*Comedian Kevin Hart and “America’s Got Talent’s” Nick Cannon – also co-stars of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” are two of the top players returning to the annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, to be held on Valentine’s Day in New Orleans.
Hart, who has earned MVP for the past two years, will be feeling some extra love during the game: His new movie “About Last Night” also premieres on Feb. 14.
“Scandal” star Columbus Short and “Fruitvale Station” standout Michael B. Jordan are also on the roster, perhaps channeling some energy from the former NBA superstar who shares his name.
Others celebs slated to participate include Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams.
The celebrities will be divided into West and East teams, coached by “NBA Countdown” hosts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose.
The game typically features an array of actors, athletes, sports commentators and even politicians. This year, other players include E!’s Terrence Jenkins, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “Mike & Mike” hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, “NBA Inside Stuff” host Kristen Ledlow, and WNBA stars Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne.
ESPN will air the 2014 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. (ET) on Friday, Feb. 14.