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NBA All-Star 'Celebrity' Game 2012: Celebs We'd Actually Want to See Play
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I never thought I'd be longing for the days of Justin Bieber, MVP

The NBA recently announced the "celebrity" lineup of the 2012 All-Star Celebrity Game. Unfortunately the lineup is majorly lacking in one key component—actual celebrities. That's not exactly a minor oversight given the circumstances. 

Nobody expects the NBA to land 20 A-list celebrity participants—between work and play, most A-list celebrities keep a pretty full schedule. What we do expect is that the NBA, a major professional sports league, has enough clout to score at least one high-profile celebrity and a smattering of entertaining C/D-listers. 

They actually did a pretty good job in 2011. You probably aren't much of a Justin Bieber fan (who is?), but there's no denying that little Canadian songbird, and leading cause of Bieber Fever, is a big-time star.

This year's lineup is headlined by one of those dudes from the Jersey Shore. Not The Situation or DJ Pauly D, and not even that giant one who falls down a lot; it's the other one—the scrawny momma's boy with anxiety issues.

Seriously! Someone at the NBA league office should be fired for this. 

Let's take a look at some of this year's choices and determine where they went wrong, and identify a substantially better option.   

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