Category: Ridiculous Things
Last night, the nickname “Dr. Blocktopus” was created by Eric Buenning and me for Larry Sanders. Sanders dug the nickname and Eric and I began to collaborate on the Milwaukee Bucks’ version of the Sinister Six from Spider Man.
Eric wrote the words and I made the images. We didn’t want to stop after six players, so we turned the entire roster into Spider Man villains. Hopefully Stan Lee doesn’t sue us. Please enjoy.
The Sinister Six
Larry “Doctor Blocktopus” Sanders
Blessed with what at times seems like mutliple appendeges, Dr. Blocktopus uses his high-level intelligence and creative genius to frustrate offenses. He is considered to be one of the most persistent and dangerous foes for opponents each night.
–Super strong and durable mechanical (tattooed) appendages
–Telepathic control over mechanical appendages and opposing offenses.
Brandon “Mysterio” Jennings
A man of many alter-egos, Mysterio always appeared to have a flair for the dramatic. With a chip always on his shoulder, Mysterio Jennings (being a special effects expert) puts on a show on the court (some calling it his ‘swag’).
–Special Effects Expert
–Master of Illusion (you may think he’s out of a game, but then he’ll explode and drop 20 in a quarter)
Monta “Electro” Ellis
While playing a meaningless game of ’21′ back in elementary school, “Electro” was struck by lightning and tragically left unconscious. When he came to, “Electro” Ellis found that he had the ability to make offensive moves that others couldn’t even fathom. His new found energy and unpredictability on the offensive end of the court was, dare I say, electric.
–Flight (through the lane)
–Electric (Offensive) manipulation
Ersan “Sandman” Ilyasova aka “Ersandman”
Filled with completely organic sand (no word on whether it’s Turkish sand), Ersandman uses his super-human endurance and ability to shapeshift to work around defenders and grab offensive rebounds when everyone isn’t expecting him to do so. Unfortunately, he sometimes doesn’t completely harness his abilities and morphs into sand, which is a real hassle for the staff when they are then required to sweep him off the court.
–Super human strength, endurance, and rebounding prowess
–Density Control (which explains how he can grab boards without jumping)
–Vulnerability to water
Mike “Kraven the Hunter” Dunleavy
A big game hunter that doesn’t like to use guns or arrows, M”KTH”D prefers to destroy enemies with his bare hands (generally in the form of “daggers,” also known as three-pointers). He is respected around the league for “killing his game” fairly, by taking shots within the offense and not going off on random heat checks.
John “Vulture” Henson
Armed with enormous “wings” that some have suggested give him the ability to fly (no word on whether Henson has tried), “Vulture” uses his superhuman attributes to cause havoc on the glass. Given that he hasn’t filled out just yet, his wings are still sharp and are considered weapons to anyone daring enough to them.
–Heightened physical attributes
Luc Richard Mbah a Hobgoblin
Beno “Rhino” Udrih
Ekpe “Green Goblin” Udoh
Marquis “Lizard” Daniels
Tobias “Shocker” Harris
Samuel “Venom” Dalembert
Drew “Chameleon” Gooden
Joel “Speed Demon” Pryzbilla
Jim “Spiderman” Boylan