I was fortunate enough (and, indeed, old enough) to see a number of the NBA's legends play in person in the '80s and '90s. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Dr. J, and many others passed through Salt Lake City to take on the Jazz when I was a teenager -- and I saw them all. I was even in the stands for Michael Jordan's title-winning jumpshot over Bryon Russell (he pushed off!) in the 1998 NBA Finals. As a result, I have a pretty deep respect -- reverence even -- for the players who helped shape the NBA. It's nice, then, to see that a video game developer shares this same level of respect... mostly.