Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Since 2004, the NBA has tipped off its All-Star Weekend with the Celebrity Game, filling the void that MTV created when the network discontinued the annual Rock N’ Jock game. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt headlines the celebrity roster for tonight’s game, which also features reigning MVP comedian Kevin Hart and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has become a fixture in the Celebrity Game. Usain Bolt is one of the world’s greatest athletes. We’ll learn tonight whether he can play basketball. Here he is dunking at an event last year in New Zealand. (Photo from Getty Images) They will be joined assortment of other celebrities, people who are celebrities only in the loosest sense of the word, current WNBA players (including future hall of famer Tamika Catchings), and former NBA players (including video game protagonist Dikembe Mutombo.) Expect this year’s game to be only marginally watchable but to feature better defensive play than the Rising Stars Challenge that follows. Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Info Start Time: Tonight, Friday February 15; 7:00 Eastern, 6:00 Central Television: ESPN Location: Sprint Arena at George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas Confirmed Participants Musicians Common Ne-Yo Trey Songz Actors, Comedians, and TV Personalities Kevin Hart (comedian, actor, reigning MVP) Josh Hutcherson (actor, The Hunger Games, that Red Dawn remake no one saw) John Schriffen (ABC News Correspondent) Nick Cannon (former Nickelodeon star, now on Real Husbands of Hollywood) Terrence Jenkins (E! News, Anchor) Ryen Russillo (ESPN Host) Other Usain Bolt (Jamaican sprinter, six-time Olympic gold medalist) Arne Duncan (U.S. Secretary of Education) WNBA Stars Tamika Catchings Maya Moore Former NBA Players Clyde Drexler Dikembe Mutombo Sean Elliot Bruce Bowen Coaches Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) James Harden (Houston Rockets) Queen Latifah (assistant coach, musician and actor) Samantha Harris (assistant coach, TV host) The post NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game Preview: Participants, Tip Time, and TV Info appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
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