Instant Replay: Dwyane Wade Tries To Get Celebrity Team On Same Page

Feb 17, 2023, 6:45 PM
Utah Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade at a celebrate at Marquette (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz part-owner and captain of a 2023 celebrity NBA All-Star team Dwyane Wade attempted to get his players on the same page during the middle of the game.

The Jazz owner was captain of Team Dwyane during the Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game at the Huntsman Center on Friday, February 17.

Late in the opening quarter of action, Team Dwayne’s Janelle Monáe was on the court and appeared to be playing in a defensive stance while her team was on offense.

“Janelle, we on offense,” Wade yelled to Monáe.

Wade’s celebrity team included the following players:

Team Dwyane

  • Nicky Jam (Singer)
  • Jesser (YouTuber)
  • Simu Liu (Actor)
  • DK Metcalf (NFL wide receiver)
  • Hasan Minhaj (Comedian)
  • Janelle Monáe (Singer)
  • Arike Ogunbowale (WNBA star)
  • 21 Savage (Rapper)
  • Ranveer Singh (Actor)
  • Frances Tiafoe (Tennis player)
  • Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor)

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Also during the first half of the contest, former Jazz forward Richard Jefferson stepped out from behind ESPN’s television broadcast table and onto the court. However, Jefferson didn’t return to the hardwood as a player but as an official.

RJ the referee immediately went after Wade for their time on the court as NBA players.

“I never liked you and you’re about to find that out D-Wade,” Jefferson told Wade midgame.

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Antonio Brown – Retired NFL Wide Receiver

Former Pittsburg Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown took to social media to let the world know he would be in Salt Lake City for the festivities. Brown was one of the best receivers in the NFL during the 2010s.

Ben Affleck – Actor

Two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe Award winner Ben Affleck was spotted doing a Chris Tucker impersonation at NBA Media Day. Affleck is known for his roles in films like Batman, Argo, and Gone Girl.

Carlos Boozer – Former Utah Jazz All-Star

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Lisa Leslie – WNBA Legend

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Jalen Rose – Retired NBA Forward

Former Indiana Pacer Jalen Rose took a video prior to his plane ride to the Beehive State.

Tristan Jass – Basketball YouTuber

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Instant Replay: Dwyane Wade Tries To Get Celebrity Team On Same Page