However, like any other game it has its flaws. I find the flaws quite minor but others may not, overtime it gets annoying knowing that they haven't spent proper time to develop and finish the game. The NBA Live Academy constantly lags when you play in it! Also at the end of a game the 'Sprite' replay cam doesn't always play the replays of all your scores and attempts, and when it does it will be jumpy and slow.
Any sports game is a must have in any collection, and NBA LIVE 09 is perfect to fill in this gap.