NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2013: Top Celebs to Watch in Houston

Jeffrey SakakibaraContributor IIFebruary 14, 2013

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 08:  Jamacian Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt attends a press conference before coaching a track and field clinic at AUT Millenium on October 8, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
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Aside from the dunk contests and skills challenges, the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game is a great way for celebrities to showcase their talents and for fans to take a break from all the festivities during All-Star week.

This year's Celebrity All-Star game will feature many repeat players, as well as some fresh faces, hoping to get the coveted MVP title. 

Here are three players to watch out for in Houston. 

Usain Bolt

 Usain Bolt loves to try different sports during his offseason and this year is no different. There have been athletes in the past who participated in the games, but none had Bolt's physical caliber. Any fast break situations and it's going to be an easy dunk for him. 

Last year's entertainer was none other than Kevin Hart, who won the MVP title. But he should expect some fierce competition this time around because if anybody can please a crowd, it's Bolt. 

Expect a lot of the "Bolt pose" after a big play; who knows, he could impress a head coach out there watching. 

Arne Duncan

The Secretary of Defense, Arne Duncan, consistently scores 15+ points and never forgets to share some basketball stories of President Obama.

Coming from such a political background, it's always interesting to see how passionate and skilled he is at basketball. 


The battle in the paint between Duncan and Bolt is going to be entertaining to say the least, and Duncan may have to play aggressive to rack up points the way he has in the past. 

Clyde Drexler

It's always a treat to see former NBA players come back to the game since fans hope to see glimpses of the past. Drexler is most remembered for his athletic dunks and aggressive attacks to the rim, and it will be nice to see some of those dunks being repeated ruing the game. 

Drexler will have to fight through a roster full of height, but if he still has the same ferocity, he'll have no problem getting that and-one dunk.