MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Grizzlies owner Robert Pera is known for challenging everyone from Tony Allen to Michael Jordan on the basketball court. Now, he will get his chance to show what he's made of in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
More than one year ago, Pera challenged Grizzlies guard Tony Allen to a one-on-one game, but NBA player rules prevented the game from happening.
The controlling owner of the Grizzlies team is a huge basketball fan and fancies himself as a serious baller. He takes to Twitter with his passionate comments about playing, even challenging Michael Jordan to a game offering to donate $1 million to charity. Jordan, 50, laughed off the offer.
But now, Pera is finally hitting the court as a player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity game during the NBA All-Star weekend on February 13.
He will be on the court with people like comedian Kevin Hart and "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon. But there will also be some serious competition including former NBA players and current WNBA players. The game will be coached by film director Spike Lee and Knicks player Carmella Anthony.