NBA Players as Marvel Superheroes

2010 -- ESPN The Magazine -- NBA Preview

When Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, we were excited for the endless comic superhero cross-over possibilities. Mickey Mouse as Spider-Man? Minnie Mouse as Elektra? How about Alice in X-Men universe? What we didn’t expect was Disney using another one of its famous assets (ESPN) to create a ESPN The Magazine mashup with your favorite NBA players as Marvel comic superheroes. This special NBA season preview edition came out in October 22, 2010. Each of the NBA’s 30 teams are featured in their own art-laden preview and paying tribute to classic comic characters and team story lines.

2010 -- ESPN The Magazine -- NBA Preview
2010 ESPN The Magazine – NBA Preview – Kobe Bryant (Lakers), LeBron James (Heat) and Kevin Durant (Thunder)

View each amazing illustration below by team. Click any image to view in gallery slideshow format.

NBA Players in Marvel Comics
LeBron King of the Rings
Tim Duncan on cover of The Punisher
Jeremy Lin on cover of Totally Awesome Hulk