Hip-hop legend Common won MVP status at the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, posting 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
“I just feel good being home in Chicago,” Common, who served as team captain for his victorious Michael Wilbon-coached squad, said. “I just wanted to represent for cats like Quentin Richardson [who also played] … Derrick Rose and all the ballers who come here — [like] Isiah Thomas.”
Common said he wore jersey No. 25 in honor of Ben Wilson, the 1980s youth star hooper who was murdered in the city’s streets before he could even finish high school.
The game was highlighted by Stephen A. Smith’s historical technical foul and last year’s MVP in Quavo going 1-10 from the field.
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