With the NBA lockout looking like it will wipe out a lot of games this year, some basketball video game makers are looking outside the league's real life rosters to create enthusiasm and interest. NBA 2K12 for example, is bringing 15 of the sport's greatest players to life. NBA Jam's going with goddamn honey badgers.

The hell? Ah ... alright? OK, honey badgers. Considering recent events in the U.K., this is either the most unfortunate or most fortunate timing in the world for EA Sports. Nature's dirtiest fighters will send a team of three to the court in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, a $15 downloadable title coming for PSN and Xbox Live on Oct. 4.


I expect all three to have a 10 rating in steals, considering how honey badgers are notorious for going for the balls.

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