Emma Watson teams up with boxing champ for pickleball event

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Emma Watson teams up with boxing champ for pickleball event

Emma Watson will team up with former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard for a pickleball event taking place on November 17. According to TV Insider, "CBS has announced the official eight celebrity teams for Pickled, its upcoming tournament of pickleball.

The teams include:

  • Daniel Dae Kim & Luis Guzman
  • Sugar Ray Leonard & Emma Watson
  • Jimmie Allen & Max Greenfield, Dierks Bentley & Phil Keoghan & June Diane Raphael
  • Jamie Camil & Aisha Tyler
  • Murray Barlett & Kelly Rowland
  • Tig Notaro alongside an unannounced partner."
Sugar Ray Leonard promoted the event on social media, where he also revealed the name of his and Watson's team (The Volley Ranchers).

"Hey @emmawatson, see you on the court! #PICKLED airs November 17th on @cbstv #TheVolleyRanchers."

Emma Watson shared her "game face"

At the start of November, Emma Watson appeared in a promotional photo that shows that she is ready for the pickleball event that will air Thursday, November 17, on CBS.

"Game face on," Emma Watson described the photo on one of her Instagram Stories. See the photo in this article: Emma Watson shares "game face" photo ahead of pickleball event. “We laid down the Thunderdome of pickleball and made the biggest deal of the smallest sport we could find,” said executive producer K.P.

Anderson for TV Insider. Late night show host Stephen Colbert also reacted ahead of the event. "If you love pickleball and you love celebrities and you love helping people, you’re going to love watching these celebrities help people by playing pickleball," said Colbert in a statement.