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Who is playing in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game? Full rosters, celebrities, former NBA players

Sporting News 2/17/2023 Joseph Corr
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The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend is set to tip off on Friday, Feb. 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

The rosters and coaches for the 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game have been announced and the list features actors, comedians, Grammy Award-winning musicians, athletes and more.

All the action kicks off at the Jon M. Huntsman Center with Utah Jazz team governor Ryan Smith and three-time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade serving as honorary captains.

Two-time NBA MVP and 2023 NBA All-Star Game captain Giannis Antetokounmpo and three-time Olympic Medalist Lindsey Vonn will coach for Team Dwyane. Hall of Famer and two-time WNBA Champion Lisa Leslie, rapper Fat Joe and Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will coach for Team Ryan.

To spice things up this year, each team captain will have the ability to activate “Ruffles Crunch Time," which starts a two-minute period in which points scored are doubled.

Additionally, the Celebrity Game’s “Unlock a Legend” feature will return in 2023, giving each team the ability to add an NBA legend to their roster mid-game.

Throughout the game, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game participants will compete in gameplay activations, including shooting from the "Ruffles 4-Point Ridge Line" to raise money to benefit the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Internship.

Which stars will shine brightest this weekend? Here's a look at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game roster of celebrities! 

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2023 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game participants

Team Ryan

  • Ryan Smith (Utah Jazz governor and honorary captain)
  • Kane Brown (5-time American Music Award winner)
  • Cordae (rapper, recording artist)
  • Diamond DeShields (WNBA All-Star; Phoenix Mercury)
  • Calvin Johnson (former NFL player)
  • Marcos Mion (TV host)
  • The Miz (WWE Superstar)
  • Albert Pujols (MLB Player)
  • Everett Osborne (actor)
  • Ozuna (rapper, recording artist)
  • Guillermo Rodriguez (ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live correspondent)
  • Sinqua Walls (actor)

Team Dwyane

  • Dwyane Wade (NBA champion, Utah Jazz minority owner and honorary captain)
  • Nicky Jam (Latin global music icon and actor)
  • Jesser (content creator)
  • Simu Liu (actor)
  • Hasan Minhaj (comedian)
  • DK Metcalf (NFL player)
  • Janelle Monáe (actress, singer, songwriter)
  • Arike Ogunbowale (WNBA All-Star; Dallas Wings)
  • 21 Savage (rapper, recording artist)
  • Ranveer Singh (actor and NBA Brand Ambassador for India)
  • Frances Tiafoe (tennis player)
  • Alex Toussaint (Peloton coach and Puma athlete)

NBA All-Star schedule 2023

NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off on Friday with the All-Star Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Challenge. The skills competitions will be held on Saturday, and the All-Star Game will take place on Sunday.

Friday, Feb. 17

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 7 p.m. ESPN
Rising Stars Challenge 9 p.m. TNT

Saturday, Feb. 18

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA All-Star Practice 1 p.m. NBA TV
NBA x HBCU Classic 4 p.m. ESPN2, NBA TV, TNT

All-Star Saturday Night

(Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest)

8 p.m. TNT

Sunday, Feb. 19

Event Time (ET) TV channel
NBA Legends Awards 1 p.m. NBA TV & NBA App
NBA G League Next Up Game 3 p.m. NBA TV
NBA All-Star Draft 7:30 p.m. TNT
NBA All-Star Game 8:30 p.m. TNT
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