NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam
Cartoon Network USA and the NBA (National Basketball Association) have teamed up and two of its most popular animated shows will feature famous basketball players as featured in the NBA All-Star Jam Basketball event, LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a guest appearance in a Teen Titans Go! episode named “The Cruel Giggling Ghoul”, the episode will premiere on Thursday 11th February at 6pm ET/PT. Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Damian Lillard from Portland Trail Blazers will all make an appearance in an episode of We Bare Bears called “Charlie Ball”, which will also premiere on Thursday 11th February at 7pm ET/PT. Kids using the CN Sayin’ app can make video submissions to their favourite NBA players, some questions will air on Cartoon Network between episodes.
From The Turner USA Press Release
As part of Turner’s exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, Feb. 11-14, Cartoon Network will feature NBA All-Star starter LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), three-time NBA All-Star Paul George (Indiana Pacers), three-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) and two-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) in guest roles on the network’s fan-favorite animated series.
Premiering Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT), LeBron James makes an appearance as an animated version of himself on Cartoon Network’s hit series Teen Titans Go!. The episode, titled “The Cruel Giggling Ghoul,” includes the Titans on a trip to an amusement park to see James, only to get involved in solving a mystery.
Also in the lineup, a special episode of the Cartoon Network Original Series We Bare Bears, featuring Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard, premiering Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode, “Charlie Ball,” features characters voiced by the players. The “All-Star” episodes of Teen Titans Go! and We Bare Bears will replay on Cartoon Network throughout NBA All-Star weekend.
Cartoon Network continues its NBA All-Star 2016 celebration with special segments integrated into some of its leading television shows beginning on Thursday, Feb. 11. Through its popular CN Sayin’ app, Cartoon Network will provide kids with an opportunity to send questions via video submissions to their favorite NBA players. Select questions and responses will then be featured within Cartoon Network’s on-air integrations throughout NBA All-Star.
Sports-themed episodes of Cartoon Network series will be available on VOD and TVE. Highlights from the All-Star special episodes of We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go! will be on Cartoon Network’s YouTube Channel, the Cartoon Network app, CartoonNetwork.com, as well as VOD.
Turner and Turner Sports are celebrating their 31st year of NBA All-Star coverage with TNT serving as the exclusive home of the weekend’s premium events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m., State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., and the 65th annual NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Coverage of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.