In 2003, Cartoon Network aired short clips titled NBA All-Star Slam, that paired NBA players chatting with cartoon characters.
For many, the cartoon characters appear to be their childhood favorites, such as Bugs Bunny, Flintstones, etc.
And among these, was also something for Masters of the Universe fans, when Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) had a spot with He-Man himself.
Though it wasn't the original Filmation Studios' He-Man that joined Mr. Redd, but instead then-current MYP series with Cam Clarke voicing He-Man.
The clip was aired before next episode of He-Man would air, which was "Dragon's Brood".
Sadly I haven't seen the commercial in full, only heard an audio-clip of it thanks to Jon "TheShadow" Kallis from he-man.org during 2003.
Personally I can remember and other fans like Joe Amato parts from what was being said, namely He-Man's hilarious comments.
[paraphrasing from memory]
Michael Redd: "So He-Man, can I borrow your Sword?"
He-Man: "No, I'm afraid not... THE POWER IS MINE! ...Not yours. Sorry."
He-Man: "That Skeletor is a big jerk. You hear that Skeletor? I'm WATCHING YOU!!!"
If anyone remembers more of this or has a clip, please send me an e-mail or comment about it!
Hopefully either the audio-clip or full video of this short can be dug up. As I'd like to see it and share with everyone!
Below is a full list of all NBA players and the cartoon characters they had their spot with.
- Elton Brand (L.A. Clippers) - Space Ghost
- Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets) - Droopy Dog
- Allan Houston (New York Knicks) - The Jetsons
- Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) - Wonder Twins
- Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) - He-Man
- Theo Ratliff (Atlanta Hawks) - Hong Kong Phooey
- Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) - Thundercats
- Shaquille O'Neal (L.A. Lakers) - Godzilla
- Latrell Sprewell (New York Knicks) - The Flintstones
- Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets) - Yosemite Sam
- Jamal Mashburn (New Orleans Hornets) - The Powerpuff Girls
- Jason Terry (Atlanta Hawks) - Scooby-Doo
- Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns) - Bugs Bunny