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An exercise shameless stolen from someone who shamelessly stole it from someone else:
You're playing NBA Jam and have to pick 3 #badgers from the Bo Ryan era. Who ya got?
(Stole this from @tedvid)
— Phil Mitten (@hoopsmarinara) March 13, 2018
You get to pick three Beilein-era players for your NBA Jam team (two starters, one sub). As a bonus, you get to pick an unlockable player from the pre-Beilein era. For those unfamiliar with NBA Jam, this video should give you an idea of what we’re looking for here—there’s a strong emphasis on athleticism, dunking, outside shooting, blocking, and shoving other players to steal the ball.
Seth: My favorite part about this topic is that there is a non-zero chance one of our readers can actually reprogram an NBA Jam rom for us.
Alex: There are eight stat categories: speed, 3pt, dunk, pass, power, steal, block, clutch.
Ace: I’m taking Caris/Stauskas/McGary/Rice, fwiw.
[ED: We’ve been programming secret auto-replies into our group IM system. If we trip a keyword, slackbot will interject itself. –seth]
David: Wait...is this a thing? I was at lunch.
BiSB: /WAITING FOR PLAYER DAVE. HIT 'A' TO START.
David: Let me plug in my Game Genie first.
Brian: This should be a draft.
Seth: Our readers do love it when we draft fantasy teams.
Ace: …he said, after I got halfway through my writeup.
Brian: Ok never mind.
Alex: I think a draft would be sensible as well.
Sorry, sorry I'm tryi--
Brian: Ace can go first because he's upset.
David: How many ppl are involved?
Ace: I’m always the bad guy.
David: OH MAN
Seth: I'm sure that has nothing to do with how you sit in your lair and giggle all the time.
Ace: I actually am working in the basement right now.
Alex: I don't really know where I would put this in the post, but would like to mention it: Stella's in Grand Rapids—a whiskey bar with probably the best burgers in the city—has an arcade section with the OG NBA Jam game. It's as great as it sounds. Shout-out to Stella's.
@adam Catch me at Stella's sometime to get that work from the Stockton-Malone Jazz.
Seth: Our house rule was you couldn't take the Jazz.
Alex: That was just the first team that came to mind - I was going to be courteous and let him use the Pistons. I guess I'll go with the Hardaway-Mullin Warriors. I DON'T PLAY WITH THE STACKED TEAMS IN 2K I SWEAR!
Seth: Draft order:
Seth: I really didn't want to go first damn my eyes.
RULES: It's a snake draft, 3 rounds of Beilein players only, and a fourth round for a secret unlockable character.
BiSB: Then the 4 unlockable players are all in the 4th round Deal?
BiSB: Seth, Venric Mark is waiting...
[After THE JUMP: HE’S ON FIIIIIIRRRE!]