Tuesday, February 10, 2009
ESPN puts this event on every year, and if you have some time on Friday night, I beg of you to check it out. Not for the Basketball, but rather the unintentional comedy that the game provides. Every year something crazy happens, like T.O. dunking or Reggie Bush almost blowing out his knee, and some random TV star is bound to airball a layup. It's really a blast!
Not only that, but ESPN is even giving you an added bonus. Former referee, and current ABC/ESPN play-by-play man, Mike Breen will be your zebra for the game! Here are some of the celebrities from the NBA's official press release....
Basketball Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins join actor/comedian Chris Tucker, Desperate Housewives' James Denton, and Scrubs' Donald Faison along with other stars of Hollywood, music and sports in the McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 13, in association with 2K Sports, Cisco and T-Mobile USA. The game will be televised live on ESPN (7 p.m. ET) from Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas.Mark Jones and Jon Barry will be on the call for the game at 7pm this Friday, and again, I urge you to at least record the game and watch it later. You won't regret it.
Basketball Hall of Famers Magic Johnson (ESPN analyst) and "Dr. J" Julius Erving, who combined for 23 NBA All-Star appearances and who each earned two All-Star Game MVPs, will serve as coaches for the star-studded teams. Other celebrities-turned-hoopsters competing include Dallas Cowboys All-Pro receiver and Terrell Owens (last year's Celebrity MVP), Chuck's Zach Levi, and Prison Break's Michael Rapaport.
To add pro hoops firepower, NBA legends Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, who combined for 19 NBA All-Star appearances, will compete with former Phoenix Suns All-Star Dan Majerle, three-time NBA champion Rick Fox, and WNBA stars Lisa Leslie of the L.A. Sparks and Kara Lawson of the Sacramento Monarchs, as well as Harlem Globetrotters "Wildkat" Edgerson, "Special K" Daley, "Scooter" Christensen and "Handles" Franklin.