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Mark Turmell, The Creator Of NBA Jam, Rigged The Game With A Special Code That Would Make The Bulls Miss Last Second Shots

(via BroBible)

(via BroBible)

NBA 2K is the game every basketball fan plays now but if you're an avid lover of the sport, you'll also be familiar with NBA Jam.

With its first release in 1993, it became a very popular game that continued into the 2000s. And while it's a bit outdated today, there are still many who recall playing it in the heyday of its popularity.

But did you know that the game was technically rigged against the Bulls? It's creator, Mark Turmell, apparently coded it so that Chicago would be more prone to miss last-second shots. He was, allegedly, a Pistons fan with a deep-rooted hatred for the Bulls.

(via ESPN Magazine)

“If there was a close game and anyone on the Bulls took a last-second shot, we wrote special code in the game so that they would average out to be bricks. There was the big competition back in the day between the Pistons and the Bulls, and since I was always a big Pistons fan, that was my opportunity to level the playing field.”

The Bulls and Pistons were huge rivals back in the day and it was always the MJ-led Bulls who came out on top. Clearly, Mr. Turmell wanted to get back at them in his own special way.

I guess a fantasy video game really is the only way to beat Michael Jordan.