NBA All-Star Weekend is right around the corner, and Hip Hop culture is looking to have a strong presence in all the festivities. On Wednesday (February 16), the NBA announced that DJ Khaled will be taking care of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night performances, and he’s bringing along some big-name friends.
According to the press release, DJ Khaled will have Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige and Migos take the stage with him right before the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest takes place Saturday night (February 19). The Hip Hop representatives will be looking to set the bar high as they’ll be sharing the spotlight with other A-List performers that weekend.
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On Sunday (February 20), the NBA will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special halftime presentation celebrating the players who defined and sculpted the NBA to what it is now over those years. Usher, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish and Anthony Anderson will handle narrator duties while nine-time Grammy Award-winning group, Earth, Wind & Fire will perform their hit “Shining Star” to close out the celebration.
If that wasn’t already big enough, R&B and soul legend Macy Gray will be performing the national anthem at the All-Star game. The State Farm All-Star Saturday Night festivities will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, while the 71st NBA All-Star Game will air at the same time, both on TNT.
DJ Khaled showed off some of his basketball skills ahead of setting up the entertainment for NBA All-Star Saturday Night with a pretty funny Instagram clip. While playing around at the Miami Heat practice facility, DJ Khaled knocked down a jumper from NBA three-point range.
“Call me MJ, they call me MJ,” he repeated after drilling the three-ball. “Love to D-Book, but they call me MJ. NBA 75, make sure you get the walk-off.”