A little while ago in an edition of The Friday Five, I talked about some projects that I always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. In the interest of doing some cool stuff for our upcoming 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content, I’m starting out by giving one of them a try.
I’ve released a demo of a Fictional Basketball League mod, which would replace the entire NBA with completely fictional players…as well as a few characters from films and television shows that are related to basketball. This two team demo replaces the rosters for the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks with characters from movies and TV, including a few that were portrayed by NBA players.
In the full version, these players would be more evenly distributed, and outnumbered by completely made up players. Depending on whether anyone else is interested in getting involved in the project, the NBA teams themselves might also be replaced with fictional equivalents. I’d also be looking to convert the mod for use with NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, and NBA Live 07.
Download the FBL demo here, and post any feedback or suggestions in the comments below, as well as in my release thread in the NBA Live 08 section of the Forum. Please see the included readme file for more information.