Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc & T.I. To Perform For NBA Tip-Off Week

LeBron James rocking a Cleveland Cavs jersey and the Knicks’ triangle offense in motion are obvious reasons to flip to the NBA action during tip-off week but the league is also recruiting hip hop’s finest for some musical entertainment.

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc (his hit single “I’m The Man” is a pre-game pumper) will perform. Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings his talents to Cleveland on Oct. 30, with a special rendition of the 2014-15 season’s anthem “i.” Comedian rockstar Kevin Hart also joins the festivities as cohost with Kristen Ludlow. On Nov. 1, T.I. will set it off in Atlanta.

Be sure to iCal all the tip-off turn up below.

10/28 – TNT in Times Square
-TNT plans on a Times Square takeover, building set and a half court in Times Square and taking over some Times Square video screens.
-NBA’s 2014-15 season tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 28 on TNT, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The opening night doubleheader features the defending champion San Antonio Spurs hosting the Dallas Mavericks at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets at 10:30 p.m. ET.

10/29 – ESPN in L.A.
-ESPN plans set build out for Countdown with basketball court and concert stage in AEG plaza with singer/songwriter pop star Aloe Blacc, who will perform three songs.
-ESPN games: Bulls vs. Knicks at 8pm ET and Thunder vs. Trailblazers at 10:30pm

10/30 – TNT in Cleveland
-TNT will host pregame concert with hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar performing as part of Turner/Cavs pre-game festivities in parking lot outside arena
-Actor and comedian movie star Kevin Hart will cohost with Kristen Ludlow
-TNT games: Knicks vs. Cavaliers at 8pm ET and Thunder vs. Clippers at 10:30pm

11/1 – Atlanta
-Grammy Award-winning superstar and Atlanta native Tip “T.I.” Harris teamed up to make Opening Night versus the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 1st the hottest ticket in town.

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