Aside from wrapping up his upcoming album Views From The 6 and fulfilling his duties as the Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador, Drake will compete against Kevin Hart in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016 in Toronto next month, with both stars serving as head coaches, the NBA announced in a press release (Jan. 14).
Joining Drizzy on the sidelines for Canada’s team will be fellow Canucks NBA MVP Steve Nash and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder Jose Bautista. Other reps who will ball out on the hardwood include Arcade Fire’s Win Butler; HGTV Property Brothers stars Drew and Jonathan Scott; tennis player Milos Raonic; actor-singer Kris Wu; actor Stephan James; seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady; NBA TV analyst and ex-Laker Rick Fox; and WNBA’s Indiana Fever star Natalie Achonwa.
If Hart’s on-court resume is any indication (he’s a three-time celebrity game MVP), the superstar comedian — who is in heavy promo mode for his cop comedy Ride Along 2 alongside Ice Cube — could take home the victory. His USA team will include Creed actor Michael B. Jordan; Race star Jason Sudeikis; ABC’s Black-ish star Anthony Anderson; Empire actor-rapper Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; mogul and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon; five-time NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; NBA legend Muggsy Bogues; Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry; and WNBA Chicago Sky MVP Elena Delle Donne.
The star-studded showdown will take place in the 6 at Ricoh Coliseum and air live on ESPN on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. ET.