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Bieber, Wu team up for NBA All Star celebrity game

Primastuti Handayani

The Jakarta Post

Los Angeles, United States  /  Fri, February 16, 2018  /  01:23 pm
Bieber, Wu team up for NBA All Star celebrity game

Hasan Minhaj of the West Team and Kris Wu #10 of the East Team are announced before the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game as a part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb.17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (NBAE via Getty Images/AFP/Bill Baptist)

Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber joined the final line-up of the NBA All Star celebrity game, teaming up with actor-singer-songwriter Kris Wu for Friday’s game at 4 p.m. local time (Saturday morning Jakarta time) at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Bieber is no stranger to the All-Star Weekend, having won the MVP award in the 2011 celebrity game. He garnered accolades at the American Music Awards in 2010 and 2012 and the Grammy’s in 2016 with “Where are U now”. His latest collaboration with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has made “Despacito” more popular globally.

Meanwhile, Wu’s participation will be his third this year, making him the only Chinese celebrity to have joined the much-anticipated event. Wu’s filmography includes XXX: Xander Cage Returns and Valerian. His single “Deserve” featuring rapper Travis Scott reached the number one spot on the US iTunes chart, making him the first Chinese artist to do so.

Read also: Kris Wu performs at Super Bowl concert

The full line-up of the 2018 NBA All Star celebrity game.The full line-up of the 2018 NBA All Star celebrity game. (NBA/File)

Both Canadians (Wu is Canadian by citizenship, but he an NBA Jr ambassador for China) will join other celebrities such as Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon and Property Brothers’ Drew Scott, among others, on Team Lakers. They are coached by Tracy McGrady, Michael B. Jordan and Rachel Nichols.

Team Lakers will be challenged by Team Clippers, the members of which include actor Jamie Foxx, hip hop artist and actor Common and golfer Bubba Watson. They are coached by Common, Paul Pierce and Katie Nolan. (kes)

Full lineup:

Team Clippers:

Players: Miles Brown, Brandon Armstrong, Dascha Polanco, Andre de Grasse, Jamie Foxx, Bubba Watson, Common, Paul Pierce, Jason Williams, Stefanie Dolson, Win Butler, Quavo

Coaches: Katie Nolan, Paul Pierce, Common

Team Lakers:

Players: Caleb McLaughlin, Jerry Ferrara, Rachel Demita, Nick Cannon, Drew Scott, Kris Wu, Sterling Brim, Terence Crawford, Tracy McGrady, Nate Robinson, Candace Parker, Marc Lasr, Justin Bieber

Coaches: Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Michael B. Jordan

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