ESPN NBA Preview Marvel Covers: Carmelo Anthony As Cyclops

ESPN The Magazine released its NBA season preview issue and there are 30 separate covers, each featuring an NBA team. While that might not be enough to draw much attention at first glance, it turns out that the covers are homages to Marvel comics. You can find all of them here (provided you have Insider).

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For the Denver Nuggets, the artists drew from a 1980 issue of X-Men to represent the team's current situation:

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via ESPN.com

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Click the photo to see a better view of it and the commentary on why this image was chosen. At one point Cyclops left the X-Men because of Jean Grey's death (cover here). Carmelo Anthony has played for the Denver Nuggets since 2003 and now finds it is time to leave his team and see what else is out there. This is a moment no one wants to see, but in some way seems necessary

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