NBA All Star Celebrity Game 2019: Who are the two ‘Hometown Heroes’ competing?

The celebrity game will see a host of star names show off their talents in Charlotte.

But the teams will include special guests, honouring exemplary citizens and giving them a chance to play.

The home team will include Jason Weinmann, 47, a Marine who rescued North Carolina flood victims during Hurricane Florence.

While for the away team, James Shaw Jr, who stopped a gunman in a restaurant will take part.

The All Star Celebrity Game will tip off around midnight on Saturday, February 15 for the UK audience.

A special feature of the Celebrity Game is the four-point line.

The Celebrity Game is presented by Ruffles and there will be the opportunity to shoot from the potato chip brand’s 4-point line, ‘The RIDGE’, for the whole match.

Every four-pointer made will see Ruffles donate $4,000 to foster environments of inclusion in sports in partnership with the Special Olympics, up to $40,000.

Ronnie 2K (Director of Influencer Marketing, 2K Sports)

Quavo (Last year’s MVP, rapper, recording artist)

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February 16, 2019

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