Cleveland – The NBA Allstar Weekend festivities have gotten started and as always, the weekend gets started with the celebrity game.
Just like every other year, this year is filled with plenty of stars that have played before or just want to come out and have fun. Headlined by Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett, Migos’ Quavo, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, and even the Mayor of Cleveland Mayor Bibb.
The coaching staff is also star studded featuring former players Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson, and NBA Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Dominique Wilkins. Miles Brown from Black-ash and EJ Williams from the Wonder Years will also be on the sidelines as assistants.
Playing for Coach Walton and Richard Jefferson will be country singer Jimmie Allen, athlete and influencer Brittney Elena, rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Las Vegas forward Dearica Hamby, Noah Carlock from Fanatics All In Challenge, Olympian Nyjah Huston, The Bachelor’s Matt James, Quavo, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, and Peloton instructor Alex Toussaint.
Playing for Coach Nique and Big Perk will be Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA, country singer Kane Brown, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Browns Myles Garrett, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish, rapper Jack Harlow, Harlem Globetrotters’ Crissa Jackson, singer and daughter of Kings owner Anjali Ranadive, and Olympic high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi.
We caught up with a few of the players and coaches before the game tonight to get their thoughts on playing/coaching, how they prepared, and more.
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