The Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game took place Friday in Orlando at the Center Court at Jam Session, inside the Orange County Convention Center. As always, the game was a mix of known celebrities and former NBA and WNBA players, with the East prevailing for the second straight, 86-54.
Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education of the United States, had a standout performance with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but Kevin Hart took home the Most Valuable Player award in a fan vote. In a classy move, Hart announced he was sharing the award with Duncan.
Hart, actor and stand up comedian was a little spitfire out there taunting anything that moved. Dwight Howard's East squad had little trouble with Kevin Durant's West squad. Other celebrities included Ne-Yo, Common, JB Smoove, Vinny Guadagnino, Javier Colon, Drew and Jonathan Scott and Jesse Williams.The NBA Legends included Mitch Richmond, Penny Hardaway, Nick Anderson and 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings. Doug Gottlieb of ESPN was also out there.