ESPN NBA Basketball 2004

ESPN NBA Basketball (also known as NBA 2K4) is the fifth installment of the NBA 2K series of realistic basketball games, updating the roster to the 2003/2004 NBA season while adding a new player manuever system (using the right analog stick) and a new player creation/training mode.

Overview

ESPN NBA Basketball (also known as NBA 2K4) is a realistic basketball game developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 on October 21, 2003. The fifth installment of the NBA 2K franchise, ESPN NBA Basketball covers a customizable 2003/2004 NBA season while continuing co-branding with the ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network).

The two main additions to the franchise in this game is the IsoMotion control system, where players can make their characters perform special manuevers (such as spins and fakes) by moving the right analog stick, and 24/7 Mode, which builds upon the traditional player creation mode by requiring players to win special street matches (ranging from matches with unique rules to 1-on-1 matches against legendary players) to build upon their character's default stats (earning new cosmetic items along the way).

The cover athlete of ESPN NBA Basketball is Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite being the cover athlete for the previous games of the series, this is the last game to feature him as the cover athlete.