NBA Announces Roster For 2013 Spring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 02/07/13

NBA All-Star 2013 - Houston

The NBA announced the official line-up for the 2013 Spring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Thursday (February 7), set to take place on Friday (February 15) before the big game in Houston, Texas.

This year's rosters include celebrities from film, TV, and music. Reigning Celebrity Game MVP Kevin Hart ("Real Husbands of Hollywood") will return to defend his title alongside stars like Ne-Yo, Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Trey Songz, Usain Bolt (Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter), Arne Duncan (Secretary of Education); Terrence Jenkins (E! News), Common, John Schriffen (ABC News Correspondent), and Ryen Russillo (ESPN Host).

NBA Legends such as Dikembe Mutombo, Clyde Drexler, Sean Elliott, and Bruce Bowen will also compete, as well as WNBA stars Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx).

Queen Latifah and Samantha Harris (TV Host) will be the assistant coaches, while NBA All-Stars, James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) will serve as the West and East team coaches, respectively.

For the ninth straight year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 pm ET. Fans can also view the game through NBA Game Time from Sprint application, available on Android and iOS, as well as via WatchESPN on computers, tablets, and phones.

In addition to serving as the title partner of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Sprint will also be the title partner of the NBA All-Star Pregame Concert, held at the Sprint Arena at Jam Session prior to the 62nd NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center.

Tickets for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game include admission to Jam Session on February 15.

For more info, visit NBA.com/AllStar2013.