Nelly drives to the basket.
Stars Hoop it up at McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented by 2K Sports
NEW YORK Feb. 12, 2007 – Grammy™ Award-winning entertainer Nelly, Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), actor David Arquette (“In Case of Emergency”), actor James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”), and the Food Network’s Bobby Flay (“Throwdown with Bobby Flay”) are among 18 celebrities who will compete in the McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by 2K Sports, in association with T-Mobile USA, as part of NBA All-Star 2007 in Las Vegas.
The game will air live on ESPN on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. ET from NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. ESPN play-by-play commentator Mark Jones and analysts Jon Barry and Tom Tolbert will call the action, along with courtside reporters Stuart Scott and Jim Gray. ESPN analysts and former NBA players Tim Legler (East) and Greg Anthony (West) will serve as head coaches. Assistant coaches include actor James Pickens, Jr. (“Grey’s Anatomy”) for the East and “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton for the West.
Other players in this year’s Celebrity Game who have participated in the NBAE League include Arquette, Bow Wow, Cannon, Diggs, Faison, Frazier, and Kennedy.
David Arquette (“In Case of Emergency”)
Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile)
Nelly (Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist)
Taye Diggs (Rent, Chicago)
Jamie Kennedy (“Jamie Kennedy Experiment”)
Bobby Flay (“Throwdown with Bobby Flay”)
LaDainian Tomlinson (NFL’s San Diego Chargers)
Carrot Top (comedian)
Chris Tucker (comedian)
Katie Smith (WNBA’s Detroit Shock)
Coach: Tim Legler, ESPN analyst
Asst. Coach – James Pickens Jr. (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
James Denton ("Desperate Housewives")
Reggie Bush (NFL’s New Orleans Saints)
Donald Faison (“Scrubs”)
Bow Wow (Roll Bounce)
Tony Potts (co-anchor of “Access Hollywood”)
Nick Cannon (Bobby)
Jonathan Silverman (“In Case of Emergency”)
Tamika Catchings (WNBA’s Indiana Fever)
Coach: Greg Anthony, ESPN
Asst. Coach – Wayne Newton (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
McDonald's USA, LLC
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Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU), ESPN and ESPN2 HD simulcast services, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (networks, syndication, radio, web sites), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360 (Broadband), Mobile ESPN, ESPN on Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications, and the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. At the end of December 2006, more than 106 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group — 25 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect effortlessly to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile highest, in numerous regions throughout the U.S., in wireless call quality and wireless customer care. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark.
NBA All-Star 2007
NBA All-Star 2007 in Las Vegas brings together the top NBA players and performers for a week of competition, community service, and world-class entertainment. Among the many events that reach fans in 215 countries and territories are the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam; McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by 2K Sports; NBA All-Saturday Night presented by EA SPORTS (Sprite Slam Dunk, Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, PlayStation Skills Challenge, and Haier Shooting Stars); NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas, the league’s interactive event that attracts more than 100,000 fans each year; and the 56th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18.