The NBA All-Star Celebrity game serves as an entertaining kickoff to All-Star weekend, and the 2013 edition of the game didn't disappoint.
With a mixed bag of participants that included the likes of Kevin Hart, Dikembe Mutumbo, Common, Nick Cannon and Maya Moore, there was plenty of intrigue throughout.
The West easily handled the East, dominating the scoreboard 58-38. In the end, this game is really about entertainment—it didn't fail in that department.
Reigning MVP Kevin Hart repeated his performance in 2013. His stat line included only five points and five rebounds, but his leadership was invaluable for the West. Well, he was at least the most entertaining player involved.
With plenty of comedy, intentional and unintentional Twitter was all over the event. Here are the best reactions and tidbits from the Twittersphere.
Comedian Kevin Hart was one of the highlights of the game. Coming back as the reigning MVP, he didn't lack the confidence and had some bold predictions before and during the game.
There's no question that Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt was the most athletic player involved in the game. Bleacher Report tweeted out this awesome GIF of Bolt throwing it down.
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, throws it down easily with two hands in the All-Star Celebrity Game. GIF: ble.ac/11Lw2DG— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 16, 2013
Kevin Hart was the center of attention on the Twittersphere, Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger called out Hart on his flopping:
Maya Moore put in a good showing in the game, although she admitted the difficulties of playing with Kevin Hart running the point.
Despite the two-handed jam, Bolt didn't live up to the expectations many had for him:
50.5% of you thought Usain Bolt would score at least 6 points this quarter. Turns out, you were wrong! Bolt failed to score in the 3rd.— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 16, 2013