NBA 09: The Inside

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NBA 09: The Inside
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Developer(s) SCE San Diego Studio/DickPhuckEnt.
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Engine NBA '07 Engine (PS3)
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) October 7, 2008
Genre(s) Sports, Simulation, Arcade
Mode(s) Single-player, Online

NBA 09: The Inside is a basketball simulation game developed by SCE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released on October 7, 2008 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. This year's game does not feature a single cover athlete but instead features a group of six NBA players that include Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Paul Pierce, and Dwyane Wade.

The game includes all 30 NBA teams along with 14 of the 16 NBDL teams (The NBDL teams are excluded from the PlayStation Portable). Those teams are:


  • Quick Play- this mode allows you to choose an NBA or D-League (excluded in PlayStation Portable) team to play in a normal game.
  • Franchise- allows you to choose one NBA team and control its player transactions and other things covered by a real General Manager.
  • The Life (not available on PlayStation Portable)- allows you to play 3 different stories of an NBA player's rise from the D-League to the NBA.
  • NBA Replay (not available on PlayStation Portable)- this mode allows you to replay a game played in real life.


Artist Song
Diplo Do It Like That
J-Live Whoever
Lyrics Born The World Is Calling
Mahogany The Charmer
Mikael Sandgren Showin' Down
Mikael Sandgren This Is How We Ride
Mikael Sandgren Youngblood
Ratatat Mirando
Wale Nike Boots
XXXChange Get A Handle On It
XXXChange LA Vampires vs. Werewolves
XXXChange Who Was That Masked Man
Zapp More Bounce To The Ounce