Chicago generally gets the short end of the stick when it comes to video games. When it comes to superstar players in a game (like Tecmo Bowl's Bo Jackson), it's generally not one of our guys. That said, when a game like NBA Jam decides to give the Bulls some love, we notice.
The first thing that everyone notices is that Jordan is NOT in the game. Our beloved MJ sold his likeness out for the rest of the 90's to a different game company -- we really missed the boat on this one. The developers of NBA JAM (Midway, in Chicago), though, were not about to let MJ be squashed without a fight.
Instead of simply omitting MJ and leaving the Bulls with Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant (there's a name I haven't heard in a while), they boosted Pippen's stats to an obscene level. Not only was Pippen the best player in the entire game (better than Kemp, Barkley, and Malone just to name a few), but it stayed that way after the first game.
After NBA JAM TE (pictured above), it really didn't matter who or what they paired Pippen with, as he was essentially unstoppable (Armstrong? Please). Midway later balanced the game in NBA Hangtime, forcing users to pair Pippen up with a retarded kid to keep the game fair:
And as if that weren't enough love for Chicago in one game, there's also the little matter of the halftime show. That's right -- every kid in the world who played NBA Jam at home was subjected to this: