Everyone is excited about the NBA Finals, and they should be. It’s the most exciting matchup since Michael Jordan pushed off of Bryan Russell. But when I hear Lakers vs Celtics, I can only think of one thing. The GREATEST VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME.
It was the first sports game I owned that had real teams and real players. Magic and Bird were fun to play with, and Michael Jordan dunked from anywhere, but the best player with the most unstoppable move was Tom Chambers, and his triple pump slam. Here’s the real version, over Mark Jackson. And his Phoenix teammate, Dan Majerle, had his own distinction. He was the only player in the game with skin tone. Everyone else was either black or white, but Thunder Dan was tan. Also, he couldn’t hit free throws.