I just reviewed 2k10 and 2k8. In my 2k8 review I told everyone to stay away and play this one. I started playing this series after NBA lives cock up of live 06, I thought 05 was okay. However, 2k7 blew my mind which how much better it was.
The gameplay is, in every respect, what a basketball game should be. Offensively and defensively there is a nice balance. No ridiculous lock on d, you can blow right by it, this returned in 2k9, but in 2k8 clever play meant no scoring, ridiculous. In this game, good offense out does defense. Which is a nice reward. For once. On defensive end, there are some issues, it becomes hard to get stops, but running some different tactics like trapping etc can seriously help your game.
The only major disappointment of this game is yet again with this series, is the online mode. Glitchy dodgy graphics, its a completely different game online. So disappointing.
This game gets 4 stars, 5 star gameplay and graphics, but online would be lucky to get any stars. This game also doesn't give us any new modes like 2k10 did with my player mode. So this gets a deserved 4 stars. A great basketball sim.
NBA 2K7 brings fans closer to the NBA experience with enhanced signature style animation and free-throw shooting using the Playstation 3 system sixaxis wireless controller.