Comedian Hannibal Buress wants a spot in the Celebrity All-Star Game
Damian Lillard has some company when it comes to All-Star snubs, as comedian Hannibal Buress is saying that he should not have been left off the NBA celebrity game roster.
The Broad City regular posted his correspondence with a producer of the celebrity game on Twitter. Buress told Sports Illustrated that he remained in touch with the producer and was told an official offer would be forthcoming, and began making plans for the game
"I had family looking to fly in from out of town for the game. I didn't take any work on Valentine's Day weekend, which is a lucrative weekend for standup," said Buress.
When asked if he would be willing to take an alternate spot for the game Buress was noncommittal.
"I don't know. I am not sure if I want the DeMarcus Cousins spot. I don't want the injury spot."
The comedian added that he would be content to just take a bench spot and not see any game action.
This year's Celebrity Game will feature mainstays like Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart, in addition to Little League World Series Star Mo'ne Davis, NBA legend Chris Mullin, and Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera.
- Brendan Maloy