On July 26, 2013, the NBA 2K Live team announced the soundtrack to NBA 2K14, chosen by LeBron James. 2K14's soundtrack features a much more present type of music, showing off new popular hits instead of older classic songs featured in previous 2K versions. 
B ^ Included in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions only.
The game has received generally favorable reviews, garnering an 85 out of 100 on review aggregation website Metacritic. Ryan McCaffrey of IGN rated the game a 9.3 praising the gameplay saying, "With just enough new features, and tighter-than-ever gameplay, NBA 2K14 tops its predecessors and competitors...again". Tom McShea of GameSpot rated the game an 8.0 praising the game as well but criticizing designing of the game. USA Today's Brett Molina rated the game 3.5 out of 4 stars, noting that the game's new dribble and shoot mechanics may be simpler to newcomers, but frustrating to veteran gamers.
Additions and changes
As well as the aforementioned new soundtrack and inclusion of Euroleague teams (at the expense of the "Celeb" team, "Team USA", "Dream Team" and 2001-2002 Sacramento Kings classic squad), several new changes have been made since 2K13:
"LeBron: Path to Greatness" mode, which is not found on the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One versions of the game, is reminiscent of a cut-down version of 2K11's Jordan Challenge, where you get to control LeBron James' career as you attempt to win multiple rings (although his future is somewhat laid out by the game and choices are limited).
New signature skills, including an exclusive pre-order "LeBron Coast to Coast" skill (Speed, Quickness and Ball-Handling attributes are boosted 4 points and the shot penalty enforced for hitting a defender is decreased), One Man Fastbreak (a speed and handling increase on a fastbreak), Pick Dodger (player doesn't get caught on screens), Tenacious Rebounder (increase in rebounding skill), Flashy Passer (less likelihood of a "flashy pass" going astray - see below), Screen Outlet/Pick & Roll Maestro (skills which give boosts in pick and roll situations). a new way of passing by holding a trigger and pressing a control stick in the direction you want to pass (includes blind passes).
The "potential" stat is now limited and restricts the overall level a player can grow to, rather than increasing as the player improves (as happened in previous NBA 2K titles). This seems like a minor change but it has severely limited the amount by which players' stats can improve in Association Mode (and fixes one of the most often requested Association Mode flaws; too many players turning into superstars in Association Mode).
A new "Training Camp" mode, which is there to guide players to master the new controls.
Training Drills now have their own menu in My Career mode, meaning players don't have to return to the main menu (and back again) to do multiple training sessions.
Always Online DRM added in patch requiring users to be connected to 2K servers to play MyCareer and MyGM modes. However the patch is only available in the PS4 and the Xbox One editions of the game and not on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC editions of the game.
NBA2k14 limits player to few teams during the draft, including Hawks, Suns, Jazz, Cavaliers or Bucks.
To play for any other team one must force GM to a trade.
It is impossible to be drafted to popular teams such as the Heat
There is no game story or teammate interaction when player does not play for the drafting team as game does not have it programmed.
Being traded to the same team you are in.
Being scorned by the coach for losing the game after it is won.
The game companion app for mobile platforms (MyNBA2k14) allows to gain up to 1,500 VC points per day, and greatly progress the player career in a short period of time.
The All-star game bug, where game freezes on loading screen, can be circumvented by stating a fresh career and resuming the old one.
In addition, some of the bugs present in 2K13 have been fixed in this release. Playvision and instant replays now function as intended.