Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, LeBron SNL Episodes to Re-Air on NBC Sports Network

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 20, 2020

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star Michael Jordan smiles at reporters in Chicago. Nike is opening a Michael Jordan-only store in Chicago's Loop on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The new Jordan Brand store will sell merchandise with the trademarked Michael Jordan
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The Venn diagram of sports fans and comedy fans will get their fix on May 25 when NBC Sports Network airs a weeklong marathon of classic Saturday Night Live episodes hosted by athletes. 

Per USA Today's Scott Gleeson, the marathon will begin Monday at 8 p.m. ET with a trio of episodes hosted by NBA stars, starting with Michael Jordan (1991), LeBron James (2007) and Charles Barkley (2010).

Barkley's other episodes from 2012 and 2018 will air on Friday night, leading into another showing of the Jordan episode. 

Tuesday will be NFL night featuring the 2005 episode hosted by Tom Brady (7 p.m. ET), Peyton Manning's 2007 appearance (8 p.m.), Eli Manning from 2012 (9 p.m.) and J.J. Watt from this year (10 p.m.). 

Wednesday and Thursday will be WWE-themed, including all five episodes hosted by The Rock. Other episodes that will be featured throughout the week were hosted by Andy Roddick, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Michael Phelps and Derek Jeter. 

Classic sketches featuring athletes include "Bill Swerski's Superfans" with Jordan, the United Way digital short with Manning and The Rock as Papa Peepers.