NBA Celebrity All Star Game 2013: What We'd Like to See from Top Participants

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 15, 2013

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The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 during the All-Star weekend, and there are certain things we'd like to see from some of the game's top participants.

This is one of the more fun events of the NBA's All-Star weekend, as we get a chance to see some big names take the court and show their skills.

Let's take a look at some of the top participants in this game and what we'd like to see from each.


Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

As a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, Duncan is the head man for education in the United States.

The recurring theme of college players leaving for the NBA early has been a problem over the past decade or so and has seriously affected the overall talent level of the league.

There is no better man than Duncan to help change that. As fans of the sport, we'd love to see Duncan pass along the "stay in school" message to the younger athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NBA right away.

It remains to be seen if anyone will actually listen to Duncan's message, but as the No. 1 guy in the country's education department, he should at least make an attempt.


Dikembe Mutombo, Retired NBA Legend

During his 18-year career in the NBA, Mutumbo became well-known for his ability to send back shots from whence they came.

There's no question we'd love to see that happen in this contest, and more importantly, Mutumbo can take us basketball fans for a trip down memory lane with his patented finger wag after rejecting a shot from one of his opponents.

Mutumbo has always been a fan favorite throughout his time in the sport, so doing what he's most remembered for is no doubt something we're all looking forward to.


Trey Songz and Ne-Yo, Singers

Songz and Ne-Yo are two of the biggest names in the music industry today, so it would be fitting that both break out into a duet during this game.

Both have incredible voices and would be doing us all a favor by performing a number together. Such a scenario would add to Ne-Yo's already busy weekend, as he will be performing at the All-Star game itself.

So what song should they sing?

It would only make sense for these two to perform a new rendition of Kurtis Blow's "Basketball" song.


Terrence Jenkins, E! News

Jenkins might not be a well-known name in this year's event, but there is an interesting scenario I would personally like to see involving him.

Jenkins works for the E! channel, which makes its money from dishing celebrity gossip amongst other things. His job could present a problem in this game.

With so many celebrities running the court, there's a good chance that Jenkins has angered at least one of them by reporting some dirt for the E! channel.

How great would it be to see Jenkins be confronted by a celebrity as a result of what his job entails for all the world to see? Not only would it create some buzz around the game, but it would also give Jenkins something else to report when he returns to his job.