Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart and Rap Artist Drake are friends, but come all-star weekend 2016 they will be rivals. With the NBA All-Star game so close in Toronto, Drake’s hometown, the two are preparing to coach the opposing teams for their first time at the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, according to the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The fact that Hart and Drake aren’t actually playing took fans by surprise. After winning 4 consecutive MVP awards in the previous celebrity games, Hart announced last year that it will be his last year playing. His team, which is USA, will go toe to toe with Drake’s team, which is Canada, on Friday Feb 14th 2016. The Game will air live on ESPN from Ricoh Coliseum.
Here is a run down of each of the celebrity squads. Hart’s team will have Comedian Anthony Anderson, Empire’s Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Jason Sudeikis, Nick Cannon, former NBA players Chauncey Billips and Muggsy Bogues, Milwaulkee Bucks owner Marc Lasry and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.
Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake, also has a line up of talented players. His team includes Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Drew and Jonathan Scott (HGTV’s Property Brothers), Stephen James, tennis pro Milos Raonic, actor and singer Kris Wu, former NBA Tracy McGrady, NBA TV Analyst Rick Fox, and Natalie Achonwa of the WNBA’s India Fever. Retired NBA star Steve Nash, Toronto Blue Jay Slugger, Jose Bautista will coach the team with Drake.
Spectators have high hopes for Kevin’s team, but aren’t doubting Drake’s coaching skills either. However, fans are wondering why Drake, a basketball player, isn’t playing and suggest that he may be scared to play.
The All-Star Celebrity Game is one of the most fascinating part of the All-Star-Weekend, attracting fans all over. Drake and Hart’s match up is more of reason to be there.