Chance The Rapper to perform at halftime of 2020 NBA All-Star Game, Common to handle player intros
The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place on February 16 at the United Center in Chicago and it’s only fitting that they assign one of the city’s most beloved sons to perform in the halftime show. Per DeAnte Prince of the Chicago Tribune, critically acclaimed artist and Chicago native Chance the Rapper will be tasked to entertain the fans during the All-Star Game halftime show, which will also be in conjunction with his “A Night at the Museum” charity event. Chance will also serve as All-Star ambassador, along with his brother, Taylor Bennett.
Chance, real name Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, first garnered mainstream recognition in 2013. The 26-year-old is renowned for his lyricism, with all three of his mixtapes (10 Day, Acid Rap, Coloring Book) all garnering positive reviews.
Apart from being one of the best artists in hiphop today, the three-time Grammy Award winner is also revered for his work in the community and is one of the most vocal proponents of social activism in Chicago.
Chance will certainly have a tough act to follow in terms of his All Star Game performance, as fellow rapper and Charlotte native JCole put up an amazing performance in last year’s festivities at the Queen City.
Chance will also be joined by rapper and actor Common.
He’ll be joined by Common, who is set to give a pregame speech and handle player introductions. Taylor Bennett is also performing at the Rising Stars halftime in addition to his ambassador duties.
— DeAntae Prince (@DeAntae) December 20, 2019
Meanwhile, as far as All Stars go, the Bulls likely won’t have a representative this year given their current state woeful state at 11th place in the East with an 11-19 slate.
Zach LaVine, who averages 23.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting from the field and 39.5 from three, might just be their closest bet, especially if they manage to string a few more wins together and sneak into the top 8 before the break.