While scouring Hoop China for news during KG and Paul's trips to the Far East, I came across some fantastic art by an NBA fan named Wanli. Wanli submits alot of his art to the forums over at Hoop China, and his latest series features NBA players as characters from the book "Water Margin".
"Water Margin" is a classic tale of the outlaw Song Jiang and his 36 companions. It has been adapted into comic books, and a 1972 film by the legendary Shaw Brothers. Wanli has taken NBA players and turned them into characters from the book via caricatures. Some of the players he's drawn include Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Charles Barkley and Blake Griffin. I will be posting some of the illustrations over the next few weeks. Enjoy: