Kane Brown Tapped To Play In 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Kane Brown will soon take a quick break from the stage to take to the basketball court for the 2020…
Kane Brown; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Kane Brown will soon take a quick break from the stage to take to the basketball court for the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
Taking place Friday, February 14, the 2020 All-Star Celebrity Game will feature a variety of celebrities across music, film, TV and sports. Brown will compete alongside celebs such as Common, Chance the Rapper, Bad Bunny, Quavo, Darius Miles and more at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, home of the WNBA Chicago Sky.
Celebrity coaches for the game include ESPN commentators Stephen A. Smith and Chicago native Michael Wilbon. Actor Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) and host/chef Guy Fieri (Food Network) will serve as assistant coaches.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented by Ruffles will air on ESPN on Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m. ET. Check out the complete game roster below.
Kane Brown is currently in the midst of his Worldwide Beautiful Tour, which is making its way through Europe this week. The “Homesick” singer will then return to the U.S. for the North American leg of the tour, which kicks off February 29 in Atlantic City.
Team Wilbon (Home)
Chelsea Gray (WNBA)
Team Stephen A. (Away)
Captain: Chance The Rapper
Anthony “Spice” Adams
Lil Rel Howery
A’ja Wilson (WNBA)
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.