- Final Score: Team Wilbon 62, Team Stephen A. 47
- MVP: Common
CHICAGO -- Absolutely nobody from Chicago had an issue with the player who won the MVP award at the Celebrity Game because that player truly represented the Chi.
The rapper, actor and activist known as Common took honors Saturday at Wintrust Arena when he helped Team Wilbon beat Team Stephen A., 62-47. Born and raised in the city, Common was a former ball boy for the Bulls and maintained a love for the sport and the league, providing a consistent presence at NBA games. In the 2010 movie Just Wright, Common played a New Jersey Nets player who was injured in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.
Also: Common wore jersey No. 25 in the Celebrity Game as a tribute to the late Ben Wilson, the legendary Simeon High School star who was slain as a teenager; Juwan Howard and Derrick Rose wore 25 at times in their basketball careers, also in honor of Wilson.
Common scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and four steals to earn MVP through fan voting.
Team Wilbon (Home)
Captain: Common (rapper, recording artist)
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 José Andrés (Chef & Humanitarian)
Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer)
Jidenna (recording artist)
Chelsea Gray (WNBA)
Quentin Richardson (NBA Legend)
Team Stephen A. (Away)
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)