2022 All-Star

Toussaint wins Ruffles All-Star Celebrity MVP award

Team Walton routs Team Nique behind 18 points from Alex Touissant in a game featuring faces both famous and familiar.

Alex Toussaint of Team Walton shoots the ball during the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

NEW YORK — From unexpected highlights to hilarious bloopers to all-around fun, the 2022 Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game didn’t disappoint. Peloton workout influencer Alex Toussaint took home the game’s MVP honors after scoring 18 points and leading Team Walton to a convincing 65-51 victory over Team ‘Nique.

Toussaint’s athleticism and handles were just some of many highlights on the night. Others included the return of Cleveland legend and fan favorite Anderson Varejao, the impressive physical play of Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, electric passing from Harlem Globetrotters player Crissa Jackson, and a dunk from Olympic gold medalist high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi.

NBA 75th Anniversary Team members and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Dominique Wilkins and Bill Walton served as head coaches for the game.

The game tipped off with the Ruffles Ridge 4-point Shooting Competition, with Ruffles and the NBA donating $4,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund for every shot made from behind the line. Varejao delighted the Cleveland fans by winning the contest.

“I’m happy to be part of something so special,” Varejao said. “I’m glad I’m contributing here.”


Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game participants

Team Walton: 

Jimmie Allen (singer, songwriter)
Brittney Elena (host, actress, athlete and model)
Machine Gun Kelly (singer, songwriter)
Dearica Hamby (Las Vegas Aces forward)
Noah Carlock (Fanatics All-In Challenge Winner)
Nyjah Huston (Olympian, professional skateboarder)
Matt James (ABC’s The Bachelor)
Quavo (rapper, recording artist)
Ranveer Singh (actor)
Alex Toussaint (Peloton instructor)

Team Nique

Anuel AA (rapper)
Mayor Justin Bibb (Mayor of Cleveland)
Kane Brown (singer, songwriter)
Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns defensive end)
Booby Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers legend)
Tiffany Haddish (comedian, actress and author)
Jack Harlow (rapper, recording artist)
Crissa Jackson (Harlem Globetrotters player)
Anjali Ranadivé (singer, songwriter)
Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jump champion)

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