Kevin Durant to Coach Against Dwight Howard in the 2012 Sprint Celebrity Game at All-Star Weekend

NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the official lineup of the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, during NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Center. For the eighth straight year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

This year’s players include celebrities from film, TV and music and will feature Grammy ® Award-winner Ne-Yo (R&B/pop); 2012 Grammy® nominee J. Cole (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”); NBA Legends Mitch Richmond (six-time NBA All-Star), Penny Hardaway (four-time NBA All-Star), and Nick Anderson (NBA legend); 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings (WNBA, Indiana Fever); and Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, “The Doug Gottlieb Show”). 2012 NBA All-Stars, Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant will serve as the East and West team coaches, respectively.

In an All-Star Celebrity Game first, Guadagnino, 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.

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 prior to the NBA All-Star Game, an associate partner of NBA All-Star Jam Session, and the presenting partner of the NBA All-Star E-Recycling event, an electronic waste collection and recycling event.

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  • Zay34

    Does Kevin Durant have what it takes to be the best player that has ever played the game? He is almost seven feet tall, one of the best shooters in the game, what is he missing to take the next step at being the best to ever play

  • dragonslayer69

    Thts gonna watch tht now


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