BOOMSHAKALAKA! Presenting NBA Jam 2k17 – a full roster update for NBA Jam T.E. for the SNES, brought to you by Grab yourself a SNES emulator, download the modified rom below, and relive your youth with the biggest NBA superstars in the game today.


Play with all 30 NBA teams, including New Orleans, Toronto, and Memphis (not included in the original game)
117 of the top NBA players including Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and many more
Completely revamped rosters, accurate as of 1/1/2017
Custom attributes and appearances for every player, based on the NBA 2k17 roster
Unlock legends like MJ and Kobe, past players like Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller, and more
Minor graphical tweaks and updates

Thanks a lot for checking out the project! I’ve spent more time than I care to admit working on this, and I really hope you’ll enjoy the finished product.

If you enjoyed NBA Jam 2K17 and would like to make a donation, please consider donating to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. As you may have noticed in the trailer (and the in-game ad boards), I will be running the Boston Marathon in an attempt to raise $10,000 for this cause. As a cancer survivor, it is a cause that is very dear to me. You can read a bit more about why I’m running the marathon here, and if you would like to donate, you can do so directly at my Dana Farber Marathon Challenge page.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation. So far there have been almost 5,000 downloads (and 50k views) – if everyone who downloaded the rom donated a dollar our goal would have been met. So far only eight people have donated. (If you’re one of those eight people, thank you very much!) If you have the means to do so, please donate today and help the great people at Dana Farber. I may consider releasing new updates in the future if the fundraising is successful.

If you would prefer donating via paypal, you can do so at – please include your email address and I will send you a receipt / confirmation.

Thanks so much for your consideration!

Now, without further ado…



My Quest to Raise $10,000 For Cancer Research


I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce that on April 17th, 2017, I will be participating in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Team. There are two ways to enter the Boston Marathon: surpassing a timed qualification from a previous marathon (which for the 18-34 age group is 3 hours and 5 minutes, which works out to be 7:05 per mile), or teaming up with a charity to raise money for a given cause. Recently, I decided to apply for the latter, and was lucky enough to be selected to join the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team after an application process that took about two weeks.

Some of you probably have a pretty good idea why this cause is so important to me. Others may not. Hopefully, the word will spread to many of you out there who don’t even know me at all.

My name is Ethan Miller, and this is my story.

(If you are interested in making a donation, you can check out my Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge page here).

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What’s Behind the NFL’s Ratings Crisis?


As I wrote this, my favorite NFL team, the Chicago Bears, was playing on national television against their fierce rivals the Green Bay Packers on a Thursday night.  It’s one of the oldest rivalries in football and even though the Bears are bad this year, I still support them throughout the struggles.  I’ve spent the majority of my life rooting for a team who mostly won 5-7 games each year, save a few.  That’s what being a fan is all about.  While I’ll always support and root for them, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to watch every game.

Instead of that game, I watched the Chicago Cubs face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the NLCS.  So why did I choose that game over my favorite football team on national television?  It seems like an increasing number of people are beginning to follow that trend.

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The Importance of Having A Sense of Identity


I was looking through pictures from the Cavaliers championship parade and rally in downtown Cleveland, and after seeing 1.3 million people jammed like sardines in the city, I wondered something. What is it about sports that is so powerful? Why is this such a magical moment for the Cavaliers and a celebration of the city of Cleveland itself? Why did my usually calm and reserved father give me the biggest hug with tears streaming down his face after the clock hit zero in game 7 of the 2016 NBA finals?

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