NBA Legend on Facebook dunks over 1 million monthly players

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No, thank you, March Madness. NBA Legend, which NBA Digital claims is "the first original professional sports league game for Facebook," has quickly surpassed 1 million monthly players, according to AppData. Released by Lionside in February, the game allows players to become an NBA athlete and run a team at the same time.

Confusing, we know, but over 1 million NBA fans were willing to suspend their disbelief of being two people at once, so why can't you? The game features all 30 NBA teams and current rosters thanks to a licensing agreement between Lionside and NBA Digital.

"To reach this significant milestone so quickly after launch is a testament to the power of the social media audience we have built on Facebook," said Bryan Perez, NBA Digital GM and SVP. "NBA Legend takes sports gaming in a whole new direction, beyond Fantasy, into something that is scalable and can be enjoyed year round by fans of all interest levels."

Sure, how fast the game amassed that many fans is impressive. But come back to me after NBA Legend nets as many players as Lebron James has Twitter followers, and then we'll talk.

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