(March 31, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – For years, NBA superstars have been dazzling fans with spectacular slam dunks, amazing shots and heroic performances. Now, Warner Home Video (WHV) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have teamed up to release “NBA Bloopers Volume I,” a DVD that captures the lighter side of the game. Featuring a collection of hilarious bloopers, funny outtakes, unusual traditions, and bizarre moments, the highly anticipated NBA DVD release will hit stores on June 10, 2008 for $19.98 SRP. Order due date is May 6, 2008. NBA players are elite athletes who astound fans with their amazing abilities – but even the greatest NBA superstars have their comical moments. In “NBA Bloopers Volume 1,” hosted by comedic actor Michael Rapaport, WHV and the NBA have compiled a DVD that contains the wildest, weirdest, wackiest moments ever seen on the NBA Hardwood Courts. Featuring NBA superstars such as Shaquille O’Neal, Phoenix Suns; Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics; Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic; Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards and Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks; this DVD invites fans to laugh along with some of their favorite NBA stars. “Warner Home Video is excited to showcase NBA superstars in a way that is rarely captured, as comedians of the court,” said Eddie Scannell, WHV Director, Sports Marketing. “We have assembled some of the most hilarious NBA moments on one DVD that will surely be a must have for any NBA fan.” The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About the NBA The NBA, founded in 1946, is a global sports and entertainment brand that features 30 teams in the United States and Canada. During the 2007-08 season, NBA games will reach 215 countries and territories in 41 languages via a record 202 television partners. The league’s worldwide reach is also reflected in the 76 international players from 30 countries and territories on NBA rosters. Domestically, the NBA broadcasted 142 regular-season games on national television last season on ABC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2, and broke attendance records for the fourth consecutive season. NBA TV, launched in 1999 as the first 24-hour television channel created and operated by a professional sports league, is distributed to 80 countries. NBA merchandise is sold in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA.com averages more than five million daily visits. More than 60 percent of the Web site’s visitors come from outside the United States. NBA Cares is the league's community outreach initiative that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. To date, members of the NBA family – including teams, current and former players, and the league office – have contributed 400,000 hours of hands-on volunteer service, raised more than $58 million for charity, and created over 200 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including UNICEF; the Make-a-Wish Foundation; and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
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