66 of the Best NBA Jams Quotes

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NBA Jam started as a classic arcade game that was released in 1993 and based on the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Some of the games that were released after are NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Jam Hangtime.  At first it was developed by Midway as an arcade game that was featured in many arcades. Acclaim, got the exclusive right to release their own games under the NBA Jam name and released NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Jam Extreme. Midway however released NBA Jam Hangtime around the same time as Acclaim’s release. Acclaim attempted to bring NBA Jam back in 2003, but ultimately the company closed in 2004. You can buy the arcade here

In 2010, EA Games acquired the rights to NBA Jam and released games for the Playstation 3, XBox 360, and the Nintendo Wii. The games released by EA Games were attempted to replicate those of the games released by Midway with it’s original platform. All of the NBA Jam games however have about the same features, by allowing you to jump across the room, set the basketball on fire and 2 on 2 match off games. The characters are based off of real NBA basketball stars.

Most of the quotes or catchphrases below are from the in-game announcer, so most of the quotes are those of the voice from, Tim Kitzrow, the man that was cast to do the voice of the announcer in the NBA Jam games. The newer releases under the NBA Jam game name may be voiced by other people though.

NBA Jams Quotes

  1. “He just got his dunkin degree from dunkin on you.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  2. “He slams the ball in like an ice cold lemonade!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  3. “Can’t buy a bucket.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  4. “What a shot from no man’s land!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  5. “[Squeaky sneakers on the hardwood basketball court floors]” – NBA Jam sound effects
  6. “Hey come on, the rim has feelings too.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  7. “Reeejected.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  8. “From downtown!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  9. “Call me banana peel… ‘Cause I just made you fall!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  10. “He’s heating up!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  11. “What was he thinking??” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  12. “[Doinnk]” – NBA Jam sound effect
  13. “Well blow me over!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  14. “He’s on fire.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  15. “The rebound.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  16. “The man has some dunk in his trunk!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  17. “Bullseye!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  18. “The bigger the love, the bigger the shove.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  19. “Ugly shot!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  20. “Diagnosis: You suck!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  21. “The donut shop called… They want their Dunkin back.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  22. “Razzle Dazzle!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  23. “Terrible shot.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  24. “Droppin’ a deuce!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  25. “What a wild shot!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  26. “Boomshakalaka!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  27. “Wide open.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  28. “Call him airplane food, ’cause he’s nasty in the air!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  29. “That’s an air ball. And your fly’s open too. And you have something hanging outta your nose.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  30. “Stimulus package!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  31. “How many balls can a ball chuck chuck if a ball chuck could chuck balls? I don’t know.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  32. “Slams it in!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  33. “No shoot for you!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  34. “We are back with high flyin, rim rockin, posterizin, backboard shatterin, nylon burnin, slamma jammas! Is this the year where it has to be the shoes?” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  35. “Woooooahhhh, Kaboom!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  36. “Monster jam!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  37. “Shake that badunka-dunk.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  38. “All the cool kids are doing it after all, and you want to be cool, don’t you? I mean, come on, don’t you?” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  39. “Return to sender!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  40. “Board, boards, boards, hit those boards!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  41. “At the buzzer!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  42. “I got the pancakes, you bring the Aunt Jam-ima.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  43. “You bring the peanut butter, I’ll bring the Jam!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  44. “For the love of elevation!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  45. “Did you see where he just took off from!?” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  46. “That’s the end of the first quarter!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  47. “The dutch called, they want their windmills back!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  48. “What’s got four eyes and can’t see properly? I’ll let you work that one out.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  49. “Now that’s a change I believe in… For steals?” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  50. “Move it or lose it.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  51. “It is goooooooooood!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  52. “Bow to your sensei!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  53. “It takes skill to miss 10 in a row…” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  54. “From the suburbs!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  55. “King James is cooking like a texas barbeque right now!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  56. “Here’s the tip!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  57. “The ball is in… He’s got a pair!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  58. “He floats like a butterfly and he hits like a tree.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  59. “From Compton!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  60. “This is my house and I did not invite you.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  61. “Get that shot outta here!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  62. “Slammm-A-Jammma!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  63. “He’s got nothing but butter fingers.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  64. “His hand is hotter than a jalapeno in the mojave.” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  65. “You know how the song goes, don’t you just need somebody to shove!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer
  66. “He puts the nail in the coffin!” – NBA Jam in-game announcer

Video – The True Story Behind NBA Jam

If you are a fan of the game, watch this show and fun video. They take you into the creation of “NBA Jam,” and introduce you to the game’s idiosyncratic creators.

Summary

NBA Jams is a long loved game loved by many fans from all over, however some people prefer other games that are less.. Sporty. The NBA Jam name is not dead, EA Games still holds rights to the game and is said to be working with creators of platforms to release more NBA Jam games.

Use these quotes by sending them to your siblings, friends, or other family members that you used to play the game with or even continue to play one of the NBA Jam games with. You may not just use your basketball skill in the NBA Jam video games, but also play basketball as a hobby or sport with your friends, family members, children, classmates, other professional players or colleagues. Use some of these quotes when you are playing basketball on the actual courts, in your driveway or in a gym.

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