The kickoff event for All-Star Weekend will once again be the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game. The two head coaches will be ESPN’s First Take analysts Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith.
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Sharpe’s coaching staff will include Peyton Manning and 50 Cent, two of the best to ever do it in their respective crafts. WNBA superstar A’ja Wilson and legendary rapper Lil’Wayne will be part of Stephen A.’s coaching staff.
Let’s take a look at who the players will be for the 21st edition of the Celebrity All-Star Game.
NBA News: 2024 Celebrity All-Star Game Participants
Team Shannon Pro Athletes:
Fresh off the heels of a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wild Card, the Dallas Cowboys star will look to excel in a different sport when he suits up for his first Celebrity All-Star game. The edge rusher had another stellar year for the Cowboys, registering 14 sacks in 2023. Parsons played varsity basketball at Harrisburg High School in Pennsylvania.
Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Conor Daly will take his talents to the hardwood as he will represent Team Shannon.
Loyd was the 2014-15 ESPN’s women’s college basketball Player of the Year at Notre Dame. She was drafted with the #1 pick by the Seattle Storm in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
Team Shannon Celebrities:
Cenat is one of the most popular Twitch streamers in America, with 8.9 million followers. He is known for hosting live streams with celebrity guests, as well as being part of the successful YouTube content creator collective of AMP.
Anuel AA is one of the most prominent figures in Latin rap. He previously participated in the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, representing Dominique Wilkins’ team.
Originally starting her career on YouTube, Singh’s rise to fame has seen her become a popular actress and comedian. The Canada native currently has 14.4 million subscribers on YouTube.
SiR is an R&B singer currently signed to Top Dawg Entertainment. His latest album, Chasing Summer, charted at #64 in the US Billboard 200 charts.
Isaiah is the star of HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, in which he portrayed Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Unfortunately, the show was not renewed for a third season.
Wang is a Chinese actor best known for his work as Daoming Si in the hit Chinese TV show Meteor Garden.
Hayes is a country singer, with popular hits such as “Fancy Like” and “AA”.
Team Stephen A. Pro Athletes
The second NFL athlete on this list, Stroud led the Houston Texans to their first playoff appearance since 2019. The quarterback is expected to win the 2023 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
The only former NBA player on either roster, Sandiford-Artest won the 2010 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2004, he won the Defensive Player of the Year, as well as being named an All-Star. Originally Ron Artest, he changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011.
A 2019 WNBA champion with the Washington Mystics, Cloud currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury. In 2022, she led the WNBA in assists and was named to the All-Defensive First Team.
Jass is a popular basketball YouTuber, with over 5.3 million subscribers and he will be certainly be one of the most skilled players on the court.
Ryan is a legendary streetball player, having been featured in SLAM Magazine and the New York Times. He recently appeared in Netflix’s Losers.
Team Stephen A. Celebrities:
A legendary singer and actress, Hudson is the youngest woman to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award.
McLean is a member of the Backstreet Boys, a popular early 2000s pop group. The group, headlined by Justin Timberlake, released hits such as “Everybody” and “I Want It That Way”
Onwuachi is a highly recognized Nigerian-American chef. In addition to appearing on season 13 of Top Chef, Onwuachi was named as part of Forbes’ 30 under 30: Food & Drink list in 2017.
Blackstone is a talented musician, director, and producer who is currently the musical director for Nicki Minaj and Justin Timberlake.
Tamberi is a highly-successful Italian high-jumper, having won a gold medal for Italy at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.