NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the most entertaining events in the sports calendar. And though pretty much every event that takes place that weekend is a blast for fans to watch, the Celebrity All-Star Game remains a favorite.
What could be better than watching people like Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, and J. Cole go at it on the basketball court? Adding to the joy, there are always some incredibly random participants (like former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan) as well as some amazing athletes (like Usain Bolt and Terrell Owens).
Just seeing who's going to suit up is exciting in and of itself. And now we know who has made the squads for the 2018 game at Staples Center. Because of the location, the teams are broken down by Team Clippers and Team Lakers.
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Brandon Armstrong (AKA BdotAdot), who won last year's Celebrity Game MVP, is back. So is 2016 MVP Win Butler.
Other names that stand out: Jamie Foxx (who played in the 2003 game), actor Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), golfer Bubba Watson, and actress Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black).
Additionally, there are a whole bunch of standout former NBA payers in the mix—White Chocolate, Pierce, and McGrady, among others—as well as the all-time WNBA great Parker.
ESPN personalities Katie Nolan and Rachel Nichols will serve as the coaches.
This game promises to be phenomenal. You can catch it on ESPN next Friday (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m.