Great post, Guynes! If you haven't seen it, here's The Return of NBA Jam, Part I. Although we all know that the West side is the best side, I'm going to knock out the East. Here are my choices for these teams' lineups for the new NBA Jam...
Boston: Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce
A number of good combos here...Rondo/KG, Pierce/KG, Allen/Pierce, Allen/KG. Plus, the Tourney Edish could include 'Sheed and Big Baby. Celts have a strong NBA Jam roster.
Toronto: Chris Bosh and Hedo Turkoglu
Would it be fun to break a press with this team? No. But Hedo and Bargnani are both better than Jose Calderon, so it seemed silly to put him on the team.
New York: David Lee and Nate Robinson
I know Nate Robinson comes off the bench...if he even plays. But Kryptonate belongs.
Philadelphia: Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand
This is the NBA Jam equivalent of "Hi...I'm in Delaware."
New Jersey: Devin Harris and Brook Lopez
Speed and quicks are big assets, precision passing...not as much. Devin Duck, meet water!
Cleveland: LeBron James and Mo Williams
I can't fathom how good NBA Jam LeBron will be. He won't need 40 year old Shaq's help guarding bigs, so we're going with Mo.
Milwaukee: Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut
This was easy and Yung Buck's flat top is a must-include.
Chicago: Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah
Luol Deng is better statistically, but Noah's hair makes him more video game friendly.
Detroit: Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva
Yes, Rip Hamilton better represents the Pistons, but Ben Gordon catches fire in real life and I wanna see if CV can tweet at halftime (Is it in the game, EA?!?)
Indiana: Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert
Uh-oh, competition for my earlier Delaware comment. I'm guessing the Pacers aren't gonna get a lot of burn in this game.
Orlando: Dwight Howard and Vince Carter
Sorry, Jameer. It was close though.
Atlanta: Joe Johnson and Josh Smith
Quietly, a sick team.
Miami: Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley
Never playing as this stupid team...
Charlotte: Gerald Wallace and Tyson Chandler
Somebody just threw their hat in the Delaware ring! NBA Jam Achievement: Play 5 games with Charlotte.
Washington: Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler
Butler and Jamison might be a better team, but Agent Zero opens the door for gambling or first person shooter side games. Hibachi!!!