Friday night was a good night at The Garden. The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game packed the house and big names in entertainment did what they do best. Play basketball, uh... we mean entertain.
Kevin Hart took home his 4th MVP award, although it is worth mentioning that Win Butler from Arcade Fire was absolutely killing it. Mo'Ne Davis, the little league sensation showed she could play some street ball, too. And Anthony Anderson was shell-shocked from an up-close and personal performance from the Timeless Torches. Yes, the Timeless Torches. And if you missed that, sorry, you really did miss something.
Here's a collection of clips from the night.
Photography by David Carr
CANNON vs. HART
Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart's friendly rivalry started early. Introductory dance offs, of course. Cannon took the win here. (Although, not so much in the game)
KEVIN HART, DRIVING
Kevin Hart takes his Celebrity Games seriously. 4-time MVP right here.
SARAH SILVERMAN BROUGHT INNOVATION
Sarah Silverman made it out. And this pass, or shot, or something was interesting.
CANNON ROLLING OUT
After the game, Cannon said, "It was good. I went out there, I did my thing. I didn't score any points, but I got some steals... defense wins games."
ANSEL ELGORT IS A FITNESS NUT
Ansel Elgort admitted he probably wasn't the strongest player on the court, but he did come prepared, and he does know his stuff when it comes to fitness. He says he does alot of boxing, plyo work, leg workouts, and rock climbing almost everyday. "If you work your legs and don't foam roll or stretch, you're screwed." #LegDays, rolling, yoga, and stretching. Smart kid for 20 years old. He gets it.
ENGORT GOING FOR IT
Engort used his height advantage when possible.
WIN BUTLER DOMINATING
Win Butler from Arcade Fire. Dominating with rebounds.
PERA HAD PLENTY OF POINTS
Robert Pera doesn't just own the Memphis Grizzlies, he's clearly got some game, too.
THE AMERICAN BLADE RUNNER'S DEBUT
Blake Leeper, The American Blade Runner was beyond excited and energized to make his NBA debut.
MICHAEL RAPAPORT ON KEVIN HART'S RETIREMENT
"I don't know know. I don't think he can stay away from the game," he comments about Kevin Hart's retirement announcement. As for him, he's ready. He's going to train for it, "send me over somebody from Men's Fitness."
Spike Lee, Chillin'
DID WIN BUTLER KNOW HE WAS KILLING IT?
The dude was trending on Twitter. "I'm not in the great shape right now," he admits. "But I play a ton. I play in a lot of different leagues," he said. Well, it showed.
Mo'Ne Davis is a lights-out pitcher, but also quick on her feet and incredibly athletic.