NBA Jam fulfills your dreams of playing basketball with George W. Bush. Also, some guy called Obama

The tradition of secret political ballers continues en masse

Anyway, EA's new NBA Jamis 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 gettingthe current President of the USA, the previous one, and several other high profile political notables, by way of rival Democrat and Republican teams. Thefull line-up?


Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Al Gore

Joe Biden


George W. Bush

Dick Cheney

John McCain

Sarah Palin

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?



Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.


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