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NBA All Star Slam 2003
NBA All-Star Slam is a special Cartoon Network marathon that aired in 2003, 2004 and 2006. A similar marathon, titled NBA All-Star Jam, also aired in 2015 and 2016.

2003

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

2004

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)

2006

The marathon aired again on February 19, 2006 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and featured Tommy Snider and Tara Sands from Cartoon Network's Fridays, as well as the NBA players. Also, it aired eight episodes of Ben 10.

References

  1. Godfrey, Leigh (February 4, 2003). "Cartoon Network Offers An Animated Slam-Dunk". awn.com. http://www.awn.com/news/cartoon-network-offers-animated-slam-dunk. Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 
  2. "Cartoon Network All-Star Slam Quiz". nba.com. 2003. http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/Cartoon_Network_AllStar_Slam_-66221-33.html. Retrieved on June 19, 2015. 
  3. Grove, Chris (January 22, 2004). "Cartoon Net, NBA Stars Team for B-Ball Slam". animationmagazine.net. http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/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". awn.com. http://www.awn.com/news/cartoon-network-matches-basketball-stars-toons. Retrieved on June 19, 2015.