Here’s all the news in celebrity sports to get you going this Thursday:
The stars are coming out for the 2015 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon are returning to the court this year. Oscar nominee, Common, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, and Get On Up‘s Chadwick Boseman will also be joining a team. Even Mo’ne Davis is playing! Spike Lee and Carmelo Anthony have been pegged as coaches for what’s sure to be a hilarious display of talent and teamwork. The game will air live February 17 on ESPN. [People]
Long before Tiger Woods hit the scene, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford, the man who desegregated the PGA Tournament. Sifford died Tuesday at the age of 92. President Obama offered his condolences for the loss of the golf legend. “Though his best golf was already behind him, he proved that he belonged, winning twice on tour and blazing a trail for future generations of athletes in America,” the president said in a statement. [Black Enterprise]
Snoop Dogg’s second son, Cordell, has signed on to play football for UCLA. Even though Cordell turned down Snoop’s personal favorite school (USC), Snoop couldn’t be more proud of his son. “My son first one in the family to go to college proud moment for the Broadus family! UCLA goooooooo Bruins! #21 tune in!” he wrote on Twitter. [News One]
Kobe Bryant has a challenge for his favorite teammate: his wife! Bryant challenged his wife, Vanessa, to throw a backwards shot from the freethrow line in an empty Staples Center at 4am. After three attempts, Vanessa made the basket and gloated at her disappointed husband. Check out the video on Bryant’s Facebook page.
Good news for 50 Cent? The rapper’s terrible first pitch at the New York Mets game is being immortalized on an official Topps tradable playing card. These are sure to sell fast. Check it out: