The 2023 NBA season is approaching its halfway mark, which means All-Star festivities are right around the corner. Billboard can exclusively report today (Feb. 8) that 21 Savage, Janelle Monae, Cordae, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Kane Brown and more will participate in the 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
Set to take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 17, two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers Thanasis and Alex Antetokounmpo and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will serve as coaches and go against Houston Astros star Alex Bregman at this year’s event. Team captains will include Utah Jazz Governor Ryan Smith and Three-Time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade.
In previous years, the NBA has reeled in a bevy of musical talents to play at its celebrity game, including J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Common and Quavo. The Migos frontman dazzled in both of his appearances. In 2018, he scored 19 points and won the MVP award. The following year, he had a game-high of 27 points. Last year, the NBA recruited DJ Khaled to perform at the halftime show, and he brought out Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Migos, Lil Baby and Gunna. The NBA hasn’t yet announced its performers for this year’s game.
For fans interested in watching the Celebrity Game, it begins at 7 p.m. ET, and will air exclusively on ESPN. It will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.
Check out the full rosters for the game below.
2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Rosters
|Team Ryan||Team Wade|
|Ryan Smith (Utah Jazz governor and honorary captain)||Dwyane Wade (NBA champion, Utah Jazz minority owner and honorary captain)|
|Cordae (rapper, recording artist)||Kane Brown (5-time American Music Award winner)|
|Diamond DeShields (WNBA All-Star; Chicago Sky)||Nicky Jam (Latin global music icon and actor)|
|Calvin Johnson (former NFL player)||Jesser (content creator)|
|DK Metcalf (NFL player)||Simu Liu (actor)|
|Hasan Minhaj (comedian)||Janelle Monáe (actress, singer, songwriter)|
|Marcos Mion (TV host)||Arike Ogunbowale (WNBA All-Star; Dallas Wings)|
|The Miz (WWE superstar)||Albert Pujols (MLB Player)|
|Everett Osborne (actor)||21 Savage (rapper, recording artist)|
|Ozuna (rapper, recording artist)||Ranveer Singh (actor and NBA Brand Ambassador for India)|
|Guillermo Rodriguez (ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live correspondent)||Frances Tiafoe (tennis player)|
|Sinqua Walls (actor)||Alex Toussaint (Peloton coach and Puma athlete)|