Drake Named Team Canada Coach for NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Published Jan 14, 2016Though there won't be any big rings to be won, Drake is about to coach a really big team during next month's NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. Specifically, the Raptors' global ambassador will try to steer Team Canada to victory during the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
While it's unclear if he'll be guiding his squad while wearing his finest courtside grandpa glasses, it's been confirmed that Drizzy will coach Team Canada during the February 12 match at Ricoh Coliseum against the rival Team USA.
The 6 God's squad is rich with talent and includes former NBA players Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady and Rick Fox, as well as the WNBA's Natalie Achonwa. Bat-flipping Blue Jay Jose Bautista is also set to play, while Win Butler of Arcade Fire returns for another All-Star Celebrity Game appearance.
Other Jumpmen set to play with Team Canada this year include tennis player Milos Raonic, and Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV program Property Brothers. With the latter in mind, it seems Canada is ready to own Team USA.
This could be tough, though, as comedian Kevin Hart has a pretty hot team of his own. He'll coach a Team USA lineup featuring the legendary Muggsy Bogues and other ballers like Chauncey Billups and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donna.
Actors Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Hakeem Lyon (Empire), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis will also be showing off their ball-handling skills for the Hart-led squad.
Drake has yet to comment publicly on his newly appointed position, so it's as yet unclear who he'll have act as his starting lineup. This likewise means we don't know who the 6 God will have serve as the team's sixth man, or if Team Canada will be set up with some slick, black-and-gold OVO Night uni's.
The All-Star Celebrity Game kicks off All-Star Weekend, with the proper All-Star Game taking place February 14 at Air Canada Centre.