Russell Westbrook And James Harden To Coach In NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the official lineup of the 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will take place at the Sprint Arena on Friday, Feb. 15, during NBA All-Star Jam Session at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. NBA All-Stars James Harden of the host Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook of the 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 p.m. 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.
This year’s rosters include celebrities from film, TV, and music. Reigning 2012 Sprit NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Kevin Hart (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”), will look to defend his title alongside stars like Grammy ® Award-winner Ne-Yo (R&B/pop); Nick Cannon (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”); Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games); Trey Songz (R&B Singer/Actor); Usain Bolt (Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter); Arne Duncan (Secretary of Education); Terrence Jenkins (“E! News,” Anchor); Common (Rapper/Actor); John Schriffen (ABC News Correspondent); Ryen Russillo (ESPN Host); NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo (eight-time NBA All-Star), Clyde Drexler (ten-time NBA All-Star), Sean Elliott (two-time NBA All-Star), and Bruce Bowen (NBA legend); WNBA stars Tamika Catchings ( Indiana Fever) and Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx). Queen Latifah (Rapper/Singer/Actress) and Samantha Harris (TV Host) will be the assistant coaches.
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.
All purchased tickets for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game include admission to Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 15, where fans of all ages will be surrounded by wall-to-wall NBA All-Star basketball action. Fans will have opportunities to collect free autographs from NBA players and legends, score game-changing tips from NBA players and legends, and much more.
The game rosters are subject to change without notice. Visit http://www.nba.com/allstar2013/ for more information.