Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

14 Février, 2020, 01:07 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • A still from an NBA All Star Game

From the Rising Stars all the way through the All-Star Game, our National Basketball Association experts are running through their picks for the festivities taking over Chicago. Additional details weren't made available, and the nature of Hudson's tribute is seemingly being kept under wraps. At halftime, Chance The Rapper will take the stage with five-time GRAMMY victor Lil Wayne, 2020 GRAMMY victor DJ Khaled and GRAMMY-nominated Migos rapper Quavo for a star-studded performance of their chart-topping hits. Chicagoan and 10-time Grammy victor Chaka Khan will sing the national anthem and country music singer-songwriter Tenille Arts will sing the Canadian anthem before tipoff.

The league also unveiled an All-Star lineup of performers that will join previously announced three-time GRAMMY victor and Chicago native Chance The Rapper, Golden Globe, Emmy, Oscar and three-time GRAMMY victor and Chicago native Common, and Chance's brother and fellow rap artist Taylor Bennett, throughout the weekend.

The NBA All-Star weekend's events, which take place at United Center and Wintrust Arena this weekend, will be broadcast on TNT.

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An episode of Inside the National Basketball Association will be filmed live in Chicago tonight; the show will feature Charles Barkley and Shaq, among others. The city will also be represented prior to the Rising Stars game when the Chicago Children's Choir sings "The Star-Spangled Banner". As previously announced, Taylor Bennett will perform at halftime. Saturday will feature Queen Latifah performing Stevie Wonder's "Love's in Need of Love Today." with youth from Chicago. The famed skills challenge, three-point contest, and slam-dunk contest will follow, with the action expected to begin at eight in the east and five in the west.

As it turns out, there will be a whole lot more music in store during the weekend, as the league announced its full list of performers for the various events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash January 26 in California.

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