Mo’ne Davis Penciled Into NBA’s Celebrity All-Star Game
With the NBA All-Star weekend just around the corner, another Philadelphian has been asked to represent the City of Brotherly Love in New York City.
No, it's not KJ McDaniels. It's actually local Little League legend Mo'ne Davis. Davis became a household name back in the summer when she became the first girl in Little League World Series history to pitch a winning game for the Taney Dragons and earned the win, and she was also the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League postseason history.
However, according to Davis herself, basketball is her primary sport. Remember the controversy surrounding her and Geno Auriemma, who she hopes to one day play for at UConn. That dream may very well become a reality, as Davis, as an eighth grader, has already made her school's varsity team. She even played in the 97.3 ESPN Girls Basketball Shootout.
But now she'll stepping into the spolight again.
The Sports Illustrated cover girl is expected to participate in the celebrity All-Star game next weekend with the likes of comedian Kevin Hart, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, rapper Common, and ex-NBA guys like Allan Houston and Chris Mullin.