NBA Celebrity Game 2020 results: Rapper Common captures MVP in win for Team Wilbon
The Oscar-winning Chicago native out-dueled Windy City counterpart Chance the Rapper
Every year the Celebrity Game is one of the most unique events at All-Star weekend as it gives fans an opportunity to see their favorite celebrities from various fields show their stuff on the court and this year was no different. Team Michael Wilbon took the win on Friday night, beating Team Stephen A. Smith 62-47. Coach Stephen A came out with the motivation to win and an inspirational speech for his team, but despite his efforts, his group struggled to keep up with the competition.
The night began with a 24.2 second moment of silence to honor Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and the other victims of the helicopter crash.
After a tissue grab (yup) kicked things off to determine first possession for the game, Team Wilbon took their first W of the night. They scored first and kept control for most of the game, causing their opposing coach to lose his cool on multiple occasions.
Rapper Quavo, from the rap trio Migos, was Team Stephen A's ball hog and the basketball knowledge and skills of WNBA All-Star Chelsea Grey kept the game from getting away from them too much.
A shooting contest between Team Stephen A.'s Darius Miles and Team Wilbon's Quentin Richardson ended with each team adding a former NBA player to their roster. Richardson won, giving his team first possession for the third quarter and adding Horace Grant to their squad. Stephen A. sounded off, saying he didn't want Grant anyway, and called up three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson.
The game took an entertaining turn when Stephen A. got incensed at a foul call, and earned the first ever NBA Celebrity Game technical foul. Though, who's surprised?
Team Wilbon captain Common took home MVP honors after the final buzzer sounded for his dominant on-court performance and his ability to bring the team together. Common recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in the win, earning him that trophy. Famous Los lead Team Wilbon team with 23 points.
Captain: Common (rapper, recording artist) - Game MVP
Bad Bunny (recording artist)
Hannibal Buress (actor, comedian)
Kane Brown (4x AMA award winning artist)
Jon Batiste (musician, bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert")
Alex Moffat (actor and comedian, "Saturday Night Live")
Chef Jose Andres (Chef & Humanitarian)
Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer)
Jidenna (recording artist)
Chelsea Gray (WNBA)
Quentin Richardson (NBA Legend)
Team Stephen A.:
Captain: Chance The Rapper (rapper, recording artist)
Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
Taylor Bennett (rapper, recording artist)
LaRoyce Hawkins (actor, "Chicago PD")
Anthony "Spice" Adams (AKA Cream E. Biggums, actor, comedian, former NFL defensive tackle)
Marc Lasry (co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks)
Ronnie 2K (marketing director at 2K Sports)
Katelyn Ohashi (gymnast)
Lil Rel Howery (actor, comedian)
A'ja Wilson (WNBA)
Darius Miles (NBA Legend)
Recap all of the action from the 2020 Celebrity Game in our live below.
Your 2020 NBA Celebrity Game MVP is ...
Common wins 2020 Celebrity All-Star Game MVP.
With three minutes left in the fourth, Team Wilbon leads 60-45.
First ever technical in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game history goes to ...
Halftime summary from Stephen A. himself.
Stephen A. Smith with the first technical foul in Celebrity Game history.
The teams each add a former NBA player.
According to Darius Miles, Stephen A. Smith is channeling his inner Bobby Knight this evening.
How is Horace Grant more desirable than Nate Robinson? Nate is 19 years younger!
Four points for team Wilbon.
A lesson in anyone who thinks they could hang with professional athletes: slow-motion Darius Miles is roasting these celebrities.
First highlight moment of the night.
Using the faces of the head coaches as the logo on the scoreboard is brilliant and should be adopted league-wide.
Entrance of the night goes to Katelyn Ohashi.
Quavo honors Kobe Bryant.
The trash talking started early.