Mountain Dew NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game Exclusively on ESPN

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Mountain Dew NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game Exclusively on ESPN

  • 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.

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Media contactsGianina Thompson (ESPN) at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] ;

Chantal Romain (NBA) at 212-407-8361 or [email protected].

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Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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