*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was revealed today as one of the final two contestants joining the cast of “Splash” (formerly “Celebrity Diving”), premiering Tuesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
As announced on “Good Morning America” this morning, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and extreme skier Rory Bushfield dive into the pool with previously announced cast members Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Chuy Bravo, Nicole Eggert, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ndamukong Suh, Katherine Webb and Kendra Wilkinson.
The 10 celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving in front of a weekly poolside audience. Each week the celebrities will work the 10-meter high dive and pair off to complete synchronized stunts.
Leading up to the competition, Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis will give each celebrity weeks of training. Each dive will be critiqued by the judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.