Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago this weekend, the NBA revealed on Thursday.
The NBA released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, and the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner will perform a special tribute to Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the helicopter crash just before Sunday night’s player introductions.
GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and Academy Award-winning actress and Chicago native @IAMJHUD will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant ahead of player introductions for the 69th #NBAAllStar Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, airing live at 8:00pm/et @NBAonTNT. pic.twitter.com/NR1OIwtczH
— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 13, 2020
Other acts including DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and Chicago native Chance the Rapper will join Hudson during Sunday night’s halftime show.
Queen Latifah will be joined by Chicago youth to perform Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today” during Saturday’s events; and the Chicago Children’s Choir will sing “”The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Rising Stars game on Friday night.
The 2020 NBA All-Star game will pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant 🙏
💜 Team LeBron will wear No. 2 and Team Giannis will wear No. 24, their jersey numbers.
💛 Both teams will wear patches with 9 stars, representing those who lost their lives in the helicopter crash. pic.twitter.com/mgOCPpqJ65
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 31, 2020