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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 17, 2017 from 7-9pm ET/4-6pm PT, ESPN aired live coverage of the NBA ALL-STAR 2017 CELEBRITY GAME from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, marking the 13th consecutive year the cable channel has broadcast the event. Veteran ESPN play-by-play commentator Mark Jones provides commentary, alongside Michelle Beadle, who will call her first Celebrity Game, and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. This year, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill serve as the guest coaches for the West and East teams, respectively. Smith is joined by coaches Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) and Rocsi Diaz (television personality). Hill is joined by coaches Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Fat Joe (recording artist).

Michael Smith's West Team includes: Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner); Miles Brown (actor); Tom Cavanagh (actor); Baron Davis (NBA legend); Andy Grammer (recording artist); Jiang Jinfu (actor, model); Anthony Mackie (actor); Romeo Miller (actor, recording artist); Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian); Master P (actor, recording artist); Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks); and Aaron Sanchez (celebrity chef).

Jemele Hill's East Team includes: Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist); Brandon Armstrong (former NBA D-League player and social media star); Win Butler (musician); Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality); Ansel Elgort (actor, recording artist); Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks owner); Caleb McLaughlin (actor); Peter Rosenberg (media personality); Oscar Schmidt (Basketball legend); Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player); Jason Williams (NBA legend); and Kris Wu (recording artist).