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 »
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The NBA 2K franchise has been the perfect supplement to the basketball fandom experience for many people for quite some time now. It’s not always perfect, but we love it nonetheless. It amps us up to see the new crop of rookies and gives us the first shot at dominating with Dwight in a Lakers uniform. This year’s edition, NBA 2K13, looks to be one of the best editions yet. Building on the success of their MyPlayer game mode with a new MyCareer mode, introducing an Ultimate Team style MyTeam mode, and continuing to incorporate basketball legends into this year’s game, is 2K poised to dominate yet another year of sports video gaming. That being said, there are always some things we’d all love to see make it into the game. Some are realistic and some are absurd. Unfortunately, none on this list are in the game. Maybe next year… Read More »
For NBA fans, it’s that time of year again: The fall is here. There’s crisp fall air, it’s starting to get colder at night and we’ve all started to break out our wind breakers. You look out the window and see some of the leaves on the trees are starting to die. That’s when it hits you — training camp for your favorite team is right around the corner. It’s almost October, and that means that it’s almost time for the NBA 2K franchise to release another game. Along with the 2K release will be the release of NBA Live 13, a return by EA Sports after a two-year hiatus gamers have been looking forward to. Read More »
Among the numerous reasons why video games are popular in the larger society, here’s a few why they’re a hit in the NBA:
When your profession is working out, it doesn’t require effort.
When you’re naturally competitive, it’s another outlet to be so.
Away from home often, they can put you in touch with your friends — while still trying to blow them up (actually, maybe this one covers general society, too).
Either way you break it up, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings and Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward are two players who take to video games often. Read More »
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is one of the best known shooters in video game history. The series is set to open a new chapter with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and the team at Ubisoft has seized the opportunity to bring together a group of gamers, each of them real world elites, to promote the game’s May 22nd release. Just as a team of soldiers must represent a complete range of skills, each of these four celebrities will play a unique role in the squad, from a long range “sniper” to a lyrical “gunner.”
The first member of the team? Kevin Love, a sniper in his own right. Read More »
The video game culture for the Oklahoma City Thunder has become a genuine part of their appeal. There are all sorts of stories about how the team is always having video game nights or how all they do outside of basketball is go to someone’s house and hit the sticks. That sounds like something we’d do. Actually, we did do that…all through college and high school. So it was fitting that Russell Westbrook, along with Kevin Garnett, were out at the Stages in Playa Vista, Calif. this past Friday, waging war in the first-ever Call of Duty XP event with Call of Duty XP attendees and military personnel. It made for the ultimate Pros vs. GI Joes Call of Duty Grudge Match. Read More »