COPPELL, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, today announced that Team MannatechSM member and basketball legend Nancy Lieberman played in the McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Friday, Feb. 13, on the winning East team.
Lieberman made a surprise entrance into the game during the second quarter and went on to help the East team win the game 60-57.
“I am honored to have participated in this wonderful event and am excited ESPN and the NBA invited me to play,” said Lieberman. “To make sure I was ready for the game, I stay in good shape with physical exercise, training and proper dietary supplementation with Mannatech products like BounceBack™ capsules, CardioBALANCE® heart care formula, Optimal Support Packets, SPORT™ capsules and ImmunoSTART® chewables that help me achieve and maintain optimal wellness.”
Lieberman was joined by Basketball Hall of Famers Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler, as well as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and “Dr. J” Julius Erving, who served as coaches for the celebrity team members, including James Denton, Donald Faison, Michael Rapaport, Chris Tucker, Zach Levi, Terrell Owens, Rick Fox, Dan Majerle, Kara Lawson, Lisa Leslie and Harlem Globetrotters "Wildkat" Edgerson, "Special K" Daley, "Scooter" Christensen and "Handles" Franklin.
Currently an ESPN analyst, Lieberman is the youngest basketball player in Olympic history to win a medal, a three-time college all-American and inductee in the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Team Mannatech program, a group of 195 athletes worldwide who utilize cutting-edge training techniques and proper nutrition while serving as educators preserving the integrity of sports competition and the health of all athletes.
“We are proud to have Nancy as part of our team and cheered her on as we watched her play and win last Friday,” said former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Butch Johnson, Mannatech’s senior director of community affairs and sports marketing. “Her accomplishments on and off the court and her dedication to health and nutrition make her the ideal role model for today’s wellness generation. We couldn’t be happier for her and look forward to her continued success.”
The Team Mannatech program aggressively supports the World Anti-Doping agency through its dedication to preserving the integrity of sports competition and health of all athletes. Mannatech products are formulated without any of the 4,000 substances banned by the International Olympic Committee’s 2009 world anti-doping list.
Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high-quality, proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions sold through independent Associates and Members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, South Africa, and Singapore. For more information please visit www.mannatech.com or www.allaboutmannatech.com.
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