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-Naruto- Basketball Club by korilin -Naruto- Basketball Club by korilin
haha, submitting this for the Animerica contest, and since they asked for something original, what better than dressing the Naruto characters in modern day basketball clothes...?? ^^
Ahaha, full view if you want, although you'll see my horrible coloring up close if you do so...^^;
I'm glad that this is the first deviation I submit for the year 2005(not counting my screen shot) because I'm super proud of this one! ^^ If you noticed, this is my first piece with more than two people, kinda pathetic, huh? But I'm happy that I'm starting out the year strongly! =D

Why did I put these characters in such positions??
#4 - Shika as Captain and small forward because he is a genius, therefore able to handle the captain position.
#7 - Naru as point guard because he's too small to be anything else...^^; and he's got that trickster's face and attitude to do well as the point guard. he can also think of plans on the fly.
#10 - Kiba as center because he's presence is dominant enough for it and his style is the strong type. And because I didn't know who else to put there...^^;;
#11 - Sasuke fits the power forward position because he's so power-hungry and uses force to overpower his opponents.
#14 - Neji is perfect as a shooting guard because he has the accuracy and confidence needed for 3-pointers and such.

These numbers are the Slam Dunk Characters' numbers; #11 and #14 are perfect for Sasuke and Neji(see the resemblance to Rukawa and Mitsui??), and even though I would've put Naru as Sakuragi, he's just not tall enough. Shika would've been #7 and point guard, but I needed him as captain. And again, Kiba is just tossed in there as another guy, hehe...^^; *runs away from Kiba fans*

I really like how Kiba and Shika turned out though, but Neji is a bit boring, sorry Neji fans! =P

Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke, Nara Shikamaru, Hyuuga Neji, and Inuzuka Kiba (c) Kishimoto-san, who I worship for the awesome piece of art he has created.
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kittyface27 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really cool. u used color pencils?
Kicho-Keynote Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
okay #10 best number in the world...though i wish Neji had that number still lov
AnimeVenus16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol Shika haves my number that's freakin raw and I am definitely the leader :) good shit
Lok321 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
wold make this my favourite if i knew how to :(
Los-Desperados Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Dude, I was totally thinking about these 5 being a basketball team. <3 Love it!
Nagase13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thou hast inspired thee!
zachman23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Love it man.
I'd could play benchwarmer for this team.
Franki09 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
I looove it! amazing. but where is gaara and lee?
Maka--anime Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
LOVE IT! And you made Kiba really tall!

KibaSaKU 4 EVA!:)
firewatergirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The best people! All in 1 pic!
EmoHelloKittyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Gaara looks so evil...

:blackrose::kitty::phae: 'If at first you don't suceed, skydiving is not for you. :tombstone:'
:blackrose::kitty::phae: 'Candy is dandy but if you touch mine you'll pull back a bloody stump. :omfg:'
SadisticAngelOfEvil Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey they actually look good is basketball outfits. nice work ^^
ciara2cool Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student General Artist
this is so cool!!my Shika-chan is so hot in a basketball uniform....:drool:
AlphonseElric411 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
horray for centers! (cause we're awesome like that!)
helloitsme123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Writer
you call that bad coloring?! OMG thats so Good!
jolly-GOODsocks-101 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
i LOVE tall kiba :drool:
Moon-Dragon3000 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Hey dude!! Cool drawing, you should've made Naruto number nine cuz hes part of the nine tails fox!! LOOL
FullmetalKobe824 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Great job! looks like they are Boston Celtics players!
yumiie03 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Student
i wish they will be players of our school's basketball team and i can watch them every after class!!!if my wish will come true... i'll look forward to school every single day and won't wish for summer!!! kyaaa!!!

AndromedaRising Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student General Artist
woah this ones great!!! i love it~
1hinata9 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Laeta-Gemina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Weird...Sasuke has my B-ball number...This cannot be a good sign...
Maey890 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student General Artist
weres nejis curs mark??????????????
poke7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
They are all great!
Just Kiba looks like Kankurou here, hehe
Aiya-Yume Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008

I play post. xDD so forward. ><;;
It's amazing! and really original^^''
NarutoDude02 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
1234sasuke1234 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this picture is ssssssoooooo hot I like how you drew it its so awesome!!And the team name is a good idea!!:thumbsup:
sasukekuuun Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
yayz!!!!!! i <<<<<3333333 basketballlll kiba and sasuke play mi positions!!!! yayz!!!
zutara4ever11 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
you should make the girls as cheerleaders next!
BunniGirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
asianL0v3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
that is awsome! u combined my two fave things: naruto and basketball!
PurpleWolfStar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
WHOA!! That's really clever!! XD Beautiful drawing.
williamsonk0316 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow! Naruto and his friends are B-ball players =) =)!!
FMAanimeluver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
I wish my jr. guys looked like that! Nice Work, I always thought Sasuke would make a good b-ball player.
2inninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Wow its looks really good. Everyone is drawn very well and you paid attention to the height. Naruto is so awesome. I hope he's good at basketball. Please draw more of these like a basketball team of Naruto characters vs. a team of Bleach characters or something like that. :)
missUnivers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
niiiiiiiiiiice and i think Rock Lee will be a good player :)
MissBakaHime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
oh wow that's awesome! :love:
Ties-that-bind Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I love the way you did thier hair. It's really well done!

.. It looks like Sasuke doesn't know where to put his hand ...
jimmyhop Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Nice pic I think neji's near 360 vision would make him a great guard
yuzukii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Haha! I love the Naruto boys and basketball! Nice drawing!
mangahunterakumako Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Whoa! I love this one!
and i love basketball:D
MewxRetasu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
...You gots skills... *_* You gots skills and nice handwriting.

...but I don't really like basketball... anyway, this basketball pic made me squeal shrilly, "OMGGGG~ SHIKA!... OMG WAIT! NO! OMGGGG~ NEJI!... OMG WAIT! NO! OMGGGG~ SASUKE!..." and you get the point.

...I still want your handwriting. x3 Good job. I'm faving even though I suck crap at basketball... which means you are freaking GOOD. O.O
DarknessGothPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
The colors on this are beautiful! I 'm glad to see I'm not the only colored pencils person left here!(I Hope!)
memphis05 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cinnamon-kisses Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
wow so coool!
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Student Artist
Hmm, this is quite interesting. And I agree, those positions, fit them perfectly.
yuureihime Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
Wow ^^ Cool:) I like colors ^^
Gerrynessness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
nicely done
Reikotsu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
WOW~! That looks so awesome! ^^

Are you kidding? The color's superb! =O And it was done with colored pencils too. T__T *is jealous of your coloring skills*

I like Sasuke and Shikamaru in this the best. ^^ Hm, Sasuke looks a bit, um, what's the word... like he's nervous or something. O__o Like how he's looking out of the corner of his eye for something. o,o I don't know how to explain it, but it makes him look less intimidating than his usual serious self. ^^
shoyo4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS!!!!:heart:

I really miss Slam Dunk..... and I lurve Naruto(err, Neji :XD:) haha.... awesome.... actually at first I thought they were wearing the Shoyo uniforms.... :XD:
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