Common, Kevin Hart And More Will Play In NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
With the NBA All-Star weekend just around the corner, the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game participants were announced today. On Friday (Feb. 13) music stars along with sports radio personalities, actors, WNBA stars and retired NBA players will take the court. Common, who's a veteran at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, will lace up his sneaks. He will play just one week before he and John Legend's Selma anthem "Glory" competes for best original song at the Academy Awards.
Three-time MVP and comedic superstar Kevin Hart will take the court at Madison Square Garden for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which airs live on ESPN at 7 p.m. Hart will be joined by actor Ansel Elgort, Anthony Anderson (ABC’s Blackish), Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, actor Chadwick Boseman (42), Nick Cannon, former NBA All-Star and New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston, Basketball Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper, actor Michael Rapaport; Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera, NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy co-host Kristen Ledlow, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, and WNBA stars Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream, Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Tina Charles of the New York Liberty.
This marks the first time that the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be held in an NBA arena. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Spike Lee will coach one team. ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg will coach the other team. Singer/actress Keke Palmer will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Be sure to check out Common and John Legend's performance at the Grammys this weekend.