Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Will Be Back For The 2017 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game
For the past few years, Arcade Fire frontman and massive hoops fan Win Butler has played in the Celebrity Game during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend; last year, he won the MVP trophy and got cut off when he tried to make a political statement. But he’ll get another shot this year. Surprising absolutely nobody, Butler will return to play in the game this year.
Sports Illustrated reports that several other musicians will also play in the game. Former rap mogul and semi-pro player Master P will play, as will his son Romeo Miller, formerly known as Lil Romeo. One-hit wonder Andy Grammer is also in the game, and so are the Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg and the Cantopop star Kris Wu. Fat Joe, meanwhile, will serve as an assistant coach.
They’ll join a roster that includes former NBA greats Baron Davis and “White Chocolate” Jason Williams, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry, and actors Anthony Mackie, Ansel Elgort, and Nick Cannon.
The game airs 2/17 on 7PM on ESPN.