The NBA has officially revealed the rosters of the two teams that will go head-to-head in this year's Celebrity All-Star Game. One of the figures who will be playing for the "home" team is none other than Luke Cage star Mike Colter.
Joining Colter on the home team will be the likes of ex-Chicago Bull Jay Williams, television host Doctor Oz, actor J.B. Smoove and musicians such as Rapsody, Chris Daughtry and Bo Rinehart, among others. Additionally, the team will be coached by decorated basketball veteran Dawn Staley.
The HOME TEAM in the #NBAAllStar #RufflesCelebGame!@realmikecolter @CHRIS_Daughtry @TerrenceJ @famouslos32 @DrOz @rapsody @little_BOTWEETS@ohsnapjbsmoove— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 6, 2019
Steve Smith@_ajawilson22 @RealJayWilliams
Hometown Hero Jason Weinmann
Coach: @dawnstaley pic.twitter.com/aKvhkpOd3v
Colter first played Marvel's Hero for Hire in Season 1 of Jessica Jones in 2015. He then starred in the character's eponymous series Luke Cage beginning in 2016, as well as the Marvel Netflix crossover miniseries The Defenders in 2017. However, following the release of Luke Cage Season 2 in 2018, Netflix announced that it had decided not to renew the series for a third season, leaving Colter's future as the titular character up in the air.
Colter's next big project is the Deon Taylor-directed film Black and Blue, which is slated to be released later this year.
Streaming now on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 stars Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis, Rosario Dawson and Reg E. Cathey.
The 2019 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game will air on ESPN on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET.