Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant during the NBA's upcoming All-Star weekend. Additional details weren't made available, and the nature of Hudson's tribute is seemingly being kept under wraps. This article is meant to give you a high-level overview of both the Rising Stars and NBA All-Star Game, some historical data and a few players worth considering on these slates.
Other performers for the festivities include hometown natives Chaka Khan, who will sing the national anthem, and Chance The Rapper. For the second consecutive year, fans outside of North America will be able to purchase and watch portions of NBA All-Star events inprogress at reduced prices, including NBA Rising Stars, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the 69 NBA All-Star Game.
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Team LeBron is a five-point favorite over Team Giannis in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, according to the line from BetOnline.
Hudson isn't the only high-profile artist who'll be performing at the All-Star Game.
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In the celebrity competition, two teams, comprised of players including Taylor Bennett, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Jon Batiste, Common, and Jidenna, will vie for gold under the direction of Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon.
Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash January 26 in California.
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Included in the 19 global athletes is four All-Stars who have been selected to start the game, with 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) set to be on the floor when the ball is tipped.