Drake's love of the Toronto Raptors basketball team is no secret, but the homegrown star is trading his seat on the sidelines for a spot on the court as captain in the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. The "Hotline Bling" singer can expect some extra action on his cellphone in the form of friendly trash talk from comedian Kevin Hart, who will lead the opposing team.
Helping Drake go up against the Ride Along 2 actor are two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, Toronto Blue Jays right fielder José Bautista, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Property Brothers' Drew and Jonathan Scott, actor Stephan James, tennis player Milos Raonic, actor-singer Kris Wu, seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, NBA TV analyst Rick Fox and Natalie Achonwa of the Indiana Fever.
Like the singer, Kevin will also hit the court with his own star-studded squad. Team USA will be composed of Creed’s Michael B. Jordan, Blackish’s Anthony Anderson, Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis, Empire’s Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, Nick Cannon, 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.
In the past, the NBA All-Star game has featured celebrities including Justin Bieber, Robert Kardashian, Ansel Elgort, Josh Hutcherson, Jason Sudeikis and many more. The 2016 Drake-Hart showdown will air live from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.