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Wayback Wednesday: The Cancelled Trade in NBA Jam TE

Wayback Wednesday: The Cancelled Trade in NBA Jam TE

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, I’m taking a look back at a cancelled trade that made its way into the arcade version of NBA Jam Tournament Edition.

We’ve just passed the trade deadline for the 2020 season, and saw a flurry of activity. In the wake of all the deals that went down, several players have been cut, many of whom will no doubt attract some interest on the open market. All of these transactions will be taken care of in NBA 2K20, which receives regular official roster updates. We’re also able to update rosters ourselves, and that’s something we’ve obviously been doing for years in our community, for both NBA Live and NBA 2K. Of course, over a decade ago, official roster updates weren’t as common.

If we go back even further, we’ll find a lot of games that didn’t receive any roster updates post-release, as well as titles that didn’t have roster customisation features. This was true of NBA Jam and its sequel NBA Jam Tournament Edition, which were stuck with out-of-date rosters once trades and signings occurred. Well, sort of. There were changes in different revisions and releases of the NBA Jam games, and on at least one occasion, an update resulted in an error due to a cancelled trade. It’s an interesting situation, so let’s take a look back…way back…

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25th Anniversary of NBA Live: Fond NBA Live 95 Memories

25th Anniversary of NBA Live: Fond NBA Live 95 Memories

To mark the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live, we’re taking a look back at every game in the series with retrospectives and other fun content! This also includes re-running some features from our 20th Anniversary celebrations, with a few revisions. Whether you’re a long-time basketball gamer who grew up with NBA Live and are keen on taking a trip down memory lane, or you’re new to the series and want to learn about its history, we hope that you enjoy celebrating the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live here at the NLSC! Today, I’m sharing some personal recollections of NBA Live 95.

I hope you enjoyed my retrospective of NBA Live 95 that tipped off our celebration of the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live! Although I shared some personal memories of the game in my retrospective, I have a couple of other stories that I’ve saved for their own separate article. Specifically, I wanted to talk about playing NBA Live 95 for the first time on Super Nintendo, and playing a Season with the Houston Rockets with my cousin on PC. It’s the story of how I came to be a fan of the series…and also, how I engineered an unlikely comeback for Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include the latest version of URB and a complete cyberface ID list for the mod, the Houston Rockets’ black alternate jersey, and a new 3D mohawk hairstyle. Check them all out at the links below!

CFs ID List for URB 2017 Roster
2K14 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 30/11/16] (Updated)

Houston Rockets Black Alternate Jersey

3D Mohawk Hair

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K17 PC! Today’s new and updated files include 2017 season court updates for the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers, retro courts for the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks, and an updated San Antonio Spurs jersey pack. Download them all at the links below!

Manni Live
Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center HD Court V2

96-97 Charlotte Hornets Court
96-97 Houston Rockets Court
07-08 Boston Celtics Finals Court
96-97 Atlanta Hawks Court

Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena

San Antonio Spurs Jersey (Updated to v2.5)

File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 06 PC feature the latest courts from magiciangirl06: a 2017 update for the Houston Rockets, and the Gatorade Practice Gym from NBA 2K17. Download them both at the links below!

2016/2017 Houston Rockets Court
Gatorade Practice Gym

The Friday Five: 5 Retro Teams I’d Like To See in NBA 2K

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

The NBA 2K series has done some fantastic things with historical content, beginning with the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K11. Since then, we’ve seen several noteworthy teams added to the game, including twelve new retro squads last year in NBA 2K16. As of writing, there’s been no word about any new retro teams being added in NBA 2K17, but the league expansion blog did briefly mention the presence of historical teams, so we can rest assured that most (if not all) of the existing retro teams will be in this year’s release.

Moving forward, it will be interesting to see which other historical teams will be added to NBA 2K. Needless to say, securing likeness rights for all the players – or at least the major ones – is always going to be a stumbling block that keeps certain squads out of the game. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from wanting, wishing, and wondering what if. Since I’ve previously talked about retro teams that are highly unlikely to make the cut (and for good reason), this week I’m listing five retro teams that I would actually like to see included in a future NBA 2K game.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a few more file additions for NBA Live 08 today, as mervie16 has released the 2016 Pride jerseys for the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, and Houston Rockets. Download them all at the links below!

2015/2016 Denver Nuggets Pride Jersey
2015/2016 Washington Wizards Pride Jersey
2015/2016 Houston Rockets Pride Jersey