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WHEEL OF FORTUNE GOES BIG WITH NBA WEEK!
-Special Guests Include NBA Stars Chris Paul, Grant Hill, DeAndre Jordan, and Hall of Famer James Worthy-
Culver City, CA (January 29, 2013) - America's #1 Game Show Wheel of Fortune has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) for "NBA Week," airing Feb. 4 – 8, featuring special guest NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy in addition to current stars such as Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, and Grant Hill who will join hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White during the hoops-themed week of shows
In celebration of "NBA Week" and Wheel of Fortune's 30th Anniversary Season, NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Amar'e Stoudemire, John Wall, Andrew Bynum, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, and Steve Nash will offer their congratulations to the show and introduce custom NBA prizes.
The NBA and Wheel of Fortune collaborated with the New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics to offer the contestants the chance to win special VIP prize packages including tickets to home games for each of the teams and a shopping spree at NBAStore.com.
For the first-time-ever, the green monitors on Wheel of Fortune's famed puzzleboard will feature "logoman," the NBA's iconic silhouetted logo in place of the Wheel of Fortune logo. The set will also be custom-designed complete with team logos and jerseys.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business that features three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence, with offices in 15 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters currently feature 83 international players from 36 countries and territories. The NBA's digital assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 60 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 42 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with 325 million fans and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $210 million to charity, completed more than 2.3 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 760 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.
About “Wheel of Fortune”
Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication’s most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.