Terrible 1990s Console Games Simulate the 2011 NBA Playoffs

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SB Nation had a good thing going, picking winners of the first round of the NBA Playoffs using awful games like Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball and IN THE ZONE '98. But then the Miami-Philadelphia series was simulated using Streets of Rage. Streets of Rage is not a crappy video game.

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See the link for the whole thing - with video - but writer Jon Bois' best laugh lines are his "keys to the game" for Oklahoma City and Denver, simulated using Barkley Shut Up and Jam.

• Shut up and jam.
• Shut up as well as jam.
• Be quiet in addition to jam.
• Remain silent, lest jam be delayed or canceled altogether.

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Simulating First Round Using Crappy Video Games From The '90s [SB Nation]

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Pat Riley's Basketball was bad? I didn't know that. I played the crap out of it. I had more fun with it than I did EA's basketball offerings at the time. Team A vs Team B and the NBA Playoffs.