NBA Shootout 2004 Boasts a Fine Cast
Not content to let SEGA and EA have all the big-name cover athletes, 989 sports announced today that it has signed Tracy McGrady, Gary Payton, and Ray Allen to help promote its upcoming NBA Shootout 2004 game, which is due out in stores sometime in October. T-Mac will be the cover athlete, while Payton and Allen have signed on as consultants and spokespersons.
Getting such a young and popular baller such as McGrady is a big step towards 989 regaining its credibility with hardcore basketball game fans. With the improvements they’ve made to the series this year, and a very deep online play mode, things are finally starting to look up for the much-maligned sports wing of SCEA.
9/25/2003 Aaron Thomas