail but the skin tone is too ashen. Merging the two styles would be perfect.

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Edited By iboo01

live 08 has sick faces but no substance in the gameplay 2k8 owns these 2

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and chris kaman

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Edited By bicigo

nba live has best graphics except for one or two kevin garnett

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Edited By lilflex1

This Isn't a contest NBA Live has the better graphics. NBA Live 2005 and older has better graphics than NBA 08. That game was a waste of money to buy and make.

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Edited By jaybun3030

If only EA would put the same effort into improving overall gameplay.....

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Edited By bullsfan769

yup i cant even believe they would compare nba 08 seeing as how it is the worst of the three in graphics and in gameplay

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Edited By stickstick86

this is old...again? why? in nba live players look better, but nba2k8 is da best game!

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kdt55, they didn't do it again; for some reason it just popped up in the updates again

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Edited By kdt55

This has already been done. Why is Gamespot doing this again?

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Edited By Treblemaka

NBA 08 players look like bad clones. Live 08 characters have bad lighting (NBA arena lights are much brighter) and 2k8 players look like bad charactures*. Did anybody notice the audience sprites are all the same? Hmmm...

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Edited By PiverSmine3

Kobe was definetley the best; NBA 08, you need some work lol

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In NBA LIVE 08, the players all have the same sweat patterns: two streaks on the left and one on the right.

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Well id say EA did an really good job on Live 08 (player wise) the player detail and sweat looks awsome but One of T-mac's Pupils looks like its going to disapear if he looks to his right, Nash is a bit like that aswell. Are the 2k8 players pics from the ps2 version? if there for the 360 or ps3 thats a pretty average job and i agree with dfassa102 about the nba 08 players lookn like there 40 yrs older than they are. Even if the gameplaysucks i still wana get NBA Live 08.

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Edited By Daquon34

nba 08 didnt get anybodys face right and i admit live has good visuals but sucks in da gameplay department

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Edited By 98scoutgandia

shaq's head isn't long-- that's what he looks like when he bows his head a bit.... the shot isnt good

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Edited By 98scoutgandia

"I meant that nba 08 wade looks like nba 08 t-mac and nba 08 shaq looks like the real alonzo mourning" i'll correct that it's supposed to be karl malone not alonzo mourning

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Edited By 98scoutgandia

i think NBA live 08 and NBA 2k8 is just the same but 2k8 has more realism in it... too bad I had to buy live 08 cause 2k8 was out of stock but live is just about the same

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Edited By estevie69

LOOK AT KAMAN ON NBA 08!!! FUNNIEST PICTURE

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Edited By nbaliveking07

NBA Live did an awesome job of getting the faces right even though Dirk Nowitzki's photo looks like Brad Miller from the Sacramento Kings. Too bad the gameplay sucks!!!! What was NBA 08 thinkin'? No wonder they don't do well, no one looks like themselves, everyone shoots and plays da same way. At least Live got everyone playin' like themselves. 2K8 ain't the perfect game so of course it's gon have its cons. Overall, 2K8 is still da best.

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Edited By 98scoutgandia

I meant that nba 08 wade looks like nba 08 t-mac and nba 08 shaq looks like the real alonzo mourning :P

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Edited By 98scoutgandia

every game has there ups and downs...... as for nba 08, there's no ups but there are downs.... :)) lol wade looks like t-mac and shaq looks like alonzo mourning in nba 08 hahahahahaha this is so hilarious!!!!!

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Edited By ashbr2

WHy dont THe maKERs of NBA 08 jus stop making video games the suk and the player models look nothing like their real life counter parts NBA 08 Gamemakers stop making terrible games PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited By Spann37

KG looks cross eyed in the Live version of him.

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Lol, funny.

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