Video Games / Nov 15, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Basketball Video Games Ever

Kobe Bryant In NBA Courtside

For many years, our generation was spoiled when it came to basketball video games. Everything from the iconic NBA 2K series to NBA Jam not only kept us up all night, but challenged our imagination. With the next-gen versions of NBA LIVE 14 and NBA 2K14 set to run the world, we’re going back in time to look at the 10 best basketball video games ever. Read More »

Video Games / Sep 26, 2013 / 10:15 am

NBA Jam Designer Rigged Game Against The Bulls


It was more than twenty years ago, so many forget about the old Eastern Conference battles between Isaiah Thomas‘ Pistons and Michael Jordan‘s Bulls. They were the best teams in the Conference after Larry Bird and Kevin McHale suffered through injuries which forced the Celtics off their 80s perch at the top of the East. Except, the makers of NBA Jam played favorites with the rivalry. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Oct 2, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Bidding Basketball: NBA Jam Tournament Edition And Sega Team USA Basketball


After almost a year hiatus, Bidding Basketball is back. Every week we will scavenge eBay’s “infinite inventory of NBA junk” for rare, memorable and/or quirky basketball memorabilia. One person’s trash, as they say, is another person’s treasure. Given the release of NBA 2K13 (in stores today), this week we take a look at a pair of vintage basketball video games: Team USA Basketball and NBA Jam: Tournament Edition. Read More »

Video / Oct 27, 2011 / 10:30 am

The NBA Lockout’s Latest Drinking Game: NBA Slammed

With no NBA games slated for Halloween this year, we figured this might be a suitable alternative to the action…

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Video Games / Oct 5, 2011 / 4:00 pm

EA Sports Releases NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Contrary to what may seem real at this point, not everyone is playing NBA 2K12 nonstop, calling in sick to work or bouncing from school early. Some people really aren’t into video games. It’s not their thing. But then there are other people still rolling out the old systems and plugging in a copy of the old classic, NBA JAM. While NBA 2K12 is taking steps towards making their new game one of the best basketball video games ever, but can it possible live up to all of the fun NBA JAM gave us? Did it ever get any better than that? Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Oct 3, 2011 / 1:00 pm

The Dime Lockout Survival Guide

Josh McRoberts

When my wife found me I was laying on the floor. I was curled in the fetal position, wearing my replica 2004 Olympics Argentina basketball jersey. I had laid all my Josh McRoberts rookie cards in a circle around myself, like a protective force field. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 14, 2011 / 5:00 pm

The Honey Badgers: NBA JAM’s Secret Unlockable Team

If you played as much NBA JAM as I did, both as a five-year-old with my babysitter and as a freshman in college, then you would know that the game is all about the unlockable teams and characters. Eventually, all those hours of two-dimensional razzle-dazzle dunks, on-fire streaks, and shoving actually pay off. So on the eve of the release of the newest game, NBA JAM: On Fire Edition, the geniuses at EA Sports have unleashed even more secret teams, including the phenomenon that has already swept the Internet: the honey badger. And yes, he’s pretty badass. We caught up with the game’s product manager, Jeff Appleby, to tell us a little bit more about how the honey badger found its way into the game, and what else NBA JAM fans have to look forward to. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 30, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Euroleague Teams & Players To Be Featured In NBA JAM


Just when you got worried about what basketball video games were going to look like this fall, I’m here with some good news: Euroleague players will be featured in the upcoming release of NBA JAM: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise. Read More »

NBA / Dec 15, 2010 / 2:15 pm

The NBA JAM Invasion Tour Finishes With Over 20,000 Participants!

The NBA JAM Invasion Tour Finishes With Over 20,000 Participants

After 60 straight days on the road, the 2010 EA Sports NBA JAM Invasion Tour wrapped up Monday night outside of the American Airlines Arena as the Hornets took on the Heat. Finishing strong with 726 fans playing the game, that brought the tour total to 20,097 participants. Wow. Read More »

NBA / Dec 1, 2010 / 5:30 pm

The NBA JAM Invasion Tour At Duke Vs. Michigan State Tonight

The NBA JAM Invasion Tour At Duke Vs. Michigan State Tonight

After spending a couple weeks in Texas, the NBA JAM Invasion Tour has begun its swing back to the East Coast. Last week saw stops at two big Spurs games as they hosted the Bulls and 781 people on Nov. 20th, and the Magic two days later with another 498 people checking out what NBA JAM had to order. Read More »