The all-star cast face off on the basketball court
Katy Perry releases an all star basketball-themed music video for her latest single “Swish Swish.” The video features Nicki Minaj, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews and more. The cast is divided into two teams: The Tigers and The Sheep, and they’re battle for the championship.
Coaches Molly Shannon (Tigers) and Terry Crews (Sheep) promise this will be a must-see game for basketball fans around the world. Given the stellar season the Sheep have had, some commentators have predicted that this David vs. Goliath competition will be “the hottest mess in history.” However, Katy “Kobe” Perry, Team Captain for the Tigers, remains optimistic, anticipating an epic game where anything can happen. Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, Team Captain for the Sheep, concurred.
Announcers Bill Walton and Rich Eisen will be on hand to deliver the play-by-play. Fans won’t miss a move thanks to Dave Meyers and his production crew, who will be courtside, capturing all the action. The game marks the GRAMMY Award-winning video director’s first foray into sports broadcasting.
Both the Tigers and the Sheep have welcomed new players from other walks of life, as reflected in the draft recaps below. Some of the picks proved bewildering for announcer Bill Walton, who asked incredulously, “Where do they find these people?”
[one_half]The Tigers – 2017 Draft Picks
Katy “Kobe” Perry – Courtside Killer Queen
Russell Horning – Backpack Kid
Jenna Ushkowitz from Glee
Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things
Dexter Mayfield – actor, dancer
Christine Sydelko – comedian/influencer[/one_half]
[one_half_last]The Sheep – 2017 Draft Picks
Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson from Game Of Thrones
Iris Kyle – 10x Ms. Olympia champion[/one_half_last]
Viewers will be treated to an unforgettable halftime performance by Nicki Minaj, who is featured on Katy Perry’s new hit single, “Swish Swish,” from the album Witness. With its nod to basketball, “Swish Swish” has been selected as the theme song for the big game and it will appear in the broadcast sponsor “Just Dance 2018” video game, launching on October 24th. In the event of a Tigers win, will “Backpack Kid” Russell Horning break out his famed move in a victory dance?
Sheep cheerleading squad – Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn and Ellen Wong – will also take to the court, bringing a special GLOW to the event. The box office has been inundated with ticket requests from celebrities, sports figures and other influencers. Crowd-watchers are likely to spot Joey Chestnut (ranked #1 competitive eater in the world), the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, retweet legend Carter Wilkerson (of (#NuggsForCarter fame) and canines Nugget, who stars in a new Citi Double Cash card campaign, and Doug The Pug, the king of pop culture and subject of a New York Times bestseller.