Why isn’t Michael Jordan on the old NBA Jam arcade game?

His Airness is noticeably absent from cult favorite NBA Jam

“Boom-Shaka-Laka!” The 25th anniversary of NBA Jam has brought about a renewed interest in the classic 1993 two-on-two basketball arcade game — and even a rumored comeback with modern players. Ever the marketing machine, Jordan opted out of the NBA Players Association’s licensing agreement in favor of a personal licensing deal. As a result, NBA Jam did not have the rights to include “His Airness.” But according to game creator Mark Turmell, there are several custom-made NBA Jam arcade machines owned by Hall of Famer Gary Payton that do include MJ. Odds are, “He’s on fire!”

 

 

Event Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 15:36

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