NBA All-Star 2020 In Chicago Is All About Kobe Byrant

NBA All-Star happens every year, but this one will be different.  

A weekend that is full of legends, rising stars, celebrities, and fan surprises will also pay tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant at NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.

Kobe and his daughter Gianna, along with seven other people tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26. They were en route to a girl’s basketball game. The world has mourned the loss ever since. 

In this promo clip, produced by Turner Sports and featuring Three-time Grammy® Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper, fans get a look back at NBA All-Star moments through the years. 

While the Windy City may have sub-zero temperatures this weekend, the game and events surrounding it will emit a warmth of appreciation for the ultimate All-Star whose brilliance spanned an entire generation and continued to impact people before his tragic helicopter death. 

The weekend tips off on Thursday, Feb. 13 with the Sports Emmy Award-winning “Inside the NBA presented by Kia” studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal providing live pregame coverage at 7 p.m (ET), along with American Express Halftime Report updates and Inside the NBA presented by Kia post-game show.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.