Basketball is not just a sport; it is a culture. As you let that statement sink, the sport is most popular in the United States, and here is an interesting fact you probably didn’t know; basketball was invented by a Canadian teacher residing in the US.
Nike’s Air Jordan, Reebok’s Pump Omni, FILA’s Ninety6, and Adidas & Kanye West-inspired Yeezy(s) are among the greatest basketball shoe brands of all time. These basketball-inspired sneakers are shaping contemporary culture and fashion. Consequently, a lot of people around the world are turning these kicks into status symbols.
Besides looking good, basketball players and enthusiasts also love feeling good. This explains why thousands of basketball games allow die-hard basketball fans to experience and immerse themselves in action-packed basketball games.
Continue reading to discover the best basketball games you can enjoy from your PlayStation, PC, X-BOX, Nintendo, or Mobile device.
Nintendo’s Tecmo NBA Basketball
While Generation Z are making basketball games more popular than ever with their ever-increasing appetite for immersive games, we have to credit Generation X and Millennials for making arcade gaming popular.
Unlike other basketball games that we will feature in this article, Tecmo NBA Basketball is a retro/classic game. The 1992-released game will give you a rare chance to play with the legendary basketball MVP—Michael Jordan—as you take on all teams and players from the 1991 and 1992 NBA seasons.
Tecmo NBA Basketball features cinema-style cut-scenes during gameplay, above-average game AI, and the option to play all-star games. It would be best to check out this title if you want to test your skills against legendary basketball players.
Microgaming’s Basketball Star Slot
You will be treated to fantastic cash prizes for every win you get on the Basketball Star slot from Microgaming that features wilds scatters, and free spins that increase your winnings. The game has a traditional 5 x3 slot layout. You will, therefore, find 5-reels, 3-reels, and 243-paylines on the slot. Basketball Star also has excellent graphics, rich background music, and fluid and straightforward gameplay.
You can enjoy this title from your desktop or laptop computer. Players can also use their mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) to play this feature-filled Microgaming slot. During gameplay, it would be best to be on the lookout for the Wild symbol “Basketball Star Logo,” which appears on reels 3, 4, and 5 if you want to increase your odds of walking away with up to 2000x your stake.
XBox NBA 2k14
Basketball fans with X-Box game consoles should get their hands on NBA 2K14 if they want to enjoy unforgettable and immersive basketball action. 2K14 was designed by Visual Concepts and initially released in October 2013. The title features superior court & court-side graphics, decent multi-person commentator team, regularly updated player & team stats, and Euro-league players.
In addition to boasting a refresh rate of 60 frames per second, XBox NBA 2k14 also features a 1080p resolution. Connecting your XBox to a TV with HD-support will add life to your shooting, collection of rebounds, and boxing out of your opponents.
You can play NBA 2k14 as a player or a manager. That said, feel free to explore the title’s NBA Today, Dynamic Live Rosters, and The Park to enjoy different gaming experiences.
NBA Live Mobile 2016
Did you know that you can enjoy basketball games from your mobile phone or tablet? NBA enthusiasts don’t have to own pricey consoles to enjoy basketball games at home or on the move.
NBA Live was developed by Electronic Arts, a leading, experienced, and globally renowned game developer. The title was initially released in July 2016. You can download the game from Google Play if you have an Android-running smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, you should check out the Apple App Store if you want to download NBA Live Mobile 2016 to your iOS running iPhone or iPad.
You will have the chance to draft your team, select your player lineup, then play as you embark on a path to NBA greatness. NBA Live Mobile 2016 also gives you the chance to participate in NBA events and campaigns throughout the entire basketball season, which translates to daily basketball fun.
PlayStation’s NBA 2K21
Like 2K14, PlayStation’s NBA 2k21 was designed by Visual Concepts, then published by 2K Sports. Now, do you have a PS4 or PS5 game console? If your answer is yes, we will recommend that you get yourself the 22nd installment of the NBA 2K franchise if you want to enjoy the best NBA sporting action.
Remember that there are 4 NBA 2k21 Editions;
1. Lillard Standard Edition
2. Mamba Forever Edition
3. Standard Edition—Next Gen
4. Mamba Forever Edition—Next Gen
Each of the above editions has a designated amount of Virtual Currency, Team Points, Promo Packs, Shoe Collections, and other playing incentives that will come in handy during your season’s competition.
NBA 2K19 for PC
You might not know this, but the release of NBA 2k19 coincided with NBA 2Ks 20th anniversary. The title was initially released in September 2018. Basketball enthusiasts who don’t have dedicated consoles such as the Nintendo, X-Box, or the PlayStation will find the gameplay of NBA 2k19 immersive from their desktop or laptop computers.
If you want to enjoy seamless gameplay, confirm that your computer meets the following minimum specs requirements before you install NBA 2K19 on your PC;
1. OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
2. Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz or better
3. Memory: 4 GB RAM
4. Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 450 1GB, or AMD® Radeon™ HD 7770 1GB or better