A’ja Wilson, Chance The Rapper vs. Chelsea Gray, Common in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: Who wins?

Los Angeles Sparks v Las Vegas Aces

All-Stars A’ja Wilson (right) and Chelsea Gray will play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago features plenty of WNBA star power. Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson and Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray will play in Friday night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Team USA players will show their faces later in the weekend.

What better way to cap off a dizzying week of WNBA free agency roster movement than to watch some of the league’s biggest stars at NBA All-Star weekend 2020 in the Windy City of Chicago?

From Friday Feb. 14 through Sunday Feb. 16, the biggest and brightest of the NBA will celebrate the game of basketball by testing their fundamentals, flashing their 3-point prowess, showing off their dunking abilities and flexing their competitive zeal in the All-Star Game. It’s not all about the boys, though. Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson and Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray will play in the Celebrity Game on Valentine’s Day, with other stars of the WNBA on tap for appearances later in the weekend.


Wilson was on the winning ASG Celebrity Game team last year that had her team up with Bad Bunny. This year, Bad Bunny joins Gray on Team Wilbon. Can Wilson, with team captain and Chicago native Chance The Rapper, muster another ASG Celebrity Game win, this time for Team Stephen A.? That depends on how you feel about Wilson’s other teammates.

Team Stephen A. roster

Chance The Rapper, Captain (rapper, recording artist), Quavo (rapper, recording artist), Taylor Bennett (rapper, recording artist), LaRoyce Hawkins (actor, “Chicago PD”), Anthony “Spice” Adams (actor, comedian, former NFL defensive tackle), Marc Lasry (co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks), Ronnie 2K (marketing director at 2K Sports), Katelyn Ohashi (gymnast), Lil Rel Howery (actor, comedian), A’ja Wilson (WNBA), Darius Miles (NBA Legend)

For point gawwwd Gray, success with Team Wilbon will be determined by how quickly she determines whether to carry the scoring load herself or trust her teammates to put up numbers. If she makes plays rather than shoots it herself, Gray will be distributing to team captain Common, who played a basketball player in the movie “Just Wright,” and an otherwise eclectic mix of personalities.

Team Wilbon roster

Common, Captain (rapper, recording artist), Bad Bunny (recording artist), Hannibal Buress (actor, comedian),, Kane Brown (4x AMA award winning artist), Jon Batiste (musician, bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”), Alex Moffat (actor, comedian, “Saturday Night Live”), Chef José Andrés (chef, humanitarian), Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer), Jidenna (recording artist), Chelsea Gray (WNBA), Quentin Richardson (NBA Legend)

And there’s more! Here are the other WNBA stars set to make appearances during NBA All-Star weekend:

2020 All-Star Celebrity Game

When: Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago

How to watch: ESPN

Reason to watch: Frontcourt star A’ja Wilson versus backcourt wizard Chelsea Gray makes for interesting basketball. Pair 6-foot-4 Wilson with 5-foot-1 gymnast Katelyn Ohashi and things get wild. Plus, the world can finally see if Common has skills like his character in “Just Wright,” and the thought of Quentin Richardson banking shots off assists from Gray is dang thrilling.

ESPN reporter Chiney Ogwumike, who also plays for the Los Angeles Sparks, will be working the telecast.

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NBA All-Star Saturday Night

When: Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago

How to watch: TNT

Reason to watch: The USA Basketball Women’s National team will arrive hold an open practice at Wintrust Arena from 2-3:30 p.m that is expected to include scrimmages and interactions with fans. The national team will be on hand later that night for the Skills Challenge, Dunk Contest and 3-Point Contest.

All eyes should be on the 3-Point Contest to see if this year’s contenders can equal or surpass the new record of 29 points set by Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley at the 2018 WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest, her second-straight title. Joe Harris won the NBA 3-point contest last year, with 26 points, and will try to follow in Quigley’s footsteps for a repeat. He will battle Davis Bertans, Devin Booker, Devonte’ Graham, Joe Harris, Buddy Hield, Zach LaVine, Duncan Robinson, and Trae Young.

Broadcasters did not mention last year that Quigley owns the men’s and women’s record. Being that the contest is in her town this year, should fans of Quigley and the Sky expect that to change?

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69th NBA All-Star Game

When: Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago

How to watch: TNT (with overage beginning at 6 p.m. ET)

Reason to watch: The NBA’s best in the East and the West battle for 365 days of bragging rights. Team Giannis (Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks) represents the Eastern Conference All-Stars and Team LeBron (James of the Los Angeles Lakers) represents the Western Conference All-Stars. Expect to see WNBA players on the sideline and potentially in interviews. Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform in a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.

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