Before the All-Star game on Sunday, ESPN and the NBA will present their 17th annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game this Friday at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. in addition to other exciting events during the NBA All-Star weekend.
The rosters have a variety of celebrities playing in the games this year. The roster includes actors such as Mike Colter (“Luke Cage” actor), Terrence J (on-air host, actor), and AJ Buckley (“SEAL Team” actor). It also includes recording artists Chris Daughtry, Rapsody, Bo Rinehart, and Bad Bunny. Comedians include Famous Los, JB Smoove, Hasan Minhaj, Adam Ray, Amanda Seales, and Brad Williams. They also include TV personalities such as Dr. Oz, Jay Williams, Ronnie 2K, and Marc Lasry. There is also the current and former athletes such as former NFL star Steve Smith, former WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson, Hall of Famer Ray Allen, and WNBA’s Chicage Sky center Stefanie Dolson.
Returning to defend his title as Most Valuable Player is rapper Quavo. The rapper scored a game-high of 19 points to lead Team Clippers over Team Lakers in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last year.
Additionally, the game this year includes both teams having one “hometown hero.” These exemplary citizens are being honored for their heroic actions. One hero is 47-year-old Marine Jason Weinmann, who rescued North Carolina flood victims using a military transport vehicle during Hurricane Florence. The other hero is 29-year-old Nashville resident who disarmed a gunman in a local restaurant.
The game will be air on ESPN and the ESPN App, Friday Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. ET.