I actually played this at E3. a lot of fun. the side booths had carpet and anyone that's bounced a ball in the house knows that it'll bounce fine on carpet unless you have shag carpeting. but yeah, hardwood floors or large tile would be better of course.
but you do have to worry about losing your handle and having the ball fly toward your TV. there was a guy there that wasn't a good dribbler and a ball did fly and landed about 2 feet from the TV. we all kind of gasped and he felt so embarrassed about it.
here are the vids I recorded:
this one has some star dribblers, including Deron Williams (please become a Laker!!!!):
If the press is looking for a link between games and violence....this is it. Can you imagine the trail of destruction this game will leave it it's wake? Bouncing a basketball in a living room? Enough furniture and electronics have been destroyed, enough bones broken, playing virtual sports in living rooms....and they want to give you an actual ball? It isn't a matter of if, it's a matter of when that ball gets away from you...
God help anyone who lives below someone who has this game. If they choked their upstairs neighbor out over it....I couldn't find them at fault.