“Captain America: Civil War” hits the theaters this week premiering in various parts of the world. By all indication, Marvel will deliver another huge box office hit in the movie that stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., among others.
Earlier this month, another box office draw —this time for sports fans, the 2016 NBA Playoffs, also tipped off—just about high time for a Civil War-NBA crossover.
Below is a simple but telling infographic on the parallels of the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the hoops heroes from the world’s biggest and most prominent basketball league.
Captain America, also known as Steve Rogers, is an easy parallel with Golden State Warriors point guard god Stephen Curry.
Both leaders for their respective teams (The Avengers and Warriors, respectively), they already have led them to respective successes in their field—Steve in the “Battle of New York” and “Sokovia Under Siege” from The Avengers movies and Steph in last year’s NBA Finals where they beat heated rivals LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Hydra?).
Both Captain America and Stephen Curry have their go-to-moves or weapons of course; the former’s ever-reliable shield and the latter’s equally-reliable three-point shooting.
Iron Man, also known as Tony Stark, is another easy comparison with the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise player LeBron James, who was once considered the best player in the league before Cap (Steph Curry) took over.
Both Stark and LeBron have brash personalities and mostly has a love-hate relationship with most of their fans. However, they always back it up with their high-flying acts in their respective fields. Iron Man, thanks to endless weapons at his disposal, can easily fry an army as easy as LeBron can dominate an opponent with his gamut of skills inside the court, be it passing, scoring and playing defense.
If you’re not convinced yet on the comparisons of Captain America-Stephen Curry and Iron Man-LeBron James, maybe these highlights can change your mind:
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But who will win in the battle between Captain America and Iron Man? Stephen Curry and LeBron James? “Captain America: Civil War” is already in theaters and watching it is the only way to find out who the winner is in that Marvel marquee match-up. As for the NBA rivals, a rematch in the NBA Finals is looming—assuming Curry can get over his ankle/knee injury problems.