Shreyas Iyer to Attend 69th NBA All-Star Weekend

Shreyas Iyer to Attend 69th NBA All-Star Weekend

Shreyas Iyer to Attend 69th NBA All-Star Weekend

Among the record eight global NBA All-Stars, a record four worldwide players were voted NBA All-Star Game starters (https://on.nba.com/31Q2uGT): Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece), Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks; Slovenia), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011) and Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012). Rappers Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo from the Migos will perform during the halftime show. Chaka Khan will perform the US national anthem, while Tenille Arts will sing the Canadian national anthem.

A truly global event, NBA All-Star 2020 will bring together players, coaches, media and fans from across the world, highlighting the huge and continued growth of the game worldwide.

As the NBA All-Star Game is on the horizon, it has been officially announced that Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Kobe during the game.

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 singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions.

On Saturday, Queen Latifah and a group of Chicago children will perform Stevie Wonder's "Love's in Need of Love Today". Getting in for the popular dunk and three-point contest Saturday might set you back $500.

Bryant, 41, was killed in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter on January 26 in Calabasas, California.

TNT's All-Star Game coverage will include a Los Angeles Lakers-themed tribute to Bryant within the virtual shot clock, which will display a combination of gold and purple accents at 24 seconds and eight seconds remaining on the clock during the fourth quarter, in honor of Bryant's 8 and 24 jersey numbers.

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