You know how some jokes are conceptually great but just that bit too convoluted to make without having to kill them with explanation? There's a burning bush/"He's on fire!" gag here if I dig hard enough, but I'm afraid it just wouldn't survive the birthing process. Shame. I'd got quite attached to the idea of using it. Even though it would have been, in all actuality, very probably a bit crap.
Anyway, EA's new NBA Jam is continuing the series' tradition of including unlockable polititians as secret playable characters. And as I've got a good grasp of this whole journalistic news reporting thing, I'm going to tell you who they are. We'll be getting the current President of the USA, the previous one, and several other high profile political notables, by way of rival Democrat and Republican teams. The full line-up?
George W. Bush
Also confirmed are the Beastie Boys and another, uber-top secret musical act. According to the game's Creative Director, Trey Smith, "the politician dunk faces are some of the best dunk faces in the entire game". Also, Sarah Palin has "a helicopter dunk that is just awesome". So, who are you going to unlock first? And who else you think would make a great secret baller?