NBA Celebrity Game 2013: Top Moments, Video Highlights and More

Mike HoagCorrespondent IIFebruary 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; NBA former player Dikembe Mutombo (55) wags his finger after blocking the shot of Tamika Catchings (not pictured) during the 2013 NBA all star celebrity game at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Eastern Conference celebrity All-Star team couldn’t hang and was blown out by its Western Conference opponents, 58-38, at the 2013 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game in Houston on Friday night.

Former teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook were dressed to impress while leading their respective conference’s celebrity All-Star teams. It was Harden, though, who found the hot lineup and got the most out of his players.

The East couldn’t find a way to score, registering just 19 total points and trailing the West by 11 at intermission.

The second half wasn’t much different in the scoring department, for either team. The East managed just 19 more points in the remaining half and the West put up 28 to round out the scoring.


Top Moments

Russell Wesbtrook’s Pants

Russell Westrbook’s pants were a hot topic for much of the first half. Kevin Hart made it his mission to find out what size the Oklahoma City Thunder guard was sporting, and they drew various remarks  throughout the night:


Kevin Hart’s Guarantee

Comedian Kevin Hart, last year’s Celebrity Game MVP, predicted a repeat performance, and more, for himself in this year’s game. He dubbed it a “Quintuple-Double” stat line made up of 40 points, 30 rebounds, 25 assists, 15 steals and 10 blocks.

Too bad he left his basketball shoes at home. Hart didn’t exactly measure up to the lofty pregame prediction of a quintuple-double on the court, but was entertaining to the max and helped make the event another success.


Dikembe Mutombo’s Rejection

Legendary center Dikembe Mutombo had a slight height advantage on the court against the group of celebrities he was up against. His recent appearance in GEICO’s Super Bowl commercial created a huge buzz around the country. Naturally, he cashed in on that by waving his finger after swatting an opposing player in the paint:




Video Highlights

Usain Bolt Dunk

Traveling violation excluded, Usain Bolt threw down a nice transition jam with ease. The Olympic sprinter has hops, too, it seems.

Stuart Scott interrogated Bolt on his apparent travel, but he stuck to his guns and claimed innocence. “Two steps,” Bolt said during the broadcast.


Kevin Hart Hit a Hook Shot

Hart penetrated into the paint and hit a surprisingly nice-looking baby hook:


Hart and Bolt in a Race!

We all know how fast Usain Bolt is in a straight-up race, but how well did he perform against Kevin Hart in a there-and-back layup race against Kevin Hart? Check it out:



Game MVP

Kevin Hart

An emotional Hart received the MVP award following the game, with some heavy skepticism from his peers based on his cumulative stat line of five points, three rebounds and one assist.