Kris Wu is best known for his performances on screen in China and as the former leader of the Mandarin speaking arm of K-pop band EXO, but in February the Chinese-Canadian singer and actor be able to showcase his skills on the basketball court as he's been picked to play in the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game scheduled for Feb. 12, 2016.
Wu will play on the team representing Canada, coached by Toronto native Drake. His teammates include Arcade Fire front man Win Butler, actor Stephan James, Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV's "Property Brothers," professional tennis player Milos Raonic, retired NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, NBA TV analyst Rick Fox, and Indiana Fever forward Natalie Achonwa. They will face off against a United States team coached by Kevin Hart.
Wu, who was born in Guangzhou, China, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 10, joined EXO in 2012 after auditioning in Canada for S.M. Entertainment in 2007. He left the company in 2014 following contract disputes and currently acts in China, which hosted two NBA preseason games in 2015. While promoting his films, Wu has often played or shared clips of himself playing basketball.