The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities will begin Friday with the Celebrity All-Star game. Every year former NBA players, stars from the entertainment industry and ESPN partake in a short exhibition in front of the fans. Over the last four years the MVPs of the event have included: Terrell Owens (twice), Michael Rapaport and Justin Bieber.
When: Friday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Center Court at Jam Session, Orange County Convention Center
Here's a list of this year's stars:
Ne-Yo (R&B/pop); 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").
The teams will be coached by Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant.
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