Moving right along, today we have the rosters for the Eastern Conference of EA’s NBA Jam reboot due out next month. The Western Conference roster is due out next week.

Each of the players were voted in by the fans on the game’s official website, and each team has 3-4 players, with 2-3 Legends per team. Check below for the full list.

NBA Jam Eastern Conference Rosters

Atlanta Hawks
Players: Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Mike Bibby
Legends: Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb

Boston Celtics
Players: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen
Legends: Larry Bird and Kevin McHale

Charlotte Bobcats
Players: Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson and Tyrus Thomas
Mascot: Rufus Lynx

Chicago Bulls
Players: Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer
Legends: Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman

Cleveland Cavaliers
Players: Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Anderson Varejao
Legends: Mark Price and Brad Daugherty

Detroit Pistons
Players: Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon
Legends: Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer

Indiana Pacers
Players: Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavy and T.J. Ford
Legend: Detlef Schrempf

Miami Heat
Players: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh
Legends: Glen Rice and Rony Seikaly

Milwaukee Bucks
Players: Michael Redd, Andrew Bogut, Brandon Jennings and Corey Maggette
Mascot: Bango The Buck

New Jersey Nets
Players: Devin Harris, Brook Lopez and Courtney Lee
Legends: Kenny Anderson and Drazen Petrovic

New York Knicks
Players: Al Harrington, Danilo Gallinari and Amare Stoudemire
Legends: Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and John Starks

Orlando Magic
Players: Dwight Howard, Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis
Legends: Nick Anderson and Scott Skiles

Philadelphia 76ers
Players: Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand and Evan Turner
Legends: Julius Erving and Allen Iverson

Toronto Raptors
Players: DeMar DeRozan, Jarrett Jack and Andrea Bargnani
Mascot: The Raptor

Washington Wizards
Players: Yi Jianlian, Andray Blatche, Gilbert Arenas and John Wall
Legend: Manute Bol
Mascot: G-Wiz

One thing you’ll notice is that instead of a Legend, some teams have a Mascot. This is for the younger teams that don’t have a historic legacy like the Boston Celtics. Another thing you’ll notice is that some teams have been updated with the more recent drafts. Miami fans will be glad to see Lebron sporting their jersey, and everyone else will be glad they don’t have to sit through an hour long cut scene to play as him. Boston doesn’t have Shaq on their bench, however this is something that could be added later for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Wii on the other hand probably won’t see any future updates, unless we’re lucky enough to get a Tournament Edition. Jordan is missing from the Legends section of the Bulls, but after 2K Sports snatched him up, did you really think he was going to be in there?

Speaking of the Wii version of the game, it was confirmed by EA Sports Vancouver that there will be no online play for the Nintendo version of the game. This wasn’t a huge surprise, since plenty of titles for the Wii that scream multiplayer never get online capabilities. The Xbox and PS3 versions that come bundled with NBA Elite 11 will have online play, however they will be missing the Remix Tour, which features boss battles and other co-op challenges.

I was quite excited for this title, but EA’s move to make it required to purchase NBA Elite 11 for the HD, online capable versions of the game has really soured my mood. Personally, I’m going to hold out until we get Xbox Live or PSN versions. I would even be happy with a full retail release for the HD consoles. NBA Elite 11 will probably be a┬ásolid┬átitle, I just don’t want to be forced to buy something I don’t want. Given the sheer popularity of the NBA Jam franchise, it’s a good bet we’ll see a full version for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Ranters, how do you feel about the roster? Are you picking up this title for the Wii, with NBA Elite or are you going to hold your breath in protest until EA gives you a fully featured version for Xbox 360 and PS3? Sound off in the comments.

NBA Jam will be launching for the Wii October 5, 2010, and on the same day as an add-on to NBA Elite 11 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Source: ESPN via Joystiq

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