“This is the only NBA mobile game where it feels like I’m playing as myself.” – James Harden

Choose your path to greatness in the all-new season of EA SPORTS NBA LIVE. Build your team, dominate opponents, boost your Rep, upgrade players, take over the Blacktop, and connect with the NBA in Live Events. Capture the spotlight and create your legacy in the world’s most downloaded basketball game.

Create the ultimate roster as you upgrade players, rain buckets, and rise up the ranks in the NBA. With Chemistry, choose and match players that mirror their coach’s playstyle, allowing you to focus on shooting, defensive, a run-and-gun style, and more to get boosts and elevate your game. Get your team in the zone to become the league’s best squad.

Beat opponents in Head-to-Head matches and Leagues to earn Rep. Use it to earn special packs or Rank Up players to their maximum performance level. The higher your players’ levels, the better they’ll play on the court. Strategy rules in this battle for victory.

No quarters. No shot clock. No rules. Head outdoors to the blacktop and build a lineup of classic players to compete against other NBA legends and prove yourself on the courts where bonafide ballers are made. From Brooklyn to Chicago to Venice Beach, experience a different feel and unique events that keep the stakes high and the wins rolling in.

Connect to the NBA all year long with daily challenges that keep you raining buckets on the way to the top. Score incredible rewards in real-life matchups and break ankles in Seasons or Head-to-Head mode with friends and foes. Become a hoop master all day, every day.

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What's New

Version 2.1.5

Ballers, prepare yourselves for All-Star Weekend. Test your skills in the 3-point contest and score with All-Star versions of your favorite players. We’ve also made some slam-dunk improvements to keep you at the top of your game.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

123.3K Ratings

123.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

EA knows how to make a good sports game. Impressive visuals? Check. Great animation? Check. Fun? Double check. The meat and bones here is collecting players and handcrafting a team so good it’d make Lebron and Steph jealous.



I played the last version of NBA LIVE and thought it was fantastic. The controls were responsive and it was really cool being able to get a variety of all star players on my team. Sadly, this version has taken a step back. The controls are not as responsive as they once were, the pass button is almost never works and it’s hard to select the correct person to pass to. Another disappointment on the gameplay side is the play calling. First off you can’t really call screens or anything they just sometimes happen. There are points when playing certain events where the opposing team will screen you like crazy and there’s nothing you can do. There are points where you try and steal the ball and you never can poke it out. You can have 62 overall opponents playing like all stars and knocking down shots and you with your 80 and above players can’t hit anything. It’s interesting to see how the shot meter sometimes doesn’t seem to matter. I have times where I shoot the ball with a player that has an 87 or 90 overall three and hit a perfect release with no one there and the game says “open look miss”, other times I’ll get a eight or 9% and the shot will go down. Essentially you can have some of the best shooters in the game and still messed just because. Coming into this game you know it’s gonna be a grinder to get anything. EA has definitely taken a step with this game to make you almost have to pay to get anything good.

The Lamborghini jut turned into a Honda...

J. Mitchell T.

It’s hard to drive a Honda when you’ve been driving a Lamborghini. Make sense? Last seasons version was way better and it’s hard to play one that’s way worse. Okay there is a lot of good but so much decline from last seasons set up. There are hardly any achievements in comparison to last season. Part of the fun when you get to the spot in the game where you aren’t working on sets was looking up different achievements to complete for rewards.. that’s gone. Just read that this new update is supposed to fix league achievement.. didn’t work. No fan fav rewards for league play on my end. Loved the aspect of having multiple different lineups to build. I could spend more time on the game creating 5 perfect line ups with different boosts. I love the bench and the coaches, but say I want to switch coach and game style, there is now way to do that quickly or efficiently. If you still had multiple lineups we could build diff lineups with diff coaches and easily build better teams. No idea why that was abandoned. The games way harder which is fine in a way, but offensive and defensive rebounding and general defense is terrible and there’s nothing a user can do as far as in game play that can affect that. Old version of this game was definitely better. Please add more lineups that can be saved and used, add WAY more achievements throughout the game. Adjust gameplay a bit make those changes and you change my 2 star rating to 5.


EA Swiss Sarl
142 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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