Cartoon Net, NBA Stars Team for B-Ball Slam

Shaq may be hobbled from real play right now, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have any fun.

He and other NBA stars such as Steve Francis, Jason Kidd and wunderkind LeBron James will be teaming with the best-animated shorts about sports during Cartoon Network’s Cartoon Network NBA All-Star Slam, airing Sunday, February 15 (at 1-5 p.m. EST and PST).

CN stars such as Johnny Bravo, The Kids Next Door and Dexter will get some tips on how to handle themselves on and off the court from Shaq and his colleagues. Steve Francis of the Houston Rockets takes on Ed, Edd and Eddy in a game of 1-on-3.  The Mayor talks trash with the L.A. Clippers’ Corey Magette.  And while Karl Malone wants to show Johnny Bravo the keys to success on the court, Johnny would rather scope out the Laker cheerleaders. Among the other powerful double-teams slated for the four-hour marathon: Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) and Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets) and Ed, Edd and Eddy (Ed, Edd n Eddy), Elton Brand (L.A. Clippers) and Muriel (Courage the Cowardly Dog) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) and the Kids Next Door (Codename: Kids Next Door).

O’Neal, Kidd and Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) are also scheduled to drop by for a little animated conversation. Highlights of the cartoons to air during CN’s NBA All-Star Slam include Dexter’s embarrassing failure at every sport imaginable, Johnny Bravo’s cross-dressing turn on a ladies’ softball team and some serious Sumo wrestling on Ed, Edd n Eddy. Cartoon Network is currently seen in over 85 million U.S. homes and 145 countries around the world.