October 07, 2009
Today, TNT, home of exclusive Thursday night NBA doubleheaders and "Inside The NBA," announced what we knew all along: Actor Rainn Wilson, star of the Emmy-award winning sitcom "The Office," is a guest star in a series of exclusive spots promoting the 2009-10 NBA season on TNT.
The spots are driven by the concept of "taxicab confessionals" with Wilson serving as the mulleted cabbie to NBA stars Dwight Howard(notes), Gilbert Arenas(notes), Derrick Rose(notes) and Deron Williams(notes).
You can watch the first spot with Dwight and Rainn at NBA.com or, if you'd like, below.
"Ever since I was growing up watching the Seattle Supersonics I've been the hugest NBA fan. So of course I was thrilled to be working with the some worlds greatest (and tallest!) athletes," said Wilson to no one in particular. "Although, I have to say, enough with this baggy shorts nonsense. Bring back the NBA hotpants look of 1979!"