The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities begin Friday with the Celebrity All-Star game and the Rookie/Sophomore game. Every year former NBA players and stars from the entertainment industry participate in an exhibition in front of a fans in a smaller area at the site of the All-Star game. The last four MVPs of the game were Justin Bieber, Terrell Owens (twice) and Michael Rapaport.
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 rosters:
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 two teams will be coached by Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant. Vinny Guadagino is my early favorite for MVP.