Choose your favorite basketball team and go head-to-head with your opponent. Not only that but you can also get together with another friend and connect your PSP systems in order to play one-on-one digital basketball. If you don't have any other people to play with, you can always try out Single Player Mode and dominate the courts to reach the final games!
NBA for the PSP handheld entertainment system will provide gamers with all the fast-breaks, precision passing, and above the rim action that fans have come to expect from their sport. Supporting up to two players via wireless multiplayer connectivity, NBA for the PSP will test the skills of all hoopsters with a variety of gameplay options including Full Season Mode, where gamers can select any of the 41 authentic NBA teams, including six National Basketball Development League (NBDL) teams; Paint Mode, where gamers compete against the Artificial Intelligence (AI) or go head-to-head against another player in a color-the-court challenge; the PlayStation Skills Challenge Mode, where gamers time themselves or a challenger in an All-Star type competition; and the 3-point Contest. During both single and multi-player gameplay, NBA for the PSP features the 'Clutch' Shooting Mechanism, a gamers skill and timing along their ability to pull off spin moves, jukes, pump fakes and other special moves will determine if the shot goes or clanks off the rim.
- NBA Teams NBA for the PSP offers gamers 41 authentic teams including six National Basketball Development League (NBDL) Teams.
- New Artificial Intelligence (AI) NBA features an entirely new AI that providing realistic gameplay scenarios such as offensive teammates automatically cutting to the basket and back screening for each other to set up the offense, spreading the floor, defensive switches, big shot blocks, etc.
- New Player Models Player highlights include player unique skin tones, individualized body shapes, fully animated texture-mapped faces, tattoos and optional head, wrist and armbands.
- Motion-Captured Animations Utilizing NBA stars and former All-Americans, NBA for the PSP features everything from ball control and passing to shooting and rebounding and signature dunks that have all been synchronized with motion blending technology for tight animation transitions.