Monday Tip-Off: My Basketball Video Game Collection

Derrick Rose dribbling in NBA Live 16

We’re at midcourt, the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Get your week started here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to basketball video games.

So, for the first few weeks of Monday Tip-Off, I’ve been posting my opinions on a variety of subjects. There’ll be plenty more opinion pieces coming your way in the Mondays ahead, but for this week, I wanted to do something a little different. This week, I wanted to talk a little about my basketball video game collection.

When it comes to the hobby of game collecting, I can’t imagine a lot of people are stocking up on basketball titles; after all, basketball gaming is a niche demographic to begin with. Also, as I understand it, when it comes to sports games, a lot of people trade in the previous season’s release when they pick up the current title. For the most part, however, I’ve kept my older basketball games – at least on one platform, when I’ve double-dipped – and more recently, I’ve been expanding my collection with a few bargains on eBay.

As I’ve mentioned a few times on the NLSC Podcast, I’m intending to put them to use for features here on the NLSC in the coming weeks and months. Obviously, we’ve tipped off our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content – incidentally, more of that stuff is on the way – but there have been quite a few basketball games over the years, good, bad, and just plain interesting. I’m looking forward to talking about them a little more, revealing a few old gems, as well as some not-so-fantastic releases you may have forgotten about.

For now, though, I wanted to give you all a current catalogue of my collection. I’ve been meaning to take a photo with all the boxes, discs, and cartridges, but for the moment, a simple list will have to suffice.

As of November 2nd, 2015.

PC

  • NBA Live 95
  • NBA Live 96
  • NBA Live 97
  • NBA Live 98
  • NBA Live 99
  • NBA Live 2000
  • NBA Live 2001
  • NBA Live 2002
  • NBA Live 2003
  • NBA Live 2004
  • NBA Live 2005
  • NBA Live 06
  • NBA Live 07
  • NBA Live 08
  • NBA 2K9
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K11
  • NBA 2K12
  • NBA 2K13
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA 2K15
  • NBA 2K16
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition
  • International Basketball 2009
  • Incredibasketball
  • NBA Action 98
  • Michael Jordan in Flight
  • Fox Sports Basketball 2000
  • NBA Full Court Press
  • NBA Inside Drive 2000

PlayStation 4

  • NBA Live 14
  • NBA Live 15
  • NBA Live 16
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA 2K15
  • NBA 2K16

Xbox 360

  • NBA Live 06
  • NBA Live 07
  • NBA Live 08
  • NBA Live 09
  • NBA Live 10
  • NBA Elite 11 (Demo Only)
  • NBA 2K6
  • NBA 2K7
  • NBA 2K8
  • NBA 2K9
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K11
  • NBA Street Homecourt
  • NBA Jam
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

PlayStation 2

  • NBA Live 2001
  • NBA Live 2002
  • NBA Live 2003
  • NBA Live 2004
  • NBA Live 2005
  • NBA Live 06
  • NBA Live 07
  • NBA Live 08
  • NBA Live 09
  • NBA Street
  • NBA Street Vol. 2
  • NBA Street V3
  • NBA 2K3
  • ESPN NBA Basketball 2K4
  • ESPN NBA 2K5
  • NBA 08

PlayStation

  • NBA Live 96
  • NBA Live 97
  • NBA Live 98
  • NBA Live 99
  • NBA Live 2000
  • Total NBA 96
  • Total NBA 97
  • Total NBA 98

Nintendo 64

  • NBA Hangtime
  • Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside

Super Nintendo

  • NBA Live 95
  • NBA Live 96
  • NBA Live 97
  • NBA Jam
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition
  • Super NBA Tecmo Basketball
  • Bulls vs. Blazers
  • World League Basketball
  • NBA All-Star Challenge

Intellivision

  • NBA Basketball (by way of the Intellivision Lives! collection on PS2)

When I type it all out like that, it makes me realise just how comprehensive my collection is…though there are several other games I don’t own. I do enjoy revisiting old favourites, and once again, I’ll be exploring quite a few them in upcoming features here on the NLSC. Look out for that stuff soon, and perhaps a couple of photos of my collection when I get around to it. In the meantime, what does your basketball video game collection look like? What are some of the games in my collection that you’d like to hear more about? Let me know in the comments section below, and be sure to post your collections!

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mp3
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Lmao that list is nuts Andrew!!

Fair play to you if you get chance to even play half of them, I am struggling to get any real time in on 2k16 right now with no laptop the ps4 is our tv stream lol

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Do you have the 2k bb sim with a looker room KB 24 “box’? 🙂

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