Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf got NBA All-Star Weekend off to a thrilling start with a high-flying performance in the Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game.
Metcalf finished the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks, helping Team Dwyane Wade, captained by the three-time NBA champion and Utah Jazz minority owner, eke out an 81-78 victory. Metcalf's double-double performance won him the game's MVP award.
He showed off his hops early and often with a barrage of dunks.
DK GOT UP 😤 pic.twitter.com/lDwz5JI3ww— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2023
TAKE FLIGHT, DK‼️ pic.twitter.com/eJ8QYqgNew— ESPN (@espn) February 18, 2023
On defense, Metcalf's bounce was equally impressive, sending back shots with regularity.
10-day for DK? 😮 https://t.co/1AphBrAmrn pic.twitter.com/iqDYUKhffC— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 18, 2023
Not in DK Metcalf's house ⛔️ pic.twitter.com/nYajzhx9EF— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2023
Metcalf's teammate, Tyler Lockett, and his squad loved what they were seeing from their pass-catcher.
Let's go DK!!!!— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) February 18, 2023
Never a doubt. @dkm14 🏀 https://t.co/cM2wrbS9J6— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) February 18, 2023
There was some drama late in the game, however. Team Ryan, captained by governor of the Jazz Ryan Smith, trailed by three with little time left in regulation. As time expired, WWE wrestler The Miz scored what was believed to be a game-winning 4-point shot. Luckily for Metcalf and Team Dwyane, it didn't count after further review.
.@mikethemiz's halfcourt shot had DK shook 😂 pic.twitter.com/NpwIojhHsV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2023
Wade and Lockett congratulated Metcalf on his new hardware.
Team Dwyane for the win! 🤝🏾 let's go MVPPPP @dkm14 #NBAAllStar https://t.co/kWmZmG2TCN— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 18, 2023
DK for MVP— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) February 18, 2023