Tag Archive: Chicago Bulls


Well, the new House of Hoops is opening up and word is that Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson are scheduled to be in attendance.  If you would like to get a picture w/ a new Chicago Bulls player and 2nd year player Taj Gibson, tomorrow is your big chance.  So bring your cameras and Bulls things that you would like to be signed if you plan on heading down to the House of Hoops.

-Ron

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That’s right, it’s back.  The game made famous for catch phrases like “Boomshakalaka” and “He’s On Fire” is set to hit stores in December but this time it’s updated and for Nintendo Wii.  NBA Jam first hit the scene back in 1993, I know some of our readers were just born around this time but for those that can remember it took alot of our quarters, and time on a daily basis at the arcade.

It didn’t have the most fancy graphics and details, no real life attributes.  Just a simple game, w/ simple functions.  I personally remember when this game was on Sega Genesis (yeah old I know) & I used to play it for countless hours on weekends and after school.  Chosing my favorite 2-man squad and running up and down the court while doing exaggerated high-flying dunks, getting the fire-ball, or being able to do any dunk in the world b/c my gym shoes were highlighted.  Who can forget when a player would protect the ball by throwing elbows or the emphatic thud a gamer would here b/c an opponent just fell to ground. 

Back in 1993, the twosome on the court for the Bulls were Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant.  With this new game, the choices are between Derrick Rose, Loul Deng, Joakim Noah, John Salmons, or Kirk Hinrich and it’ll be three player teams.  Which 3 should be selected for the game?

Ahh, the memories.  I may have to invest in an Nintendo Wii pretty soon b/c this game is a classic.  It represents to my generation, what Pac-Man represented to the generation before me.

-Ron