NBA JAM features politicians and secret characters that can be unlocked through two methods: Button input code in the front end menu (before the title screen, where you must press A to start) and by entering certain initials in the menu where you input your name.
|UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, +||Unlock the Beastie Boys|
|Press LEFT 13 times, then +||Unlocks the Democrats (Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Hilary Clinton)|
|Press RIGHT 13 times, then +||Unlocks the Republicans (John McCain, Sarah Palin, George Bush, Dick Cheney)|
|UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, 1, 2||J. Cole and 9th Wonder|
|MJT||Team of M. Turmell and Tim Kitzrow|
|MAS COT||Unlock the Mascots team|