Hey, LucasArts, How About Making A Star Wars NBA Game?

We get sent weird and hilarious emails all the time, but there is a subtle brilliance to what one Australian reader, Chris, is proposing. I'll just offer it here, verbatim.

Hi Owen,

Mate, would love to see LucasArts bring out a Star Wars sports game, featuring arcade-style NBA, NFL, baseball and NHL. I would love to use Yoda as my point guard on the Rebel Alliance team dishing inside to Chewbacca to dunk over Darth Vader in the paint. Boba Fett would make a pretty decent Shawn Kemp-style power forward for the Empire but pretty sure Han Solo's Dirk Nowitzki-type offence would outplay him.

Any chance you can bring the idea up on Sportaku and see if the concept can get any traction?

Now, I'm as capable of suggesting video games to LucasArts, EA Sports or 2K Sports as I am of suggesting an ending for this year's NCAA Tournament. Both will be acted on accordingly. But I totally see Earl Boykins and Yoda going one-on-one.

Plus, the analogy of Boba Fett as Shawn Kemp is dead perfect. Kemp also started a clone army with his DNA.

Image from NBA.com.


    Why do I feel we already went down this path back in the 80s/90s when the crossover marketing was more rampant...

    I have to say that even in the wake of Kinect-powered dancing Stormtroopers, that is the most awesomely left field idea for a Star Wars game I've ever heard. It'd be fun, too !

    How about just updating and releasing Star Wars Arcade?

    The Force would make things too unevenly balanced :P

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