(This artwork is the work of David Rappoccio. You can find him on Twitter at @drawplaydave.)
It’s late August and on the NBA calendar, even in an Olympic year, that means not much is going on. But fall television premieres are right around the corner, and after debating the intersection between TV characters and NBA players, we realized there’s a fun Venn Diagram we could draw where the two overlap. We’ve made art for NBA logos as superheroes, then turned them into hip hop artists. We looked at NBA players’ wrestling equivalents as well, and even ranked NBA mascots based off their creepiness.
Now, we’re mashing together NBA players with their television character counterparts. For the most part, we kept this to contemporary television shows and NBA players, but sometimes the fit was just too good for some all-time players and characters.