Things haven’t been going especially great for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Their first season without Chris Paul since 2010-11 has proven to be rough, as a number of the team’s core players have suffered serious injuries while DeAndre Jordan has found himself at the center of a myriad of trade rumors.
So basically, there’s probably a fair amount of stress that needs to be blown off in Los Angeles. And the team thinks it has the perfect way to make everyone involved a little happier, as the Clippers will dedicate an entire day to the legendary video game NBA Jam to honor 25 years since the iconic game launched.
The day will take place on Jan. 13, when Los Angeles hosts Sacramento. The best aspect of this is that the voice of NBA Jam, Tim Kitzrow, will be in attendance “calling highlights throughout the night, including a game introduction, half-time dunk show and his iconic one-liners,” per a release.
“When the Clippers asked me to be a part of NBA Jam Day and help celebrate 25 years of the game, I was like, ‘Holy OOMPA LOOMPA,'” Kitzrow, who is perpetually committed to the wonderful bit, said. “I just won the final golden ticket to the chocolate factory! NBA Jam and the Clippers, are you kidding? It’s a great fit! Like peanut butter and chocolate. Nothing says NBA Jam like “BOOMSHAKALAKA!” and nothing makes me want to scream “BOOMSHAKALAKA!” more than seeing a patented Clipper ALLY-OOP! You bring the peanut butter and I’ll bring THE JAM!’”
Ideally Jordan is still on the team, Blake Griffin is able to play by that point (even if that is unlikely), and Milos Teodosic is firing lobs all over the place. It’d be a waste of the NBA Jam guy’s talents if the Clippers don’t go full Lob City.