- Mark Jones, Jon Barry and Cassidy Hubbarth to Form Celebrity Game Telecast Team
- NBA Countdown Analyst and Five-Time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups to Play on USA Team and Contribute to SportsCenter Coverage
- Grammy Award-winning Artist Drake and Four-Time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP and Actor Kevin Hart Face Off as Coaches
- Celebrity Rosters Include Jason Sudeikis, Elena Delle Donne, Anthony Anderson and Nick Cannon
For the 12th consecutive year, ESPN will exclusively televise the NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. ET at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. This will be the first NBA All-Star event to be held outside of the United States.
Play-by-play commentator Mark Jones, analyst Jon Barry and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth (NBA Tonight) will return to provide commentary for the telecast.
Celebrities Suit Up to Play Ball
Grammy Award-winning artist and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake will be joined on the sidelines by two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder José Bautista. Canada’s team will feature Tom Cavanaugh (“The Flash”); Stephan James (“Race”); Arcade Fire’s Win Butler; Drew and Jonathan Scott (HGTV’s “Property Brothers”); two-time WNBA All-Star Tammy Sutton-Brown; professional tennis player Milos Raonic; actor and singer Kris Wu; seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady; and NBA TV analyst Rick Fox.
NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond and San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon will assist four-time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP and actor/comedian Kevin Hart as he coaches the USA team, which includes Jason Sudeikis (“Race”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “black-ish”); Miles Brown (ABC’s “black-ish”); Nick Cannon (“America’s Got Talent”); WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky; Joel David Moore (ABC’s “Forever”); five-time NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; NBA legend Muggsy Bogues; and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.
The NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew will also be available on WatchESPN. The game rosters are subject to change. For additional information, please visit NBA.com.
Media contacts: Gianina Thompson (ESPN) at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] ;
Chantal Romain (NBA) at 212-407-8361 or [email protected].