LeBron James and Disney are joining forces, which is both
exciting and terrifying at the same time. Two bigger empires have not united since Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra met up in Tarsus. (Hopefully,
this one ends with fewer people dying.)
James will appear with Anthony Davis, this year’s No. 1 NBA
draft pick, along with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and others in My Life as an NBA Rookie on Disney XD,
debuting Oct. 29, according to The Associated Press. The series reportedly will
feature footage of players going through the draft process and preparing for
The question is, why should Disney stop there? They
shouldn’t just put James in a TV show. They could turn him into an actual
animated character, like Pocahontas, or transform him into an animal for no discernible reason, like they did to Robin Hood. While the Disney animators are
at it, they could get the Pixar gang to make Bryant and Durant into the next
Woody and Buzz.
Until this becomes a reality, we threw together a list of
some of the NBA’s top players and imagined which existing Disney character they
most closely match up with. The only real purpose is to entertain, so enjoy.