15 Celebrities Who Could Succeed in the NBA

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15 Celebrities Who Could Succeed in the NBA

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We all go through stages in our lives where we want to be the next great player in sports, the next great actor, and even some want to be the next great competitive eater. Not everyone has their dreams come true, but a few of us do.

Actors, directors, rappers, and comedians all wanted to be a professional athlete at some point. A lot of this generation watched Michael Jordan in his prime with the Chicago Bulls. A few have seen Magic Johnson in his glory days with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Seeing all of that amazing talent dominate the NBA would make anyone a fan of the sport and of that player. Actors and rappers come and go but professional athletes usually stay around a while. Several celebrities were talented basketball players in their high school days.

Rapper 2 Chainz still takes to his claim that he can play in the NBA and compete with the best of them. Comedian Kevin Hart gets serious when he plays basketball. Basketball is a serious sport for so many people. Even the president himself plays a little basketball form time to time.

From the president to the little kid down the street, everyone who plays basketball dedicates hours of their day to it. The following slides are 15 celebrities who could succeed as a professional basketball player in the NBA.

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15. Bow Wow

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Bow Wow is a guy that is a shifty, and very fast basketball player that could hold his own with point guards who play in the NBA. He can probably break a few ankles too.

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14. Channing Tatum

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The ladies love him, and those dance moves in Magic Mike had to take some sort of athletic talent to pull off.

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13. Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth is another one of those guys that just looks like a basketball player or just looks like an athlete. I've heard that he can throw down some nasty dunks too.

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12. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Even though I can't find much info on him ever playing basketball, his size alone would make him a force for any current NBA team.

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11. Ice Cube

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Ice Cube may not look like it, but he can show out with the best of them. He has showcased his basketball abilities on Inside the NBA on TNT in the past.

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10. Romeo Miller

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Romeo Miller played in six games for USC. Although he didn't really score much, his lighting quick speed showcased in the Celebrity All-Star Game was something special to witness.

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9. Mark Wahlberg

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I wasn't to sure on Mark Wahlberg being able to hold his own but then I think about all the movies he has done in the past year or so. He's been everywhere, keeping up with such a busy schedule requires athletic talent.

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8. Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake looks like he could hold his own with NBA-caliber talent. The dance moves he pulls off require some kind of athletic talent.

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7. Terry Crews

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I don't even have words for Terry Crews, he's just as ripped as The Rock. Insane physical specimen.

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6. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop is an athletic dude, not so much now as he used to be but I believe he can still hold his own with some of the players in the NBA.

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5. Arne Duncan

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He's just the Secretary of Education, but man can he play basketball. Duncan has shown out for everyone during a few Celebrity All-Star Games in the past.

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4. Adam Sandler

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You've seen him in the Longest Yard, and in Grown Ups shooting threes and blowing past defenders. Those are just movies, but I have seen Sandler throw down off camera too.

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3. Liam Hemsworth

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Liam Hemsworth, just like his brother Chris, is just a guy that looks like he has unbelievable athletic ability. I'm sure their one-on-ones growing up were pretty insane.

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2. Will Smith

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It seems like Will Smith is always doing some off-the-wall crazy running moves and what not in his movies.

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1. Jesse Williams

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The Doctor is in the house. The Grey's Anatomy star has proven that he is very well rounded as a basketball player in quite a few Celebrity All-Star Games.