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NBA Live 08

I know most people avoid talk of such things, but I just had to point out some of the absolutely hilarious weaknesses in NBA Live 08.

All though it's not as widely celebrated as Madden, EA dropped it's basketball game yesterday, and basically, the reason I bought it was because it's the only basketball game for the Wii right now. That being said, I'm pretty impressed.

The shooting (with the Wii remote) takes a little getting used to, because it's not as natural as say shooting a real basketball. BUT the game itself is a ton of fun.

First of all, Greg Oden is an absolute beast. Rebounds just don't exist when Oden is on the floor and on the other end, well, he dunks... Hard... And he's quick enough to get by most of the post players I played against...

Channing Frye is pretty much our best player statistically (East Coast bias, in my opinion, and he did play for the Knicks), but Aldridge is pretty solid.

The funniest aspect of the game (well, not funny but strange) is that Josh McRoberts is our second best player with a 76 rating (tied with Darius Miles)... No joke, from the Small Forward, McRoberts can dunk for days, but he's definitely NOT our second best player.

Our point guards REALLY got the shaft, with Jack leading the pack at 67 (not good), Blake following (61 but he's a solid defender) and Sergio comes in at 58.

Playing with Sergio at the point, McRoberts at the 3 and Oden at the 5, the offense really consists of doing a crossover and then throwing an alley-oop which I did repeatedly and it never got tiresome. Seriously, watching Sergio throw alley-oops to Oden is like watching Michaelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel- AMAZING.

Another interesting addition is that FIBA National teams are included in the game. I haven't had a chance to play as them, but hopefully Rudy Fernandez made the cut...

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