CHARLOTTE — The celebrities came out en masse on Friday night at Bojangles Coliseum on Friday night for the NBA’s annual All-Star Friday night extravaganza. No, it wasn’t the Rising Stars Game — that happened a few miles down the road — but rather the Celebrity Game, an annual celebration of famous people who like to play basketball.
Amid all of this — on a court where Jay Williams, Stefanie Dolson, Ray Allen, Steve Smith Sr. and A’Ja Wilson took the floor — the last thing you’d expect to see might be basketball social media star Famous Los absolutely beasting on the court. However, that’s what happened, to the point that Los turned in a deserved MVP performance en route to leading the home squad to an 82-80 victory.
During the game’s first half, Los took it upon himself to go toe-to-toe with Allen. Doing something that not even the legendary sharpshooter has ever accomplished, Los stepped behind the game’s Four-Point Line and buried a bucket, getting fouled and converting the first-ever five-point play.
Los squared up Quavo, last year’s MVP, and fired before the Migos member could even react. Quavo did, however, clumsily plow into Los and commit a foul.
“We were trying to play basketball without dribbling,” Los told the media after the game. “Seeing Quavo, I had to just shoot it. Four point play, though!”
Los reveled amid the opportunity to play ball 144 miles from where he first started playing hooping in Durham, talking lighthearted trash to Dwyane Wade — he was sitting courtside — about his version of his stepback. He finished off the first half only missing one shot, going 7-for-8 from the field and sitting atop the scoring list with Allen, clearly trying to show out in front of friends
“I was just gonna go try and get the MVP,” Los said. “Switches, any mismatches, I wanted to score, I was just gonna try to go get the MVP the easiest way possible.”