NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will help kick off weekend festivities in Los Angeles

By in Press Enterprise on February 14, 2018

By James H. Williams

The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will help kick off All-Star Weekend on Friday, February 16 in the Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The celebrity game provides a good laugh for fans as famous faces compete on opposing teams, Team Clippers and Team Lakers.

Music artist such as Common, Jamie Foxx and Nick Cannon are among the participants in the game. Golfer Bubba Watson will also compete.

Social media personality Brandon Armstrong returns to the event after winning the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2017 game. He is joined on Team Clippers by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, who won the celebrity game MVP in 2016. It will be Butler’s third celebrity game appearance.

Former NBA players Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce will serve as player-coaches for the event.

We’re ONE WEEK out from the #RufflesCelebGame at #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/arhmirEkvK

— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 10, 2018

The light-hearted game has featured memorable moments over the years and this weekend’s event should supply many more of those moments.

Here are the Top 10 Moments from past Celebrity Games:

Reaction to other notable moments:

Run That Back!#NBAPlaymakers react to some memorable #NBAAllStar Celeb Game moments! pic.twitter.com/Zh65nRd8BM

— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 14, 2018

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