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Who is playing in the 2023 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game?

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Pujols, 21 Savage, Calvin Johnson

NBA All-Star weekend has officially arrived and Albert Pujols, Calvin Johnson and DK Metcalf are set to ball out -- just not in baseball or football.

The two squads for the 2023 All-Star Celebrity Game in Utah will feature Team Dwyane Wade -- a minority owner of the Jazz -- and Team Ryan Smith, the franchise governor.

Ahead of the action on Friday, here's a look at the 22 players set to compete:

Team Dwyane features these 11 celebrities:

  • Nicky Jam (Singer)
  • Jesser (YouTuber)
  • Simu Liu (Actor, starred in Marvel's "Shang-Chi")
  • DK Metcalf (NFL wide receiver)
  • Hasan Minhaj (Comedian)
  • Janelle Monáe (Singer)
  • Arike Ogunbowale (WNBA star)
  • 21 Savage (Rapper)
  • Ranveer Singh (Bollywood actor)
  • Frances Tiafoe (Tennis player)
  • Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor, 2022 Celebrity Game MVP)

Team Ryan features these 11 celebrities:

  • Kane Brown (Singer)
  • Cordae (Rapper)
  • Diamond Deshields (WNBA star)
  • Calvin Johnson (NFL Hall of Famer)
  • Marcos Mion (Actor)
  • The Miz (Wrestler)
  • Everett Osborne (Actor)
  • Ozuna (Singer)
  • Albert Pujols (MLB icon)
  • Guillermo Rodriguez (from the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show)
  • Sinqua Walls (Actor, set to star in "White Men Can't Jump" remake)

Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. CT, and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.