With NBA Live 2003, it's apparent that EA Sports is back on the right track with the series. The game plays well and is a blast, and the Freestyle control is the shot in the arm basketball games have needed for years. The inclusion of online play in the PS2 version also makes for some more replay value along with the solid Franchise mode. With Sega Sports breathing down their neck, it was only a matter of time before EA got their act together ? and Live 2003 does just that. It's definitely a surprise that Live is such a well-done game; so check it out.