Since 2K operated in the "if there's no problem, don't fix them" mode the game made minor changes. They added some new aspects such as Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant as commentators, as well as classic teams. The biggest surprise was the inclusion of All-Time Teams, putting together squads of NBA2king every franchise's greatest players.

Three games are tied at 89. The first one is NBA 2K3, which is from the early days of the series. It was a huge success from the beginning and retained the elements of gameplay that have earned them favorable reviews to date. They also kept Allen Iverson as the cover player.

While many aspects remained the same, there was a few key modifications. Things like Franchise mode got updated to be more extensive than ever , however the most significant shift was made in the way the game was presented. NBA 2K3 was the beginning of a new partnership between ESPN and Microsoft that made the game more realistic than ever before.

The only game of the entire franchise to not include the word "2K" in its title was ESPN NBA Basketball, which was basically NBA 2K4. The game had a full-time slot on ESPN and Iverson was the cover.

This was the penultimate installment released prior to the creation of 2K Sports. ESPN NBA Basketball had unique facial designs for every player. The game also improved the passing system and focused on the 24 hours a day mode. There were a lot of Buy MT 2K22 PS4 streetball elements. It was praised for its presentation and graphics.