NBA Jam Eastern Conference Roster Revealed
ESPN has revealed the entire NBA Jam Eastern Conference roster, which was determined by fan voting.
The reveal also uncovers the legendary NBA players set to be included in the game, including Larry Bird and Julius "Dr. J" Erving. Because of his prominent feature role in NBA 2K11, Michael Jordan will not appear in the upcoming arcade basketball revival.
Each team will include 3-4 active players, along with one or more "legends." For teams without a proper legend in their history, EA has added the team's official mascot giving Toronto fans ample opportunity to dunk with a dinosaur.
As expected, late summer transactions are not reflective in the game's roster. Although we presume changes may be made to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, the Nintendo Wii version of the NBA Jam revival does not support any online modes making the possibility of a patch difficult to expect.
ESPN weighed in on the selections, discussing notable omissions and revealed the Western Conference would be announced next Tuesday. NBA Jam is scheduled to launch on October 5 for the Nintendo Wii and as a downloadable bonus with new copies of NBA Elite 11 for Xbox 360 and PS3.
NBA Jam Eastern Conference rosters
- Players: Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Mike Bibby
- Legends: Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb
- Players: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen
- Legends: Larry Bird and Kevin McHale
- Players: Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson and Tyrus Thomas
- Mascot: Rufus Lynx
- Players: Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer
- Legends: Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman
- Players: Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Anderson Varejao
- Legends: Mark Price and Brad Daugherty
- Players: Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon
- Legends: Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer
- Players: Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavy and T.J. Ford
- Legend: Detlef Schrempf
- Players: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh
- Legends: Glen Rice and Rony Seikaly
- Players: Michael Redd, Andrew Bogut, Brandon Jennings and Corey Maggette
- Mascot: Bango The Buck
New Jersey Nets
- Players: Devin Harris, Brook Lopez and Courtney Lee
- Legends: Kenny Anderson and Drazen Petrovic
New York Knicks
- Players: Al Harrington, Danilo Gallinari and Amare Stoudemire
- Legends: Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and John Starks
- Players: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis
- Legends: Nick Anderson and Scott Skiles
- Players: Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand and Evan Turner
- Legends: Julius Erving and Allen Iverson
- Players: DeMar DeRozan, Jarrett Jack and Andrea Bargnani
- Mascot: The Raptor
- Players: Yi Jianlian, Andray Blatche, Gilbert Arenas and John Wall
- Legend: Manute Bol
- Mascot: G-Wiz