The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player will be joined by Dallas point guard Luka Doncic (Slovenia), Philadelphia centre Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Toronto power forward Pascal Siakam (Cameroon) as the record four worldwide players who were voted to start the game. Chicago natives Common and Chance the Rapper will, respectively, perform before the game and at halftime of Sunday's All-Star Game (along with captaining the Celebrity Game teams), while Taylor Bennett, Chance's brother, will do the halftime show of Friday's Rising Stars game. This news Hurts my heart so bad!
In addition to the All Star jerseys, the NBA has also revealed that the leagues rookie and sophomores competing in the NBA Rising Stars game, will all wear jersey patches featuring the Nos.
WarnerMedia said the ad-free fourth quarter will not affect overall ad loads during the game and isn't expected to dent its All-Star Game ad revenue.
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Automaker Kia has a presenting sponsorship of the event.
Chicago welcomes the best of the National Basketball Association to town for All-Star weekend.
Nine global television and radio networks from the Balkans, Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Latin America, Mongolia, Poland and Spain will do live onsite commentary at NBA All-Star 2020. The first time to reach that score will win the All-Star Game.
The NBA All-Star weekend's events, which take place at United Center and Wintrust Arena this weekend, will be broadcast on TNT.