Usain Bolt slated to take NBA court
World will collide next weekend in Houston when Russell Westbrook and James Harden coach in a celebrity basketball game involving Usain Bolt.
Westbrook and Harden, former teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder and US Men’s Olympic basketball team, will have the opportunity to coach the Jamaican sprinter in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday in Houston, host of this season’s NBA All-Star game.
Harden, who now plays for the Houston Rockets, and Westbrook will be the opposing coaches. Teams will be selected through a playground-style draft.
Bolt is certainly the best athlete available, but other candidates for the No. 1 pick include Kevin Hart, Common, Ne-Yo and a handful of other minor celebrities and media personalities.
NBA greats Dikembe Mutumbo, Clyde Drexler and Sean Elliot are also scheduled to play.