The McDonald’s NBA All Star Celebrity Game took place in New Orleans on Friday the 15th of February featuring Team New Orleans against Team Hornets. Yes, having two teams with one named New Orleans and the other named Hornets can get confusing, so I will try not to lose you.
Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys was slated to play for Team New Orleans in the game but had not arrived by tip off time. Another former Dallas Cowboy, Deion Sanders, was playing for Team Hornets.
The Hornets led the game most of the way and were spurred on by the play of Deion Sanders who scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds in the game.
Midway through the 2nd quarter, with Team Hornets leading by double digits, a familiar face appears on the sideline wearing the uniform of New Orleans. Getcha popcorn ready cause T.O. has just arrived. T.O. quickly makes an impact on the game but his team still trails the Hornets 28-23 at the half.
In the second half, New Orleans makes a game out of it by closing the gap to 50-49 in favor of the Hornets with 19.5 seconds to go. With that short time remaining, Floyd Mayweather (world welterweight champion) was sent to the foul line and hit both free throws to give New Orleans a lead of 51-50. No other points were scored in the final seconds of the game giving New Orleans the win.
Terrell Owens finished the game as the high scorer with 18 points, including one dunk, and 3 rebounds. Due to his efforts on the court he was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. Not bad for a guy who didn’t show up until the middle of the second quarter. Don’t ya just love him? Way to go T.O.