New Orleans Pelicans: Which Pels resemble Marvel characters?

Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans, Josh Hart #3 and Brandon Ingram. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans, Josh Hart #3 and Brandon Ingram. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Eric Bledsoe, New Orleans Pelicans
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The New Orleans Pelicans’ next game will see a groundbreaking collaboration between the NBA and Marvel.

With the Pels set to take on the Golden State Warriors in an important game for both teams, let’s relieve some stress. Here is a fun look at what Marvel character New Orleans’ starting lineup best resembles:

New Orleans Pelicans: Eric Bledsoe as Spider-Man

Bledsoe is one of the newest members of the roster, just like how Spider-Man is the newest Avenger.

At first, both Spider-Man and Bledsoe were not taken very seriously. Bledsoe had a tumultuous start to his career at the Smoothie King Center and, even to this day, many within the Pels fanbase advocate for trading him.

However, character development is important for these two. Peter Parker grows throughout his comics and movies from a kid to a man. Ditto for Bledsoe, who really struggled to integrate himself into this team but has somewhat turned it around since the trade deadline.

Now, let’s see if Bledsoe gets his own spin-off movies, so to speak, or if he joins a new team this off-season.

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New Orleans Pelicans: Lonzo Ball as Vision

Ball is one of the better passers on the Pelicans, so you could say he has that court vision. Much like his superhero counterpart, Lonzo has really adapted to his new role under head coach Stan Van Gundy.

With the addition of Bledsoe, Ball hasn’t always been the guy to bring up the ball, but he is often the one who makes the decisive plays. Like Vision, the Pels’ point guard has an incredibly high basketball IQ. He constantly makes smart decisions and accurate reads.

Ball knows the game of basketball like the back of his hand, and if you doubt that, just ask Magic Johnson.

"“I’m going to tell you this: there’s no guard in this league. point guard, whose basketball IQ is higher than Lonzo Ball. The IQ of Lonzo Ball is off the charts."