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Usain Bolt to play in celebrity basketball game

Bolt to play in celeb basketball game
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Olympic champion Usain Bolt will reportedly play in a celebrity NBA All-Star game on Friday.

Olympic champion Usain Bolt has reportedly signed up to compete in a special 'Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity game' on Friday.

The Jamaican sprinter, who won three gold medals at London 2012 last summer, is believed to have been asked to take part in the match in order to mark the 62nd NBA All-Star game.

Bolt is expected to be joined alongside Houston Rockets' James Harden, who will coach the West team, while Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder will head the East team, according to the Daily Mail.

The match is due to be broadcast live on ESPN at midnight tomorrow.

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