CLEVELAND — We already knew that Myles Garrett would be playing in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. But as it turns out, he won't be the only representative for the Cleveland Browns in the event.
After Garrett was introduced to a sizable roar at the Wolstein Center, the All-Pro defensive end was followed by Browns running back Kareem Hunt. While Hunt wasn't initially announced as a participant in the event, he appears to have replaced Olympian and professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston in the event.
Hunt will play for Team Walton -- squaring off against Garrett, who is on Team 'Nique.
While Hunt is best known for his success on the hardwood, his father, is a former high school basketball star. In fact, the elder Hunt's full name is reportedly Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Hunt.
A former standout player at Willoughby South High School, the younger Hunt was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. But after leading the league in rushing as a rookie, the Pro Bowl running back was released by Kansas City toward the end of the 2018 season after a video surfaced showing him kicking and punching a woman in a hotel in Downtown Cleveland.
Following his release, Hunt signed his hometown Browns, teaming up with Nick Chubb to form the NFL's most dynamic running back duo. In 2020, he signed a two-year extension with Cleveland, which will keep him under contract with the Browns through the 2022 NFL season.
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