EA Sports drafts Carter and Anthony

EA announces that Vince Carter and Carmelo Anthony will be the cover athletes for its NBA Live 2004 and NCAA March Madness 2004 basketball games, respectively.

Electronic Arts has today announced that NBA All-Star Vince Carter and third NBA draft pick Carmelo Anthony, who led Syracuse University to the 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, will be the cover athletes for this season's EA Sports basketball games. Carter will appear on the packaging and in the merchandising for NBA Live 2004, while Anthony will serve as spokesman and cover athlete for NCAA March Madness 2004.

"Being a part of the EA Sports team is a tremendous honor 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."

"There's no better way to celebrate last year's national championship than to represent Syracuse and EA Sports on the cover of NCAA March Madness 2004," Anthony said. "This game is so unique because it brings fans all the excitement, tradition, and strategy of college basketball that I was fortunate to experience last year. It's a great accomplishment for me to be able to appear on the cover of this game cutting down the nets from the Final Four."

Both NBA Live 2004 and NCAA March Madness 2004 are scheduled for release this fall. For more information on the games, check out our previous coverage using the links above.

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