“We’ve always wanted to do something with comics and we’re huge fans of Marvel, said Gary Belsky, ESPN The Magazine Editor-in-Chief. “We started thinking [this] would be a good way to do the previews and had a sense that now that [Marvel and ESPN are both] within the same corporate family [as part of Disney], it might make it easier. Once we reached out, we realized they do stuff like this all the time, so we didn’t have to wait, but the benefit of the [acquisition] was that it made us start thinking.”
Despite a pretty cool concept, there’s already one city unhappy with their panels.
Cleveland Cavaliers fans (surprise, surprise) are upset over a scene titled “The Unamazing Cavaliers,” which features LeBron James walking away in a Miami Heat jersey as he leaves his #23 Cavs uniform in a trash can.
Just another kick in the gut for the folks in the state of Ohio.
Below are the expert picks from the ESPN The Magazine staff:
|Chris Broussard||Ric Bucher||John Hollinger||Jalen Rose|
|Wrong Track:||Raptors||Trail Blazers||Suns||Timberwolves|
|MVP:||Kevin Durant, Thunder||Kevin Durant, Thunder||LeBron James, Heat||Dwight Howard, Magic|
|MIP:||Michael Beasley, Timberwolves||Anthony Randolph, Knicks||Anthony Randolph, Knicks||Ramon Sessions, Cavaliers|
|Rookie of the Year:||John Wall, Wizards||Blake Griffin, Clippers||Blake Griffin, Clippers||John Wall, Wizards|
|Bust:||Evan Turner, 76ers||Evan Turner, 76ers||Ekpe Udoh, Warriors||Evan Turner, 76ers|