Preview: Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
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One of the best weekends in the NBA season is just a few days away from getting started.

The NBA has announced the rosters for the 2022 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, which will be the first game of the weekend to be played. 

The game will be played at Wolstein Center in Cleveland on Friday, February 18, at 7 p.m. ET.

The teams will feature comedians, rappers, recording artists and others and 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)
• Dearica Hamby (Las Vegas Aces forward)
• Noah Carlock (Fanatics All-In Challenge Winner)
• Nyjah Huston (Olympian, professional skateboarder)
• Matt James (ABC’s The Bachelor)
• Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
• Ranveer Singh (actor)
• Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor)

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)
• Tiffany Haddish (comedian, actress and author)
• Jack Harlow (rapper, recording artist)
• Crissa Jackson (Harlem Globetrotters player)
• Anjali Ranadivé (singer, songwriter)
• Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jump champion)

The game will tip off with the Ruffles Ridge 4-point Shooting Competition, with Ruffles and the NBA donating $4,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund for every shot made from behind the line, with a minimum of $40,000.

Amongst the most notable participants hip-hop sensation Quavo will return for his fifth Celebrity Game appearance.  He was deemed Most Valuable Player of the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Also, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and host, actress, athlete and model Brittney Elena will make their Celebrity Game debuts.

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