The Celebrity Game is always one of the most anticipated events of NBA All-Star weekend. Basketball fans have the chance to watch some of their favorite entertainers take part in a competitive game.
This year’s event will take place on Feb. 16 at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. ET.
Although not professionals, there are several basketball enthusiasts who have the chance to wow fans. Even though there are several NBA and WNBA legends taking part, the pros will likely defer to the celebrities. Here are the top five who could take home MVP:
5. Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon is a known entertainer, and this is his chance to shine. Although he’s not as accomplished a player as many of the others on this list, look for the former pros to get him involved.
4. Win Butler
Butler played basketball in prep school and has been a fixture in celebrity games far and wide. This musician also won MVP in 2016.
Common is the son of a former ABA player, Lonnie Lynn, Sr. so he has basketball in his genes. An athlete in his own right, Common has the chance to live up to the character he played (Scott McKnight) in the 2010 basketball move “Just Wright.”
2. Andre De Grasse
The Canadian sprinter has every chance to claim gold in LA. The most athletic player in the game, De Grasse could outrun his opponents to victory.
1. Brandon Armstrong
Armstrong, a YouTube sensation and former basketball player, has an advantage in that he used to play competitive ball. He also won the award last year, making him the odds-on favorite to repeat. Don’t think they’ll try to spread the award around, either. Kevin Hart won MVP in four straight years.