Remember NBA Elite 11 & Jesus Bynum?
There was a moment during last night’s Boston/LA game when Kobe Bryant froze as if “the controller was disconnected on Kobe.” As soon as I saw the freeze the first thing that came to my mind was Jesus Bynum!
No Jesus Bynum was not Andrew Bynum during one of his wacky hairstyles but a glitch in the the never released NBA Elite 11 video game by EA Sports back in 2010! The game was plagued with many issues but when videos of the Laker center freezing at midcourt with his arms out against the Celtics went viral, EA put the game out of it’s misery and killed it.
They have been trying their best to resurrect the game over the past few year by changing the name back to NBA Live and getting popular players like Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard to be cover boys but it seems like Jesus Bynum is still haunting the franchise the same way the real Bynum hurt so many NBA franchises.
Another interesting thing about Elite 11 was the coverboy was Kevin Durant who is now gracing the cover of 2K15. 9th Wonder was producing the soundtrack which featured J. Cole. They also had now MVP candidate Stephen Curry endorsing the game. Everything about it sounded like a winner right?
But then of course the Jesus Bynum glitch happened which spawned some of the funniest gaming videos on YouTube and the rest is history.
“shoot the f*****g ball man s**t”
Although it wasn’t officially released, demos of NBA Elite are still floating around and if you ever catch one, please let me know and I’ll pay you a atleast $1,000 for it. If you have one of the custom Playstation machines for NBA Elite then I’ll obviously give you much more.
Update (7.22.16): Look what I got!