This game is overall a good buy and those who know a little bit about basket-ball shouldn't hesitate: though I didn't give it 5 stars, it's still the best available game of its class out there.
The cons: you can't create your own player and it's not possible to update the teams composition from the internet, and yes, Duncan can sometimes score 3-pointers!
The pros: there's a fluidity and a density to the gameplay that's simply not matched elsewhere. After some time, you can almost "feel" the game, which of your player is hot, when to make that killer pass or that unexpected block. Besides, the graphics are up the scale, whether in game and during the replay. However, the graphics alone cannot explain the effect produced by the outstanding physics engine: at last, it seems realistics. Of course, not everything is perfect, but you'll have to SEARCH for mishaps.
In short, you can respectably expect loooonnng hours of fun.