Their roster also includes NBA Champion Metta World Peace, NFL superstar CJ Stroud, IndyCar Series racer Conor Daly, Backstreet Boy member AJ McLean, actors Dylan Wang and Quincy Isaiah, streamer Kai Cenat, basketball content creator Tristan Jass, Olympic High Jump Champion Gianmarco Tamberi, basketball entertainer Jack Ryan, and James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi.
Jennifer’s team will have sports commentator Stephen A. Smith as coach and two-time WNBA Champion and reigning WNBA MVP A’ja Wilsonas assistant coach, both of whom also appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” Joining them as assistant coach will be Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne.
Playing against JHud’s team will be Latin American Music Award-winning recording artist Anuel AA, two-time WNBA champion and five-time Seattle Storm All-Star Jewell Loyd, NFL superstar Micah Parsons, IndyCar Series racer Conor Daly, Grammy Award-nominated recording artists Walker Hayes and SiR, comedian and actor Lilly Singh (who spoke about wanting to play the All-Star Celebrity Game with JHud on the show!), actors Dylan Wang and Quincy Isaiah, and streamer Kai Cenat.
This collection of artists and athletes will be coached by Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, with fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning andGrammy-winning rapper 50 Cent as assistant coaches.
The 2024 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, February 16, at 7 p.m. ET.
The game will air exclusively on ESPN and the ESPN app.
Jennifer will have a busy schedule during All-Star weekend. The talk show host announced on her Instagram that she’ll also be performing during halftime for the NBA All-Star game, taking place on Sunday, February 18 and streaming on TNT.
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