NBA Stars Their Top Toons

Shaquille O’Neal, Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury and nine other NBA hardcourt warriors will introduce their favorite cartoons during Cartoon Network’s six-hour NBA All-Star Slam marathon on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 12-6 p.m. (ET, PT).

Hong Kong Phooey, Droopy Dog, The Wonder Twins, The Powerpuff Girls, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, The Thundercats and Yosemite Sam will be among the faves of pro ballers like Elton Brand of the L.A. Clippers, Baron Davis of the New Orleans Hornets and Latrell Sprewel of the New York Knicks. Excerpts and outtakes from these interviews will also be featured on TNT’s Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson for three weeks leading up to NBA All-Star 2003.

With the 2003 NBA All-Star Game coming to Atlanta this February, Cartoon Network is teaming with official NBA partners Gatorade, LEGO Company and Xbox for an on-air/online programming event and sweepstakes promotion. CartoonNetwork.com will feature a NBA All-Star mini-site with custom animated basketball games and activities, as well as tune-in information for the on-air event.