2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game RosterCategory: Basketball
The Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will kick-start the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 PM ET.
To be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the game will feature a number of high profile and famous actors from film and TV, musicians and personalities, hence the name.
In an All-Star Celebrity Game first, Vinny Guadagnino of the TV reality show Jersey Shore, who plays basketball regularly, rallied his more than 2.7 million Twitter followers who started a social media campaign to convince the NBA and Sprint to add him to the roster.
Here’s the complete roster of players for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game:
Ne-Yo (Grammy Award-winner, R&B/pop)
J. Cole (2012 Grammy nominee, Rapper)
Common (Just Wright)
JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Vinny Guadagnino (“Jersey Shore”);
Kevin Hart (Laugh At My Pain)
Javier Colon (“The Voice”)
Drew and Jonathan Scott (“Property Brothers”)
Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Mitch Richmond (six-time NBA All-Star)
Penny Hardaway (four-time NBA All-Star)
Nick Anderson (NBA Legend)
2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings (WNBA, Indiana Fever)
Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, “The Doug Gottlieb Show”)
At this point it’s unclear which celebrities will be on which team – East or West.
Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard (the top vote-getter among NBA All-Stars) and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant will serve as the East and West team coaches, respectively.
For the eighth straight year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Watch the 61st All-Star Game LIVE from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, February 26, 2011.
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