NBA Celebrity All Star Game 2013 Rosters: Players Who'll Be Most Entertaining

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2013

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Comedian Kevin Hart poses as a mailman as he delivered a Karl Malon throwback Utah Jazz jersey Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest part of 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend at Amway Center on February 25, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Kevin Hart isn't likely to be throwing down in the Celebrity Game during NBA's All-Star weekend, but he should still be wildly entertaining to watch. 

The diminutive comedian is just one of many celebrities to play in this annual tilt, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN will provide live coverage of this game. 

Check out those scheduled to participate: 


Celebrity Game Lineup (via

Kevin Hart ("Real Husbands of Hollywood")

Ne-Yo (R&B/pop singer)

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)

Dikembe Mutombo (eight-time NBA All-Star)

Clyde Drexler (10-time NBA All-Star)

Sean Elliott (two-time NBA All-Star)

Bruce Bowen (NBA legend)

Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)

Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)


Players Who Will Be Most Entertaining 

It's fun having the former NBA legends and current WNBA stars on the court, but we all know what they can do with a basketball in their hands. So, you won't find any of the six that fall in those categories on this list. 

This list is reserved for the players whose celebrity is not rooted in basketball. 


Usain Bolt

At 6’5”, 210 pounds and blessed with the most pure speed of any homo sapien, Usain Bolt is a freak of nature. 

It is going to be great to see what Bolt can do on a basketball court. As you can see in the video, Bolt can dunk with relative ease. 

Now, with his blazing speed, Bolt may be able to throw down from the three-point line. 

So, that may be a bit of a stretch, but Bolt will still be the center of attention. I have no idea if he has any handles or shooting ability, but it will be fun to find out. 


Kevin Hart

Hopefully, this year Kevin Hart will be able to keep that nasty temper under control, before someone gets hurt or he winds up naked. 

While that is no guarantee, we can all rest assured that the comedian will do something that draws laughs from the onlookers. 

Josh Hutcherson 

Someone needs to make sure that Josh Hutcherson is clear this is an NBA All-Star event, and not a real attempt at recreating the Hunger Games movie in which he starred. 

Although, that would make things interesting if he got hurt—maybe he'd pretend he was a chair so no one could find him. 

While this would be funny, here's to hoping there are no injuries in what should be an entertaining afternoon of basketball.