This is STILL a problem. The issue is the free throw is a good time to pause during a game, so I have to be conscious every single free throw to not pause. The fact that EA recommends updating as a fix is not a fix. This game still checks for updates at startup, even though the last updates were last year. Updates don't fix it anyway.
This has been the reason I didn't buy NBA Live 19 and won't buy another NBA Live game until I'm certain freezing issues have been addressed.