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2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Rosters Announced – Starring Jersey Shore’s Own, Vinny!

2012 February 16
by Brian Serra

The NBA and Sprint announced the official lineup of the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24,

Jersey Shore's Vinny can (maybe) handle the rock.

during NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Center.  For the eighth straight year, ESPN will televise the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

This year’s players include celebrities from film, TV and music and will feature Grammy ® Award-winner 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 (NBA legend); 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings (WNBA, Indiana Fever); and Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, “The Doug Gottlieb Show”). 2012 NBA All-Stars, Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant will serve as the East and West team coaches, respectively.

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.

All purchased tickets for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game include admission to Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 24, where fans of all ages can shoot and slam surrounded by wall-to-wall All-Star basketball action, meet and collect free autographs from NBA All-Stars, score game-changing tips from NBA players and legends, and much more.

**A $20 TICKET (STANDARD PRICE OF ADMISSION) TO JAM SESSION ON FRIDAY, FEB. 24, DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CELEBRITY GAME.**

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