The Best PSP Basketball Games

Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best PSP Basketball Games
Voting Rules
Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation Portable at some point.

If you owned a PSP at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few Basketball games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PSP Basketball games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best-selling Basketball games that were released for PSP. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. NBA 09: The Inside and NBA 2K11 are included in this poll, along with many more.

Vote up all your favorite video games below.

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  • NBA 2K11
    453 votes

    NBA 2K11

    Oct 05 2010

    NBA 2K11 packs a punch with its engaging storyline revolving around the legendary Michael Jordan and his illustrious career. The gameplay, seamless and immersive, revolutionizes the realm of basketball simulation, immersing you deeper into the sport than ever before. This game truly hit a slam dunk in the industry, setting high standards for future sports-based video games.

  • NBA Live 10
    138 votes
    Oct 06 2009

    Presenting a strong storyline featuring player dynamics, team strategies and rivalry of the sport, NBA Live 10 is a robust sport-simulator game. With gameplay that emphasizes on realistic, tactical moves and improvisation, it takes the players' basketball experience to another level. It’s a game that's made a significant splash in the gaming world, appreciated for its excellent AI and refined gameplay mechanics.

  • NBA Street Showdown
    100 votes

    NBA Street Showdown serves up a street-side, rough-and-tumble narrative that ropes in both NBA professionals and made-up characters. Its gameplay is laced with outrageous tricks and stylish moves, replacing the standard court-based play with bold, over-the-top action. With its cocktail of urban style and arcade-style gameplay, this game shook the definition of traditional sports games.

  • NBA 09: The Inside
    127 votes

    Building a unique blend of traditional match-ups and character-driven storylines, NBA 09: The Inside hits the sweet spot by providing an inclusive experience. Its gameplay offers a mix of serious basketball strategy with fun, mini-game tournaments, providing a well-rounded gaming experience. This game significantly raised the bar when it comes to sports gaming innovation, delivering depth and substance in both gameplay and narrative.

  • NBA Ballers: Rebound
    96 votes

    NBA Ballers: Rebound revs up the luxury and glamour associated with NBA stars, tossing players into a world of high stake matches and ostentatious living. Its gameplay intersects arcade-style basketball with lifestyle simulation, tapping into player customization and skill development. Unleashing a fresh twist to the genre, this game chalked up significant success by unlocking a unique player perspective off the court.

  • NBA Live 08
    57 votes
    Oct 30 2001

    With an attempt to recreate the adrenaline-packed world of pro basketball, NBA Live 08 spins a dramatic narrative filled with rivalry and perseverance. The gameplay chalks out intricate playmaking and introduces a Hot-Spot system, adding a tactical layer to every match. This game impacted the sporting genre by giving players an on-court experience that too, in their living room.