It's possible to say that the greatest player that ever appear on the cover of these games was Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K10. This was actually a very significant game in the series for 2K22 MT one important reason. This was the one to celebrate the launch of the MyPlayer mode, which is still popular even a decade after. Of course there were some issues to resolve, but it was still a well-received addition to the franchise. Summer League and sideline reporter Doris Burke were also welcome additions. Unfortunately, there were a few technical issues with the game particularly after its release.
The ESPN license was added to the series in a significant way with ESPN NBA Basketball prior to when ESPN NBA 2K5 came out. It was a milestone entry since it was the last NBA game released by SEGA prior to the time that the company was sold. The ESPN presentation was certainly the show-stealer but the game was cancelled after this edition. Ben Wallace was the first participant to present the game and he was Allen Iverson's first. There were two modes to play, 24/7 and Association. Both received mixed reviews. It was still a great game, and the price of $20 offered a good value.
There are four games that are tied with an rating of 87. NBA 2K14 through 2K16 received the exact score, which indicates the regularity of the franchise. 2K14 included the LeBron James: Path to Greatness mode, Euroleague teams, and an excellent soundtrack. 2K15 wasn't a whole lot of innovation, but it was a great addition to what was successful. 2K16 made a huge impact by introducing the idea of MyLeague which could be customized with relocation franchises. It allowed gamers to get the feel for creating totally distinct leagues. MyCareer mode was also a truly unique experience at the time.
The game with an 87 rating is NBA 2K18. This game earns a spot all by itself, as Cheap NBA 2K22 MT the lowest score that it got on any platform was a Nintendo Switch score of 74. This is better than previous games' low scores. The game's cover features Kyrie Irving on the cover.