Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

NBA Lego: The Court - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

NBA Lego: The Court

Equipped with advertisements and arm shadow this court looks just like the real thing. Notice the slide tracks in the short corner and no 3-point line.
Blocking Mechanism - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Blocking Mechanism

Everyone is a shot blocker with the NBA Lego blocking mechanism. Turning the grey wheel rotate a piece such that it would press down on another piece lifting the player up to block the shot. Real NBA players have nothing on this hangtime.
Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego
Allan Houston - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Allan Houston

We'll start with the two-time all star who was part of those late 90's and early 00's successful Knicks teams. Perhaps worthy of a Lego figure at the time but now Allan Houston is very much forgotten.

Right off the bat we Lego's inability to recreate a "light-skinned" skin tone, a trend you will see throughout this album.
Allen Iverson - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Allen Iverson

The recently inducted Hall of Famer is also forever enshrined as a Lego figurine. However, without his patented arm sleeve and discern-able braids perhaps the folks at Lego needed to practice a bit more before finalizing this one.
Jason Kidd - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Jason Kidd

No, not the bleached blonde Phoenix Suns Jason Kidd we would have liked but this rendition is a close second, although I don;t recall him with hair on the Nets. I highly doubt Lego Jason Kidd has the flexibility to blow a kiss before every free throw but who knows if this affected his FT%.
Kobe Bryant - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Kobe Bryant

Does having a Lego figurine catapult Kobe into Top 10 All-Time discussion? Probably not but I think If Lego Kobe came with his early 00's fro the argument could be made.
Paul Pierce - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Paul Pierce

Again, a little off on the skin tone for Paul. This figurine did not come with a wheelchair as that game occurred much later than these were released. As a side note, I would pay Lego to make a LAC Blue Pajama figurine,
Jerry Stackhouse - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Jerry Stackhouse

I'm sure newly appointed Head Coach of the Raptors 905 will use the potential to have your own Lego figurine as motivation for his young players.
Pau Gasol - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Pau Gasol

I do not recall Paul Gasol having such light hair but then again I don't recall much about Pau Gasol in Memphis. However, once when I sat courtside at a Raps-Grizz game Pau stretched right in front of me and my dad reminded him he left his finger sleeve on the floor as he was getting up to sit back on the bench.
Tony Kukoc - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Tony Kukoc

Tony's best season with the Bucks saw him averaging 11/4/4. With this in mind I have no idea why he gets his own Lego figurine. Looking good though Tony!
Tracy McGrady - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Tracy McGrady

T-Mac here with a no pinstripe Magic jersey. I'm unsure if this is historically inaccurate and am too lazy to find out.
Ray Allen - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Ray Allen

Sporting that sexy 90s purple, Lego Ray Allen looks nothing like real Ray Allen.
Steve Francis - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Steve Francis

Stevie looking good in the throwback pinstripe. I imagine it would be difficult for Lego Steve to do his patented reverse dunk because he can not open his legs. Thanks Obama.
Steve Nash - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Steve Nash

Finally someone with hair! I'll admit Steve didn't come with the hair and if it did it shoud've been his blond doo. No back pain for Lego Steve, his plastic torso is rather durable.
Tim Duncan - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Tim Duncan

Timmy's looking good here despite having the skin-tone of his early 00s teammate David Robinson. I expect Timmy to be pulling this Lego set out of his attic blowing the dust off the box as he does so. Now that he is retired Tim can finally rebuild this Lego set just like old times.
Generic Lego Man with Ball - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Generic Lego Man with Ball

Holy shit that is potato quality but this is a shit post so fuck it. Spalding must have paid big bucks for this ad space.
Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego
Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego
Sick stadium not included. - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Sick stadium not included.

Steve Francis mid flight - Early 2000's Nostalgia: NBA Lego

Steve Francis mid flight

Also notice how one player on each team has a slidy feature which is pretty cool. The springs in the players legs allow them to lean back and then fling forward to shoot. No 3-point line, they're kickin' it old school!!