Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban will play in NBA All-Star Celebrity game

On the back of an early Australian Open exit, Nick Kyrgios has been a surprise omission from the NBA All-Star Celebrity game.

My prediction: East comes out on top, but Kevin Hart storms the court for the West and leads a valiant comeback just so he can try and take home the MVP award.

Young Chinese heartthrob and former EXO member Kris a.k.a Wu Yifan has been selected for the 15th annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Former rap mogul and semi-pro player Master P will play, as will his son Romeo Miller, formerly known as Lil Romeo.

To complete the East roster are Tom Cavanagh (The Flash's Harrison Wells), Chinese actor Jiang Jinfu, Anthony Mackie (who played Falcon in the Avengers), singer Andy Grammer, Miles Brown (Black-ish), Aaron Sanchez (Chopped judge), and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj. There's also Marc Lasry, who's co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The star-studded event, organised by National Basketball Association in association with popular sports channel ESPN, will kick-off with a live broadcast from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, US, on Friday, February 17, at 7pm EST.

Michael Smith's assistant coaches are Draymond Green and Rocsi Diaz.

  • Salvatore Jensen