Kevin Hart Retires From NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
The NBA Celebrity Game went down last night (Feb. 13) at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The packed arena was the place to be and XXL was there to watch the exciting game The participants were Common, 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.
The game was close all night and the coaches, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Spike Lee for the East and ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg for the West, called the plays. The battle of the night was undoubtedly Kevin Hart versus Mo’ne Davis. She put Hart in the spin cycle, which was the moment of the night (See above). They were going at it all game. Common—who you thought would of dominated—was very quiet, making a few plays but never standing out. Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and Diggins were a dynamic duo, scoring point after point. Shoni Schimmel (Atlanta Dream) was the leading scorer putting up 17 points and showcasing her shooting ability. The only sad part of the evening was Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) going down with an injury. At the end of the night the West team lead by Diggins beat the East. However, Hart (who's on the East) won the game's MVP trophy despite finishing with just 7 points and 4 assists than announced his retirement. "It's my fourth MVP," he said. "I can't do no more."
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