10 Essential Facts About The Original NBA Jam

The original version did not have Michael Jordan because he didn’t like the licensing terms or Gary Payton because Shawn Kemp and Benoit Benjamin (Detlef Shrempf on consoles) were chosen over him. One day, Payton got in touch with Turmell and said he’d pay whatever it costs to get himself and Jordan in the game. After Payton and Jordan sent in the necessary photographs, several machines were made with the special version of the game that had Jordan and Payton on the same team with all-superstar stats.
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