Celebrity Hoops Thrills Crowd

 

Josh Hutcherson hosted a celebrity basketball game at LA Live! in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, August 8, 2014 to benefit the charity Straight But Not Narrow.  The organization prepares and trains young adults to become allies of their LGBTQ peers and encourages others to do the same. 

The highly competitive Josh Hutcherson’s Celebrity Basketball Game featured celebrities such as Terrell Owens, Steve Carlston and Dave McMenain and was divided into 10-minute periods.  Team Black took a 32-29 lead after Romeo Miller sank a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining in the second period. 

The loudest crowd reaction of the night came when Hutcherson scored his first and only three-point shot of the night late in the fourth period, resulting in a huge smile on his face and high-fives from his teammates as well as his opponents.  In the end Hutcherson redeemed himself from his loss in last year’s celebrity game as he and the White Team won the game 78-55.