Here’s a rare bit of good news for Seattle’s jilted NBA fans: The Glove, The Reign Man and even Detlef are back in green and gold — at least in virtual form.
EA Sports today announced that the defunct Seattle SuperSonics — including Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf — will be making their return to the latest version of “NBA Jam,” after being left out of last year’s initial remake of the classic video game due to “licensing issues.”
ESPN has the story … along with the obligatory “Boomshakalaka!” to mark the occasion.
“This is an important day for ‘Jam’ fans,” the game’s creative director, Trey Smith, tells ESPN’s Jon Robinson. “We tried to get this Sonics team last year but it didn’t quite pan out. And this is something the fans were screaming for.”
The downloadable game is due out in October for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Of course, the first thing we’re planning to do is match Payton and Kemp up against Oklahoma City on the easiest level and run up the score as high as we possibly can.