Comedian Kevin Hart Returns for Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today stars from film and TV will take the court for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET. Two-time MVP Kevin Hart will play alongside Victoria’s Secret model, actress and philanthropist Erin Heatherton; “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon; ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg; Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”); Columbus Short (“Scandal”); Michael B. Jordan (“That Awkward Moment”); U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; three-time NBA Champion and ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen; “E! News” anchor Terrence Jenkins; NBA TV’s “NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy” co-host Kristen Ledlow; ESPN anchor Stan Verrett; and WNBA stars Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky. Tickets for the game, airing live on ESPN from Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session, will go on sale today Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. ET/ 10 a.m. CT.
ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” hosts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose will coach this year’s teams. An assistant coach will be selected through Sprint’s Assistant Coach For A Day Sweepstakes. The winning fan will be flown to New Orleans for NBA All-Star 2014 and serve as assistant coach for the West or East.
Tickets for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 start at $50 and include admission to NBA All-Star Jam Session on Feb. 14, where fans of all ages will be surrounded by wall-to-wall NBA All-Star basketball action. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in basketball activities; meet celebrities, NBA stars and legends; and collect free autographs. General admission tickets for NBA All-Star Jam Session start at $10. Tickets for both events can be purchased at NBAEVENTS.com, Ticketmaster.com and at the New Orleans Arena Box Office.
For the 10th consecutive year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. Fans can also view the game on Watch ESPN, available on your computer, smart phone, tablet, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku. The game rosters are subject to change without notice. Visit NBA.com/allstar2014 for more information.
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About NBA All-Star Jam Session
NBA All-Star 2014 in New Orleans will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 63rd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the New Orleans Arena, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 12th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of All-Star coverage. Other events at NBA All-Star 2014 will include State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, NBA Development League All-Star Game, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and NBA All-Star Jam Session.