Players showcase fluid animations and show a range of emotions during the game. At the same time, players have a fake look and the transitions between the otherwise fluid animations are rather stiff. There is a noticeable plastic sheen on players than makes them look like the old Starting Lineup figures that were popular back in the early 90's. The only thing that keeps the players from looking completely plastic is the movement of fabric, but even these have a thick, unnatural bulk to them. Players also have a tendency to pass through most in-game objects, including other players.
Except for the PA announcer, NBA 07 features no in-game commentary. I still canít figure out why this was left out in the first place, especially when the PSP version manages to include it (along with a host of other gameplay optionsÖ but more on that later). Other than a few clips of music, the atmosphere of arenas is completely dead.