Common, Chance the Rapper to captain All-Star Celebrity Game teams
With the 2020 NBA All-Star Game being held in Chicago, the league opted to go with two native sons of the Windy City to headline the All-Star Celebrity Game teams.
Common and Chance the Rapper have been officially announced as captains of the two celebrity squads in the game that will officially tip off NBA All-Star Weekend festivities on Friday, Feb. 14.
Team captains @chancetherapper & @common headline #RufflesCelebGame rosters for coaches @stephenasmith & @RealMikeWilbon! pic.twitter.com/juQHOpCSF9— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 5, 2020
The teams’ uniforms have been revealed as well.
👀 the #RufflesCelebGame Nike uniforms!— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 5, 2020
📆: Friday February 14th
: 7:00pm/et : ESPN pic.twitter.com/u47e71PaE2
Chance The Rapper will serve as captain of the team coached by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. Common will captain the team led by Michael Wilbon, also an ESPN personality, not to mention a native Chicagoan.
Chance the Rapper will be pulling double duty during the weekend’s events, as he is also the featured performer of the halftime show during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center.
Common, meanwhile, will serve as emcee of the All-Star Game, which includes the duty of handling player introductions.
As always, this year’s Celebrity Game rosters is peppered with an entertaining blend of people who can actually ball, some chuckers, a few A-listers, some B-listers and a couple of oddballs thrown in for nice measure.
Best of all? Guy Fieri is serving as Stephen A. Smith’s assistant coach. That means the All-Star Celebrity Game may have to make a pit stop in Flavortown, folks.