(Okay, so maybe this is not as awesome as the original NBA Jam, but just go with it.)
While I was in Reno for my bowling tournament the other week, Chris
drove up from Sactown to hang out, take some pictures from the tournament
, and play some bubble hockey
. Chris stayed at the Circus Circus hotel and casino. For those not familiar with it, it's the "family-friendly" casino hotel that has a giant arcade area complete with midway games, etc. It also ends up being a nice diversion from gambling for the grownups. While wandering around the midway area near the bubble hockey table, we discovered it: Yes.
An officially NBA-licensed arcade basketball game? Sweet. Featuring the Warriors
and the Kings
?? Hell freaking yes. Sadly, the Warriors side was not for sale. The Kings side was broken. How appropriate.Obviously
we had to play it. At only 50 cents per game, it's a downright steal. Because, hey, unlike the tiny little Pop-a-Shot I have in my basement, the electronics actually work and it actually keeps score! Well, one side did at least. Since the Kings side was down, only one of us could play at a time. Fortunately, this gave Chris plenty of opportunity to take pictures! Here's something the Warriors normally see on the other side of the court more often -- the net swishing after a made basket I am so white. Shouldn't I be playing a Pacers Pop-a-Shot game?
(I also have no idea why those white spots are showing up on my face -- it's probably some kind of chromatic abberation from the camera and lighting. That, or I unknowingly got jizzed on when the dealers at the blackjack tables were screwing me and nobody told me to clean myself up. Either or.) I nearly ate a Wilsonburger from a long rebound. The ball took a funny bounce off the back of the rim and flew at me with tremendous force. Somehow this seemed appropriate. When Chris and I informed Bawful of our discovery, he replied "I can only hope you chucked up as many ill-advised shots as possible, in true spirit of the Warriors." Oh yes, I was a SWAC. I totally chucked up ill-advised shots all the time.
(Don't worry, I gave my tickets away to some random little kid so he could redeem them for
cheaply made junk
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