Democrats
Unlock: At the "Press A to Start" screen, enter Left 13 times followed by Plus

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BARACK OBAMA: Block: 6; Clutch: 7; Dribble: 6; Dunk: 8; Pass: 7; Speed: 6; Steal: 7; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
BILL CLINTON: Block: 4; Clutch: 8; Dribble: 7; Dunk: 9; Pass: 7; Speed: 6; Steal: 5; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 8
JOE BIDEN: Block: 6; Clutch: 4; Dribble: 6; Dunk: 5; Pass: 8; Speed: 7; Steal: 5; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
HILLARY CLINTON: Block: 8; Clutch: 5; Dribble: 5; Dunk: 6; Pass: 9; Speed: 7; Steal: 4; Strength: 7; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
AL GORE: Block: 5; Clutch: 5; Dribble: 4; Dunk: 4; Pass: 5; Speed: 4; Steal: 6; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7

Analysis: Surprised to see Clinton can outdunk Obama. Would recommend Biden or Hillary as your distributor with either of the POTUSes running the attack. Al Gore, like his personality, is mashed-potatoes bland.

Republicans
Unlock: At the "Press A to Start" screen, enter Right 13 times followed by Plus

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GEORGE W. BUSH: Block: 5; Clutch: 3; Dribble: 8; Dunk: 7; Pass: 7; Speed: 5; Steal: 8; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 7; 3-point Shooting: 6
DICK CHENEY: Block: 9; Clutch: 4; Dribble: 6; Dunk: 8; Pass: 4; Speed: 5; Steal: 8; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 9; 3-point Shooting: 7
JOHN MCCAIN: Block: 6; Clutch: 3; Dribble: 6; Dunk: 5; Pass: 6; Speed: 4; Steal: 8; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 5
SARAH PALIN: Block: 6; Clutch: 6; Dribble: 7; Dunk: 6; Pass: 4; Speed: 7; Steal: 8; Strength: 3; 2-point Shooting: 6; 3-point Shooting: 8

Analysis: Everyone rated 8 in steal is a political statement, I'd say. Choose Palin as your outside threat and Cheney as your enforcer.

The Beastie Boys
Unlock: At the "Press A to Start" screen, enter Up, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, Plus

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MCA: Block: 4; Clutch: 8; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 4; Pass: 10; Speed: 9; Steal: 10; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
AD ROCK: Block: 8; Clutch: 9; Dribble: 8; Dunk: 9; Pass: 8; Speed: 7; Steal: 6; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 7; 3-point Shooting: 7
MIKE D: Block: 6; Clutch: 9; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 10; Pass: 8; Speed: 7; Steal: 9; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7

Analysis: You'll face these guys in the Remix Tour and they are formidable. MCA and Mike D seem like a good balance but you can't go wrong with any of them.

J. Cole & 9th Wonder
Unlock: At the "Press A to Start" screen, enter Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, 1, and 2

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J. COLE: Block: 2; Clutch: 6; Dribble: 7; Dunk: 8; Pass: 3; Speed: 7; Steal: 5; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 6; 3-point Shooting: 7
9TH WONDER: Block: 3; Clutch: 7; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 7; Pass: 9; Speed: 9; Steal: 9; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 7; 3-point Shooting: 6

Analysis: These two are behind the original soundtrack commissioned for NBA Elite 11, which has been indefinitely delayed by EA Sports. 9th Wonder seems particularly strong.

Mark Turmell & Tim Kitzrow:
Unlock: At the play now screen, enter the initials MJT for Player One

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MARK TURMELL: Block: 8; Clutch: 9; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 10; Pass: 8; Speed: 7; Steal: 9; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
TIM KITZROW: Block: 6; Clutch: 8; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 7; Pass: 5; Speed: 7; Steal: 6; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7

Analysis: Mark Turmell is the creator of NBA Jam; Tim Kitzrow is Mr. Boom-Shakalaka, the game's announcer. No surprise to see both of them with strong attributes.

NBA Mascots
Unlock: At the play now screen, enter the initials MAS for Player One and COT for Player Two

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G-WIZ (Washington): Block: 8; Clutch: 5; Dribble: 3; Dunk: 8; Pass: 5; Speed: 6; Steal: 5; Strength: 7; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 4
RAPTOR (Toronto): Block: 2; Clutch: 5; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 5; Pass: 8; Speed: 9; Steal: 8; Strength: 4; 2-point Shooting: 7; 3-point Shooting: 8
BANGO (Milwaukee): Block: 6; Clutch: 4; Dribble: 7; Dunk: 9; Pass: 6; Speed: 7; Steal: 7; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 6
MAVS MAN (Dallas): Block: 8; Clutch: 5; Dribble: 4; Dunk: 8; Pass: 5; Speed: 4; Steal: 4; Strength: 6; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 3
RUFUS (Charlotte): Block: 4; Clutch: 4; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 6; Pass: 9; Speed: 8; Steal: 7; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 7
RUMBLE (Oklahoma City): Block: 8; Clutch: 4; Dribble: 3; Dunk: 9; Pass: 4; Speed: 4; Steal: 5; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 6; 3-point Shooting: 3
ROCKY (Denver): Block: 6; Clutch: 6; Dribble: 7; Dunk: 8; Pass: 6; Speed: 8; Steal: 7; Strength: 5; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 6

Analysis: Pick a great dunker for the hilarity and pair him with Rufus from the Charlotte Bobcats.

ESPN SportsNation
Unlock: At the play now screen, enter the initials ESP for Player One and NSN for Player Two

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MICHELE BEADLE: Block: 9; Clutch: 9; Dribble: 10; Dunk: 9; Pass: 8; Speed: 8; Steal: 9; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 8; 3-point Shooting: 9
COLIN COWHERD: Block: 8; Clutch: 8; Dribble: 9; Dunk: 10; Pass: 8; Speed: 8; Steal: 9; Strength: 8; 2-point Shooting: 9; 3-point Shooting: 8

Analysis: ESPN and EA Sports have a licensing agreement that brings the network's presentation into several of its sports titles, so that's why this duo is here. It is a bit of a surprise to see them rated so powerfully. They're the best pairing in the game.