is a game that holds a lot of memories for John and myself as our old company used to have an NBA Jam
machine tucked away in one of the conference rooms. You could easily tell when lunch started and when the work day was over by the sounds of the machine. This explains a bit why John and I are so intrigued by the upcoming version of the game and how faithful it will be to the original.
According to this producer diary that EA just released it looks like they have gone to great lengths to preserve the look, feel, and sound of the original game as they brought in Mark Turmell to help get the feel of the game down as well as Tim Kitzrow to do the announcing in the game. Here's more straight from the horse's mouth.