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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 2:06 pm  |  9 responses

NBA Announces Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Lineup


Russell Westbrook and James Harden will be manning the sidelines in the Sprint NBA-All Star Celebrity Game. Defending champ Kevin Hart looks to defend his title alongside Usain Bolt, Trey Songz and Dikembe Mutombo, to name a few. Check out the complete lineup of stars below:

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the official lineup of the 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will take place at the Sprint Arena on Friday, Feb. 15, during NBA All-Star Jam Session at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. NBA All-Stars James Harden of the host Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder will serve as the West and East team coaches, respectively.

For the ninth straight year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also view the game through NBA Game Time from Sprint application, available on Android and iOS, as well as via WatchESPN on computers, tablets, and phones.

This year’s rosters include celebrities from film, TV, and music. Reigning 2012 Sprit NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Kevin Hart (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”), will look to defend his title alongside stars like Grammy (r) Award-winner Ne-Yo (R&B/pop star); Nick Cannon (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”); Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games); Trey Songz (R&B Singer/Actor); Usain Bolt (Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter); Arne Duncan (Secretary of Education); Terrence Jenkins (“E! News,” Anchor); Common (Rapper/Actor); John Schriffen (ABC News Correspondent); Ryen Russillo (ESPN Host); NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo (eight-time NBA All-Star), Clyde Drexler (ten-time NBA All-Star), Sean Elliott (two-time NBA All-Star), and Bruce Bowen (NBA legend); WNBA stars Tamika Catchings ( Indiana Fever) and Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx). Queen Latifah (Rapper/Singer/Actress) and Samantha Harris (TV Host) will be the assistant coaches.

In addition to serving as the title partner of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Sprint will also be the title partner of the NBA All-Star Pregame Concert, held at the Sprint Arena at Jam Session prior to the 62nd NBA All-Star Game at Toyota Center.

All purchased tickets for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game include admission to Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 15, where fans of all ages will be surrounded by wall-to-wall NBA All-Star basketball action. Fans will have opportunities to collect free autographs from NBA players and legends, score game-changing tips from NBA players and legends, and much more.

The game rosters are subject to change without notice. Visit http://www.nba.com/allstar2013/ for more information.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    3 things
    1. Bruce Bowen = nba legend
    2. usain bolt better throw down some dunks
    3. the tbj guys didn’t make it

  • Redd

    MUTUMBO! Man I hope he blocks so good he gets a contract lol.

    Josh Hutcherson tho? Ain’t he like 4’7? Interesting.

    On a sidenote, Real Husbands of Hollywood is the funniest show since The Office.

  • Max

    Excited to see how Bolt will do.
    And ofcourse Dikembe is awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Wow, I would want to see Bolt and Mutombo on the court!

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Nothing against the ladies, but why do they feel it necessary to force them on us like this? No NBA dudes, to my knowledge, are asked to participate in the wnba events. I actually feel like it’s demeaning to them. They are pros too, but hey, come play with these c list celebs

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    I jus wanna see Queen Latifah boxout ,get a rebound and go coast to coast like Barkley in his prime…

  • LLC#12

    Saw a video once of bolt throwing down a 360 when he was messing around in jeans…enough said!

  • VanCityBBall

    Usian Bolt is just gonna wait for someone to get the rebound and the next thing you know he’ll already be on the otherside of the court… awesome

  • good researcher

    I don’t think Westbrook is mature enough to coach

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