NBA All Star Slam 2003
NBA All-Star Slam is a special Cartoon Network marathon that aired in 2003 and 2004. A similar marathon, titled NBA All-Star Jam, also aired in 2015 and 2016.


The marathon first aired on February 9, 2003 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and featured 13 NBA players telling viewers about their favorite cartoon characters and introducing some of the best cartoons featuring those characters in a special marathon leading up to the tip-off of the 2003 NBA all-star game on sister network TNT. Cartoon characters featured in the marathon ranged from the Powerpuff Girls, Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo, to the ThunderCats, Godzilla and Yosemite Sam.[1][2]

Participants in Cartoon Network's "NBA All-Star Slam 2003" included:

  • Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) - Godzilla
  • Theo Ratliff (Atlanta Hawks) - Hong Kong Phooey
  • Jason Terry (Atlanta Hawks) - Scooby-Doo
  • Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) - The ThunderCats
  • Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns) - Bugs Bunny
  • Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) - Space Ghost
  • Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) - He-Man
  • Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) - The Wonder Twins
  • Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets) - Yosemite Sam
  • Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets) - Droopy
  • Jamal Mashburn (New Orleans Hornets) - The Powerpuff Girls
  • Allan Houston (New York Knicks) - The Jetsons
  • Latrell Sprewell (New York Knicks) - The Flintstones


The marathon aired again with a similar format on February 15, 2004 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and featured 11 NBA players. Participants in Cartoon Network's "NBA All-Star Slam 2004" included:[3][4]

  • Steve Francis (Houston Rockets) - Ed, Edd and Eddy
  • Corey Magette (Los Angeles Clippers) - Mayor of Townsville
  • Karl Malone (Los Angeles Lakers) - Johnny Bravo
  • Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) - Dexter
  • Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets) - Ed, Edd and Eddy
  • Malik Rose (San Antonio Spurs) - Mandark
  • Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) - Muriel Bagge
  • LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) - The Kids Next Door
  • Shaquille O’Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
  • Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons)


  1. Godfrey, Leigh (February 4, 2003). "Cartoon Network Offers An Animated Slam-Dunk". Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 
  2. "Cartoon Network All-Star Slam Quiz". 2003. Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 
  3. Grove, Chris (January 22, 2004). "Cartoon Net, NBA Stars Team for B-Ball Slam". Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 
  4. DeMott, Rick (February 13, 2004). "Cartoon Network Matches Up Basketball Stars & Toons". Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 

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