Drake and Kevin Hart to Coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016
With the 2016 NBA All-Star game taking place in Toronto, Drake, who is a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, figures to be a key figure. While he's likely to attend the full range of All-Star weekend events, it was announced on Thursday (Jan. 14) that the rapper will coach during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game opposite funny man Kevin Hart. Hart has won the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP award four times, but will trade in his sneakers for loafers as the squads are split into USA and Canada teams.
Drake will coach Team Canada alongside NBA legend Steve Nash and Toronto folk hero and Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Team Canada will feature Stephan James of the upcoming film Race, Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Drew and Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers, professional tennis player Milos Raonic, actor and singer Kris Wu, seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, former NBA star Rock Fox and Natalie Achonwa of the WNBA's Indiana Fever.
On Team USA, Hart will coach actor Jason Sudeikis also in Race, Creed star Michael B. Jordan, Anthony Anderson from ABC's blackish, Bryshere "Yazz" Gray of Empire, America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon, five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups, former NBA star Muggsy Bogues, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
The squads will face off on Friday Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. live on ESPN. The celebrity game marks the first televised event of All-Star Weekend which includes a dunk contest, 3-point shoot out and All-Star game between the leagues best players.
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