Remember last year when the NHL had the Guardian Project, where Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment came up with super hero concepts based on hockey teams? I always thought that was a fun idea, and some of the characters that came out of it were
The NBA had a similar marketing gimmick for a feature in ESPN Magazine, where each team’s preview featured a Marcel Comics themed cover. As equal parts basketball dork and comics geek, I thought this was awesome. Don’t believe me? Check out the awesome Carlos Boozer-as-Red Hulk cover.
So anyway, with the NBA lockout continuing on and me missing basketball more and more each day, I’ve decided to start my own sports/super hero mash-up called Project Defense. I’m going to come up with 30 super heroes themed after the 30 franchises in the NBA.
Am I crazy?
Stay tuned. Starting tomorrow, expect to see one new NBA hero every day during lunch time. Villains be ware!