One of the most exciting events, the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, promises an electrifying lineup of stars from various fields ready to showcase their skills on the court.
NFL stars will take the court in NBA All-Star Weekend
This year’s celebrity game will feature Team Shannon, coached by sports media personalities Shannon Sharpe, Peyton Manning, and Grammy Award-winning artist 50 Cent, facing off against Team Stephen A., led by Stephen A. Smith, Lil Wayne, and two-time WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson.
Notable participants include youngest EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson, NFL superstars Micah Parsons and CJ Stroud, Grammy-nominated artists AJ McLean and SiR, actors Dylan Wang and Quincy Isaiah, and content creators Tristan Jass and Kai Cenat.
Both teams will also feature WNBA stars, with Jewell Loyd and Natasha Cloud adding their basketball prowess to the mix.
Among the standout names are Metta World Peace, a former NBA All-Star and champion, and Olympic High Jump Champion Gianmarco Tamberi.
Adding to the star power are Latin American Music Award-winning artist Anuel AA and Emmy Award-winning entertainer Lilly Singh.
While many participants come from diverse backgrounds, some have notable basketball experience.
Micah Parsons, a standout NFL player, played varsity basketball in high school before transitioning to football.
Similarly, CJ Stroud, a rising NFL star, showcased his athletic prowess on the basketball court during his high school days.
Fans can catch all the action exclusively on ESPN and the ESPN App, with Cassidy Hubbarth hosting and Ryan Ruocco providing play-by-play commentary.
Additionally, the game will feature innovative elements such as an LED court and exciting challenges like the Ruffles Flamin’ Hot Challenge.