Boom-shaka-laka: Mavs roster for NBA Jam

September, 14, 2010
Marc Stein has the inside scoop on which players and legends were chosen to represent all 30 teams in the new version of the "NBA Jam" video game, which will make its long-awaited comeback when it's released by EA Sports on Oct. 5.

Here's a sneak peek at the Dallas Mavericks' roster, courtesy of Stein Line sources in the gaming community:

Players: Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Caron Butler

Mascot: Mavs Man

We could get into a deep discussion about how Shawn Marion or Tyson Chandler is better suited to Jam than Butler. We could also pass along our totally speculative suspicion that Mavs owner Mark Cuban will show up as a hidden character or lament the apparent absence of Shawn Bradley as a legends pick/prime posterization target. But going in any of those directions would steer us away from the only pertinent Mavs topic in this discussion: Mike Iuzzolino! We regret to report that Iuzzolino, unforgettable co-star of the Mavs' original Jam twosome in the 1993 arcade version with Derek Harper, has not been resurrected in 2010 … unless he's a secret character that our sources just don't know about.

To see which players were selected for each Western Conference team, click here..

To see which players were selected for each Eastern Conference team, click here..

To see which players were selected for the original arcade version in 1993, click here..

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• Senior NBA writer for
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics



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Dirk Nowitzki
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
ReboundsS. Dalembert 6.8
AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.2