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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:50 am
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Kris Wu Yifan 吴亦凡, one of the 4 Chinese members of KPop boy group EXO, started in this year's 2016 NBA All Stars Celebrity game, playing alongside his idol, Tracy McGrady.

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This canto, born and raised in Guangzhou, before migrating to Vancouver at age of 11, represented Team Canada, played pretty well to score 6 points (3/9 FG%) and 7 rebounds in the celebrity game. Team Canada eventually beat Team USA 74 ~ 64 !!!


GIF clippage of Kris Wu's 3 baskets.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:11 am
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Some photos of Kris Wu Yifan in action at the NBA All Stars Celebrity Game.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:01 pm
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you tube highlight vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpUYLlkSftY


ESPN Rating.
Kris Wu: B

The actor and singer brought a devoted group of fans with him, and their reaction to everything he did definitely made his heartthrob status known. Cracking the starting lineup for Canada, Wu had six points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes, and probably made a name for himself for those who hadn't previously heard of him.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:39 pm
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And Kris Wu seemed to have enjoyed it, had fun and happy to meet with his idols: Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady !!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:26 pm
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Tracy McGrady was a big-time black hole in this game. He shot like 9 3-pointers without ever passing the ball. and he missed 8 of those.

I wouldn't want to see McGrady at another celebrity game.

Kris Wu fan club screamed whenever he touched the ball. Good to see Asian girls still idolizing an asian male. We're seeing less and less of that these days.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:53 pm
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yaominginfohere wrote:

Kris Wu fan club screamed whenever he touched the ball. Good to see Asian girls still idolizing an asian male. We're seeing less and less of that these days.


Kris Wu can ball.....as basketball was his love as a child/youth.

He was team captain for his high school teams in Guangzhou and Vancouver and he earned a trip for a Junior NBA training camp to USA 10 years ago as a 15-year-old when his Guangzhou high school team (Gangzhou No. 7 Middle School) won 1st place in China Junior NBA tournament-South China Region that year.

For this celebrity game, Kris Wu had worked to put on 10 pounds weight for it. He moaned in interviews that he now had to slash those weights down again.


It was reported that he already got invitation from NBA to return for next year's celebrity game in 2017 NBA All Stars in Charlotte.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:16 pm
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And Kris Wu had been doing pretty well in the entertainment/filming industry too.

He will also be featured in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,
an upcoming Hollywood action film directed by D. J. Caruso starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Jaa and Donnie Yen !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:33 pm
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So for the second consecutive year, Kris Wu Yifan 吴亦凡 played in the 2017 NBA All Stars Celebrity game.

He did not do as well as he did last year, and just scored 3 points and 3 rebounds.

But his team beat the other team 88 ~ 59.

Worth mentioning was another Chinese celebrity played in this All Stars Celebrity Game, Jiang Jinfu 蒋劲夫, a Chinese actor/model who scored 2 points and 4 rebounds on the losing side.


Photos of the 2 in the 2017 NBA All Stars Celebrity game.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:50 pm
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The roster of the 2 competing Celebrity teams:

Michael Smith’s West Team


Miles Brown (actor)
Tom Cavanagh (actor)
Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner)
Baron Davis (NBA legend)
Andy Grammer (recording artist)
Jiang Jinfu (actor, model)
Anthony Mackie (actor)
Romeo Miller (actor, recording artist)
Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian)
Master P (actor, recording artist)
Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)
Aaron Sanchez (celebrity chef)
Jason Williams (NBA legend)


Jemele Hill's East Team

Brandon Armstrong (former NBA player and social media star)
Win Butler (musician)
Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist)
Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality)
Ansel Elgort (actor, recording artist)
Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks owner)
Caleb McLaughlin (actor)
Peter Rosenberg (media personality)
Oscar Schmidt (Basketball legend)
Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player)
Jason Williams (NBA legend)
Kris Wu (recording artist)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:54 pm
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WOW !!!
:shock: :shock: :shock:

After guest-starring and singing in the Super Bowl, Kris Wu Yifan 吴亦凡 played in the 2018 NBA All Stars Celebrity game for the 3RD CONSECUITVE YEAR, and was team mate with Justin Bieber for the LA Lakers Friends.

Despite playing with a waist pain, the guy scored 2 points/7 rebounds/1 assist/1 steal, but his team lost 66 ~ 75 to LA Clippers' Friends.


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