Street Ball Anyone?
Updated: Feb 7
Good morning my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today I figured that i would take a little break from all the Halloween stuff, because something else takes place during October. That is the start of basketball season. By now, most basketball fans are probably tired of hearing about LeBron to the Lakers, watching summer league game, and are definitely tired of the preseason,and want the regular season to start. I rather not talk about all of that, and talk about a game i promised you guys last month. So you guy know what to do. It’s time to grab your buddy, hook up your PlayStation 2, and let’s play NBA Street.
This game was developed and published by EA, and was released for the PS2 in the year 2000, and the GameCube in 2001. As usual I’m talking about the PlayStation version, since that is the one I played. For those of you not familiar with this game, this is a arcade style, three on three, full court basketball game, that uses the NBA roster during that time period. This game has your basic elements of a regular street basketball game. Game is to 21, baskets are 1 or 2 points, and you must win by two points. As I mentioned in my NFL Street article from last month, this game uses the GameBreaker system. You string together tricks and points to fill your GameBreaker meter. Once its full and you activate it, depending on the shot that was made during the GB, not only do you get more points, but you also decrease your opponent’s points in the process.
This game is a lot of fun! You and your buddy will spend hours going through the 29 NBA teams at that time trying to see what three man team works best for you. If you have any “Street Legends” and Michael Jordan unlocked during the single player story mode, you can add them to the mix as well. If you can get your hands on a copy of this game, it will be worth it. Enjoy, and until next time Painkillers!
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