The exhibition game featured several stars from the world of entertainment and sports in a game organized by the NBA in Utah. American actor and director Ben Affleck presented the teams, which this year had businessman Ryan Smith and former basketball player Dwayne Wade as captains.
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Tiafoe played with Team Wade and received a standing ovation when introduced by two-time Academy award-winner: “He took the tennis world by storm this summer at the US Open. Let's see if he can do the same on the basketball court — Frances Tiafoe,"
'Big-foe' has commented several times that he is a big basketball fan, and commented that he was training for a few weeks for the exhibition: "I think I will just go out there and have fun. I mean I don’t want to look dumb, that’s why I’ve been training the past couple of weeks,” 24-year-old player said.
“But it is about just having fun and obviously, All Star Weekend, everyone is there, you meet so many cool people and people that I’ve been fans of forever. To see they want me there and call me a celebrity, I’m truly blessed and hopefully, it is the first of many."
In the first week of March, Carlos Alcaraz was scheduled to play an exhibition against Rafael Nadal, but after the injury suffered by 22-time Grand Slam champion, Alcaraz will have to play against the winner of the match between Taylor Fritz and Tiafoe.