The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities began with the annual All Star Celebrity Game Friday, as Migos member Quavo snagged the MVP award. Quavo finished the game with 19 points and five rebounds, as Team Clippers won 75-66 over Team Lakers.
“I tried to go for a 20-piece, but as long as I had the most points on the floor that’s the way to go,” Quavo told ESPN’s Cassidy Hubarth during his post game interview, which you can view above.
It was a solid performance for the Atlanta native, as Quavo hit five of his eight free throws and dished out three assists. Quavo also sprinkled in a few highlight-worthy plays with a massive block on NBA 2KTV’s Rachel Demita, a layup in traffic over Justin Bieber and a Euro-step finish on boxer Terence Crawford.
With Los Angeles hosting the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, each celebrity squad was named after the city’s two respective NBA franchises. Brandon “BDot” Armstrong chipped in 16 points, in addition to Olympic sprinter Andre De Grasse's 17 points, to pace Team Clippers. Demita scored 17, and former NBA guard Nate Robinson put up 14 in a losing effort for Team Lakers.
Quavo’s MVP win comes roughly a month after Migos dropped their sophomore effort, Culture II. The trio’s album debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart with just under 200,000 equivalent album units sold, and Culture II has been streamed over a billion times since its release.