It's not too often you hear the words "superstar Shawn Bradley" uttered in the same sentence, but that's what video games are for—to make the impossible, possible.
In a move that shows the folks at EA Sports have:
A) limited sports knowledge
B) an incredible collective sense of humor,
Bradley was designated as a "superstar" player on the NBA Street version of the Mavs.
Just to be clear, that's a 7'6" guy with a reputation for getting dunked on, garnering the "Superstar" tag over Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and an in-his-prime Michael Finley.
But Bradley (who averaged a whopping seven points during the 2000-01 season, just before this game was released) lives up to his "superstar" billing in the game. Unlike his real-life self, Bradley can jump in NBA Street, meaning he can dunk, board, and block anything that gets near the hoop. With Bradley parked in the paint, the Mavs are tough, if not impossible, to beat on a consistent basis.
So if you're searching for "dunks over Shawn Bradley" on YouTube, you'll find plenty of real game footage, but no embarrassing NBA Street clips. Take that, Shaq.