NBA Playgrounds Roster Revealed, Includes a Lot of Legends

April 21, 2017 Written by Alex Co

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With NBA Playgrounds announced this month and launching the next, basketball fans are naturally curious which NBA player (current and legend) makes the cut.

Fortunately, we have the answer to that. In a press release, Saber Interactive has announced the NBA Playgrounds roster, and as one can expect, the usual suspects like Lebron James, Stephen Curry and other stars are in, and the legends roster is quite big as well.

  • Aaron Gordon
  • Joel Embiid
  • Al Horford
  • John Stockton
  • Al Jefferson
  • John Wall
  • Alex English
  • Jonas Valanciunas
  • Allen Iverson
  • Jordan Clarkson
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Jrue Holiday
  • Andre Drummond
  • Karl Anthony Towns
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Karl Malone
  • Anfernee Hardaway
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Anthony Davis
  • Kevin Durant
  • Ben McLemore
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Ben Simmons
  • Kevin Love
  • Bill Laimbeer
  • Kris Dunn
  • Bill Russell
  • Kris Humphries
  • Bill Walton
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Blake Griffin
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Bradley Beal
  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Larry Johnson
  • Brook Lopez
  • LeBron James
  • Buddy Hield
  • Luis Scola
  • CJ McCollum
  • Luol Deng
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Magic Johnson
  • Chandler Parsons
  • Marc Gasol
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Marcus Morris
  • Chris Bosh
  • Marcus Smart
  • Chris Mullin
  • Marquese Chriss
  • Chris Paul
  • Mason Plumlee
  • Chris Webber
  • Matt Barnes
  • Clyde Drexler
  • Maurice Cheeks
  • Damian Lillard
  • Michael Beasley
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
  • Danny Ainge
  • Mike Conley Jr.
  • David Robinson
  • Mitch Richmond
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • Monta Ellis
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Nenê
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • Nerlens Noel
  • DeMarre Carroll
  • Nicolas Batum
  • Dell Curry
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Derrick Rose
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Otto Porter Jr.
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Patrick Beverley
  • Dragan Bender
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Draymond Green
  • Pau Gasol
  • Dwight Howard
  • Paul George
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Paul Millsap
  • Elfrid Payton
  • Paul Westphal
  • Emmanuel Mudiay
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Enes Kanter
  • Ray Allen
  • Eric Bledsoe
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Evan Turner
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Frank Kaminsky
  • Robert Parish
  • George Gervin
  • Roy Hibbert
  • George Hill
  • Rudy Gay
  • George Mikan
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Goran Dragic
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Grant Hill
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Greg Monroe
  • Shawn Kemp
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Shawn Marion
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Spud Webb
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Stephen Curry
  • Ian Mahinmi
  • Steven Adams
  • Jabari Parker
  • Thon Maker
  • Jahlil Okafor
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Jakob Poeltl
  • Trey Burke
  • Jamal Crawford
  • Ty Lawson
  • Jamal Murray
  • Tyreke Evans
  • James Harden
  • Victor Oladipo
  • James Worthy
  • Vince Carter
  • Jason Kidd
  • Walt Frazier
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Willis Reed
  • Jeff Teague
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Zach LaVine
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Zach Randolph

Unless my eyes are deceiving me, the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, isn’t on that list. Maybe as DLC? Maybe the price was too high for his likeness to be included? Whatever the case is, your dream match up of MJ going up against Lebron in an NBA Jam-like video game won’t be happening soon.

NBA Playgrounds will feature:

All 30 NBA teams are featured in NBA Playgrounds, and all players can be leveled up over time.  Play solo, with friends in local and online multiplayer, or against the world in online tournaments. There are hundreds of over-the-top dunks and moves to unleash for show-stopping displays of acrobatic skill on lively playgrounds across the globe.

Set to launch this May for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, NBA Playgrounds seeks to rekindle that NBA Jam magic with its own unique take. As someone who played a lot of NBA Jam growing up, I’m quite excited to see how this one shapes up. Fingers crossed it’s a slam dunk rather than an airball.