"Presenting the fourth quarter completely free of any commercial breaks creates a unique opportunity to showcase the new All-Star Game format, provide the best fan experience, and align with the league's overarching plans to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant this weekend", said Craig Barry, evp and chief content officer, Turner Sports, in a statement.
Byrant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine who died in the helicopter crash January 26.
For the fourth quarter, the game clock will be turned off and a "final target score" will be set, taking the leading team's total cumulative score through the three quarters and adding 24 points, in honor of Bryant's jersey number for his final 10 National Basketball Association seasons.
The team that wins the All-Star game will be the first to reach a target score, to be determined by the total points the team in the lead scored in the first three quarters combined plus 24, again in honor of Bryant.
The All-Star Game will be broadcasted in Canada on TSN 1/4.
Kobe Bryant's Mamba Sports Foundation announced Thursday it is making a major change to honor his 13-year-old daughter Gianna's memory.
Both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing the nine people who were killed in the crash.
Chance, Khan, Common and Taylor Bennett, the latter of whom will also perform with his brother, Chance the Rapper, all are Chicago natives. Hudson's performance will open the night ahead of player introductions at the United Center.
Team Giannis starters include the Greek big man, Cameroon stars Joel Embiid of Philadelphia and Pascal Siakam of Toronto and guards Kemba Walker of Boston and Trae Young of Atlanta.
James and Antetokounmpo each chose their squads from available starters and reserves voted and selected to the All-Star contest.
A record eight All-Star Game players from outside the United States also include Frenchman Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz on Team Giannis and Team LeBron reserves Ben Simmons of Australia and the Philadelphia 76ers, Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis of IN and Serbian Nikola Jokic of Denver.