Last year, as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, Arcade Fire co-leader Win Butler played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. He scored eight points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Pretty good! This year, he’ll once again play in the game. And he’ll have help from Canada’s music universe: Drake.
Sadly, as Rolling Stone reports, Drake will not actually play in this year’s game. Instead, he’ll serve as head coach of Team Canada, one of the two teams playing in this year’s game. Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista and former MVP Steve Nash will be assistant coaches. How the hell does Drake get the head coach job over Steve Nash?
Alongside Butler, Team Canada will feature NBA legend Tracy McGrady, pretty ex-Laker Rick Fox, tennis star Milos Raonic, WNBA player Natalie Achonwa, and Drew and Jonathan Scott, the Property Brothers from HGTV. Some of these people are not technically Canadian, but you try rounding up a roster of famous Canadians who are good at basketball.
They’ll go up against Team USA, coached by Kevin Hart, a four-time celebrity game MVP. His team includes Michael B. Jordan, Anthony Anderson, Nick Cannon, former NBA stars Chauncey Billups and Muggsy Bogues, and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne. All-Star Weekend is coming to Toronto in February, and the Celebrity Game will air live 2/12 on ESPN.