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NBA 2K7 was actually Shaq's second consecutive year on the cover. The first time was NBA 2K6. Allen Iverson and Shaq were the only players with several solo covers at the time. The album was highly praised for aspects such as the design, music, and gameplay. There were some issues regarding the controls, and it felt like the previous one. Nothing was done to improve on it. Although it might not appear to be a big deal but the layout of the menu was widely criticized. Some even called them ugly.

Kobe Bryant, in NBA 2K10, is the most famous player to appear on the cover of these games. It was a crucial entry in the series because of one main reason. It was the entry to mark the debut of the MyPlayer mode, which is still loved by fans even 10 years after. Even though the mode wasn't flawless, it was still a welcomed addition to the MyPlayer franchise. Summer League and Doris Burke who played the role of sideline reporter appreciated additions. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues with the game especially after its release.

Prior to when ESPN NBA 2K5 was released, the ESPN license was added to the series in a significant manner. It was a historic game, as it was the last NBA game that SEGA released before it was had to sell. While the ESPN presentation was certainly the most impressive but it was later pulled. Ben Wallace was the first participant to present the game as well as Allen Iverson's very first. This game featured modes like 24/7 and Association but both received mixed reviews Buy NBA 2K MT. The game was nevertheless a fantastic game, and the price of $20 is a bargain.