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Bubba Watson to play in 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

February 07, 2018
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Minas Panagiotakis

Bubba Watson has seen his share of struggles the last few years, but the two-time Masters champ remains one of the most recognizable names inside the ropes. Now he's taking that popularity to the hardwood.

The NBA announced on Wednesday that Watson will be part of the league's Celebrity Game during All-Star Weekend. The contest will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. Convenient for Watson, as he's scheduled to play in the Genesis Open right down the road at Riviera. It's a tournament he's captured twice, the 2016 victory doubling as his last win on tour.

Watson is a basketball fan, often making courtside appearances at NBA games. His wife Angie played on the University of Georgia basketball team.

Other celebrities in the game include Jamie Foxx, Common, Anthony Anderson, Win Butler, Dru Scott and Nick Cannon.