Hardcourt Correspondent, White Cover Magazine
Who says Olympians only have fun every four years?
Usain Bolt might be the greatest athletic specimen of all time. Gold medals in both the 100m and 200m events in two straight Summer Olympics? And, now, he can dunk?
His Puma stance and relationship with Prince Harry are already cool enough, but now Bolt will be the standout stud in the NBA’s All-Star Weekend and the Celebrity game. (You can credit that to LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, who still won’t be taking part in the Slam Dunk Contest.)
“Worlds will collide next weekend in Houston when Russell Westbrook and James Harden coach in a celebrity basketball game involving Usain Bolt,” wrote Tully Corcoran for FOX Sports Southwest.
“Westbrook and Harden, former teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder and U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team, will have the opportunity to coach the Jamaican sprinter in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday in Houston, host of this year’s NBA All-Star game. Harden now plays for the Houston Rockets. Harden and Westbrook are opposing coaches, and teams are selected via a playground-style draft.
“Bolt is certainly the best athlete available, but other candidates for the No. 1 spot include Kevin Hart, Common, Ne-Yo and a handful of other minor celebrities and media personalities.”