Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

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 NBA has chosen to honor Kobe Bryant, GiGi Bryant, and the seven others who passed away in the helicopter crash by placing memorial patches on each of the All Star Game jerseys.

The other global players to be selected to the feature event are Ben Simmons (76ers; Australia), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz; France), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets; Serbia), and Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers; Lithuania).

For just $20, fans can experience food and fun and maybe run into a current or former player.

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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She shared a special message from Brad that left everyone in stitches - including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . Brad Pitt took home the award for supporting actor at the British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards on Sunday.


Fans around the world will be able to vote for the MVPs of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles (via SMS and Twitter), NBA Rising Stars (via NBA.com/NBA App, SMS and Twitter) and the Kia NBA All-Star Game MVP (via NBA.com/NBA App, SMS and Twitter).Fans in China can vote on NBA.com.

Ace India batsman Shreyas Iyer will attend the 69th NBA All-Star Weekend from February 14 to 16 in Chicago.

Nine worldwide 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 Rising Stars game features 10 first- and second-year National Basketball Association players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year National Basketball Association players from around the world.

The NBA All-Star weekend's events, which take place at United Center and Wintrust Arena this weekend, will be broadcast on TNT.

  • Lawrence Cooper