Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other people who were killed in the helicopter crash ahead of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.
Hudson’s performance will take place right before the player introductions, and will be one of several tributes to Kobe. Fellow Chicago native Chaka Kahn will sing the national anthem, and the halftime show will feature Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo. (Page Six)
- One team will all wear Kobe’s number-24, while the other team will wear number-two — which was the number Gianna wore for her youth team.
- Expect to see a lot of Kobe jerseys inside the United Center on Sunday.
- Queen Latifah is also taking part in the All Star weekend festivities. She’ll perform Saturday night.