Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant Go Head-to-Head Coaching the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

left to right: Dwight Howard & Kevin Durant

The NBA and Sprint announced the official lineup of the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, during NBA All-Star Jam Session in Orlando. For the eighth straight year, the game will be aired on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

This year Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, 2012 NBA All-Stars, will serve as the East and West team coaches. 2012 All-Star Celebrity Game players include a host of celebrities from film, TV and music. Expect to see: Ne-Yo (R&B/pop); 2012 Grammy® nominee J. Cole (Rapper), Common (Just Wright); JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”); Vinny Guadagnino (“Jersey Shore”); Kevin Hart (Laugh At My Pain); Javier Colon (“The Voice”); Drew and Jonathan Scott (“Property Brothers”); Jesse Williams (“Grey's Anatomy”); NBA legends Mitch Richmond (six-time NBA All-Star), Penny Hardaway (four-time NBA All-Star) and Nick Anderson; 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever); and Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, “The Doug Gottlieb Show”).

In an All-Star Celebrity Game first, Guadagnino, who plays basketball regularly, rallied his more than 2.7 million Twitter followers who started a social media campaign to convince the NBA and Sprint to add him to the roster.

Visit www.NBA.com/jamsession for more information.

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