NBA 2K7 was actually Shaq's second consecutive year on the cover. It first happened in NBA 2K6. He joined Allen Iverson as the only two players to get multiple solo covers at the time. The praise was great for aspects like the soundtrack as well as the presentation and gameplay.
However there were some problems with the controls , and it was a bit as if it was the same game since not all that much was changed to improve or build upon it. It may not seem like much, however the style of menus was extensively criticized by some, some calling them downright ugly.
Kobe Bryant, in NBA 2K10, is perhaps the most famous player to appear on the cover of these games. It was a crucial entry in the series because of a single reason. This was the first installment which included the MyPlayer mode. It's still popular an entire decade later. Of course it had its own wrinkles to iron out, however it was an immensely well-received new addition to the franchise. Summer League and sideline reporter Doris Burke were also welcome additions. However, there were some technical problems with the game particularly following its release.
Prior to the time that ESPN NBA 2K5 was released, the ESPN license was added to this game in a significant way. It was a significant entry because it was the last NBA game that was released by SEGA before the company was bought by another company. Even though the ESPN presentation was, without doubt, the best but it was later pulled. The game included Ben Wallace on the cover as the first player other than Allen Iverson to do so. This game had modes such as 24/7 and Association . Both got a mixed response. It was a fun game, and the price of $20 makes it a fantastic value.
There is a tie in four games, with an score of 87. NBA 2K14 through 2K16 all scored the exact same, which helped show the consistency of the franchise. 2K14 featured the LeBron James: Path to Greatness mode as well as Euroleague teams. It also had an excellent soundtrack.