Introduce NBA 2K13 to the hoops fan in your life and watch how it flips their condescending attitude towards games. At the moment there's no series better representing a sport on consoles than 2K. Of course if your friend even has slight astigmatism he might think it's a real telecast (look at those graphics). It might not ever reach the level Madden did in the mid-'00s but blame that on the fact that basketball will never be as popular as football in America, at least not until Roger Goodell has a few more years at the helm.
7. NBA 2K Series