By Jeff Case
When most of us think of NBA Jam of the 1990s on the old Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo, we think of the high-flying dunks, the trademark catch-phrases (“Boom shalakalaka! He’s heating up! He’s on fire!). For me, that game was all about getting on fire and seeing how far away from the hoop you could get before you’d go up for a monster jam.
Anyway, we mention all of that to say sometime art imitates life in the NBA. A couple of nights ago, Gerald Green of the Phoenix Suns went into NBA Jam mode. He burned the Oklahoma City Thunder for a career-best 41 points and eight 3-pointers en route to Phoenix’s upset win. The fine folks over at Suns.com decided to give his night a little bit of the NBA Jam treatment: