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

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

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

“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!”

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