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Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000 Kings vs Raptors Reel

Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000 Kings vs Raptors Reel

As we discussed in Episode #436 of the NLSC Podcast, Dee4Three and I recently revisited Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000 with a co-op session via Parsec. It was a blast as always to connect and play an old game together, but we were quickly reminded that it was one of the weakest releases for the 2000 season!

We took control of the Sacramento Kings with Chris Webber, Jason Williams, and Vlade Divac, squaring off against the Toronto Raptors with Vince Carter, Charles Oakley, and Anthony Davis. Despite the game’s obvious roughness, the session produced some fun highlights. Granted, the animations are noticeably clunkier than NBA Live 2000 or the original NBA 2K, but it was still satisfying when we found each other with a crafty drop-off pass or alley-oop. Much like the 2002 Western Conference Finals however, the game ended in controversy. Dee put together a highlight reel of the matchup, which we present for your enjoyment!

You can find more highlight reels from our gaming sessions, as well as our Parsec tournaments, over on our YouTube channel! For more insight into Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000, be sure to listen to the latest episode of the NLSC Podcast, and check out my Wayback Wednesday retrospective.

Wayback Wednesday: Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000

Wayback Wednesday: Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, it’s a retrospective of Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000, specifically the PC version.

As I’ve mentioned before, Wayback Wednesday features are a lot of fun for me as I’ve not only been able to revisit old favourites, but expand my collection and play some games I never got around to playing when they were new. It’s always interesting how they all hold up. Some are just as I remembered them, for better or worse. Others are better than I recalled, while more than a couple have aged badly. When it comes to the old games I’m playing for the first time, I’ll appraise them on the same scale. There are ones I wish I’d played more of, while others were definitely worth skipping.

And then, there’s Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000. It’s one of the bad ones, and not just because it’s aged like milk. Even when compared to its contemporaries, such as the fantastic PC version of NBA Live 2000 – and yes, even the disappointing NBA Inside Drive 2000 – it’s noticeably inferior. Here’s the thing, though. Usually, bad basketball games are frustrating or off-putting to play. Fox Sports NBA Basketball 2000 is bad in ways that are hilarious, to the point where the humour of the situation makes it unintentionally entertaining. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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