[edit] Background

This 2001 installment from EA features a higher polygon count, new moves, realistic stadium and crowd reactions and interactive coaches. Players earn points that go towards new championship teams, Create-a-Player options and player rating bonuses.

[edit] Features

  • High poly count player models that use cyberscan technology for incredibly detailed player heads and lifelike skin textures.
  • Ultra realistic stadium environments that feature animated player benches and a highly detailed crowd.
  • See player personalities and emotions come out on the sidelines - in game and in the transitions: arguing calls, encouraging their teamates, etc.
  • Animated bench sequences
  • Post-basket reactions
  • More player interactions
  • Multiple post-game celebrations
  • For the first time, you have complete control in the low post, allowing you to experience what it is like to play among the giants in the paint.
  • Back your defender down and then select from a number of different post moves such as an up and under layup, jump hook, and turn around and fade away jump shots.
  • Feel the contact and battle for position, finishing off your defender with a monster dunk.
  • New approach to speech captures the essence of the interaction between the play-by-play and color commentators
  • Bob Elliott adds new in-depth play analysis
  • All-new color commentary provides for more intelligent and relevant interaction with game play-by-play.
  • Play with the greats of the game, including Michael Jordan - one-on-one or five-on-five.
  • New sountrack

[edit] Hardware Requirements

166 MHz Pentium (266 MHz recommended)
16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
SVGA video card (2 MB video card recommended)
3-D accelerator (recommended)
Internet connection (for online play)

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Mar 25, 03 12:49pm

NBA live 2001 is a great game and took a revolutionary step in its own evolution by...

May 15, 02 10:38am
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Mar 31, 02 11:17pm

Cool game ! ( For basketball of course ) This game is awesome. Although I don't know...

Wouter Vos
Feb 8, 02 6:52am

Fantastic game, so go to the store now and buy it. Or burn it offcourse

mike tru
Dec 7, 01 3:55pm

The latest edition of the popular NBA Live series has struck again, this time on the...

Aug 20, 01 7:00am
May 23, 01 1:01pm

Even with its problems its still the best BBall game on the PS2.

Apr 20, 01 12:07pm

I have always chose EA Sports games over other companies, because of all the options....

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Feb 7, 2001 (PC)
    • Jan 23, 2001 (PS2)
    • Oct 18, 2000 (PSX)
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