Feb 8, 2024 - News

Indianapolis icons added to NBA All-Star lineup

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Peyton Manning

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Peyton Manning are coming to NBA All-Star Weekend. Photos: Stewart Cook/Getty Images and Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Indy's most iconic R&B hitmaker and its favorite adopted son — Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Peyton Manning — are coming to NBA All-Star Weekend.

What's happening: Babyface will sing the U.S. National Anthem ahead of the NBA All-Star Game.

  • Manning will serve as a coach for Shannon Sharpe's team in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game alongside fellow "Team Shannon" coach Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Expect Peyton and 50 to have very different coaching styles.

Zoom in: The opposing team of celebrities will be led by ESPN NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith and players include former Pacer Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest.

  • Hitting the LED court for Team Shannon will be IndyCar Driver and Noblesville native Conor Daly.
  • Colts punter turned podcaster and WWE commentator Pat McAfee will also make a special guest appearance.
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