Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Common are among the musical stars taking part in the 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which tips off on Friday, Feb. 15 at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The annual celeb-filled basketball game kicks off NBA All-Star Weekend, which will feature previously announced performances by Alicia Keys, Fall Out Boy and Phillip Phillips, among others.
Along with Ne-Yo, Songz and Common, this year’s Celebrity Game will bring in Queen Latifah as an assistant coach, while Nick Cannon will also suit up for the exhibition game. Other non-musical celebrities participating in the game include “The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson, Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, comedian Kevin Hart and retired NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo.
The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will air on ESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET. One day after the basketball showdown, NBA All-Star Saturday Night will feature performances by Ellie Goulding, Phillip Phillips and the recently reunited Fall Out Boy in between competitions like the NBA’s dunk contest and 3-point competition.
On Sunday night, Keys will once again take the court for the NBA All-Star Game halftime show, headlining the showcase one year after Pitbull performed. Ne-Yo will also be on hand for the All-Star player introductions, while John Legend will sing the U.S. national anthem on Sunday night.