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JAY-Z made headlines with wife Beyoncé over the weekend with their surprise joint album, Everything Is Love. From music to the business side of things, the Roc Nation CEO is making news this week with a new title added to his résumé – President of Basketball Operations for PUMA.

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The inaugural NBA Awards made its debut last year, hosted by Drake and featuring a performance by Nicki Minaj with guest 2 Chainz. The 2nd annual show returns later this month, as the NBA have announced Travi$ Scott will perform at this year’s event. The rapper, a big fan of his hometown Houston Rockets, will be joined by Blackish star Anthony Anderson who will serve as host.

The NBA Awards honor the league’s top performers from the just concluded 2017-2018 season, awarding winners the Kia NBA MVP, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Taking place at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, the 2018 NBA Awards airs on June 25th at 9 p.m. EST live on TNT.

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In honor of their 20th anniversary, the NBA 2K franchise has selected LeBron James for its cover star. To add anticipation for the latest installment of the beloved basketball game, a new trailer has been released featuring 2 Chainz, Rapsody, and Fly Union frontman Jerreau.

Watch the teaser after the break and be sure to pick up your copy of 2K19 on September 11th.

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ESPN and Netflix join forces once again to deliver probably their most highly anticipated 30 for 30 documentaries ‘The Last Dance.’ Detailing the greatness that is Michael Jordan, filmmakers have gathered about 500 hours of unseen footage which includes interviews with the Chicago Bull’s legend and his peers.

Peep the minute-long trailer after the break and expect the series to be released early 2019.

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The NBA’s second season starts now, as the 2018 NBA Playoffs kicked off on Saturday (Apr. 14). To promote their post-season coverage, ESPN/ABC debuted a new commercial to get hard court fans prepared for the all the non-stop basketball action. Featuring highlights from some of the league’s biggest stars, the commercial is soundtrack by a new verse from J. Cole.

Never sleep on a man that’s expected to lose/ With a chip on his shoulder and something to prove,” raps the Dreamville MC. “The bottoms for the wolves and they’re thirsty for blood/ The mission is to catch somebody slipping above.” Watch the full commercial below.

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The main event of NBA All-Star weekend tipped off as the 67th annual NBA All-Star Game went down on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In between Team LeBron facing off against Team Stephen, Pharrell and N.E.R.D served as headliners for this year’s halftime show. A 12-minute set filled with curvaceous dancers, a drum squad, NBA mascots, N.E.R.D turned center court into a party while performing the songs “Rock Star,” “1,000” and “Lemon.” The band also had a surprise up their sleeve, bringing out Migos to perform their CULTURE II single “Stir Fry,” as Pharrell (who produced the song) played the drums next to the Atlanta trio.

Watch the full performance below.

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All eyes are on the City of Angels for NBA All-Star Weekend 2018. The festivities kicked off with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday night (Feb. 16). Quavo of the Migos took home the biggest prize, winning MVP after scoring 19 points. Quavo, Jamie Foxx and Team Clippers defeated Justin Bieber, Nick Cannon and Team Lakers 75-66. Quavo’s victory comes ahead of the Migos’ appearance on Saturday Night Live next weekend (Mar. 3), with guest host Charles Barkley.

Watch highlights of Quavo’s performance below.

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Snoop Chainz Allstar
 

Snoop Dogg will host his inaugural ‘Hip Hop All-Star Game,’ with the help of 2 Chainz, this upcoming Friday (Feb. 16th). The Longbeach legend will spearhead one team, while Tity Boi will man another group of talented celebs for the Adidas sponsored competition.

Peep the line up after the break and if you’re in LA for NBA All-Star Weekend pull up to the function.

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Two days after the release of his new album Man of the Woods, Justin Timberlake was the center of attention as the singer headlined Pepsi’s Super Bowl LII halftime show on Sunday night (Feb. 4). Moving from a makeshift club inside the concourse, Timberlake took to the main field at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, for a 13-minute medley of classics and a tribute to the iconic Prince.

The 37-year-old turned the Super Bowl into a dance party, rocking the crowd with smash hits like “Rock Your Body,” “Senorita,” “Sexy Back,” “My Love,” “Cry Me A River,” “Ayo Technology,” “Suit & Tie,” “End of Time” “Mirrors,” and last year’s No. 1 record “Can’t Stop the Feeling!.” Catch J.T. on the road this spring, embarking on a North American tour running from Mar. 13 – May 30. Watch Timberlake’s full Super Bowl halftime performance below.

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2018 NBA All Star Line Up
 

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game starters have officially been revealed. With no surprise that the East is being led by Lebron James and Steph Curry will head up the West, oddly enough this years draft will not be broadcasted live; leaving fans and sports critic in-limbo until after the complete teams have been secured.

Check out the list of starters after the break and be sure to watch the grand finale Sunday, February 18th.

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