Frances Tiafoe’s dwelling will all the time be the tennis court docket, however the American star had a blast on the basketball court docket Friday night within the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
Tiafoe, the No. 15 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, made two pictures to assist NBA legend Dwyane Wade’s workforce to victory.
Tiafoe made a teardrop shot from shut vary within the early going to settle the nerves and early within the third quarter, he knocked down a midrange jumpshot over 2016 NBA champion Richard Jefferson. That bucket thrilled Team Dwyane coach Giannis Antetokounmpo, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
It was not simply concerning the basketball, although. Tiafoe met a number of superstars, from present NBA gamers like Pascal Siakam to different gamers within the recreation reminiscent of teammates DK Metcalf and Janelle Monae.
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Tiafoe labored arduous on his recreation main as much as his huge second, spending “a couple of hours a day” on the court docket.
“I think [I will] just go out there and have fun. I mean I don’t want to look dumb, that’s why I’ve been training the past couple weeks,” Tiafoe stated. “But [it is about] simply having enjoyable and clearly All Star [Weekend] everyone seems to be there, you meet so many cool folks and people who I’ve been followers of perpetually.”
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