The Stars Come To Dallas

By Wesley Chism Jr., BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: February 3, 2010

SEATTLE (BASN) — They say that everything is bigger in Texas and I believe that it’s safe to say the NBA All Star game this year will live up to that reputation.

The 59th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before an expected crowd of more than 80,000.

This year the NBA All Star game is expected to be the largest ever to witness a live basketball game. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for an eighth consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 25th season of All-Star coverage.

The NBA All Star Celebrity game is going to be exciting with Stars from television, movies and sports that will team up with NBA Legends, and the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by FINAL FANTASY® XIII as part of NBA All-Star 2010 in Dallas.

Chris Tucker at last year's All-Star Celebrity Game

Chris Tucker at last year's All-Star Celebrity Game

Making his second consistent appearance, Chris Tucker is looking good and will be challenging for the MVP Trophy.

Last year I made a comment about his weight and he went off on me with a seven-minute sketch about all of the things that he saw my Momma eating at the buffet line!

It was hilarious!

Mark Cuban, Joel Moore (Avatar) Common, Rick Fox , Chris Mullin, “Special K” Daley (Harlem Globetrotters) Anthony Kim (PGA Tour Pro) are just a few that will be getting in on the action and Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson serving as Coach.

Now I’m a little skeptical about some of the people on this roster.

Doctor Oz, Host of the Dr. Oz Show, I’m sure that he’s in good shape but does he have game?

Anthony Andersen, NBC’s Law & Order, will not be leading any fast breaks!

He will definitely be bodying folks up on the block. Pitbull, Musician, “I Know You Want Me”, is going to be good for a couple of hard fouls.

Now it’s starting to make sense to me.

It’s my guess that after signing Anthony Andersen and Pitbull to the team, it was necessary to have Doctor Oz close on hand for any emergency medical needs.

Oh it’s going to entertaining for sure!

The NBA All Star Celebrity game will take place at the Dallas Convention Center and tickets are still available at 800-4-NBA-TIX (622849), Ticketmaster.com and at American Airlines Center Box Office.

Ticket prices start at $35 and include admission to jam Session on Friday, Feb. 12, where fans of all ages can shoot, slam, dribble and drive in over 11 acres of All-Star action, meet and collect free autographs from NBA All-Stars, score game changing tips from NBA players and legends and much more.

For those unable to attend, it will air live on ESPN so check your local listings.