The NBA Celebrity Game 2013 arrives on TV and live stream video feed Friday night with celebs looking to show their stuff on the hardwood in Houston. Among those suiting up on the rosters for the annual event ahead of All-Star weekend are comedian Kevin Hart, singer Ne-Yo, and rapper Common.
A report on Feb. 13 from Bleacher Report talks of this year's celebrity game rosters. While the players aren't divided up on the list, they include a mixture of actors, comedians, singers, rappers, TV anchors, TV hosts, former NBA stars, current WNBA stars and an Olympic gold medalist. There's also Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, for good measure. The other names on the list include Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson, Trey Songz, Usain Bolt, Ryen Russillo, John Schriffen, Terrence Jenkins, Dikembe Mutombo, Clyde Drexler, Bruce Bowen, Sean Elliott, Tamika Catchings and Maya Moore.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has already been doing his share of trash talking via tweets, with a few recent messages on Feb. 15 such as:
"This will be my stat sheet 2night....40points, 30rebounds & 25assist! Oh I almost forgot 15steals & 10blocks #QuintupleDouble#NBAAllStar"
"Last year I was da 1st Player 2 throw an "alley-oop" In the CELEBRITY GAME, this year I plan on being the 1st Back 2 Back MVP #NBAAllStar"
This year's squads will be coached by Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Assistant coaches will be actor/musician Queen Latifah and TV host Samatha Harris.
The 2013 NBA Celebrity Game by Sprite gets started on live stream and TV at 7 p.m. EST. Viewers can see the game on WatchESPN for the live video feed where available, and on ESPN via Cox Cable channel 25 for ESPN.