NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2019 Rosters, Start Time, TV Info and More
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With NBA All-Star Weekend descending upon Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend, there’s a litany of events and games aimed at getting fans revved up for the finale, the All-Star Game on Sunday.
That includes the Three-Point Contest and Dunk Contest, as well as the Rising Stars game and Skills Challenge.
One of the most anticipated competitions on the extended weekend lineup is the Celebrity All-Star Game (presented by Ruffles), which happens on Friday, February 15, at the Bojangles’ Coliseum.
The game features celebrities from across music, television and movies, and to make the game more interesting, there are also former professional basketball players added to mix.
The participants will be split into a home team and an away team. The home team will feature celebs like ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams and 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson, who both have roots in Carolina.
The away team will feature Quavo, the reigning MVP and frontman of the Migos, and James Shaw Jr., who thwarted a gunman’s attack in a Nashville-area Waffle House early last year.
Fans can see if Quavo can pull off the repeat on ESPN. Tip-off time is 7 p.m. ET.
Date: Friday, Feb. 15
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN or WatchESPN
A’ja Wilson @_ajawilson22
Excited to be playing in the @NBAAllStar celebrity game 💙 and being coached by @dawnstaley again 😆 #blessingsssss https://t.co/QlGgXbc7B3
Mike Colter, Luke Cage actor
Chris Daughtry, recording artist
Terrence J, on-air host, actor
Famous Los, comedian, social media influencer
Dr. Oz, television personality
Rapsody, rapper, recording artist
Bo Rinehart, NEEDTOBREATHE vocalist and musician
JB Smoove, actor, comedian
Steve Smith, NFL great
A’ja Wilson, 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year
Jay Williams, ESPN college basketball analyst
Jason Weinmann, hometown hero
Ronnie 2K, Director of Influencer Marketing, 2K Sports
Ray Allen, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer
AJ Buckley, SEAL Team actor
Bad Bunny, recording artist
Stefanie Dolson, WNBA’s Chicago Sky center
Marc Lasry, co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks
Hasan Minhaj, actor, comedian, host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Quavo, rapper, recording artist
Adam Ray, comedian, About Last Night podcast
Amanda Seales, actor, comedian, recording artist
James Shaw Jr., hometown hero
Brad Williams, comedian, About Last Night podcast
Migos rapper and NBA superfan Quavo is a strong prospect to win back-to-back MVP awards, but he’ll have some competition this year. Terrence J is a proven celebrity baller, and so is Famous Los.
Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen looks like he’s still in game shape, so he could easily take home the trophy if he so chooses, and Jay Williams could throw his name into the hat, too.
WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson, who averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in her debut season for the Las Vegas Aces, is another favorite to win the game’s top individual prize, but she’ll have to keep a lid on Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson.
The rest of the field is unknown, but don’t be surprised if Luke Cage actor Mike Colter plays like a superhero on the basketball court, too.
It would be a great story if either real-life hero James Shaw Jr. or former Marine Jason Weinmann took home the MVP, showing that regular citizens that do extraordinary things can also grab the spotlight, even in a game full of celebrities.
The home team will be coached by three-time Olympic champ and Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, while the away team get their X’s and O’s from Sue Bird of the 2018 WNBA champion Seattle Storm.
via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF
February 13, 2019 at 05:07AM