There’s currently an issue with the PS3 version of NBA 2K13 which causes the game to hang while loading, before or just as it has reached the main menu. Unofficially, indications point to a faulty Online Data update, as users that start the game while logged out of the PlayStation Network service or completely offline do not encounter the loading issue.
Ronnie 2K has already verified that the development team is looking to fix the issue as soon as possible. Until then, stay offline and avoid any online game modes, and you should avoid the issue. Do not delete your save data unless specifically asked to by a member of the 2K team.
The #NBA2K13 dev team tells us booting up issues have been resolved. Everything should be back to normal.
Seems like the issue isn’t limited to PS3 users, but affects X360 users as well. Per LD2k:
Team monitoring the #NBA2K13 issues. Please continue to provide real-time feedback. Thanks for your patience.
Once again, try staying offline for now.
The issues should now be resolved. Per LD2k:
We’ve been informed all the #NBA2K13 should be fixed now. Please log in and tweet back at me.