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Kobe Bryant

Stewie309

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You have to stop spamming posts you made 12 in the span of less than 20 minutes that being said...

No there will not be a Kobe card because they don't have the rights to use him likeness
 

timsg0102

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EA wouldn't pay for the rights esp if these retired stars still demand a higher premium to use their likeness and image rights.
 

Tarquin

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EA can't afford or in business point of view will not be able to "regain" the rights bought to include both MJ and KB in the game.
 

timsg0102

Rookie 2
I have noticed that the retired stars between the 50s to the 70s are amenable on licensing their image rights to video games & merch..and so are the more recent ones like Steve Nash, Dirk, Shaq, Paul Pierce, KG etc.

Its just a handful of elite stars that roll off the tongue who have refused or in which EA decided not to plunge in to deep negotiations like Kobe & MJ.
 

Stewie309

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I have noticed that the retired stars between the 50s to the 70s are amenable on licensing their image rights to video games & merch..and so are the more recent ones like Steve Nash, Dirk, Shaq, Paul Pierce, KG etc.

Its just a handful of elite stars that roll off the tongue who have refused or in which EA decided not to plunge in to deep negotiations like Kobe & MJ.
Most non-union (retired) players are in a pool for rights so they all sign as a group wether dead or alive notable exceptions from that pool are Jordan (signed 2k contract in 2010), Barkley, Reggie Miller, Kobe, and Kareem
 

timsg0102

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Most non-union (retired) players are in a pool for rights so they all sign as a group wether dead or alive notable exceptions from that pool are Jordan (signed 2k contract in 2010), Barkley, Reggie Miller, Kobe, and Kareem


Oh that is helpful. Thanks for clarifying...that makes sense to me now. :)
 

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