The NBA announced the rosters for its annual All-Star Celebrity Game, and maybe I’m just not with it, but I recognize roughly half of the names on a list headlined by Jamie Foxx and Paul Pierce.
ESPN commentators Rachel Nichols and Katie Nolan will serve as the celebrity coaches of Team Lakers and Team Clippers — an ode to Los Angeles, the host city for next week’s All-Star Weekend.
The First Ever 4-Point Line!
The 4-point line (dubbed "The RIDGE"), which was first featured in @NBA2K, will appear during the second half of the #RufflesCelebGame and be reminiscent of the ridges in @RUFFLES potato chips: https://t.co/zAnlRBTqJx pic.twitter.com/i1CSiudE03
— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 7, 2018
Nichols will coach Team Lakers, and her staff will include actor Michael B. Jordan of “Creed” fame and Hall of Fame player Tracy McGrady. Here’s the Team Lakers roster:
Sterling Brim (MTV’s “Ridiculousness”)
Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist, star of MTV’s Wild’N Out)
Terence Crawford (boxer)
Rachel DeMita (NBA2KTV host, actress, model)
Jerry Ferrara (Turtle from “Entourage”)
Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks co-owner)
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas from “Stranger Things”)
Candace Parker (WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks)
Nate Robinson (former NBA player)
Drew Scott (HGTV’s “Property Brothers”)
Kris Wu (actor, singer, music producer)
Nolan will coach Team Clippers alongside rapper/actor Common and Pierce. The Team Clippers roster:
Anthony Anderson (star of “Kangaroo Jack” and “Black-ish”)
Brandon Armstrong (the guy who does NBA impressions on Twitter)
Miles Brown (also of ABC’s “Black-ish”)
Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
Andre De Grasse (Olympic sprinter)
Stefanie Dolson (WNBA’s Chicago Sky)
Jamie Foxx (Oscar-winning actor)
Dascha Polanco (“Orange Is the New Black” actress)
Bubba Watson (two-time Masters champion)
Jason Williams (former NBA player)
Butler won MVP honors in 2016, and Armstrong won it last year, so my money is on Team Clippers. The “Property Brothers” dude is a wild card, though. He’s got length for days.
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