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Stephen A. Smith, Lil Wayne will reportedly be coaching against Shannon Sharpe and 50 Cent in 2024 ‘NBA All-Star Celebrity Game’

Jennifer Hudson is among the 8 artists to be featured during various performances throughout NBA All-Star weekend.

Lil Wayne and 50 Cent will be assistant coaches for the NBA All-Star Celebrity game this year.

T-Pain, Jennifer Hudson and Twitch streamer Kai Cenat.

The 2024 NBA All-Star Celebrity will take place on a unique glass-covered LED court at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Dunk Contest, there will also be a special three-point shooting challenge between Steph Curry and the WNBA's Sabrina Ionescu. Who are you backing - Team Shannon or Team Stephen? Let us know in the comments.

50 Cent and Lil Wayne have been mentoring rappers for decades, and now, they’ll exchange a microphone for a basketball and put their hoops knowledge to the test.

The pair of hip-hop icons will line up on opposing sidelines, as the NBA announced on Wednesday (Feb. 7) that they’ll serve as assistant coaches in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Kicking off NBA All-Star weekend, the Celebrity Game is set for next Friday (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, when the Association will take over Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.

50 will be coaching Team Shannon, which is led by NFL legends Shannon Sharpe and Peyton Manning. Weezy is slated to assist ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and WNBA superstar A’ja Wilson.

“I’m coaching, you know my team is gonna win. @liltunechi is probably gonna get high and not show up ! LOL,” 50 joked in his Instagram caption, while fans voiced their hopes he’ll be mic’d up for the game.

Participants in the Celebrity Game include streamer Kai Cenat, SiR, Anuel AA, Metta World Peace, Dallas Cowboys superstar Micah Parsons, actor Quincy Isaiah, Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud and more.

Lil Wayne will be on double duty, as he’ll be taking the stage during All-Star weekend, which will be filled with performances from Weezy, T-Pain, Zedd and Keith Urban as part of the NBA Crossover Concert Series.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic and more NBA stars are coming to Indiana for the main event, where the NBA All-Star Game tips off Sunday, Feb. 18.

The league has enlisted Babyface to sing the national anthem prior to the ASG, while Jennifer Hudson will provide entertainment as the halftime performer.

Find the full rosters for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game below:


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