“ESPN and NBA Unveil 2024 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Rosters and Coaches”

ESPN and the NBA have announced the rosters and coaches for the 2024 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will take place on Feb. 16, 2024, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The game will be broadcasted exclusively on ESPN and the ESPN App, starting at 7 p.m. ET. The celebrity-filled rosters will include well-known personalities from the worlds of music, sports, film, and more. 

The coaches for the event will be Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith. The ESPN broadcast team will be led by Cassidy Hubbarth as the host, who will also conduct interviews with players, coaches, and celebrities. 

The rosters will feature a range of celebrities, including youngest female EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson, NBA Champion Metta World Peace, NFL superstars Micah Parsons and CJ Stroud, IndyCar Series racer Conor Daly, Grammy-nominated recording artists AJ McLean, Walker Hayes, and SiR, Grammy-nominated musician Adam Blackstone, Emmy Award-winning entertainer Lilly Singh, actors Dylan Wang and Quincy Isaiah, streamer Kai Cenat, content creator Tristan Jass, basketball entertainer Jack Ryan, and James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi. 

For the second time, Olympic High Jump Champion Gianmarco Tamberi and Latin American Music Award-winning recording artist Anuel AA will return to the Celebrity Game. 

Each team will also feature a WNBA star, with two-time WNBA champion and five-time Seattle Storm All-Star Jewell Loyd and WNBA Champion and Phoenix Mercury guard Natasha Cloud on opposing rosters. 

ESPN NBA Analyst and First Take star, Stephen A. Smith, will coach one team against First Take co-star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. 

In addition, Peyton Manning, Pro Football Hall of Famer and co-star of ESPN’s Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will also serve as coaches for Team Shannon. 

They will take on two-time WNBA Champion and two-time WNBA M.V.P. A’ja Wilson and five-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist and global icon Lil Wayne, who will coach for Team Stephen A. 

The game will be played on an all-new, innovative LED court that will display a dynamic three-point line, court graphics, and more. Fan-favorites Ruffles 4-Point Ridgeline and Ruffles Crunch Time will return, and the event will debut the Ruffles Flamin’ Hot Challenge, a one-minute, relay-style shooting contest. 

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