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Tickets to his jumpshot: Machine Gun Kelly playing in 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game


Machine Gun Kelly is trading the stage for the basketball court to play in the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

The “Bloody Valentine” rocker will play for Team Walton against Team Nique, which will be coached by Basketball Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Dominque Wilkins, respectively. 

Kelly’s teammates include Migos rapper Quavo, Matt James of The Bachelor, and WNBA player Dearica Hamby, while Team Nique boasts country musician Kane Brown, actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish, NFL star Myles Garrett, and rapper Jack Harlow.

Not on any of the rosters this year is Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler, who has played in four NBA All-Star Celebrity games, and even took home the MVP trophy in 2016.

This year’s contest takes place Friday, February 18, in MGK’s hometown of Cleveland. It will air on ESPN starting at 7 p.m. ET.

MGK, by the way, is having quite the month when it comes to the sports world. Last weekend, he performed during the NHL All-Star Game, and he plays a pre-Super Bowl concert tonight in Los Angeles.

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