NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2013 Rosters: Bold Predictions for Exciting Contest

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IFebruary 14, 2013

28 May 2001:  Dikembe Mutombo #55 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts in game four of the eastern conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The Bucks won 110-100. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
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The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game isn't going to display elite basketball, but it will be entertaining all the same. 

There is your first prediction. Although, I'm pretty sure that doesn't qualify as bold. We'll get into those after you check out the roster. 


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)


Bold Predictions

Dikembe Mutombo Will Do the Finger Wag

I don't know about you, but the current GEICO ad series cracks me up. Dikembe's spot is no different. I mean, it is no Eddie Money, but it is close. 

Besides delivering a chuckle, the other thing this does is bring back to relevancy the finger wag that Mutumbo once readily flashed after depositing a would-be shot attempt into the stands. 

This shot-blocking great will undoubtedly be up to his old tricks, and I don't expect him to let his GEICO fans down. 

Usain Bolt Will Bring the House Down with a Dunk

Any discussion of the greatest athlete on the planet has to include Usain Bolt.

The living legend is 6’5”, 210 pounds and he runs well for his size...or any other size. Shoot, this guy runs decent for a cheetah.

Apparently, he isn't bad at soccer, and as you can see in the video, he has decent hops. He is a freak of nature. 

Now, I don't know if he can shoot or dribble, but he isn't going to have to worry about that on a fast break.

There is no way Bolt won't break free on at least one fast break, and the natural showman is going to whip out his best dunks when he does.

Kevin Hart Will Keep His Clothes on 

This shouldn't be a bold prediction, but after Kevin Hart's stripping tantrum last year, it is. 

This is just an outsider's opinion, but I am going to say that tantrum was a bit of acting by the comedian.

I have no doubt that Hart is going to do something zany, but I have no idea what that will be. Well, other than the fact I don't expect him to repeat himself. 

And at some moment during the festivities, he'll get the mike.  

At that point, all bets are off.