The NBA’s All-Star Weekend returns for its 2023 edition hosted by Salt Lake City from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19. Among the festivities, a longstanding tradition is the All-Star Celebrity Game, with this year’s exhibition boasting a roster of famous musicians, actors, and athletes.
NBA legend and Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade and Jazz governor Ryan Smith will serve as the team captains. Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, his brothers Thanasis and Alex Antetokounmpo, and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will coach Team Dwyane. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, rapper Fat Joe and World Series champion Alex Bregman will coach Team Ryan.
The following celebrities will take the court for Team Dwyane: NBA champion Dwyane Wade, Latin music superstar Nicky Jam, content creator Jesser, actor Simu Liu, comedian Hasan Minhaj, NFL star DK Metcalf, actress and singer Janelle Monáe, WNBA All-Star Arike Ogunbowale, rapper 21 Savage, actor Ranveer Singh, tennis player Frances Tiafoe and Peloton instructor Alex Toussaint.
Team Ryan’s roster consists of Jazz governor Ryan Smith, singer Kane Brown, rapper Cordae, WNBA All-Star Diamond DeShields, Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson, TV host Marcos Mion, WWE star The Miz, MLB legend Albert Pujols, actor Everett Osborne, rapper Ozuna, Jimmy Kimmel correspondent Guillermo Rodriguez and actor Sinqua Wells.
Utah Jazz governor Ryan Smith and minority owner Dwyane Wade will serve as honorary captains with Team Ryan facing off against Team Dwyane. Giannis Antetokounmpo, brothers Thanasis and Alex, and Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn will coach Team Dwyane. Two-time WNBA champion Lisa Leslie, rapper Fat Joe, and Astros’ third baseman Alex Bregman will serve as coaches for Team Ryan.
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf and Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson will be among this year’s first-time participants, as well as Grammy award-winning artists 21 Savage and Janelle Monae. Tennis star Frances Tiafoe and Marvel actor Simu Liu are also among the notable participants playing in their first celebrity All-Star game.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj will return for his third celebrity All-Star game, while Peloton Instructor, and Puma athlete, Alex Toussaint makes back-to-back appearances as well.
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game participants
For this year’s competition Utah Jazz governor Ryan Smith and minority owner Dwyane Wade will serve as honorary captains, as Team Ryan faces Team Dwyane. 2023 NBA All-Star captain Giannis Antetokoumpo, brothers Thanasis and Alex, and Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn were named as coaches for Team Dwyane. Oppositely, Team Ryan will be coached by WNBA champion Lisa Leslie, rapper Fat Joe, and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman.
Each team’s roster includes first-time celebrity game participants, with award-winning artists 21 Savage and Janelle Monae playing for the first time. Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson, Marvel Actor Simu Liu, and WWE superstar The Miz will all appear in their first All-Star Celebrity Game. The competition will be no short of athletes as tennis star Frances Tiafoe and 11-time MLB All-Star Albert Pujols will take the court as well.
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