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NBA Celebrity Game 2013: TV schedule and start time

Before the pros get started the Joes will do their thing in Houston. But these folks are anything but average.

Ronald Martinez

The NBA Celebrity Game during All-Star weekend will precede the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 15, and feature some of the biggest names outside of the NBA.

For more coverage, check out SB Nation's NBA All-Star Weekend stream

Stars Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden of the Houston Rockets will serve as the team captains for each team.

The 2012 MVP, Kevin Hart, will be featured once again along with stars like recording artist Ne-Yo, mogul Nick Cannon, actor Josh Hutcherson, entertainer Queen Latifah and former NBA stars Bruce Bowen, Dikembe Mutombo, Sean Elliott and Clyde Drexler.

Last year's star, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, stole the show with his stellar play. He grabbed 17 points and eight rebounds for the East squad that cruised to a 88-54 victory over the West.

Here are the full details of the event:

Time & Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. ET

Location: Sprint Arena at George R. Brown Convention Center

TV: ESPN

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