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Old 04-27-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will appear on the cover of EA Sports' "NBA Live," the WASHINGTON TIMES reports.

Tremendously popular on multiple video game consoles, "NBA Live" has featured Tracy McGrady, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan on the cover.

Arenas, who suffered a torn meniscus earlier this month and is out for the season, is an avid video game player who often goes online and challenges other gamers.

I guess the EA curse got him early :
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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Do you think someone like Dirk or Nash ever get any consideration?

just seems funny that they are the "supposed" most valuable players in the league yet they can't get their face on a game cover. Mind you, i guess it all comes down to marketability.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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Mind you, i guess it all comes down to marketability.

You answered your own question although I think Nash could work on a game cover. He's a pretty flashy player...
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #4
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I doubt EA "chose" Gilbert or anyone else over Lebron. Lebron must be holding out for some insane amount of money to lend his face to one of these games. Big scorers and high flyers are who sell games - that's who kids want to pretend to be.

If I was 2k though, I would look to sign Nash at this point. It'd be a way to play up the fact that Live is an arcadey superstar oriented game, and 2k is a realistic sim. A pass-first point guard is a good symbol for a sim game. Duncan would be another great way to convey that, but he'd probably sell fewer copies.
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You answered your own question although I think Nash could work on a game cover. He's a pretty flashy player...

Yeah Nash would work better than Dirk thats for sure. And yes, i knew the answer before i asked, but i just thought I'd put it out there anyway
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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I doubt EA "chose" Gilbert or anyone else over Lebron. Lebron must be holding out for some insane amount of money to lend his face to one of these games. Big scorers and high flyers are who sell games - that's who kids want to pretend to be.

If I was 2k though, I would look to sign Nash at this point. It'd be a way to play up the fact that Live is an arcadey superstar oriented game, and 2k is a realistic sim. A pass-first point guard is a good symbol for a sim game. Duncan would be another great way to convey that, but he'd probably sell fewer copies.

Excellent points. 2K has always been the more realistic of the two (and my person favourite). What better way to express that to gamers than by putting your duncans and nash's on the front.
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Oh no. This will inspire a new generation of youth to jack up 3 pointers. :
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I doubt EA "chose" Gilbert or anyone else over Lebron. Lebron must be holding out for some insane amount of money to lend his face to one of these games. Big scorers and high flyers are who sell games - that's who kids want to pretend to be.


exactly... gilbert probably did it for considerably less money than bron would have done it for. i recall a couple years ago when gilbo was so desperate for his own shoe commercial that he told adidas he would pay for it himself. the guy just wants to get his face out there.

knowing bron's camp, they probably asked for eight zero's.
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Oh no. This will inspire a new generation of youth to jack up 3 pointers. :

That, and to average just under 30ppg, dish out 6 assists, make the ASG more than once and be on their countries basketball roster.

:) it aint all bad.
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Default Re: Arenas over Bron for Live Cover...

NBA Live is hardly a curse the last couple years.

Wade's on it, wins the championship. McGrady's on it, the Rockets are a serious threat to go deep.

Arenas wins it...?
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NBA Live is hardly a curse the last couple years.

Wade's on it, wins the championship. McGrady's on it, the Rockets are a serious threat to go deep.

Arenas wins it...?

Dare i say you forgot about Carmelo?

EDIT: just realised you were referring to their success in the years they were on the cover. I retract my statement.

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #12
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Hey, didn't you notice they always pick the injured superstars in that season to be on the cover? weird
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maybe Arenas is cheaper haha
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maybe Arenas is cheaper haha

Maybe?
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:42 AM   #15
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