The All-Star weekend is one of the biggest dates in the NBA calendar, and the Celebrity Game kick-starts proceedings.
Founded in 2003, the game acts as the opening ceremony for the All-Star weekend – and can prove to be a tough act to follow.
In previous years, the likes of comedian Kevin Hart, actor Caleb McLaughlin and Justin Bieber have graced the court to show their skills, or lack thereof.
This year sees actors, comedians and sports stars alike don the jerseys for a one-off evening.
Here’s all you need to know about one of the most meaningless, but brilliant, sporting events of the year.
When is it?
The game will take place on Friday February 15.
Local time it gets going at 7pm, meaning UK fans will have to wait up until midnight to catch the action.
Where is it?
The game takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Spectrum Center, which opened in 2005 and is the home to the Charlotte Hornets.
Where can I watch it?
Announced in October, Sky Sports is now the exclusive home on NBA in the UK for the next four years.
Alternatively, you can watch the game by subscribing the NBA Season Pass on the official NBA website.
As is the case every year, the court will host one of the most unlikely of combination of people possible.
Actor Mike Coulter (from the hit-show ‘Luke Cage) will be teamed up with television personality Dr Oz, and recording artist Chris Daughtry.
They will faced with the daunting porspect of sharing the court with comedian Brad Williams, actor AJ Buckley and rapper Quavo, who was named 2018 Celebrity game MVP.
- Mike Colter (“Luke Cage” actor)
- Chris Daughtry (recording artist)
- Terrence J (on-air host, actor)
- Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer)
- Dr. Oz (television personality)
- Rapsody (rapper, recording artist)
- Bo Rinehart (NEEDTOBREATHE vocalist and musician)
- JB Smoove (actor, comedian)
- Steve Smith (NFL great)
- A’ja Wilson (2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year)
- Jay Williams (ESPN college basketball analyst)
- Jason Weinmann (hometown hero)
- Ronnie 2K (Director of Influencer Marketing, 2K Sports)
- Ray Allen (Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer)
- AJ Buckley (“SEAL Team” actor)
- Bad Bunny (recording artist)
- Stefanie Dolson (WNBA’s Chicago Sky center)
- Marc Lasry (co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks)
- Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian, host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj)
- Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
- Adam Ray (comedian, About Last Night podcast)
- Amanda Seales (actor, comedian, recording artist)
- James Shaw Jr. (hometown hero)
- Brad Williams (comedian, About Last Night podcast)
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