NBA Casts “Playoffs on NBA Lane” Globally – New Short Film Celebrates League’s 75th Anniversary Season

Film Featuring Six NBA All-Stars: Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Luka Donči, Joel Embiid, Darius Garland and Ja Morant; Also Starring Anthony Anderson, Marv Albert, Charles Barkley, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal, Issa Rae, Breanna Stewart, Ben Stiller, Chris Webber Among Over 20 NBA ( Legends, Broadcasters, Celebrities and Notable Faces from Around the Game

The NBA yesterday premiered “Playoffs at NBA Lane”, the latest chapter in a season-long league campaign celebrating 75th Birthday Season, everyone @NBA social media platforms and on Featuring six NBA All-Stars and more than 20 NBA legends, broadcasters, celebrities, and famous faces from across the game, “Playoffs on NBA Lane” captures the excitement, culture, and history of the NBA’s postseason.

Set in the fictional neighborhood of “NBA Lane (”, introduced in a film towards the end of the commemorative season, “Playoffs in NBA Lane” follows a group of acclaimed NBA fans and legends as they take to the neighborhood arena in preparation for the 2022 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel. As the neighborhood’s children headed for play in the “Bus Ring (”, NBA broadcasters from past, present, and around the world welcome fans to this special community where everyone gathers to watch another NBA postseason.

From the anticipation of NBA legends Reggie Miller and Chris Webber for a tip-off to actors and producers Issa Rae and Ben Stiller celebrating from afar, familiar faces and names around the arena each agree on one thing,”I like this game“. In the arena, the show is about on-court stars ready to compete in the playoffs, including Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls, Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Darius Garland and Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies. To be precise, the film is set to the instrumental “Trophy” by Drake with Young Money, as every NBA team embraces a single postseason goal.

“‘The Playoffs on NBA Lane’ serves as a reminder of the energy and excitement that makes playoff basketball truly unique,” said NBA Chief Marketing Officer Kate Jhaveri. “Throughout this season, our fans around the world have celebrated NBA legends and the moments that have shaped this league, and now we are all turning to the next generation of stars who continue to push it forward as they write another chapter in NBA playoff history. ”

As we look to the future of NBA broadcasts, “Playoffs on NBA Lane” steps into the metaverse with highlights infused with ESPN’s “NBA CourtView” 3D video technology. Additionally, the popular characters Peely and Fishstick from Fortnite appeared in the arena to notify both the post-NBA season and the inclusion of the upcoming NBA celebratory emote, which was selected ( for the first time in the game and by millions of fans.

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Co-created with Translation LLC, this short film was directed by Emmett and Brendan Malloy (“Big Easy Express” and “The Tribes of Palos Verdes”). “Playoffs on NBA Lane” will begin streaming on network television on Saturday, April 9. Additionally, 15 and 30 second film versions will be shown on all platforms during the postseason.

The full cast of “Playoffs on NBA Lane” includes the following:

  • NBA players: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls), Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies).
  • NBA legend: Charles Barkley, Muggsy Bogues, Clyde Drexler, Reggie Miller, Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson and Chris Webber.
  • NBA Broadcasters: Malika Andrews, Marv Albert, Ernie Johnson, Stephen A. Smith and Xavier Vaution.
  • NBA fans: Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Spike Lee, Ludacris, Mark Phillips, Issa Rae, Breanna Stewart, Vince Staples and Ben Stiller.

The 2022 Play-In Tournament will be played on April 12-15. The 2022 NBA playoffs brought to you by Google Pixel will kick off on Saturday, April 16. For the latest details on NBA 75 celebrations, including opportunities for fans to participate, visit and #NBA75 on social media during the 2022 postseason.

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About NBA:
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NBA Casts “Playoffs on NBA Lane” Globally – New Short Film Celebrates League’s 75th Anniversary Season

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