The Super Bowl performers are not looking as strong as the NBA All-Star contributors. After announcing J. Cole as the entertainment for the half-time, one of the biggest sports stages of the year has added Meek Mill and Anthony Hamilton. Mill will do the player intros, while Hamilton will do the National Anthem. Carly Rae Jepsen will also appear for the National Anthem of Canada.
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— NBA (@NBA) January 30, 2019
The NBA has also revealed the stars who will participate in the Rising Stars game to open the weekend. Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and Donovan Mitchell will lead the USA team, while Luka Doncic, Lauri Markkanen, Ben Simmons, and Deandre Ayton will represent NBA Stars from across the world.
The U.S. vs. The WORLD
— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 30, 2019
This Thursday, the Inside the NBA crew from NBA on TNT will reveal who the coaches have selected to be reserves players on the All-Star team. Many expect for the teams to be filled out with players such as Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard and more.
From there, the Inside crew will come back again on February 7 as LeBron James and Giannis Antentokuompo will serve as captains and pick their teammates, playground style, on live television. Last year, fans, media, and players all wished to see the order in which players were drafted by James and then Captain Stephen Curry to add another fun element to what is already a fun-filled weekend.
Full participants for the dunk contest and the three-point contest have not been revealed yet, however, Curry and his younger brother Seth Curry have already stated they will join the three-point contest in a family duel since it is in their hometown.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend will be from February 15-17, 2019 in Charlotte.