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NBA Celebrity Game: WNBA All-Stars Parker, Whalen to play

On Wednesday it was announced which two women will be featured in the festivities leading up to the NBA All-Star Game.

WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

WNBA fans will have one more reason to tune into NBA All-Star coverage this year.

The teams were announce for the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and the Los Angeles Sparks Candace Parker and the Minnesota Lynx Lindsay Whalen are going to be featured on the West and East All-Star teams, respectively.

Parker and Whalen are coming off of a WNBA season that saw them pitted against one another in the WNBA Finals, with Parker coming away with the first title of her WNBA career.

The All-Star Celebrity Game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as part of the NBA’s lead up to the All-Star Game.

ESPN’s Michael Smith will coach the West team, and Jemele Hill will coach the East. Fans can tune into the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

More information on rosters can be found here.