The Guardians (Ultimate Sports)

    (Ultimate Sports, 2004)
™ and © Ultimate Sports Entertainment

Apparently, professional basketball stars are not satisfied with just winning games and collecting monster paychecks. Hardwood superstars Gary Payton, Lebron James, Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Mike Bibby and Allen Iverson also like to team up and fight crime in their spare time as The Guardians. Complete with funky super powers and tasteless costumes, the Guardians earn their name by protecting Earth from scoundrels such as Inkblot, Pitbull, and Thunderstruck, led by the demonic Master V. Apparently the Ultimate Sports Force (of which the Guardians are a part) was created years ago to combat Master V. And do they! Full of cheesy action, bad puns and over–the–top moralizing, the Guardians constantly pound home trite teamwork messages such as, “There’s no basket without the assist!” It seems the NBA finally realized they needed some good publicity. Nice try.

— Jerry Smith

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