Following a tip from rfc redheat over at OS I checked out the NBA Live 09 DNA Roster update today. And sure enough, EA has released a new DNA 365 update with updated rosters.
Shaq is in Cleveland, T-Mac is wearing #3, and Blake Griffin...is in the game?!
Rookies do make appearances on their respective teams but they all have a generic head and body. Going into edit player lets you choose between 9 heads for the rookies but doesnt let you use the CAP sliders on them to make them accurate.
The next question is.....why? NBA Live games have never updated past the draft, what is going on here? It could be one of two things going on here. One idea is EA is living up to the DNA 365 name and actually updating it 365 days a year...though not likely since this update wasn't around when I was releasing BiggD's roster updates.
The second and more probable option is that this is a Live 10 DNA update, and Live 09 is just accessing it.
Either way, if you live in an area like me where all the stores understand the concept of a release date, pop in Live 09 for the next 2 days to hold you over till your NBA 2010 game of choice.