Sun 26 Feb 2012
All the stars are out tonight! Nicki Minaj had the honor of opening the 61st annual NBA All-Star Game tonight at Orlando’s Amway Center. During the player introductions, Nicki treated the worldwide watchers to a medley of “Moment 4 Life,” “Turn Me On,” “Starships,” and “Super Bass.”
Thanks to Yardie/MWP
Watch as Mary J. Blige sings the National Anthem, plus some All-Star Weekend highlights from J. Cole, Common, and Diddy after the jump…..
Mary J. Blige sings the U.S. National Anthem at NBA All-Star 2012. (Thanks to Yardie/MWP)
The All-Star festivities began on Friday night with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. The highlight of the game easily went to J. Cole who caught a nice pass mid-air for a slam dunk. Later on, he caught Common sleeping blocking his shot towards the end of the game. J. Cole’s East team beat Common’s West team 86-54. (Props to Yardie/MWP)
The highlight from NBA All-Star Saturday Night is always the Slam Dunk Contest. While in recent years it hasn’t lived up to the hype, Diddy planned to change that last night. Opening up the competition Puff joined Chase Budinger of the Houston Rockets, dressed as Billy Hoyle from “White Man Can’t Jump,” to sky over him for a perfect score. Sadly that dunk wasn’t enough as Jeremy Evans from the Utah Jazz won.