NBA Celebrity Game 2013: Roster, Start Time, TV Info and More

Alex KayCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2013

Feb 24, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Entertainer and comedian Kevin Hart (5) throws the ball during the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Orange County Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Celebrity Game is always one of the more fun and exciting events of NBA All-Star Weekend, as many household names from all walks of fame gather to challenge one another in a friendly (and at times competitive) game of hoops.

2013 will be no different, as a plethora of superstars are preparing to congregate in Houston and put on a show for their millions of fans out there watching.

Let’s take a look at where you can catch the action, take a peek at the complete list of stars that will be participating, predict an MVP candidate and more.

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Tex.

When: Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3 (Check coverage map here)

Mobile: NBA GameTime from Sprint


Celebrity Game Lineup (via

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)

Celebrity Game Coaches

James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Celebrity Game Assistant Coaches

Queen Latifah (Rapper/Singer/Actress)

Samantha Harris (TV Host)


MVP Prediction: Usain Bolt

The world’s fastest man is going to get a chance to impress everyone on the hardwood, and it wouldn’t even be that shocking if he were offered an NBA contract after the celebrity game.

At 6’5”, 210 pounds, the Jamaican sprinter clearly has the height, athleticism and—most importantly—pure speed to play in the league. However, we know nothing about his skills with a basketball in his hand, and it’s possible that Bolt has no handle or shooting ability.

However, we’re going to bet he’s a decent dribbler and can knock down a few shots, as the 26-year-old track star is a pure athletic specimen. He can certainly leak out for fast-break opportunities, as he’ll be down the court waiting for a pass under the basket as soon as a jumper leaves an opponent’s fingertips.

Ever since Bolt first broke onto the scene in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, we’ve all wanted to see how he would perform in other, more popular, sports. We’re finally getting a chance, and we expect that this world-class superstar will absolutely dominate the competition. 


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