Dr. Oz in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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Dr. Oz in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Celebrities from television, movies and sports team up with NBA Legends, and the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by FINAL FANTASY® XIII as part of NBA All-Star 2010 in Dallas. FINAL FANTASY® XIII is the latest in the world-renowned fantasy videogame series that has shipped more than 92 million units and will be available for both PlayStation®3 and the Xbox 360® on March 9, 2010.

Dr. Oz's team consisted of:

Doctor Oz (Host, The Dr. Oz Show)           

Chris Tucker (Actor/Comedian)           
Mark Cuban
(Dallas Mavericks Owner)

Anthony Anderson (NBC’s Law & Order)           
Robert Horry
(Seven-time NBA Champion)

Joel Moore (Avatar)           
Rick Fox
(Three-time NBA Champion)

Anthony Kim (PGA Tour Pro)           
Chris Mullin
(Five-time NBA All-Star)

Pitbull (Musician, I Know You Want Me)           
Nancy Lieberman
(Basketball Hall of Famer)

“Scooter” Christensen (Harlem Globetrotters)            

“Special K” Daley (Harlem Globetrotters)            

“Flight Time” Lang (Harlem Globetrotters)             

“Big Easy” Lofton (Harlem Globetrotters)
Coach: Magic Johnson (Basketball Hall of Famer, ESPN analyst)
Coach: Alonzo Mourning (Five-time NBA All-Star)       
Assistant Coach: Mario Lopez

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