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Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown to Face Off in Celeb Basketball Game

February 18th, 2022

Country hitmakers Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen will face-off on the basket court in Ruffles' All-Star Celebrity Game in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight (February 18th.)


The two stars will battle it out on opposing teams. Allen will join Squad Walton, coached by Bill Walton, and Brown was selected for Team Nique, led by Dominique Wilkin. Both coaches are Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers.


The NBA released the full roster for the game featuring big celebrity names in music, entertainment, and more are set to flex their basketball skills at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University.


Allen is joining teammates TV host Brittney Elena, singer-songwriter Machine Gun Kelly, Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby, Fanatics All-In Challenge winner Noah Carlock, Olympic skateboarder Nyjah Huston, "The Bachelor" alum Matt James, rapper Quavo, actor Ranveer Singh and Peloton instructor Alex Toussaint.


Brown's team features rapper Anuel AA, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, singer-songwriter Kane Brown, Cleveland Browns Defensive end Myles Garrett, former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel "Booby" Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, rapper Jack Harlow, Harlem Globetrotters player Crissa Jackson, singer-songwriter Anjali Ranadivé and Olympic high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi.


The celebrity showdown will feature the Ruffles Ridge 4-point Shooting Competition. For every shot made during the competition, the NBA and Ruffles will donate $4,000 to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund with a minimum donation of $40,000.


The game will be aired on ESPN Friday, February 18th at 7 pm ET and stream live on fuboTV.