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The 66th annual NBA All-Star Game took place on Sunday night (Feb. 19), live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. 10-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend served as the evening’s main musical act, headlining this year’s halftime show. The singer/pianist performed a 13-minute medley of hits spanning his 13 year career, including the songs “All of Me,” “Start a Fire,” “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” “Love Me Now,” “Used to Love U,” and “Green Light.”

Backed a group of singers dressed in black, the 37-year-old closed his soulful set with a beautiful and moving performance of the Oscar-winning “Glory.”

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DJ Khaled shined big during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on Saturday (Feb. 18). Before some of today’s high flyers went to battle in the Slam Dunk Contest, DJ Khaled served as the night’s musical entertainment. Hitting the main stage, DJ Khaled got the crowd to throw their hands up to “All I Do Is Win.” Soon after, the proud father was joined by Fat Joe and Remy Ma who performed their Grammy-nominated smash-hit “All the Way Up,” before Joe backed Khaled who somewhat did a live rendition of his new single “Shining” which features Beyoncé and JAY Z.

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In conjunction with their annual ‘Black History Month Collection,’ Nike releases a new short film entitled Equality. The politically conscious visual features cameos from prominent African American athletes Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Alicia Keys and Serena Williams.

Watch the clip after the break and browse Nike’s BHM 2017 Collection here.

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All eyes were on Houston, Texas on Sunday night (Feb. 5), as the NFL Super Bowl LI kicked off between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots at NRG Staidum. As millions worldwide tuned into the major sporting event, Lady Gaga had the honor of headlining the Pepsi Halftime Show. Mother Monster pulled out all the theatrics, with an incredible 13-minute set which began with the pop superstar standing on the roof of NRG Stadium while singing “God Bless America.”

Once touching the stage after flying in on a harness, Lady Gaga ran through a medley of hits spanning her long storied career including “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” “Telephone,” “Just Dance,” and “Million Reasons.” The 30-year-old closed her flawless set with “Bad Romance,” before dropping her mic, catching a football and jumping into the crowd.

The moment marked Gaga’s second year in a row at the Super Bowl. Last year at SB 50, she sung the U.S. National Anthem at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Yes, you heard right; NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson is trading in his sneakers for some hard bottoms. The Answer will take on the role of Head Coach in Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball league BIG3, commissioned by Roger Mason. Other notable ballers set to participate in the league include Chauncey Billups, Jermaine O’Neal and Jason Williams.

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Following the news that John Legend will headline the halftime show, The Roots have also been tapped to perform at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game down in New Orleans next year.

Complex reports that Questlove and co. will help tip off the 66th NBA All-Star game, which takes place on February 17, by performing during the player introductions. According to a press release, the performance promises to be a “dynamic journey celebrating the evolution and history of the game of basketball.”

That isn’t all Roots fans have got to look forward to next year: they’re also dropping a new album called End Game, and it’s sounding pretty crazy.

Related: Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & The Roots Perform Hamilton’s “My Shot” on ‘The Tonight Show’

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John Legend is bringing his soulful voice to New Orleans next February. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner has been announced as the halftime act for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. “Excited to announce that I’ll be performing at this year’s #NBAAllStar game in NOLA,” tweeted Legend on Monday afternoon (Dec. 12). This won’t be 37-year-old’s first time performing at during the halftime show, the singer previously had the same honor at the 2009 All-Star Game in Phoenix and sang the U.S. National Anthem at the 2013 All-Star Game in Houston.

Legend, who released his new album Darkness and Light this month, follows past performers that include Rihanna with guests Drake and Kanye West (2011), Janelle Monáe (2014) and Ariana Grande with guest Nicki Minaj (2015).

The 66th annual NBA All-Star Game takes place Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Viewers can watch live on TNT starting at 8 p.m. EST.

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On day after 2 Chainz made an appearance, Snoop Dogg graced the UNDISPUTED set on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday. Uncle Snoop, who always gives hilarious and strong takes on sports via his Instagram account, sat down with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to discuss a wide array of headlines in the NFL an NBA.

Snoop gave his thoughts on the Los Angeles Rams controversy and coach Jeff Fisher, if the L.A. Lakers can make the playoffs, Ben Roethlisberger calling out Antonio Brown for his touchdown dances, and Colin Kaeprnick needing to choose between being an NFL player or a civil rights leader. The west coast legend closed the appearance by responding to 2 Chainz’s statement that he would beat Snoop in a 1-on-1 game.

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When 2 Chainz speaks, people listen. The Atlanta rapper/entrepreneur stopped by Fox Spots 1’s UNDISPUTED to discuss anything and everything sports with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. The roundtable discussed Snoop Dogg’s trash talk after his Los Angeles Lakers beat 2 Chainz’ Atlanta Hawks a few nights ago, LeBron James vs. Russell Westbrook when it comes to the NBA’s best player, and how his hometown NBA team is looking this year.

2 Chainz also discussed the NFL’s Josh Norman, the Dallas Cowboys and their chances of winning the Super Bowl, and took time to promote his Christmas merchandise line lead by the famous Dabbing Santa sweater.

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Gucci Mane is officially off the market. On Tuesday night (Nov. 23), Guwop was invited by his hometown Atlanta Hawks to take in their matchup vs. NBA All-Star Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. Along with performing at halftime, the biggest moment of the night game during a timeout break at Phillips Arena. With the “Kiss Cam” on and panning to various people in the crowd, it stopped at Gucci Mane and his girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir. What happened next was a surprise to many, as Gucci pulled out a huge 25 carat diamond ring, proposing to Ka’oir who said yes.

OMG!!! Babeeeeeeee thank u! I LOVE U !! Yessssssse💎 25karats @laflare1017,” said Keyshia in an Instagram post showing the huge rock on her finger. “She deserve it!! My bride to be!!
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Gucci Mane is closing the year on a strong note. Along with the engagement, La Flare just got his first No. 1 record with Rae Sremmurd for “Black Beatles,” plus his new album (and third of 2016) The Return Of East Atlanta Santa is due Dec. 16.

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