Justin Bieber, Quavo Added to 2018 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Rosters

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18:  Justin Bieber plays at the 2011 BBVA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Pop singer Justin Bieber and rapper Quavo were announced Thursday as late additions to the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game rosters for Friday's contest at Verizon Up Arena in Los Angeles.

The NBA confirmed Bieber is the newest member of Team Lakers, while Quavo will be part of Team Clippers in the annual kickoff to the league's All-Star Weekend.

Here's a look at the teams they will be joining, via NBA on ESPN:


And the @ruffles Celebrity Game rosters are officially in... https://t.co/j16a5DpdqT

Bieber, 23, has transformed from a teenage sensation to a Grammy Award-winning artist since winning Most Valuable Player at the 2011 Celebrity Game.

The Canada native didn't dominate the contest seven years ago, tallying eight points, four assists and two rebounds in a 54-49 loss. But the MVP was selected through online and text voting, which means his diehard fanbase would have likely helped him win the award even if he didn't see the floor.

Friday night's game will cap a busy sports week for Bieber, who took part in a hockey game Saturday wearing a New Jersey Devils jersey, per Just Jared.

Quavo figures to outshine him in this year's Celebrity Game, though.

The 26-year-old member of the group Migos was a star quarterback at Berkmar High School in Georgia, as Bleacher Report's Natalie Weiner spotlighted last year, and there are several YouTube videos showcasing his skill on the basketball court.

Meanwhile, this year's game will also feature the debut of a four-point line, according to NBA.com. In the second half, players can make a shot from beyond "The Ridge" for a bonus point and a $4,000 donation to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in coordination with presenting sponsor Ruffles.

ESPN will broadcast Friday's star-studded affair starting at 7 p.m. ET.