NBA 07 is a joke, IMO, if you want to have a fun game to play with your friends, NBA Live is the one you want. However, if youre more interested in realism, and a game that actually simulates NBA gameplay, go with 2K.
College Hoops yeh someone recomended that to me, what is the game play like in it and does it have a season/manager mode. Aswell as playing i want to build and team and manage one what are the features like for this on the 07/LIVE/2K7
2K7 Franchise mode "the association" is really good. you have to manage your salaries and player contracts. coach/assistant coach/scouts/trainer, and you have to scout for the draft every season. in the offseason you can run the the prospects through drills to see who you might want to draft. it's got it all, even a 3 way team trade option. I haven't played the college game yet but I'm sure it's awesome.
Now see NORMALLY the rule is Live = fast paced fun and 2k = realistic. But this year that is NOT true. Don't let anyone convince you that Live is fun at all this year. I've been a Live player for the past 7 years and have defended it to no end, but this year's product is just unplayable. Just a warning. Completely unbiased opinion...Live is god awful this year.
NBA 2K7 it will be, have heard great things about it and the manager mode has made be turn more towards it and i was about 70/30 sure untill i seen it was $15 cheaper then NBA LIVE now nothing will change my mind. Going to get it soon and will post what i think latter on.