- Dec 14, 2018
There is no exclusive deal in place for NBA games like the NFL and MLB. The problem lies with the players and players union. Many likenesses are used on the table and many of of those said players have retired and it's possible that some may even be deceased.
The NBPA doesn't handle license of player likenesses. In the case of NBA Fastbreak, the players are all featured in their respective team gear and would be subject to the standard NBA digital rights agreement. Regardless, It would behoove Zen (and the NBA) to update the DMD (and with current trivia questions), backglass and playfield with current players and team kits anyway, though if any of the featured players were to be troublesome (Jason Kidd) they could all easily be replaced with metallic robot players (been done before).
edit: I just played a few games to refresh my memory. If Zen could get the "linked" capability of this table to work it would be quite a fantastic table to use for promoting live multiplayer play.