Best NBA basketball apps for iPhone

The NBA season tips off again in earnest on Tuesday, so it’s time to stock up on basketball apps for your iPhone. The App store is packed with NBA applications and choosing the best ones to install can be a bit of a hassle. I’ve picked out some of my favorites here, so you don’t have to trawl the store yourself.

Oh, and keep an eye out for EA’s new NBA Elite 11 game, which is due out this month. From the looks of it, it’s gonna become the best mobile basketball game out there. We’ll update you when we have more news.

ESPN ScoreCenterESPN ScoreCenter – ESPN can always be depended on for unbiased NBA news and its scores and results app is no different. ESPN ScoreCenter keeps you right up to date with what’s happening in all the NBA games, providing comprehensive play-by-play updates, stats and roster information. You have the ability to ‘favorite’ your team so its news appears on the front page.

Fox Sports MobileFOX Sports Mobile – This impressive app keeps you posted on everything that’s happening in the world of NBA basketball. The amount of content included in FOX Sports Mobile is incredible. As well as reading the latest news for your team, or for the leagues as a whole, the app provides stats, schedules, rosters, information about injuries, and video reports.

Pro Basketball ScoresPro Basketball Scores – A handy, well designed NBA season companion, Pro Basketball Scores offers live information about all the games taking place. Besides the usual scores, schedules, standings and news, this app allows you to chat with other fans, and to cheer and boo teams.  Pro Basketball Scores also lets you set your favorite team for one-touch access to its scores.

Yahoo! SportacularYahoo! Sportacular – Yahoo!’s sports app provides a more interactive way of following your favorite NBA team on your iPhone. It lets you customize alerts and get push reminders for events such as the game tip-off, scores, and game status. There’s also a geo-location game called Fan check-in, a game prediction section, and the ability to track players or fantasy teams.

ESPN Fantasy BasketballESPN Fantasy Basketball 2011 – If you want a competitive edge in your fantasy basketball league, this app is well worth installing. ESPN Fantasy Basketball 2011 allows you to manage multiple teams and leagues, keep tabs on match-ups in real time, and make trades via the app. Thanks to the app’s exclusive analysis and expert columns, you can turn your team into winners!

Fanball.comFanball.com Fantasy Basketball Annual Guide Magazine 2011 – Another essential download for your draft, Fanball.com’s guidebook is rammed with information to help you make the right choices. There are almost 250 well-researched player profiles and projections, along with cheat sheets, mock drafts and the lowdown on all of the NBA teams.

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