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NBA Jam is Coming Back!

NBA Jam Many of you may not get as excited about this as me, but NBA Jam is making a comeback on Nintendo Wii. NBA Jam is one of the all-time classics for video games.

For those who don’t remember the game or have never heard of it, NBA Jam is a two-on-two basketball game that was first released as an arcade game in 1993 and then, soon after, became a video game. According to Jon Robinson from the ESPN Video Games site, “the game shattered all coin-op records, and still holds the mark for the most money earned at a single location in one week.” Not surprisingly EA Sports, who is working on recreating the game, has brought in NBA Jam’s original creator, Mark Turmell, along with others who were involved with its original release.  Here’s hoping they also bring back the voice of the original game, Tim Kitzrow, who was famous on the game for his phrase “Boomshackalacka!”

EA Sports plans to officially announce the game later this month. It will be sold exclusively for the Wii. I can’t wait to find out the release date!

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We agree with Detroit Pistons’ Joe Dumars – Culture Matters

By Paul J. Pickett

I was reminded of why culture matters the other night as I watched a very brief interview with Hall of Fame Detroit Pistons player-turned-President of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars. He said

“You have to fight complacency anywhere you see it within your organization. You have to fight it anywhere you see it. So everyday I come in here, it’s about maintaining success and keeping your foot on the gas. And….we have to make sure we maintain our culture.”

I really like this quote, but I gotta tell you, being a Pistons fan has been strangely frustrating for the last five years. I say strangely frustrating because despite making it to the NBA’s version of the Final Four for the last five seasons in a row, they’ve only won the NBA championship once, back in 2004. And it’s not just that they only won the championship once, it’s that they were so close to getting back to that point time-and-time again.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018