The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will start at 7 p.m. ET on Friday and promises to be just as fun as in years past. It marks the beginning of NBA All-Star Weekend and features two star-studded rosters.
Mark Cuban, Nick Cannon and Baron Davis headline those rosters. Actors, musicians, WNBA players, former NBA stars and plenty more will join them at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the 2017 NBA Celebrity Game.
2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game rosters
East Team Roster
Brandon Armstrong (former NBA D-League player, social media star)
Win Butler (musician)
Nick Cannon (actor, musician)
Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality)
Ansel Elgort (actor, musician)
Marc Lasry (Bucks owner)
Caleb McLaughlin (actor)
Peter Rosenberg (media personality)
Oscar Schmidt (basketball legend)
Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player)
Jason Williams (NBA legend)
Kris Wu (musician)
Jemele Hill (ESPN personality)
Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
Fat Joe (musician)
West Team Roster
Miles Brown (actor)
Tom Cavanagh (actor)
Mark Cuban (Mavericks owner)
Baron Davis (former NBA player)
Andy Grammer (musician)
Jiang Jinfu (actor, model)
Anthony Mackie (actor)
Romeo Miller (actor, musician, former USC player)
Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian)
Master P (actor, musician)
Candace Parker (WNBA player)
Aarón Sánchez (celebrity chef)
Michael Smith (ESPN personality)
Draymond Green (Warriors)
Rocsi Diaz (television personality)
2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game time, details
Time: The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will start at 7 p.m. ET.
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Date: Friday, Feb. 17
What TV channel is the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on?
ESPN will broadcast the game.
How can I watch the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game online?
You can watch it with a cable subscription through the WatchESPN app or on WatchESPN.com.
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game preview, rules
The NBA Celebrity Game has been played every year since 2003. It’s played with normal NBA rules, with a few exceptions:
— four 10-minute quarters
— Clock stops during last two minutes of every quarter
— Overtime is two minutes with a running clock
— Players can’t foul out, but can be ejected through a technical foul
— Fans vote for the game’s MVP
Celebrity Game MVPs
2005 — Brian McKnight
2006 — Nelly
2007 — Tony Potts
2008 — Terrell Owens
2009 — Terrell Owens
2010 — Michael Rapaport
2011 — Justin Bieber
2012 — Kevin Hart
2013 — Kevin Hart (2)
2014 — Kevin Hart (3) & Arne Duncan
2015 — Kevin Hart (4)
2016 — Win Butler
2017 NBA Celebrity Game preview
Last year, in Toronto, the NBA Celebrity Game pitted Team Canada against Team USA, with the Canadians winning 74-64.
The coaches will be among the most fun things to watch this week — SportsCenter hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill will go up against each other. They’ll be flanked by Warriors star Draymond Green, among the most outspoken players in the league, and Raptors G Kyle Lowry.
The players we’ll be watching most closely? Brandon Armstrong, a former D-League player and NBA social media impersonator, and Win Butler, the lead singer of Arcade Fire and MVP in last year’s Celebrity Game.
NBA All-Star Weekend was set to be in Charlotte this year, but got moved to New Orleans because of the controversial HB2 law in North Carolina.