Pharrell slays at NBA All-Star Game

Pharrell Williams performed a medley of his hits with Nelly, Snoop Lion, Diddy and Busta Rhymes at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Pharrell closed his performance with his hit “Happy” while wearing a red version of the infamous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore at last month’s Grammys.
The hat has garnered its own Twitter account, “Pharrell’s Hat,” which has more than 19,000 followers.

Video: Alicia Keys and Usher perform at the NBA All-Star game

Usher and Alicia Keys were some of the musical acts Sunday at the NBA All-Star game.  Usher performed his new song, “More” and the hit, “Yeah” during the the intro.  Alicia Keys sang a medley of her hits, “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Empire State of Mind II” and “No One.”

Video: Erykah Badu performs at NBA All-Star Game

Erykah Badu performed James Taylor’s song “You’ve Got a Friend” live during half-time at the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest Saturday night.
The singer tweeted @fatbellybella about the experience and suggested she is related to Jamie Foxx. The two headlined a concert later that night.

glad I got a chance to sing 1/2 time, but wish I could have sang my own damn song ..(salute:James Taylor tho..)I like carol kings version …Winter spring summer AND fall.. Shoulda broke into Whodini version of ‘ Friends ‘…I ‘m not so great at doing covers .. Fucked that bridge ALL up .. Lol…

Dallas Headed to my show at Palladium with my blood cousin Jamie Fox . He don’t know we some kin yet . I’m gone break it to him tonite.

Video: Obama greets NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers

President Barack Obama greeted the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers Monday at the White House.  Obama also joked with Magic Johnson about how coach Phil Jackson, when he was with the Chicago Bulls, helped to defeat Magic and the Lakers back in the day.  Check that out at about the :31 mark.

NBA player tucks ball and ties shoe during game

Check out Toronto Raptors point guard Jarrett Jack hold the ball under his arm and tie his shoe while in the middle of a game against the Chicago Bulls.  No one tried to steal the ball.  The Bulls lost by 32 points.


New reality series ‘Shaq Vs.’


Cleveland Cavaliers center, Shaquille O’Neal, begins filming his new reality series,”Shaq Vs.” in Pittsburgh Wednesday.  The show will feature the NBA star competing against athletes such as tennis star Serena Williams, retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

O’Neal created the show as a way for him to train for the NBA season and thought sports fans “would really want to see an athlete play another sport,” reports USA Today.  The new series premieres Aug. 18.

Kanye chosen for NBA playoffs

Kanye’s latest single, “Amazing,” is now being used in the 2009 NBA playoffs promotional campaign.  Check out the video, which features players such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in previous playoff games.  The 2009 NBA Playoff began April 18 with games airing nationally on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and NBA TV.