NBA 2K7 was actually Shaq's second consecutive year as a cover. It was the first time he appeared on the cover in NBA 2K6. Allen Iverson and Shaq were the only players who had numerous solo covers at that time. The praise was high for elements like the soundtrack gameplay, presentation, and 2K22 MT the soundtrack. On the flip side there were some problems concerning the buttons and it felt like of similar to the first entry in that not was done to improve or improve upon. Although it may not seem as important the design of the menu was heavily criticized. Some even considered them ugly.

It is possible to argue that the greatest player to ever appear on the cover of these games was Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K10. This was actually an significant entry in the series due to a important reason. It was the initial installment which included the MyPlayer mode. It's still a popular choice over a decade later. While it wasn't flawless, it was still a welcomed addition to the MyPlayer franchise. Summer League and Doris Burke reporting on the sidelines were welcome additions. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues with the game particularly following its release.

Prior to when ESPN NBA 2K5 was released, the ESPN license was added to this game in a major manner. This was a historic game, as it was the final NBA game that SEGA released prior to it being sold. Although the ESPN presentation was certainly the most impressive however, it was ultimately canceled. Ben Wallace was the first player to cover the game and he was Allen Iverson's very first. The game had modes like 24/7 and Associate, which got a mixed response. Still, the gaming was enjoyable and came with a price of $20 cost, making it a great value.

Four games are tied for an 87 rating. NBA 2K14 through 2K16 all scored the same, which helped show the consistency of the franchise. 2K14 included the LeBron James: Path to Greatness mode and Euroleague teams. It also had an excellent soundtrack. 2K15 did not introduce a lot of innovation, but it was a great addition to the elements that worked. 2K16 has made an enormous impact through the introduction of MyLeague making it customizable with franchise relocations. It let players get the feel for creating totally distinctive leagues. This time also saw MyCareer mode become Buy NBA 2K22 MT a special experience.