Basketball is pretty accessible, you don’t need thousands of dollars of equipment to take part, so millions of people in North America have picked up a basketball and shot around on a court. Those millions include celebrities, and yeah, there are a few celebrities that play expensive sports like hockey, Dennis Leary comes to mind. But the accessibility and sheer popularity of the sport in America makes the NBA Celebrity All Star Game pretty interesting. That, coupled with the slam dunk contest, makes the NBA All Star Weekend, a little more newsworthy.
Case in point? Check out comedian Kevin Hart getting thrown out of the game, and having the reaction you would hope that a comedian would have in such a contest.