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2019 NBA All-Star Game Drafts J. Cole, Meek Mill, Carly Rae Jepsen & More
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 17 is shaping up to supply exciting musical entertainment in addition to its basketball thrills. On Jan. 29, the NBA announced rapper J. Cole will perform the game's halftime show. Cole's album KOD reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on May 5, 2018, his fifth time at the top spot.
As announced on Jan. 30, Meek Mill will be introducing the players and the national anthems of the U.S. and Canada will be sung by GRAMMY-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and Carly Rae Jepsen respectively.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was the first time vote leaders from each conference were free to select players from either conference, and Team LeBron were the winners. LeBron James, now with the Los Angeles Lakers, is coming back with a new team this year facing off against the players chosen by Giannis Antetokounmpo, forward for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The game will be held at Charlotte, N.C.'s Spectrum Center. J. Cole's home town of Fayetteville is about 130 miles east of Charlotte, supporting the NBA's boast that the "North Carolina native ... will take the court in his home state."