Common plays in the celebrity b-ball game at the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend. (Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
Josh "Hunger Games" Hutcherson, Nick "Mr. Mariah Carey" Cannon, and others will hit the court for some hoops during the NBA's annual All-Star Weekend.
The 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be played in Houston on Friday, February 15, and the players have just been announced. The roster of stars ready to prove they’ve got game includes comedian Kevin Hart (last year's MVP in the celebrity game); rapper/actor Common; gentlemanly singer Ne-Yo; R&B crooner Trey Songz; Olympic runner Usain Bolt; and past and present NBA and WNBA stars Dikembe Mutombo, Clyde Drexler, Sean Elliott, Bruce Bowen, Tamika Catchings, and Maya Moore.
Queen Latifah will call the shots as an assistant coach, along with former "Dancing With the Stars" host Samantha Harris. NBA All-Stars James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, meanwhile, will serve as head coaches.
But players and coaches from the celeb game won't be the only famous faces in town. As usual, the NBA's All-Star Weekend will feature some big names in music.
Recently reunited rock group Fall Out Boy, "Lights" singer Ellie Goulding, and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips are set to perform the following day.
And on Sunday, February 17, songstress Alicia Keys, who just sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, will head back down South to do the halftime show at the event that the weekend is all about: the NBA All-Star Game. Ne-Yo will perform before the big game, and John Legend will take on the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Think he'll dare to lip sync it?
Tune in to NBA All-Star Weekend, beginning with the celebrity game at 7 p.m. ET/PT Friday, February 15, on ESPN.
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