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EA Sports Selects Vince Carter For NBA Live 2004

(August 11, 2003) -- Electronic Arts announced Monday that four-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter and 2003 third overall NBA draft pick Carmelo Anthony, will serve as spokesmen for EA SPORTS™ basketball products scheduled for release this fall.

Carter will appear on packaging and merchandising for NBA LIVE 2004, which, going into its tenth season, is the best-selling basketball videogame of all-time with more than 18 million units sold. Anthony will serve as spokesman and cover athlete for NCAA March Madness™ 2004, the popular EA SPORTS college basketball franchise.


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Carter enters his sixth NBA season with a career scoring average of 24.1 points. Selected fifth overall in the 1998 NBA Draft, Carter’s high-flying dunks and acrobatic play have made him one of the league’s most dazzling superstars since he burst onto the scene and won 1998-99 Schick Rookie of the Year honours. He was selected to the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 NBA All-Star games, three times leading all players in votes received.

Carter was selected to the All-NBA Second Team (2000-01), the All-NBA Third Team (1999-2000), and he represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he averaged a team-high 14.8 points en route to the gold medal. He is currently part of the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team preparing the FIBA Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament that takes places in Puerto Rico from August 20 - 31.

“Being a part of the EA SPORTS team is a tremendous honour and a terrific moment in my basketball career,” Carter said. “As a longtime gamer, it’s a thrill to be asked to represent the Freestyle Revolution that EA SPORTS has brought to NBA LIVE.

NBA LIVE 2004 and NCAA March Madness 2004 are both scheduled for release this fall. NBA LIVE ships on Nintendo GameCube™, PC-CD, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and Xbox™ video game system, while NCAA March Madness will be available on the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox.

EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles and franchises include John Madden Football™, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, MVP Baseball™, NCAA® Football and NASCAR Thunder™.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS

Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA GAMES™, and EA SPORTS BIG™.

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