NBA All-Star Weekend kicked off in high gear yesterday, as various celebs from the sports and entertainment world put their athleticism on display in the 2015 Sprint Celebrity game. Kevin Hart, Ansel Elgort, Anthony Anderson, and Common were just some of the names on hand trying to lead their respective team to victory.
The game was played at the world famous Madison Square Garden and was nothing short of entertaining. Nick Cannon squared off with Hart in an old-school dance battle prior to tip-off, Keke Palmer gave an impressive rendition of the National Anthem and there was even a Dave Chappelle sighting. Check out our thoughts on the night, along with some pics and social media highlights.
The Real MVP
WNBA star Skylar Diggins, scored 13 points and lead her West squad to the promise land. But that wasn’t enough to land her MVP, as Hart took the trophy home for the fourth time. Hart also announced his retirement from the celeb game during his acceptance speech, it’s truly a sad day in sports.
Play of the Game
Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis hit Hart with a spin move that left the comedian in a daze and the crowd in a frenzy.
Get ready to rock All-Star Weekend with help from celebrity stylist Rachel Johnson.Unexpected Baller Robert Pera not only owns an NBA team (the Memphis Grizzlies), but he apparently owns some game as well, scoring 13 points which helped his team to a win. Honorable mention goes to Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, who showed some basketball chops. Unfortunately, Williams went down in the last four minutes of the game with a knee injury.
I’m okay. I’m just old #AndSeriouslyInjured #MidThirtiesIsNotMidTwenties #DidWeWin? A photo posted by Jesse Williams (@ijessewilliams) on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:09pm PST
Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Actor Michael Rapaport talked the most trash off the court but failed to produce while on floor. Lucky for him, the Hollywood thing is still kind of working out.
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler easily snatched this title by playing in a pair of Air Yeezy Red Octobers, which can currently be found on Ebay for upwards to $10,000-$15,000. Those record sales must be going though the roof to be playing basketball in shoes like those.
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