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WNBA stars A’ja Wilson, Jewell Loyd and Natasha Cloud headline Ruffles NBA All-Star superstar recreation


This 12 months’s superstar all-star recreation contains a number of high-prolific names within the teaching, roster slots and broadcast staff.

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On Wednesday morning, the NBA introduced the 2024 Ruffles All-Star Superstar participant rosters and coaches. Hold onto your seat, as a result of this 12 months’s contest is full of a various group of people, starting from present athletes to professionals in different fields reminiscent of cooks, musicians, and movie trade figures.

The Ruffles superstar recreation is simply one of many many occasions that can happen throughout the eventful weekend. Additionally, it is not the primary All-Star weekend that can function a collaboration with the WNBA. It takes me again to the two Ball Competitors, the place members of the NBA and WNBA have been paired in a taking pictures competitors throughout All-Star weekend in 1998, 2000, 2001. Because the WNBA continues its development, this chance solely expands the discoverability and enlargement of ladies’s sports activities.

The pinnacle coaches embody First Take co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe. Sharpe, who joined ESPN final fall, will mesh nicely with Smith. Infamous for enjoyable arguments on air, the 2 analysts will convey each information of the sport and comedic aid. Sharpe can also be a Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer, who performed 14 seasons as a good finish within the NBA. The Duo will likely be amusing, and definitely charming to look at.

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Moreover, NFL Corridor of Famer Peyton Manning will be a part of forces with Grammy Award recording artist Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), as featured coaches on staff Shannon. On the opposing facet, 2x WNBA Champion and 2x WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson will function a coach for staff Stephen A. As well as, 5x Grammy award successful recording artist Lil Wayne may also function a coach for Stephen A. It is going to be enjoyable to particularly watch Wilson collaborate with Stephen A.

Other than the Steph Curry and Sabrina Ionescu three-point showdown, the superstar recreation will function two WNBA gamers, who will likely be on opposing groups.

2x WNBA Champion and 5x WNBA All-Star Jewell Loyd will be a part of ‘Workforce Shannon.’ Newly signed Phoenix Mercury guard and WNBA Champion Natasha Cloud, will be a part of ‘Workforce Stephen A.’ Each Loyd and Cloud are ballers and will likely be enjoyable to look at head-to-head on the guard place.

This 12 months, the courtroom will look completely different from years previous. Interesting to followers and spectators, the exhausting wooden will likely be LED themed, that includes a number of animations. As soon as once more, the 4-point line will return, together with a number of in recreation challenges.

Workforce Shannon

  • Micah Parsons (2x First-Workforce All-Professional linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys)
  • Quincy Isaiah (Former soccer participant and actor: Successful Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty)
  • Conor Daly (IndyCar Collection Racer)
  • Jewell Loyd (2x WNBA Champion, guard for the Seattle Storm)
  • Kai Cenat (On-line streamer and YouTuber)
  • Dylan Wang (Actor)
  • Lilly Singh (Emmy Award-winning entertainer)
  • SiR (Singer and track author, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist)
  • Walker Hayes (Nation singer and track author, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist)
  • Anuel AA (Latin American Music Award-winning recording artist)
  • Coaches: Shannon Sharpe, Peyton Manning, 50 Cent

Workforce Stephen A

  • Jennifer Hudson (Grammy Award successful singer, actress, producer, and speak present host, youngest feminine EGOT winner)
  • Tristan Jass (Basketball entertainer, social media star, content material creator)
  • Jack Ryan (Basketball entertainer)
  • Metta World Peace (Former NBA Champion and 2004 Defensive Participant of the 12 months)
  • AJ McLean (Founding member of the Backstreet Boys, singer, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist)
  • Kwame Onwuachi (James Beard Award-winning chef).
  • Natasha Cloud (WNBA Champion, guard for the Phoenix Mercury)
  • Adam Blackstone (Grammy Award-nominated musician)
  • CJ Stroud (Professional Bowl Quarterback for the Houston Texans)
  • Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic Excessive Bounce Champion)
  • Coaches: Stephan A. Smith, A’ja Wilson, Lil Wayne

Along with the epic rosters and coaches, the published staff will function a number of gifted and well-known analysts. The published lineup contains:

  • Host for the sport and M.V.P trophy presentation, and participant/coach interviews: Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN
  • Play-by-play commentary: Ryan Rucco, Richard Jefferson, and Monica McNutt.
  • Particular visitor: Pat McAfee

The particular occasion will happen on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. ET, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It would air on ESPN and the ESPN App.



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