Drake and Kevin Hart Named NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Coaches

Music superstar Drake and comedic actor Kevin Hart, two omnipresent dudes in courtside seats at NBA gyms, will coach the Canada and USA teams at the All-Star Celebrity Game next month in Toronto.

Drizzy, the Raptors’ Global Ambassador, will lead his squad against Hart, who has somehow accumulated four MVPs from these affairs.

Steve Nash and José Bautista are also involved in the “coaching”.

From the press release:

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Grammy® Award-winning artist and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake and four-time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP and actor Kevin Hart will face off as head coaches of the Canada and USA teams, respectively, at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016 on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. ET. The game will air live from Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on ESPN in the U.S. and on Sportsnet ONE and TSN in Canada.


Drake will be joined on the sidelines by two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder José Bautista. Canada’s team will feature Stephan James (“Race”); Arcade Fire’s Win Butler; Drew and Jonathan Scott (W Network’s “Property Brothers”); professional tennis player Milos Raonic; actor and singer Kris Wu; seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady; NBA TV analyst Rick Fox; and Natalie Achonwa of the Indiana Fever and Canada Women’s National Team.


Hart’s USA team will include Jason Sudeikis (“Race”); Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”); Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “blackish”); Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (FOX’s “Empire”); Nick Cannon (“America’s Got Talent”); five-time NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; NBA legend Muggsy Bogues; Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry; and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.