Magic, Griffin, Bieber headline All-Star weekend

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) -- The newest name to play Showtime: Justin Bieber.

The 16-year-old pop singer will join Magic Johnson, WNBA hoopsters and stars from film, music and television Feb. 18 in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Former NBA stars Scottie Pippen and Bill Walton, actors Ty Burrell and
Jason Alexander and rapper Common will be among those also taking part
in the Celebrity game.

Clippers forward Blake Griffin, meanwhile, leads teammate Eric Bledsoe and 18 others selected for the Rookie Challenge, which pitts rookies against second-year players and will also be held on Feb. 18, two days ahead of the All-Star game.

The other rookies are: Wizards guard John Wall, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Nets forward Derrick Favors, Knicks guard Landry Fields, Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson, Pistons center Greg Monroe and Spurs guard Gary Neal.

Joining the reigning Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans on the Sophomore team are: Spurs center DeJuan Blair, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Bulls forward Taj Gibson, 76ers guard Jrue Holiday, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Bucks guard Brandon Jennings and Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews.


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