Chance the Rapper will be turning up the crowd at next year’s NBA All-Star Game halftime show, announced the National Basketball Association in a press release today (Dec. 19).
While the three-time Grammy Award-winning artist is set to deliver a headling musical performance, fellow Chicago native and award-winning actor and artist, Common, will also welcome fans to the Windy City with a poetic narrative and lead the player introductions for the East (Team Giannis) and the West (Team Lebron) at the 69th annual game.
Taylor Bennett, rapper and sibling of Chance, will also hit the stage for the halftime set for the NBA Rising Stars event at Chicago’s United Center on the Friday of the All-Star Weekend (Feb. 14). Both artists will serve as “NBA All-Star Ambassadors” and partner with the league, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Sports Commission to develop community and fan-driven programs.
Chance’s local non-profit organization, SocialWorks, will receive support from NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, as well as the Bulls for its Warmest Winter initiative which “aims to raise awareness and provide relief” for Chicagoans “experiencing homelessness and extreme hardship” in the metropolitan area.
The 2020 NBA All-Star Game introductions and tip-off begin at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 16 from the United Center—home of the Chicago Bulls—on TNT.