The different varieties of NBA Jam were, perhaps, the favorite video games of my youth. NBA Jam Tournament Edition for Sega Genesis, in particular, let me lead the Ewing-Starks-Oakley troika to the kind of triumphs they never quite achieved in real life many times.

The game is no Oregon Trial in terms of generation-wide appeal, but still I’m sure a very broad swathe of people roughly my age will be interested to read this interview at ESPN.com with NBA Jam’s lead designer. That’s via Chris Hayes.