NBA 09 delivers an experience catering to hardcore basketball fans and casual gamers alike. It includes The Life, a unique inside experience of life in the league. It lets you control the paths of 3 different characters while guiding them through challenges and storylines in the quest to go from development league to the NBA. There's also a full-featured Franchise Mode, letting you experience every facet of running your own NBA team. Online roster updates are available weekly, and NBA 09 will bring an expanded set of commentary featuring Kevin Calabro and Kenny "The Jet Smith.