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T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Month to Take on Gamers in Latest Xbox Live ‘Game with Fame’ Session

Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks is stepping off the hardwood to bring his talents to Xbox Live®. Fans that are interested in going one-on-one with the big man from Australia will need to keep an eye out for the Xbox Live gamertag ‘BogutGWF’ on Thursday, February 23 from 6pm to 7pm CST to challenge him in NBA Live 06® for Xbox®.

“I am looking forward to chatting and playing against NBA fans across the country and because we’ll be using Xbox Live, I’ll be able to play against gamers from all over the world, said Bogut. “Maybe a couple of friends from Australia will join the Game With Fame and make it a true international event.”

Bogut, the number one pick in the 2005 NBA Draft who will have his number retired by the University of Utah this month, led all rookies for the month of January in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and blocks (1.35 bpg), while ranking third in scoring (10.4 ppg) and third in field goal percentage (.554 percent) among rookies. Bogut has had a big impact on his new team. At this time last year, the Milwaukee Bucks were 15-27 and ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference. Currently the Bucks are ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 27-24 record.

The Xbox Live "Game with Fame" program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's biggest athletes. Past "Game with Fame" celebrity players include Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams, New York Knicks center Channing Frye, Kansas City Chief running back Larry Johnson, Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee, Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El and Adrian Aucoin of the Chicago Blackhawks. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the "Game with Fame" Web site at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.

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Xbox Live continues to transform and unite Xbox game communities worldwide, with a presence in 24 countries worldwide and a global community of more than 2 million members. As the first and only global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live offers world-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com.

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