February 10, 2014


Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar & More Bring Music to 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

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Super Bowl XLVIII delivered one of the most memorable Halftime Show performances in recent history, and come Valentine's Day, music and sports fans can once again witness their favorite artists and athletes come together at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Coming off a hugely successful GRAMMY night (in more ways than one), producer extraordinaire Pharrell is set to open this year's East-West hardwood showdown as headliner of the "Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's." Following the "Get Lucky" performer's grand entrance are performances from singer-songwriter Gary Clarke, Jr. and Canadian songstress Serena Ryder. At halftime, celebrate the beats of New Orleans with natives Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue, plus performances from Janelle Monae and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Other All-Star Weekend festivities include the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest opening set from Kendrick Lamar and the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game featuring Nick Cannon and Wale. Check out the lineup of events below:

Friday, February 14: Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Watch two-time MVP Kevin Hart play alongside some of your favorite TV and music names, including Wale, Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan and Columbus Short, at Sprint Arena. Celebrity Game veteran Cannon is one tough critic, so expect him to have his usual game face on.

Saturday, February 15: Sprite Slam Dunk Contest (State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, 4th event)
Kendrick Lamar takes the Smoothie King Center stage prior to Saturday evening's dunk competition, arguably one of the weekend's most anticipated contests. The Compton rapper will perform an exclusive medley of his critically-acclaimed hits.

Sunday, February 16: 63rd NBA All-Star Game

Don't miss Pharrell, Janelle Monae and Earth, Wind & Fire at Smoothie King Center as they light up center court for the weekend's main event. Expect flashing lights, high energy and surprise musical guests.

For more details on 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, head to nba.com/allstar.