NBA pinball is an exciting new pinball machine created for basketball and pinball enthusiasts.
NBA pinball was released by Stern in 2009 to coincide with the NBA playoffs that year and features twenty players, each from a different NBA team, which are featured in the pinball game’s artwork. Some of the players featured include: Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics; LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers; Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat; and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magics.
The NBA pinball game has a basketball backboard with a magnet located in the centre, which holds the ball momentarily after the player shoots the basket and then drops it in the direction of the basket, thereby assisting the player.
The NBA pinball machine also has three spectacular basketball shots: the ramp shot taken off the flippers; the jump shot, made as the ball goes up the plastic ramp and circles just below the basket; and the free throw shot, where the ball is thrown the twelve inches through the air to the basket.