A WNBA All-Star past and present will join a cast of fellow pro athletes, actors, actresses and more in Toronto on Friday.
Elena Delle Donne and Tammy Sutton-Brown are among the participants in this year’s NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew, which airs on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET from the Ricoh Coliseum.
Sutton-Brown, a Markham, Ontario native, is on the Canada team roster headlined by head coach Drake. Sutton-Brown retired in 2012 after a 12-year WNBA career split between the Charlotte Sting and Indiana Fever, which included two All-Star appearances and a WNBA title in her final season.
Delle Donne, the league’s reigning MVP, will join the USA team coached by Kevin Hart, with longtime WNBA star and current Spurs coach Becky Hammon serving as an assistant.
The full ESPN release is below.
NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game Presented By Mountain Dew Exclusively on ESPN
For the 12th consecutive year, ESPN will exclusively televise the NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. ET at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. This will be the first NBA All-Star event to be held outside of the United States.
Play-by-play commentator Mark Jones, analyst Jon Barry and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth (NBA Tonight) will return to provide commentary for the telecast.
Celebrities Suit Up to Play Ball
Grammy Award-winning artist and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador Drake will be joined on the sidelines by two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan and Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right fielder José Bautista. Canada’s team will feature Tom Cavanaugh (“The Flash”); Stephan James (“Race”); Arcade Fire’s Win Butler; Drew and Jonathan Scott (HGTV’s “Property Brothers”); two-time WNBA All-Star Tammy Sutton-Brown; professional tennis player Milos Raonic; actor and singer Kris Wu; seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady; and NBA TV analyst Rick Fox.
NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond and San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon will assist four-time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP and actor/comedian Kevin Hart as he coaches the USA team, which includes Jason Sudeikis (“Race”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “black-ish”); Nick Cannon (“America’s Got Talent”); WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky; Joel David Moore (ABC’s “Forever”); five-time NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; NBA legend Muggsy Bogues; and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.
The NBA All-Star 2016 Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew will also be available on WatchESPN. The game rosters are subject to change. For additional information, please visit NBA.com.