We’ll keep the NBA Jam preview rolling. If you need a reference: check out the original post here.
Current Players: Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer
Legends: Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman
It should be no surprise to any moderately-avid gamer that Jam is released sans-MJ. Jordan has kept himself from most mainstream video games, and Jam will lack His Airness due to Jordan’s commitment to NBA 2K11. Needless, that does not keep the Bulls from being able to court a top-notch squad. Rose dishing the rock, and plug in anyone else for a good time.
Best Twosome: Derrick Rose and Scottie Pippen
Current Players: Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavy and T.J. Ford
Legends: Detlef Schrempf
No Reggie Miller to do (more) contract difficulties. Schrempf is back from the original, but Reggie’s crotch-grabbing threes will be surely missed. The Pacers are falling towards the bottom of the Jam remake spectrum, here. No great inside presence, either (where’s Roy Hibbert?)
Best Twosome: Granger and Schrempf, if only to ironically listen to the Band of Horses song, detlef schrempf simultaneously.
New Jersey Nets
Current Players: Devin Harris, Brook Lopez and Courtney Lee
Legends: Drazen Petrovic and Kenny Anderson
Perhaps the Nets will get Carmelo Anthony. Perhaps the rosters on Jam can be updated. Until this speculation is confirmed, the Nets are the Nets. There is some glimmer, however. The addition of Drazen Petrovic (rest in peace) could lead to some enjoyable gameplay.
Best Twosome: Drazen and Brook Lopez
Current Players: Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Anderson Varejao
Legends: Mark Price and Brad Daugherty
We know, we know. No LeBron here. Read about him in my preview of the Heat coming up. Hopefully, for Cavs fans, Jam submitted Jamison’s abilities well before his poor showing last year. I’m sorry, The Decision was just so ridiculous it’s ruining video games in my brain right now. I’m sorry, Cleveland. Brad Daugherty was a neat guy?
Best Twosome: Jamison and Daugherty
Let’s wrap up the East in a couple of days! Then on to the West!