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NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

  • Premiered: 
    February 7, 2003
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  • Network: TNT
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Sports
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Celebrity version of NBA All Star Game 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: basketball, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 2003, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has hosted the NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME on Friday night during NBA All-Star Jam Session, two days before the league's All-Star Game.
On Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7-9pm ET/4-6pm PT, ESPN aired live coverage of the NBA ALL-STAR 2018 CELEBRITY GAME from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, marking the 14th consecutive year the cable channel has broadcast the event. Veteran ESPN play-by-play commentator Mark Jones provides commentary, alongside guest analysts, and sideline reporter/host Cassidy Hubbarth. This year, Rachel Nichols and Katie Nolan serve as the guest coaches for the Team Lakers and Team Clippers, respectively. Nichols is joined by Tracy McGrady and actor Michael B. Jordan. Nolan is joined by Paul Pierce, as well as actor and recording artist Common.

Team Clippers: Anthony Anderson (ABC's BLACK-ISH), Brandon Armstrong (actor, social media star), Miles Brown (ABC's BLACK-ISH), Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Common (actor, recording artist), Andre De Grasse (Olympic sprinter), Stefanie Dolson (WNBA's Chicago Sky), Jamie Foxx (actor, singer, musician), Paul Pierce (NBA legend, ESPN analyst), Dascha Polanco (actress, activist), Bubba Watson (two-time Masters champion) and Jason Williams (NBA legend).

Team Lakers: 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 (STARZ's POWER), Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks co-owner), Tracy McGrady (NBA legend, ESPN analyst), Caleb McLaughlin (Netflix's STRANGER THINGS), Candace Parker (WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks), Nate Robinson (NBA legend), Drew Scott (HGTV's PROPERTY BROTHERS) and Kris Wu (actor, singer, music producer).

Plus, this year's event features the game's first-ever 4-point line, dubbed "The RIDGE." The 4-point line, which was first featured in NBA 2K18, will appear during the second half of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and be reminiscent of the ridges in Ruffles potato chips. Celebrity players and NBA and WNBA legends will have the chance to confront the epic 4-point line live in the "4-for-4 Challenge." For every shot made from "The RIDGE" during the second half of the game, Ruffles will make a $4,000 donation to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, with a minimum of $20,000 going to the charity (up to $40,000).