ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of NBA All-Star 2011 will tip off with ESPN’s telecast of the 2011 BBVA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. ET. The game, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will also be simulcast on ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV. Game participants will include musician Justin Bieber, rapper/actor Common, actor/comedian Nick Cannon, actor Zac Levi, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, former NBA players and current ESPN analysts Jalen Rose and Chris Mullin, along with former NBA players Mitch Richmond, Rick Fox and AC Green and current WNBA players Swin Cash and Tamika Catchings.
Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Magic Johnson and Hall of Famer Bill Walton will be the legend coaches, with ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons teaming with Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) to coach one squad and Jimmy Kimmel and Ty Burell (Modern Family) coaching the other team.
ESPN Mark Jones will provide play-by-play commentary with analyst Jon Barry and reporter Heather Cox. The telecast will include interviews with several current NBA All-Stars.
Celebrity Game rosters (subject to change):
Legend coach: Bill Walton (Hall of Famer)
Asst. coaches: Bill Simmons (ESPN.com columnist),Jason Alexander (Seinfeld)
Nick Cannon (actor/comedian)
Scottie Pippen (Basketball Hall of Famer)
Chris Mullin (Five-time NBA All-Star; ESPN analyst)
Mitch Richmond (NBA legend)
Tamika Catchings (WNBA, Indiana Fever)
Michael Rapaport (Pound Puppies)
Joel McHale (The Soup)
Legend coach: Magic Johnson (Hall of Famer; ESPN analyst)
Asst. coaches: Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!),Ty Burell (Modern Family)
Justin Bieber (musician)
Zac Levi (Chuck)
Rick Fox (three-time NBA champion; NBA TV analyst)
Jalen Rose (NBA legend; ESPN analyst)
AC Green (NBA legend)
Swin Cash (WNBA, Seattle Storm)
Romeo Miller (rapper/actor)
Rob Kardashian (TV personality)
Source: ESPN Media