Drake loves the NBA and has jumped at every opportunity to be involved with the league, as evidenced by his appearance during the 2014 Dunk Contest. So when it was announced that the NBA All-Star Game was going to be held in Toronto in 2016, no one was more excited about it than the Raptors’ brand ambassador. Rolling Stone has reported that Drizzy won’t be playing in this year’s game, but instead will be coaching, leading Team Canada as they face off against Team USA, led by funnyman Kevin Hart.
Kevin Hart is a four-time Celebrity All-Star Game MVP himself and has a stacked roster that consists of former NBA champion Chauncey Billups, reigning WNBA MVP Elena Della Donne, and actors Michael B. Jordan and Nick Cannon.
Drake has had no problem facing Philly natives however, and with the help of guys like two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Arcade Fire’s frontman Win Butler (who put up eights points and 12 rebounds in his Red October’s during last year’s game), Team Canada should put up quite the fight come February when the two teams face off.
This is the first All-Star Weekend the NBA has held outside of the U.S and the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will air live on February 12 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.