Entertainment Set to Reach It’s Peak With These Hollywood Celebrities at the NBA All-Star Weekend

Published 02/11/2024, 10:37 AM EST

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The NBA All-Star weekend is right around the corner. Its anticipation is reaching a crescendo, wherein fans are looking forward to the 3-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, and Skills Challenge on February 16 and 17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. The set of games and challenges is to celebrate basketball and the NBA, and of course to keep fans engaged! And just like every year, the NBA’s biggest hit – the All-Star game that ropes in celebrities is going to be an unforgettable spectacle! The game is slated for February 18 at the Pacers’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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In the All-Star Celebrity game, we are going to witness some of the most popular people in the world. The celebs who are participating this year include the ever-so-popular Twitch streamer Kia Cenat to Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Micah Parsons. But they aren’t the only ones on the list. The NBA has lined up a very diverse set of players for this year’s edition of the All-Star Celebrity game. In fact, Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith will be coaching them in teams, with Peyton Manning serving as the assistant coach.

Shannon Sharpe’s team comprises Anuel AA (artist), Kai Cenat (streamer), Conor Daly (IndyCar Series racer), Walker Hayes (artist), Quincy Isaiah (actor), Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm guard), Micah Parsons (Dallas Cowboys linebacker), Lilly Singh (entertainer), SiR (artist), Dylan Wang (actor).

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Meanwhile, Stephen A. Smith’s team consists of Adam Blackstone (musician), Natasha Cloud (Phoenix Mercury guard), Jennifer Hudson (artist), Tristan Jass (content creator), AJ McLean (artist), Kwame Onwuachi (chef), Metta World Peace (ex-NBA player), Jack Ryan (basketball entertainer), C.J. Stroud (Houston Texans quarterback), Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jumper).

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Other Celebrities that would perform during the All-Star Weekend

Before the All-Star Weekend commences, Machine Gun Kelly and DJ Diesel will perform at the Indiana Convention Center as part of the NBA on TNT Roadshow. On 16th February, concerts at the NBA Crossover event will begin on Friday night, with shows from Zedd and T-Pain.

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Before the All-Star festivities begin on February 17, country music stars such as Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, and Walker Hayes perform at the Indiana Convention Center as a part of the NBA Crossover event. Hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne will headline the NBA Crossover event, which takes place on February 18 at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Are you excited about the All-Star Weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dushyant Singh

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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers? triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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