The full rosters for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game have been out for a few weeks now (anyone else still trying to figure out how Russell Westbrook got left out of the Western Conference’s starting lineup?!), but ESPN has remained tight-lipped with regards to the rosters for the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Until now.
It seems the Worldwide Leader in Sports is going to use the game to promote their new 6 p.m. SportsCenter show, SC6, by allowing the show’s hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to coach the two celebrity teams that are slated to take part in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans two days before the real All-Star Game tips off. Smith and Hill will serve as the guest coaches, with ESPN’s Mark Jones and Michelle Beadle calling the game and Cassidy Hubbarth serving as the sideline reporter. Draymond Green and Rocsi Diaz will also assist Smith on the bench, while Kyle Lowry and Fat Joe assist Hill.
The real stars will be out on the court, though. Here are the rosters for both sides:
Michael Smith’s West Team: Miles Brown (actor), Tom Cavanagh (actor), Mark Cuban (Mavericks owner), Baron Davis (former NBA player), Andy Grammer (musician), Jiang Jinfu (musician), Anthony Mackie (actor), Romeo Miller (musician/actor), Hasan Minhaj (actor/comedian), Master P (musician/actor), Candace Parker (WNBA player), and Aaron Sanchez (celebrity chef)
Jemele Hill’s East Team: Brandon Armstrong (social media star), Win Butler (musician), Nick Cannon (actor/musician), Rachel DeMita (NBA 2K TV personality), Ansel Elgort (actor/musician), Marc Lasry (Bucks owner), Caleb McLaughlin (actor), Peter Rosenberg (media personality), Oscar Schmidt (former international basketball player), Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player), Jason Williams (former NBA player), and Kris Wu (musician)
The game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN at 7 p.m. ET on February 17.