The National Basketball Association announced that three-time Grammy Award-winners and Chicago natives Chance The Rapper and Common will headline musical performances at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16 at United Center in Chicago.
Chance’s brother and fellow rapper, Taylor Bennett, will perform at halftime of NBA’s Rising Stars on Feb. 14 at the United Center.
The 69th annual All Star game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.
Chance delivered the NBA announcement, along with NBA legend Shawn Marion, at his SocialWorks’ nonprofit’s 3rd annual Night at the Museum event at the Museum of Science and Industry on December 19. During the NBA All-Star Game, Chance will perform a medley of his hits, including tracks from his first studio album, “The Big Day,” during halftime.
Chance The Rapper and Bennett have also teamed up to serve as NBA All-Star Ambassadors, partnering with the NBA, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Sports Commission to develop community initiatives such as the Warmest Winter campaign, which provides support for the homeless; NBA Cares, the league’s social responsibility program; Night at the Museum, Taste for the Homeless, and Random Acts of Giving & Warming.
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