NBA Heroes: Which NBA Player Would Play Each Justice League Character?
The Justice League was an organization of Superheroes with the sole mission of protecting the world. NBA players aren't exactly saving the world, but which ones would play the cast from "The Justice League."
I cannot cover the entire Justice League, as there are a multitude of them throughout the comic book years, so I will just mention those on the animated television show, which include:
The Green Lantern
Special Guest: Hawkman
Superman: Dwight Howard
Did you really expect anything else? Dwight Howard is Superman. The ridiculously strong giant who dominated the dunk contest and can basically fly might as well play Superman, right? Throw in being a leader and wearing the cape and you got yourself a match.
Batman: Manu Ginobili
This is perfect. Both are intelligent guys who have a special relationship with bats. Although the real Batman fell into a bat cave and was scarred and Ginobili just smacks them down mid-game, they both are very comparable. Plus, Ginobili wears black.
For those who don't know, Ginobili has slapped down two bats that found their way into the building during Spurs games.
Wonder Woman: Joakim Noah
This one was tough. Out of all the NBA players, Joakim Noah jumped out at me as being "most capable of pretending to be a female." It must have been the ponytail. I could have just gone with a cheerleader, but that seemed like the easy way out. My apologies, Joakim Noah. Don't eat me.
The Flash: Rajon Rondo
This is how I see the flash playing basketball: quick with good defense, but doesn't have a good shot. Hello, Mr. Rondo! I can see you being the guy who is never important at the end of the day and just kind of helps everyone get to the situation for victory, but doesn't actually pull the win off himself.
Green Lantern: Phil Jackson
The Green Lantern harnesses the power of his ring. Well, Phil Jackson is pretty good with rings himself, as he has 11 championship rings from coaching the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
Aquaman: Pau Gasol
Yeah, I know, Pau Gasol looks like an ostrich, you don't need to tell me twice. However, the only thing relative to "aqua" that immediately came to my head in the NBA is "Lakers." Which Laker seemed most likely to talk to fish? Pau Gasol.
Martian Manhunter: Derrick Rose
Superhuman strength, shape shifting, speed, durability, longevity, stamina, invisibility, intangibility, senses, intelligence, regeneration, flight and great vision all describe Martian Manhunter.
Derrick Rose is fantastic in most of these categories, although he's not an alien or a blue-green color. Other than that, he's definitely Martian Manhunter.
Yeah, this was just necessary.
Chris Anderson for the win, folks!