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2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: What to expect

The 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will take place on Friday night.

CLEVELAND — NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland is officially underway and the first big event comes in the form of Friday night's All-Star Celebrity Game.

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What follows is everything you need to know about Friday night's game, in which celebrities across sports, music, entertainment, pop culture and more will hit the hardwood for a friendly exhibition.

Game info, how to watch on TV, stream:

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN


Here are the full rosters for the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will be coached by NBA legends Bill Walton and Dominique Wilkins:

Team Walton

  • Jimmie Allen (singer, songwriter)
  • Brittney Elena (host, actress, athlete and model)
  • Machine Gun Kelly (singer, songwriter)
  • Tiffany Haddish (comedian, actress and author)
  • Dearica Hamby (Las Vegas Aces forward)
  • Nyjah Huston (Olympian, professional skateboarder)
  • Matt James (ABC’s The Bachelor)
  • Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
  • Ranveer Singh (actor)
  • Anderson Varejao (Cleveland Cavaliers legend)

Team Nique

  • Anuel AA (rapper)
  • Mayor Justin Bibb (Mayor of Cleveland)
  • Kane Brown (singer, songwriter)
  • Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns defensive end)
  • Booby Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers legend)
  • Jack Harlow (rapper, recording artist)
  • Crissa Jackson (Harlem Globetrotters player)
  • Anjali Ranadivé (singer, songwriter)
  • Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jump champion)
  • Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor)

Key storylines

While some of the biggest names in music and entertainment -- as well as Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb -- will be playing in Friday's game, the headliner of the event is Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett. While Garrett's hardwood highlight reels have become the stuff of legends, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski insisted last year that his star defender had retired from basketball.

"I feel like it's more of a 'Jordan retirement,' Garrett said, referring to NBA legend Michael Jordan's decision to play baseball before eventually returning to the Chicago Bulls "Now I've got to go back to what I'm good at, what I usually do."

Garrett's words would prove prophetic, although it remains to be seen how much he'll actually play on Friday night. But thanks to a deal he made with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith while appearing on TNT on Thursday, Garrett's "Waterboys" charity will receive $1,000 for every point (via Barkley) and $1,000 for every rebound (via Smith) that the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft tallies on Friday night.

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