The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game on TNT will include a commercial-free four quarter as part of a new format aimed at honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Additional details weren't made available, and the nature of Hudson's tribute is seemingly being kept under wraps.
The All-Star Game returns to Chicago, one of the biggest U.S. cities and, on the other hand, is a showcase for worldwide talent more than ever. The biggest names will perform throughout Sunday evening, as Chance will be joined at halftime by Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, and Quavo.
On Friday night, the Celebrity All-Star Game will commence after the Chicago Children's Choir sings the pre-game national anthem. Hudson's performance will open the night ahead of player introductions for the 69 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.
During State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on February 15, Golden Globe-, GRAMMY- and Primetime Emmy Award-winning rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah will be joined by Chicago youth for a special performance of Stevie Wonder's classic song "Love's in Need of Love Today". As previously announced, Taylor Bennett will perform at halftime.
Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash January 26 in California.
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.