Episode #153 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as Kenny was unavailable to join us, but hopefully we’ll have him back on the show soon. In the meantime, we have a variety of topics to talk about this week, including what we’ve been playing, recent content updates for NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K17, and the latest news and results as the 2016 NBA season winds down.
On this week’s show…
- A new roster came through for NBA Live 16 last week. We recap some of the recent ratings changes, including the top five players in the game as of the latest roster.
- After a breakdown of some forthcoming Throwback Thursday content in NBA 2K16’s MyTEAM, we give some more thoughts on the mode, and compare it to NBA Live 16’s Ultimate Team.
- Do we expect face scanning to be available in NBA Live 17?
- Following on from this week’s Monday Tip-Off column, we discuss whether or not basketball video games should have downloadable content, outside of the regular roster/art updates.
- If you’re looking for a new basketball game to try out, Dr B has released a beta version of his Slam Dunk Contest game exclusively at the NLSC.
- In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: More retro gaming, and a few games of MyCAREER.
- Moving on to this week’s NBA discussion, Sam Hinkie appears to have grown weary of the Process, as he’s stepping down from the Philadelphia 76ers’ front office.
- Jerry Sloan has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. We wish him good health, and all the best.
- As the 2016 NBA season draws to a close, so too does Kobe Bryant’s career. We offer up some further thoughts on the Black Mamba’s farewell tour, as his final game looms.
- Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and Yao Ming are heading to Springfield, but at least one former player doesn’t believe Yao is a deserving Hall of Famer.
- Tim Duncan is now the third player to amass 1000 career wins in the regular season.
- The Golden State Warriors need four straight wins to top 72-10. As comparisons continue, a recent article about Michael Jordan has one of us a tad riled up.
- Episode #153 of the NLSC Podcast ends with this week’s Bold Predictions, featuring predictions that are lofty enough to truly justify the reverb effect.
Click Play to listen to the show!
Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.