Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar to perform during NBA All-Star game

Feb 5, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; A general view outside prior to a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Arena. The city of New Orleans will host the 2014 NBA All Star game on February 16, 2014. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA, bless their hearts, have tried to put together solid performances during the annual NBA All-Star weekend the past few years. Unfortunately, every year they just seem to get worse and worse. Hopefully though that will change this year as Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar are scheduled to perform during the festivities.

According to the AP, Williams will perform during halftime of Sunday’s All-Star game while Lamar will grab the mic during Saturday night’s Slam Dunk competition.

Before he sings at the Oscars, Pharrell Williams will perform at the NBA All-Star Game.

NBA announced Thursday that the producer-rapper-singer will perform Feb. 16 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Williams will open the game and perform during the player introductions with surprise guests.

The game’s halftime performance will feature Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth, Wind and Fire, Janelle Monae and Dr. John.

In addition to both Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar, the game will also feature Gary Clark Jr. who will sing the national anthem. Serena Ryder will do the honors for the Canadian national anthem.

Topics: 2014 NBA All-Star Game, Kendrick Lamar, NBA All-Star 2014, NBA All-Star Game, NBA All-Star Weekend, Pharrell Williams

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