Ben Affleck, director, producer and star of AIR, to introduce star-studded 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game teams on Friday, Feb. 17 exclusively on ESPN

NEW YORK – Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck who produced, directed and stars in the upcoming film AIR, which will be exclusively in theaters globally April 5, will introduce the 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game players and coaches live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN on Friday, Feb. 17 from the John M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.  Affleck will take the court prior to the start of the game.

As previously announced, this year’s rosters and coaching staffs include a star-studded list of Grammy® Award-winning musicians, actors, athletes and more, including 21 Savage, Giannis, Thanasis and Alex Antetokuonmpo, Alex Bregman, Kane Brown, Cordae, Calvin Johnson, Marcos Mion, The Miz, Jesser, Nicky Jam, Fat Joe, Lisa Leslie, DK Metcalf, Hasan Minhaj, Janelle Monae, Guillermo Rodriguez, Arike Ogunbowale, Everett Osborne, Ozuna, Ranveer Singh, Frances Tiafoe, Alex Toussaint, Lindsay Vonn, Dwyane Wade and Sinqua Walls.

About AIR:

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the game-changing partnership between a then undiscovered Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and culture with the Air Jordan brand. Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker, and Viola Davis. AIR will be distributed by Amazon Studios.