NBA Celebrity Game features a slew of musicians, including Kane Brown and MGK
On Friday, Feb. 18, a number of music big names hit hardwood to take part in a celebrity basketball game, an annual game held during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Stars like Kane Brown, Machine Gun Kelly, Quavo, Jack Harlow and more donned their sneakers for the contest (check out several of them also taking part in this basketball “skills” competition over the weekend -end). Other musicians included Jimmie Allen, Anuel AA and Anjali Ranadive.
NBA All-Star Weekend was held in Cleveland, Ohio, home to the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. But it’s also the hometown of Machine Gun Kelly, who first made a name for himself here as a rapper before later winning as a pop-punk rocker.
While the game’s MVP was famed Peleton instructor Alex Toussaint, others didn’t earn as many positive accolades for their game. Predictably, MGK was criticized for their performance.
The rocker recently shared a video of himself practicing for the game, sinking several three-point shots in a row. Sharing the video on Twitter, he wrote, “I can’t ride a unicycle,” in response to a post that read, “I’m asking again if there’s anything Machine Gun Kelly can’t make “
After the match, however, many on the social media platform clowned around the entertainer for his poor acting. The Hilltop Hoops Twitter thread said, “MGK hoops like a MyPlayer 2K who spent all his VC on tattoos.”
And a video of MGK missing shots and fouling opponents has gained over a million views.
And while it’s all fun, Machine Gun Kelly likely isn’t on the joke. The musician recently announced a new album, due out March 25, in the works and this news comes after news broke of a recent engagement with famous actress and model Megan Fox.
Earlier this month, MGK released their latest single, “Emo Girl,” which features fellow pop-punk artist Willow Smith.
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