Los Angeles Sparks coach Michael Cooper, two-time NBA All-Star Champion and former Los Angeles Lakers Norman Nixon, and WNBA Champion and All-Star Game MVP Los Angeles Sparks Center Lisa Leslie, will join a roster of celebrities and sports athletes as part of a celebrity basketball game to benefit The Stepping Stone, a new youth center in Compton for local area youth to learn sports, arts, and receive academic tutoring. Hosted by Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple and PreachBoy Ministries, proceeds raised will help to finish construction on the once vacant building slated to open to the public in the Spring. Cooper, Nixon, and Leslie will be joined by Los Angeles Lakers Forward Trevor Ariza, rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr., actors Allen Payne (“House of Payne”), Arlen Escarpeta (“American Dreams”), singer Brian McKnight, and former NBA players Khalid Reeves (Chicago Bulls Guard), Pooh Richardson (Los Angeles Clippers Point Guard), and Byron Russell (Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets Shooting Guard). In addition to the main game, there will be a halftime show and 3-point contest. The game will take place on Saturday, January 17 at 4 p.m. at Compton High School (601 S. Acacia Avenue Compton). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of or by phone at (877) 689-7717. For more information, please call (877) 689-7717.