NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2013 Rosters: Must-Watch Players Headed to the Court

Jonathan IrwinContributor IIFebruary 15, 2013

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06:  Honoree Clyde Drexler speaks at The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 6, 2009 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Miami Project)
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It's not the most exciting of All-Star weekend events, but the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game is still fun to watch every year.

Going on its 10th year as part of the All-Star festivities, this year's game is bringing plenty of punches in terms of talent. Whether you're looking to watch an NBA Hall of Famer or one of the most prolific defensive players of all time, this year's Celebrity All-Star Game has plenty of must-watch names.

Here's the roster for this year's NBA Celebrity All Star Game, provided by the :

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)


Clyde Drexler

One of the best to ever play the game, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler returns to the court this Friday. It will be exciting to see him play, even if it's just for the Celebrity All-Star Game.

The NBA Hall of Famer was a prolific scorer in his time, accumulating 22,195 points in his career. But the athletic guard was also a force on defense. Drexler averaged 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in his career.

The speedy Drexler helped revolutionize the game with his above-the-rim play and came within one stat point of a quadruple-double in two different games over his career.

At 50 years old, The Glide might not be what he used to be, but he's sure to have a savvy move or two up his sleeve for this one.


Usain Bolt

One of the world's most phenomenal athletes, Usain Bolt should provide some big moves on the court in this celebrity game. The 6'5", 210 pound Jamaican sprinter is a six-time Olympic gold medalist, as well as an athletic freak of nature.

In this video, Bolt shows off some of his skills with a basketball:

Given the opportunity for a fast break towards the hoop, it'll be exciting to watch what kind of monster dunk Bolt can pull off.


Dikembe Mutombo

One of the most prolific big men to ever play the game, Dikembe Mutombo will return to the court for this year's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game. The four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year was a monster on the court, totaling 3,289 blocks and 12,359 rebounds in his career.

As this Geico commercial shows, the big man's still got it:

At 46 years old, Mutombo might not be the beast he once was, but most of these celebrities lack any NBA-caliber talent—meaning Mutombo should be hosting a block party in this one.


Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is a funny guy, and he had plenty of highlights from last year's celebrity game—in which he was MVP—including this one:

Hart probably isn't going to be the most explosive athlete to take the field—at least physically—but he's a comedian by trade and sure to provide some laughs. If you're not going to watch Hart for his athletic prowess, at least watch him for some laughs.