Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon uncovered yet another lost art piece from the series' history, a Mortal Kombat-themed basketball court intended as an Easter egg for one of Midway's NBA Jam and Hangtime home console ports.

"... the NBA said no," Boon lamented on his Twitter account. "The spine held up the backboard. The skull was the hoop, and the flesh head was the basketball. Would've been fun!"

Considering the heightened ESRB rating that these Mortal Kombat details would have acquired, it's understandable why the NBA declined the offer. I'm sure parents would not have appreciated seeing their kids dribbling fleshy heads (though it doesn't sound even half as violent as some of the acts in the Mutant League sports series games).

[Via 1UP]